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The Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks at the 2015 Emmy Awards

Surprise: Lady Gaga looking completely normal!
The Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks at the 2015 Emmy Awards Surprise: Lady Gaga looking completely normal!

TV’s biggest night went down earlier today as Hollywood’s brightest stars strut down the red carpet for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. From the ladies of Game of Thrones to American Horror Story, we round up the best (and worst) looks of the evening. Scroll down and let’s begin.

 

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Best in Glitter: Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs

The trick to styling a busy dress like this is to go minimal on accessorizing. Here, the Scandal star held back on the jewelry, pairing her dress with thin strapped heels that don’t take away from the attention that the dress commands.

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Verdict: Fab

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Runner Up for Best in Glitter: Jaimie Alexander in Armani Prive

The newly engaged Blindspot actress kept her jewelry to a minimum as she let her sequined iridescent dress do the talking. She topped it off with a slicked back 'do and subtle makeup.

Verdict: Fab

 

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Worst in Glitter: Claire Danes in Prada

A dress in this shape would look stunning on the right body, though sadly, Claire Danes just looked droopy. Her waist was nowhere to be found and her boobs were looking flatter than flat. A higher neckline and a narrower shape might have done the trick.

Verdict: Drab

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Best in Old Hollywood Glam: Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham

There are three things about this look that worked so well on Emma: (1) the fit - it was custom made so the bodice fit her like a glove; (2) the color - it’s the perfect nude to match her pinkish white skin tone; (3) the minimal styling - just a simple layer of diamond chains to add that extra glitz.

Verdict: Meh

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Worst in Old Hollywood Glam: Gwendoline Christie

The dress is very similar to Emma’s, but the lines created by the wrap-around detail do nothing to create the illusion of a smaller waist. A halter neckline would have framed her broad shoulders better as a higher neckline would have elongated her neck.

Verdict: Drab

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Best Dancing With the Stars Costume: Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace

You’d think supermodels can pull anything off but even the likes of Heidi Klum couldn’t save a disaster brought upon by this dress. First off, there are too many details: glittery mesh, the leaf applique, and the fringe. Second, it can’t seem to decide whether it's a slip dress or a bell-sleeved Stevie Nicks frock from the ‘70s.

Verdict: Drab

 

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Best Normie-looking: Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

Mother Monster never ceases to shock us. Just when you think she’ll turn up in another meat dress, she surprises you by showing up in something that looks absolutely normal but done perfectly. The dress is cut cleanly and the singular color elongates her petite frame. It also shows just the right amount of skin with its asymmetrical neckline and plunging side detail.

Verdict: Fab

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Worst Normie-looking: Sarah Hyland in Zac Posen

Zac’s curved neckline and flared silhouette has been a Hollywood fave for many seasons now. Throw in the trend-of-the-moment, off-shoulder detail and it becomes just another red carpet cliché.

Verdict: Drab

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Prettiest in Pink: Maisie Williams

The Game of Thrones star either has killer editing skills or a stylist that knows her well. Perhaps, both? The quilted streamline midi complemented her boxy frame perfectly, done in a color that’s age appropriate. (FYI, she’s only 18.) It was also the fluffy pair of shoes which gave the look that extra girly touch. We just can’t wait for this young one’s style evolution.

Verdict: Fab

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Best in Pants: Kiernan Shipka in Dior

The dress-over-pants combo is a bit of a throwback of red carpet looks that we’ve already seen Emma Stone and Emma Watson in earlier this year. The black trousers, however, were a good contrast to the pistachio and olive yellow frock she had on top. We just wish she wore a different pair of shoes.

Verdict: Fab

 

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Best in Repeated Silhouettte: Sofia Vergara in Saint John

Yes, the dress fit perfectly and flattered her curves, but is this really the only silhouette we’ll ever see Sofia in? We can picture her wedding dress already.

Verdict: Meh

 

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Best Optical Illusion: Zoe Kazan in Miu Miu

Every so often we come across a printed dress on the red carpet that either hits the high notes or falls flat. This red candy-striped number from the outstanding supporting actress nominee for her role in HBO's Olive Kitteridge gets it right. The halter neckline shows off her toned arms, the embellished neckline makes it evening appropriate, and the slim belt tells you she has a waist underneath the billowing fabric.

Verdict: Fab

 

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Runner Up for Best Optical Illusion: Naomi Grossman in Jun Escario

The American Horror Story star gave us one of the most head-turning, on-screen-to-real-life transformations when she turned up in this black and nude number from the Filipino designer. Though the sheer panelled dress isn’t something new, seeing her in something other than the oversized cardigan and peter pan collared dress which she wore in the series gave it that wow factor. Our only concern: we wish the length had been altered to match her height.

Verdict: Fab

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