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The 2010 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Breakdown

Posted on August 30 2010

Check out the biggest trends from last night’s red carpet. Here’s a breakdown of the big night’s  biggest Stars and the Couture that made them shine…Scroll down for who wore what…what worked and what was not so great…

Let’s go Greek…

They came in white, conquered with embellishments and overall they were stunning. Damages’ Rose Byrne, Star of Dexter and No Ordinary Family’s Julie Benz, Glee’s Amber Riley and True Blood’s Anna Paquin all gave a history lesson in Grecian inspired gowns.

Damages' Rose Byrne looked gorgeous in a Grecian column gown with gold accents.

No Ordinary Family's Julie Benz looks anything but ordinary in this one shoulder Pamela Rowland gown.

Glee's Amber Riley works her figure in this Grecian Goddess gown with a cinched waist.

True Blood's Anna Paquin goes edgy in this Grecian inspired Alexander McQueen creation.

So who wore it best? It’s a tie between Anna Paquin’s edgy McQueen and Rose Byrne’s simple but elegant white dress.

Blue is the new Black…

There’s a new color in town and it is absolutely taking over. Navy Blue provides an alternative to all the “black loving” fashionistas out there. The designers are dishing it out and from all the navy blue looks on last night’s red carpet, the celebrities are eating it right up. Ladies like Glee’s Lea Michele & Jayma Mays, Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi and 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski were all singing the blues and looked incredible doing it.

Glee's Lea Michele in navy blue taffeta Oscar de la Renta.

Glee's Jayma Mays is all elegance in this ruched navy blue Burberry Prorsum look.

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi goes for a sweeping Carolina Herrera.

Modern Family's Julie Bowen is also elegant in J Mendel.

30 Rock's Jane Krakowski steals the show in a navy one-shouder Escada.

Who takes the crown in the Navy Blue Round? The surprise winner is 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski in a one shoulder Escada. It is pure elegance at it’s peak.

Not so hot in blue was Mad Men’s January Jones. We’ll be the first to say kudos to Ms. Jones for never being afraid to take a fashion risk but even she herself looks displeased with this red carpet choice by Versace. The cobalt blue is an electrifying color but this is a bad case of the dress wearing you. We can’t wait to see her back in something that works better on her with an edge!

January Jones in a not so flattering Versace Atelier.

You can always go “Black”…

Navy Blue was huge but the go to color for award shows was still very much present. Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria Parker stuck to the basics in a textured Robert Rodriguez gown while Project Runway’s Heidi Klum showed off her famous legs in a Marshesa mini.

Desperate Housewives's Eva Longoria Parker keeps it simple in a black Robert Rodriguez

Heidi Klum shows off her legs in Marchesa

Not so hot in Black was The Office’s Mindy Kaling. Unfortunately, this looked like a bad prom dress. There’s a right way to do taffeta and tulle and  this wasn’t it. The hair didn’t help either.

Mindy Kaling gets overwhelmed by Taffeta & Tulle

A Pop of Color…

It’s always great to see shocking colors on the red carpet. It is a sure fire way to stand out and that’s exactly what Bones’ Emily Deschanel did.

Emily Deschanel provides a pop of color in a tiered purple Max Azria Atelier

Hello Sparkles…

Thanks to a trip back to the 80s this season, sequins were huge last night on the red carpet. Stars like Claire Danes, Glee’s Heather Morris, Friday Night Lights’ Connie Britton  and Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter were electrifying in their sequined looks.

Claire Danes looks ravishing in nude Armani Prive

Glee's Heather Morris in gold Ina Soltani

Friday Night Lights' Connie Britton in Burberry

Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter is absolutely stunning in a one shoulder gun metal gray number

And the winner is…Jennifer Carpenter absolutely takes the cake on this one. The one shoulder look is stylish and the gun metal gray sequins elevate her look.

It’s raining Lace…

The biggest trend of the night was lace. It came in so many forms and styles with each Star making this trend her own. From Jewel, who surprised in Zuhair Murad to The Office’s Angela Kinsey who also looked elegant in Romona Keveza, this trend which has been around for a while has never been  more prominent.

Jewel looks soft and beautiful in Zuhair Murad

Maura Tierney in Lace

Jennifer Westfeldt wears Armani Lace

Nicole Ari Parker mixes it up in Lace

Angela Kinsey in Romona Keveza

So who wore it best? The winner in this category is Jewel. Her Zuhair Murad dress is soft and feminine. The nude lace works well with her bronzed skin tone. The dress would probably look even more elegant without the bow but overall, it’s a look that works.

Best Dressed Boys…

Not to forget about the men, we’re splitting the award for best dressed between two very handsome men who brought the old school and the new school.

Mad Men's Jon Hamm didn't disappoint and looked absolutely dapper in Giorgio Armani

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten brought the "new school" with his plaid suit and red tie

until next year folks…


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