28 Emmys Red Carpet Looks That Got Everything Right

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Every awards show has moments that make us laugh, squeal, and even cry. From the SAGs to the VMAs, we've chuckled out loud and Tweeted faster than we even knew our fingers could type, all at the hand of our favorite celebrities. And still, despite an awards season that seems to be less of a season and more of a year-round thing, we have a special place in our hearts (and homes) for our television favorites. The men and women being honored at Monday's Emmys are those we welcome into our hearts — and living rooms.
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Television offers an entirely different level of fandom, adoration, and bonding, if you will — the same goes for the Emmys red carpet. We feel like we know Issa Rae and Elisabeth Moss personally, and we're cheering them on, screaming, 'You better work, girls.' It feels like we've spent hours of our lives with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who are both presenting this evening, so we want them to show up and slay. We feel such a personal connection to the women of television that we just can't wait to see what they'll show up wearing.
Despite the fact that we're not actually BFFs, we're rounding up our favorite ladies in our favorite looks from the night, ahead. You can bet we'll be shouting "Yaaas" at our TV screen all red carpet long — because we know they'd do the same for us (or so we'd like to think).
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The first thing we said upon seeing Regina King on the carpet tonight? Neon is about to be a thing this evening. She's setting the trend in custom Cristian Siriano.
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It's refreshing to see Kristen Bell in a clean column dress that shows her more minimal side. It's even more refreshing to see a less-expected brand like Solace London on the red carpet.
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Turns out 2017's Pantone's color of the year, greenery, is still alive, and Dakota Fanning is proof in this draped Dior haute couture gown. Paired with matching earrings, it's a timeless look.
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Neon moment, part two. Alexis Bledel went brighter than her usual M.O. in a pink strapless Delpozo gown with a bright yellow insert.
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We can all agree that it's pretty much impossible for Scarlett Johansson to look bad. This structured white Balmain dress is no exception. The draping and extra deep-V really make it feel unique — plus, it's an ideal cut for showing off her back tattoo.
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Issa Rae's custom Vera Wang jumpsuit took over 100 hours and 3,000 crystals to make. Now that's a look.
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We can't get enough at of this sophisticated take on colorblocking on Madelaine Petsch. With a green and a black bodice and a sheer skirt atop a reflective brocade, this strapless custom Prada gown feels anything but dated.
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Two reasons to love Padma Lakshmi's J.Mendel dress: 1) It's the IRL version of the dancing-lady-emoji; 2) It was something she already had in her closet. We're all for outfit-repeating!
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In lieu of a floor-length gown, Aidy Bryant often appears at events in a midi-length style that feels a little more fresh and fun. Complete with tulle sleeves and multicolor sequins, this Tanya Taylor dress hits all the right notes.
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White gowns can tend to feel, well, a little too bridal, but Jessica Biel's Ralph & Russo couture dress is anything but. We can only imagine how many hours it took to sew on all those ruffles!
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Sometimes, you just have to have a Fashion with a capital F moment. Poppy Delevingne goes full-runway in life-size, aquamarine Giambattista Valli ruffles complete with bows in her hair. We are not worthy.
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The words "bodycon" and "sequins" might sound like a no-go, but leave it to Mandy Moore in Rodarte to make the combination feel so right. "Laura [Mulleavy] was at my house with this fabric," she told Giuliana Rancic about the Rodarte designer discussing her Emmys look at her kitchen table.
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Our favorite red-carpet duo? Leslie Jones and Christian Siriano, who always know how to deliver a look. For tonight, Siriano (who Jones calls "my baby"), dreamed up a holographic pink pantsuit that catches those bright red-carpet lights just so. "We have a good time together," she told Rancic — and isn't that all that really matters?
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Tracee Ellis Ross didn't hold back tonight. She's making every Fashion Person's dream come true in a bright-pink Valentino couture gown. Oversized, off-the-shoulder puff sleeves, and a full ball skirt? We'd be grinning that hard too.
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Millie Bobby Brown is a red carpet veteran at the ripe age of 14. She also happens to be one of our favorite style icons. Every custom Calvin Klein By Appointment dress she wears is better than the next — and this rose-printed number is one of our favorites. Judging by last year, Brown is a dedicated fan of the color pink. Hey, you know what they say: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Stranger Things girl we want to be, part two. Sadie Sink know fashion: Just look at those power shoulders on this Hiraeth Collective dress. Styled with a red lip and a simple black heel, this is how you do the red carpet.
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Let's all try to guess how many crystals went into Letitia Wright's Pamella Roland dress. Okay, go!
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Tonight is all about tulle and 3D embroidery, and Michelle Dockery and her eye-catching blue Carolina Herrera dress are checking off all the trends.
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Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie went with a more pared-back, bohemian approach to red-carpet dressing — and it actually worked. We want to wear this gold silky dress to a party, and then curl up on our couch in it.
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Three cheers for Allison Janney's stylist. Of the sequined magenta dress, stylist Tara Swennen told The Hollywood Reporter: "It's very loud. It's actually a dress that we fell in love with during Oscar season, but we found it at the end of the awards show run. We were both still head over heels in love with it."
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Emilia Clarke always looks like royalty (hi, Mother of Dragons!), whether she means to or not. The high-neck on this ornate lace-bodice dress by Dior haute couture was a nice departure from the strapless and off-shoulder necklines we tend to see on the red carpet.
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Rachel Brosnahan looks marvelous in Oscar de la Renta. Sorry, we had to.
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Sandra Oh, whose name is already buzzing tonight as the first Asian woman to be nominated for a lead actress Emmy, is giving us life in this red Ralph & Russo dress. The best accessory? Her proud parents by her side, of course.
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Sometimes, in the case of this detailed Ralph Lauren number on Zazie Beetz, more is more.
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We love a little back interest on any red carpet, and Claire Foy's Calvin Klein by Appointment dress featured a sculpturally-draped low back that added a little oomph to an otherwise-minimal design.
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Sarah Paulson in Oscar de la Renta. We can't find one bad thing to say about it.
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The carpet tonight is thinking pink, and Thandie Newton's Brandon Maxwell gown is right at home. That neck scarf though...
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Maya Rudolph kept it dark and romantic in classic tea dress by Simone Rocha. If you're going to keep it simple, this is the way to do it.
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Chanel ambassador Penelope Cruz wears a custom grey silk-tulle dress — which casually took 280 hours to embroider.
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