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Red Carpet Rundown: The Best Dressed At The 2013 Emmys

Actresses Malin Akerman, guest, Jane Lynch, Michelle Dockery and Kaley Cuoco arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Actresses Malin Akerman, guest, Jane Lynch, Michelle Dockery and Kaley Cuoco arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Wow, last night’s Emmys ceremony was a tricky red carpet to judge. By which we mean, looks for the most part were your typical awards show turf (big, bold and boring) but the rest of them were interesting in all the wrong ways (weird bodices, strange appliqués, super exaggerated flounces) (but we’ll get to that)–leaving us with a somewhat motley crew of occasionally very beautiful winners, some of which are a little odd. Let’s take a look.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Laura Dern arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Laura Dern‘s Naeem Kahn combined exquisite beading (as Kahn is wont) with a very unusual acid pink/salmon hue.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)She did it! We always want to see Christina Hendricks look as gorgeous as she should. but her red carpet choices are frequently odd and unflattering. Last night’s Christian Siriano was bewitching.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Julianna Margulies arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)This will probably polarize readers but our love of prints brings us to Julianna Margulies–the way her ink black hair sets off the print is what keeps us here.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Rose Byrne arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)The always immaculate Rose Byrne in blush pink Calvin Klein–enough great minimalism to balance that slash of midriff.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Sandrine Holt arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Some of you will say Sandrine Holt‘s dress looks like a carfts project but we like it. Especially the top half.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Tina Fey arrives with Audi at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

We love when Tina Fey goes bombshell.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Sarah Hyland arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Sarah Hylund in another probably controversial choice–yes, it’s a little over styled, a little too much. But the color is spectacular.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Elisabeth Moss arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Elisabeth Moss in black and white Andrew Gn, a nice choice for her blonde hair.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and director Jonathan Krisel arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Carrie Brownstein (flanked by Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen and director Jonathan Krisel) looking quite polished in stripes.

Sidenote: if you were in Sleater-Kinney, we will probably never put you on the Worst Dressed list. No matter what.

65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsYes, Jewel wore a fluttery, flowery mermaid dress with lots of delicate little things on it–but the shades of rose and pink, etc look pretty exquisite on her, too.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Kerry Washington, almost always a winner, in a just slightly unusual Marchesa.

Honorable mention:

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Sofia Vergara does the same goddamn thing every awards show–a skintight, boldly hued showstopper (usually by Vera Wang) that does little beyond highlight her dope hourglass figure.

…But said figure is so dope. So it pretty much always works.

(All photos via Getty)

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  • LynnKell

    “Dear newbies of the red carpet, this is how you do a crop top. Sincerely yours, Rose Byrne”

  • LynnKell

    Also, I wish Tina Fey would go bombshell more often. She rocks it like nobody, she looks super hot and I still want her to be my bff.

  • Anonachocolatemousse

    If I looked like Sofia Vergara, I would probably do the same thing! Also Christina Hendricks looks amazing.

  • LindsayCross

    I can appreciate all of these, but I’m sad Michelle Dockery didn’t make the list. I thought she looked pretty spectacular.

  • http://poorgoop.com/ Samantha

    Carrie Brownstein’s whole look might be perfect. She looked super fashion forward, but also completely like herself. Love it!

  • Klee

    Sarah Hylund’s dress was amazing (can you imagine Christina Hendricks in it? Wow!), but not on Sarah-she’s too young.