In preparation for the Emmys on Sunday, I am taking a look at the choice of gowns for the Creative Arts Emmys which recognize excellence for behind-the-scenes work, guest acting and technical achievements. There weren’t as many gowns to choose from, but there were still some excellent looks on the red carpet! One of my absolute favorites was Heidi Klum — heck, she looks good in everything!! She seemed to really enjoy herself on the carpet, twirling every chance she got!! Stay tuned for my Emmys best dressed next Tuesday!
Heidi Klum in a Project Runway design by Sean Kelly. This dress is gorgeous! The color, the deep V, the fringe — all of it makes for an exquisite gown! It looked even better when Heidi spun around!!
Troian Bellisario in Unknown. I love Troian and while I wish this gown was a brighter color, I love the design. It reminds me of Givenchy. The top is quite interesting and shows skin, but not in a vulgar way. She looked beautiful!
Nikki Reed in Versace. This color looks amazing against Nikki’s olive skin tone and I love her loose waves! I’m a huge fan of the low necklines, but I always worry that something will pop out! However, I’m sure Nikki has tape in all the right places to ensure that doesn’t happen!
Uzo Aduba in Costume National. This dress is quite simple, but Uzo looks great! I love the sleek design and how the straps drape around the nape of her neck creating an almost shawl-like look!
Sarah Rafferty in Unknown. I love love love this dress!! I like that it’s sheer, but not in a distasteful way. I also like the embellishments! The dress just looks so expensive and couture. My only complaint would be that the color of the dress kind of washes out Sarah’s skin! Other than that, this was one of my favorites.
Laverne Cox in Donna Karan. Normally I wouldn’t be crazy about metallic gowns, but this dress fits Laverne so well! She looks beautiful and there was no way I could exclude her from my bested dressed list. The dress hugs her in all of the right places and her body looks amazing.
Kate Mara in Dior. I noticed that Kate made a lot of worst dressed lists, but I have to disagree. While I can admit that the dress has an awkward fit — most likely due to the material — I do love the color on Kate’s skin. I also like the floral embellishment on the bottom! The dress was definitely a risk and I have to give credit to Kate for that! I also love the sleek hairstyle.
Cat Deely in Sachin & Babi Noir. Cat Deely always has great style! Like Kate, I think her choice of attire was a bit of a risk, but I love it! I’m thinking that it’s two pieces (a top and a skirt) but either way it’s great! I’m always one to go for a floral and I like how the print fades to oblivion right above Cat’s knees. It does seem that both pieces are a tad too tight in the waist area because they’re pushing her tummy out, but that may also just be due to the way she is standing.
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