These 6 Stars Ditched Gowns For Fancy Pants At The Emmys

Elaborate gowns en masse at every big awards show? Been there, seen that (a zillion times). At this year’s Emmys, it's wasn't an endless parade of Spanx-necessitating column gowns and frothy, princess-y dresses that got our attention: There were a number of fancy-pants getups on the red carpet. For some, this meant very sexy suiting without much underneath. The super-dressy jumpsuit was another option. How about some high-waisted, swingy trousers? Sure, why not?

Check out these six stars who ditched dresses for the occasion.
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January Jones technically went the jumpsuit route in an emerald, sweetheart neckline Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2015 look.
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Does that old saying, "Like mother, like daughter," apply to fictional family relations? Kiernan Shipka, Jones’ offspring on Mad Men, wore a heavily beaded, off-the-shoulder yellow Dior Couture peplum top with black pants.
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Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein went with a sleek black Stella McCartney suit with a crisp white shirt underneath.
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Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany didn’t just pass on wearing a dress — she also ditched a shirt (and bra) in a plunging cream Bouchra Jarrar Couture suit. She didn’t end up winning Best Actress in a Drama, but she certainly killed it with this number.
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Perpetual pants-wearer Jane Lynch opted for a classic pair topped with a white tuxedo jacket by Escada. (She could’ve easily dropped in from a networking event or low-key cocktail party in this ensemble, compared to the rest of the gown-eschewing Emmy attendees.)
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Also in the fancy pants brigade: Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner in a wide, high-waisted pair and a shiny cobalt bustier. Could this be an awards season filled with some classy pants instead of an endless parade of gowns?