This year’s Emmys saw the rise of the tomato red ball gown (much nicer than it sounds) and a move away from the conventional (think cut-outs, midi-hems and colour-blocking). A chic and minimalist look was however popular across the board with very little going on in the accessories department and simple fabrics and colours allowing the cuts and shapes do all the talking. I’ve been pouring over the snaps from the star-studded event all morning but I’ve whittled it down and here’s my favourites…
I’m completely obsessed with Hannah and the gang in Girls and my obsession has evolved to include the real life ladies. I’ve loved reading Zosia’s articles and Lena’s Instagram never fails to bring a smile to my face. But it’s Allison Williams I look to for sartorial stalking. She’s just gorgeous and dresses impeccable from casual daywear to red carpet dressing like at last night’s Emmys. Her gown, part of Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture collection is perfectly feminine and serene save for the Old Hollywood-esque black bow and the bright band of yellow at her waist, which I think really makes the dress. This is how to do young and fresh on the red carpet.
She’ll always be Janis off of Mean Girls to me but I’ve really enjoyed watching Lizzy Caplan all grown up in Masters of Sex this year too. And her Donna Karan atelier backless black gown for this year’s Emmys has had me sifting through her back catalogue of style choices. I can report that while she has had some great moments, this sexy but strong black dress with chic halterneck and sexy cut–out details is her piece de resistance. Oh and that monochrome train? Gorgeous.
If Cat Deeley’s mission was to look like an upturned flower for her stint on the Emmys’ red carpet, well mission accomplished. In a good way. The dusky rose chiffon gown is beautifully delicate yet full and really flatters Cat’s slim frame. The low-cut neckline stops it from looking to frumpy (too much fabric can do that) and the tie at the waist creates definition while the cascading ombre skirt is princess-perfect. A simple gold clutch and a few bracelets really make this a timeless look I wish I had an event to wear it to.
Zooey Deschanel can do very little wrong in my eyes. I love everything she’s been in film and TV-wise and I love love love She & Him. Her dress-sense is quite similar to mine too and that girl knows how to work a cute 60s-inspired shift dress. For the 66th Emmys however Zooey ditched her signature style in favour of this form-fitting column dress in Barbie pink and I couldn’t like it more. It’s great to see her showing off her figure and I love how she’s paired a grown-up strapless cut and fit with the in-your-face fun hot pink shade.
Recognise her? No? She’s the little girl from Mad Men! And she’s all grown up. I personally loved her style, even when she was a pre-teen as you can see in this post here, and grown up Kiernan is just as good if not better in the style stakes. I’m really pleased that Kiernan bought a street style-favourite, the midi-cut to the glitz and glam of the red carpet this season and the beautiful curved waist detail of her Antonio Berardi frock complements her shape perfectly. This is the one I’d wear if I were to attend the Emmys. Dream on, right.
I’ve only watched to season 2 of Modern Family so Sarah Hyland looks very grown up to me! Aside from her obvious aging, you know, with time, her Emmy dress choice has certainly come on. Much like Kiernan, Sarah has boldly translated a very current style to the prestigious awards red carpet and she’s done it very well IMHO. The cut-out is just enough to give the effect of a two-piece, without seeming trashy or too revealing and the bold tomato hue (wait for it, there’s more where this shade came from) teamed with a subtle cream is smart and allows the full pleated cut stand out. A larger statement set of earrings would have really finished Sarah’s look for me but she’s one of my favourites from the night all the same. Now, to source Modern Family season 3…
Nothing gets me ready for a day at the desk like a bowl of oats in front of E! News and Giuliana really makes it for me. She’s such a good presenter and seems like a warm, fun person, which I think she always tries to showcase in her red carpet dress choices. Leading the A-listers in their love of tomato red G donned a straples Gustavo Cadile gown, with origami style folds and side-swept fishtail. With a box clutch and a newly dyed razor cut long bob G made this classic style look tres contemporary. Love her!
Showing that a highneckline and toe-tickling hemline can be sexy Claire Danes looked gorgeous in her red Givenchy dress, which featured a sneaky sheer back and modest lace panels at the waist. In another colour, perhaps a dusky rose or pale blue I think this dress could have been perfection but the bold red is beautiful too and looks great against Claire’s complexion and blonde hair. It’s the collar that I really love though – no need for jewellery with this style!
What do you think of this year’s Emmys style? Who is your favourite?