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2014 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Where was the glamour?

Posted on August 26 2014

January Jones was one of the few who brought her A-game in Prabal Gurung. The cut  and bold color choice  is reminiscent of her mermaid Versace gown she wore to the 2010 Emmys.

January Jones was one of the few who brought her A-game in Prabal Gurung. The cut and bold color choice is reminiscent of the mermaid Versace gown she wore to the 2010 Emmys.

Maybe it was the fact that the Emmy Awards were held on a Monday this year but this evening’s red carpet offered very few winning looks in our humble opinion. Missing was the element of stand out glamour that’s expected of events like this. Instead, so many played it safe and those that stepped out of the box unfortunately got it horribly wrong. We’ve broken down our picks for best, runner up and not so great looks of the night.

Top 5…

Sofia Vergara was white hot in Roberto Cavalli

Sofia Vergara was white hot in Roberto Cavalli.

Zooey Deschanel's hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Zooey Deschanel’s hot pink column Oscar de la Renta number was glamorous, chic and complimented her love of all things retro.

Lizzy Caplan looked elegant in Donna Karan Atelier

Lizzy Caplan looked elegant in Donna Karan Atelier.

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Julianna Margulies is to  Narciso Rodriguez as Renee Zellweger is to Carolina Herrera. As the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Julianna Margulies is to Narciso Rodriguez as Renee Zellweger is to Carolina Herrera. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Not quite there…

Julia Roberts looked cute  in this Elie Saab mini but we would have loved to see her in some gorgeous color.

Julia Roberts looked cute in this Elie Saab mini but we would have loved to see her in some gorgeous color.

Julie Bowen's key hole halter would have been more appropriate at an end of the summer soiree than the Emmy Awards.

Julie Bowen’s key hole halter would have been more appropriate at an end of the summer soiree than the Emmy Awards.

Robin Wright also looked chic in a minimalist Ralph Lauren jumpsuit but unfortunately both her  hair and makeup took away from the look she was going for.

Robin Wright also looked chic in a minimalist Ralph Lauren jumpsuit but unfortunately both her hair and makeup took away from the look she was going for.

Claire Danes opted for a beautiful Givenchy dress that had so much potential but the fit threw us off.

Claire Danes opted for a beautiful Givenchy dress that had so much potential but the fit threw us off. We’re not sure whether to cinch that belt a little tighter or take it off completely.

Another dress whose fit missed the mark was Kerry Washington's Prada number. This just reminds us that tailoring is everything.

Another dress whose fit missed the mark was Kerry Washington’s Prada number. This just reminds us that tailoring is everything.

Completely missed the mark…

It looks like Christmas came early for Chirstina Hendricks and that's not a good thing. THe actress missed the mark with this wrinkled and embellished taffeta number.

It looks like Christmas came early for Christina Hendricks and that’s not a good thing. The actress missed the mark with this wrinkled and embellished taffeta number.

Gwen Stefani's swquined skirt and blouse combo reminded us of one of Cher's old costumes.

Gwen Stefani’s sequined skirt and blouse combo reminded us of one of Cher’s old costumes.

We love that Sarah Paulson often opts for a little whimsy but this dress was a little too "Halloween" for our taste.

We love that Sarah Paulson often opts for a little whimsy but this dress was a little too “Halloween” for our taste.

Kaley Cuoco's tiered look also missed the mark and took a turn for bridal lane.

Kaley Cuoco’s tiered look also missed the mark and took a turn towards bridal lane.

We were so disappointed in Katherine Heigl's matronly look that we didn't know what category to put it under. We want to know what happened to that gorgeous girl that took the red carpet by storm in Escada just a few years ago.

We were so disappointed in Katherine Heigl’s matronly look that we didn’t know what category to put it under. We want to know what happened to that gorgeous girl that took the red carpet by storm in Escada just a few years ago.

Another person we admire for taking a risk but who is clearly still trying to find her fashion footing is Lena Dunham. Her Giambattista Valli look failed to impress.

Another person we admire for taking a risk but who is clearly still trying to find her fashion footing is Lena Dunham. Her Giambattista Valli look failed to impress.

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