Red, Blue, & Oh-So-Sparkly: A Breakdown Of Last Night’s Emmy Trends

Best, worst, and everywhere in between, the looks at last night’s Emmy Awards stuck to a few very specific trends. Maybe that’s why we found the award show style particularly staid?

The ladies fell into three distinct color categories: red, blue, and pink. Wearing red on the red carpet always puts you at risk of matching the floor, but some of our favorite dresses last night were the primary shade. (And it’s safe to say Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan, Kate Winslet in Elie Saab, and Lea Michele in Marchesa did the trend best.) Blue-hued Dianna Agron looked tragic in Roksanda Ilincic, while we quite liked the almost-risky Oscar de la Renta number worn by Claire Danes. Also, Amy Poehler wore shiny navy Peter Som — we’re impressed! The pinks, on the other hand, ranged from blah to blah-er.

One trend that crossed color lines was THE SPARKLE. Everyone was just so sparkly last night! Beads and sequins seemed to cover nearly every inch of fabric we saw. And to be honest, we didn’t totally hate it! Award shows are the place for glitziness, we suppose — plus Julie Bowen looked excellent in sparkly Oscar.

And finally, let’s discuss the dudes. Guys don’t usually do exciting things on the red carpet, and when you can wear a Tom Ford tux and look like Jon Hamm, why opt for anything else? But there was indeed some menswear experimentation last night! While Joel McHale (who later took the stage as part of the horrific Emmytones) was trying to be silly with his powder blue jacket, we actually really like it. He looks cool! Alan Cumming wore floral pants as only Alan Cumming could, and Seal chose to show his pecs instead of donning any sort of tie. And though Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould may only be 12, he wore the most exciting shoes of the night: spectators, you guys!

Check out all of the trends below. What worked and what didn’t?

 

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