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Gownland: The Emmy’s 2012

I love all awards shows in their own way. The Oscars for all of the pretentious movies nominated. The Golden Globes for the fun! And I especially love the Emmy’s because I am a huge fan of T.V. And while none of my very favorite shows won [except Modern Family! Yay!], I still watch the Emmy’s with excitement and enthusiasm. As a fashion blogger, though, I tune into the Red Carpet to see what/who everyone is wearing. And as usual, there were some amazing highs and the very lowest of lows!

Some of the most notable trends on the red carpet last night were shades of oranges, burgundys, grays, mints, yellows and black. Also notable was the abundance of sheer fabrics and the dreaded high-low dress [aka the mullet dress]. So let’s get down to business.

There were so many best dressed last night:

Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier. She was the big winner in the Supporting Acress for Comedy Series for her work on Modern Family and I love that she did something bright and fun. Still not sure if this is neon green or yellow.

This Reem Acra dress that Zooey Deschanel wore was by no means my very favorite but I love what the icy blue color did for her skin and I thought her hair and makeup were divine!

My jaw dropped when I saw Tina Fey in this Vivienne Westwood gown. The color is gorgeous and I love the brocade detail on the bust. Well done, Tina!

I  can’t get enough of January Jones’ edgy red carpet style. She always takes fashion risks and I think they pay off. I adore her in this Zac Posen dress!

Even though Elisabeth Moss went for a high-low dress [aka mullet dress.] I think she looked great. The floral Dolce & Gabbana is very fun and on trend with the fall runways! And her new blonde short hair is perfection!

Emily VanCamp may have only been a presenter last night but her dress was one of my very favorites. The ruching on the J.Mendel dress is exquisite and the color is gorgeous. If this isn’t a good enough reason to watch her awesome show, Revenge, then I don’t know what is!

I can’t leave out the men! Aaron Paul [who won Supporting Actor in a Drama Series] chose a chocolate brown tuxedo. I love when a guy does a different colored tux than the basic black.

Another man that made my list was Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the reason behind it is his cool plaid bow tie. Men have it so easy with their tuxes, so it’s nice to see when they put a little more effort into it. He is wearing a Brooks Brothers Black Fleece tuxedo.

One of my favorite trends was the abundance of burgundy. And Jena Malone looks gorgeous in her J. Mendel gown. I love the cool neckline and the ruching. Fabulous.

Wowza! Nicole Kidman looked beautiful in this Antonio Berardi dress. I love the sparkle and the beautiful blue!

Julie Louis-Dreyfus is a vision in burgundy in this Vera Wang gown. The shape is perfect on her and I love the sheer straps. Gorg.

Last but not least, Kaley Cuoco looks so pretty in Angel Sanchez. I love that yellow was a big color and she was one of the only yellow-wearers that got it right!

And now, onto the bad. There were too many bad looks this year.

This pains me so much, especially because Claire Danes was one of my very favorites last year. I understand she is pregnant and I can’t even imagine what it’s like to wear a formal gown while pregnant, but I just didn’t love her Lanvin gown. I liked the color but I hate how blousy and baggy it is on top – which doesn’t even have to do with her baby bump! She can do better.

Another huge disappointment! [what is it with all of the winning ladies having horrible gowns?!] I love Julianne Moore and the fact that she won for playing Sarah Palin, but her Dior gown is a miss for me. It just covers her up way too much and the huge skirt is not good.

UGH what is it with my favorite women being on my worst dressed list? Sofia Vergara looks completely beautiful, but her Zuhair Murad dress is just too high school prom for me. Especially with all of the cutouts. Also, she looks like she’s shrinking so I hope she keeps her killer curves and doesn’t become another A-list stick.

How could Tammy Taylor do this to me?! I don’t have a huge problem with this Andrew Ginn dress itself, but I think it’s too tight for her and just doesn’t do her body justice. I still love her though and am totally watching her Nashville show!

Hayden Panetierre wears Marchesa and, while I love the elements separately, I hate this dress. Without the weird teal chiffon overlay, I think it would be stunning.

Okay, Heidi Klum, we get it that you’re really beautiful and thin and sexy. But do you have to wear a dress that has 2 slits and a deep plunge?! This Alexander Vaulthier gown is beautiful in color but I think she needs to tone it down a little bit. Her hair and makeup is beautiful though.

This J.Mendel dress that Kat Dennings wears is beautiful, but I cannot handle how ill-fitting it is in the chest. Kat has a large chest and this dress was a poor choice.

This pains me as well. I love Christina Hendricks and I love designer Christian Siriano. I actually also love the color, but I think this dress is wrong for her. It looks too tight and not in the good way. Without the belt and with a bit more room in the chest I think it could have been much better.

I can’t decide how I feel about this dress. It’s Monique Lhuillier and I really want to like it but for some reason I don’t. Maybe it’s that Ginnifer doesn’t know how to smile on the red carpet that’s throwing me. SMILE! You’re at the Emmy’s!

Time to pick my favorites:



Do you agree/disagree? Sound off in the comments!


One thought on “Gownland: The Emmy’s 2012

  1. I actually kind of like Hayden’s dress..it was definitely different so I give her credit for choosing it. But just imagine it without that overlay..I totally agree that it would have been stunning!

    And I vote Julie Bowen as Best Dressed!
    Great post love!

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