PHOTOS: Who Was Best Dressed At This Year’s Emmy Awards?
To be honest: we were fairly disappointed with Sunday night’s red carpet showing. It was pretty, sure, but basically, we were very, very bored. That said, even the most snoozey awards show has its standouts, and tonight was no exception. From a
CW star to an Oscar winner, from Oscar de la Renta to new-to-us Lebanese designer George Hobeika, these six ladies stole the sartorial show.
We loved each of these looks for different reasons, but still can’t help but wish someone had been a little more risque when it came to the red carpet. Do you agree? Who are we missing?
1.Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan
There were a lot (and we mean
a lot) of red dresses on the red carpet tonight, but Nina Dobrev's lipstick red Donna Karan creation looks so phenomenal on her, it should be illegal. Between the petal-like folds, the fishtail cut, the nipped waist, and the perfectly accessorized diamond necklace, this look was classic screen siren done right. And on a star of the CW, at that!
2.Kristen Wiig in Zac Posen
You don't see a lot of brown on the red carpet -- and for good reason. But the warm chocolate and ombre caramel of
Kristen Wiig's Zac Posen gown makes a great case for future appearances. We're loving the art deco jewelry and red lips, but would have loved to see Wiig's hair look a little more, well, done.
3.Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta
While at first we totally mistook
Julie Bowen for Elizabeth Banks (whoops!), her black and silver sequined, plunging v-neck, Oscar de la Renta dress is unforgettable.
4.Kate Winslet in Elie Saab
Well, if there's one woman who can pull off a sleek, simple, and exceptionally tailored red dress, it's
Kate Winslet. We talk a lot about dresses wearing the woman, but in this case Winslet is most definitely wearing the dress.
5.Maria Bello in Kaufman Franco
Sparkly white dresses aren't exactly the easiest thing to pull off. At best, they look bridal and at worst, they look tacky. But in
Maria Bello's case, it just looks damn cool. The Kaufman Franco design is form-fitting without looking cheap and intricately sequined without looking overdone. Plus, how cool is that kaleidoscope-y pattern?
6.Julia Stiles in Georges Hobeika
Julia Stiles' pale, lavender-meets-grey gown by Georges Hobeika is so perfectly pretty that we're going to fall asleep dreaming of ruched lace and scalloped bustiers. We're so glad she paired it with a goth-y plum nail polish and some seriously bling-y jewelry (55 carats!) by Forevermark.