Creative Emmys 2014Don’t worry, you didn’t miss those Emmys. That’s next week. The Creative Arts Emmys were last night, and they gave us a glimpse of what we can expect at the main event. And based on what we saw on the red carpet, I am even more excited for the Emmys. There was the necessary amount of sparkle and black dresses, but there was plenty of variety–and color. There was fringe, crop tops, embellishment and a fashion risk, of course. This was not a parade of the same strapless dress in different colors.

Check out some of the best looks from the Creative Arts Emmys that will whet your style appetite:

1. Heidi Klum503306045KI00069_2014_Creat

Heidi Klum managed to stop dancing in her blue fringed gown for a few moments, so they could take her picture. *PROJECT RUNWAY SPOILER*: The dress is actually designed by contestant Sean Kelly.

2. Ana GoljaThe Creative Arts Emmy 2014 arrivals Featuring: Ana Golja Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 17 Aug 2014 Credit: Apega/

Ana Golja’s black gown had an unexpected knee cutout. I don’t think we’ve seen that on a dress before.

3. Nikki Reed


I thought that Nikki Reed had added some edge to her gown with zipper embellishment, but that is actually a cutout trim. Sexy!

4. Sarah RaffertyThe Creative Arts Emmy 2014 arrivals Featuring: Sarah Rafferty Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 17 Aug 2014 Credit: Apega/

Can you count all of the different types of embellishment on Sarah Rafferty‘s illusion gown? One, two, three…

5. Troian BellisarioThe Creative Arts Emmy 2014 arrivals Featuring: Troia Bellisario Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 17 Aug 2014 Credit: Apega/WENN.comI wonder if Troian Bellisario used Black Swan as the inspiration for her black lace bodice and tulle skirt?

6. Bellamy Young


We need a new color name for Bellamy Young‘s pleated, metallic dress. Burnished gold? Dragon egg?

7. Uzo Aduba503306045KI00075_2014_Creat

The Orange Is The New Black star kept things simple with a minimalist white gown, but looked gorgeous.

8. Kate Mara


Kate Mara took a fashion risk with a layered yellow and white dress. Regardless of whether the under layer is made out of a mattress pad, I think she pulled it off.

9. Cat Deeley


The crop tops keep on coming. Cat Deeley opted for elegant floral printed separates. I think my favorite part is the contrasting lining on the skirt.

10. Laverne Cox503306045KI00041_2014_Creat

Laverne Cox added some necessary sparkle to the red carpet with this shimmery strapless dress.

(Photos: Getty Images, WENN)