As I was looking at the Red Carpet fashion from the Emmys I noticed that for most part, celebrities were playing it very safe this season. The undeniable length of the night was to the floor. Whether it be Mermaid, Column, Tiered or High-Low, skirts of all silhouettes swept the floor. As for necklines it was all about the strapless or one-shoulder (worn by Jane Lynch, Emily Deschanel, Emily Blunt, Edie Falco). Strapless dresses were cut either straight across but more popular was the sweetheart neckline.
Purple Rain: Color was also not very popular although all shades of purple made their way on a plethora of women. Royal purple on Emily Deschanel , merlot on Kyra Sedgewick, rich grape on Jane Lynch and various shades of pastels on Katrina Bowden, Christina Hendricks and Emily Blunt.
I'm not sure what to make of Emily Deschanel's purple tier concoction, it makes her look very tall but I'm not sure it quite suits her. Katrina Bowden's dress looks a bit dated. Kyra Sedgewick looks lovely as always although not exciting. Emily Blunt's dress unfortunately makes her bust appear to be droopy.
Left: Emily Deschanel, Right: Kyra Sedgwick in Monique Lhuillier and Ofira
Left: Jane Lynchin in Ali Rahimi, Right: Katrina Bowden
Left: Christina Hendricks, Right: Emily Blunt in Dior and Lorraine Schwartz with John Krasinski in Prada
Such a Sweetheart: One of the most popular necklines of the evening was the sweetheart and women of all ages embraced the flattering neckline.
Jessalyn Gilsig looked perfectly glam in her simple yet elegant sweetheart neck dress with cascade ruffle. She was one of the very few actressess that took a bold color choice. Glenn Close looks like she has slightly too much dress for her body. January Jones' dress is different but I almost feel as thought it wears her rather than the other way around.
Left: Jessalyn Gilsig in Nicole Miller Signature with Chopard, Right: Glenn Close
The Black Sea - As expected for a red carpet event, there was a flurry of black gown, as it's the least likely to land you on a worst-dressed list. However all black can become often dull. Fortunately these ladies opted for dresses that offered a variety of textures to keep things interesting.
Edie Falco does a great job carrying off a simple goddess column. Kelly Osborne's dress looks interesting and I wish I had a better view of the front. Is it me or is Lea Michelle channeling Penelope Cruz? While not an entirely black dress, Toni Collete looks fantastic and is one of my fave looks of the evening. Julia-Louis Dreyfus tries out the sheer trend but I find it looks a bit forced as she looks stiff like she cannot comfortably breath. I love the bodice on Anna Paquin's dress but the hemline looks for some reason a bit unfinished.
Left: Eva Longoria Parker in Robert Rodriguez with Tony Parker in Brooks Brothers
Right: Edie Falco in Bottega Veneta
Left: Kelly Osbourne, Right: Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta
Left: Toni Collette in Valentino and Bochic with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez
Right: Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen
Twinkle Twinkle - Another trend this evening was a light or champagne color usually accompanied by a smattering of shimmering embellishment.
Sarah Roland looks fresh and age appropriate in her light column. Rita Wilson comes across as slightly fashion victim-y with the matching shoes and shapeless Prada shift that does nothing for her figure. Claire Danes looks lovely but I think her hair looks a bit too blond. Some low lights would do her wonders.
Left: Sarah Hyland in Pamella Roland and Chopard, Right: Tom Hanks with Rita Wilson in Prada
Left: Sofia Vergara in Carolina Herrera
Right: Claire Danes in Giogio Armani Prive and Martin Katz
Black and Light Lace - One of the newer trends I spotted this evening was the use of black paired with a light color base.
Both Tina Fey and Dianna Agron use sheerness over an opaque ground to create drama through contrast. While I think Tina Fey looks great, Dianna Agron looks slightly too cupcake like for my personal taste. Although I think Stephanie Pratt looks quite adorable it looks a bit under-dressed for the event by comparison.
Left: Stephanie Pratt, Right: Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta
Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera and Cartier