2011 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Part 1

Posted on September 19, 2011

We’re cracking our knuckles and rolling up our sleeves, darlings. Let’s DO this.

Amber Riley

In terms of fit and silhouette, this is perfect for her. But the color wouldn’t have been our choice and when it’s combined with that hair, it all comes off a bit mature.

Amy Poehler in Peter Som

Birthday party balloon. Too tight and too shiny.

Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson

Everything’s working great until you get to the bottom. The slit’s too high, the hem’s too long and the shoes look cheap. But points to her for picking something that fits her well and suits her. This has not often been the case.

Claire Danes in Oscar de la Renta

Striking and gorgeous.

Dianna Agron in Roksanda Ilincic

Beautiful color on her, but, just like Amber’s dress above, it’s too mature-looking.

Eva La Rue

Looks a little belly dancer to us.

Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab

STUNNING.

Heather Morris

Overdone. And that’s not really her color. And yes, it looks a little mature, like something a Grande Dame of soap operas would wear to the Daytime Emmys.

Jane Krakowski

It’s okay. Doesn’t she dress exactly like this every time she hits the red carpet?

Jane Lynch in David Meister

We weren’t a fan of anything Jane wore last night. This color suits her, but it’s riding kind of low on the bust.

Jessica Pare

Another dress that’s riding a little low, but the overall effect is very pretty.

Julianna Margulies in Armani Privé

We figure a lot of people are going to criticize this dress but we thought it was gorgeous and unique.

Kate Winslet in Elie Saab

Yes, Kate, you’ve got a killer bod. And that’s a killer dress. But if it’s pulling across your hips and around your boobs IT’S TOO TIGHT. Love the hair, though.

Kathy Griffin in Oscar de la Renta

It’s a bit standard, but it’s tasteful and it suits her. She’s had a rocky relationship with the red carpet, but she seems to be slowly figuring things out.

Maria Bello in Kaufmanfranco

What a shiny, happy dress. What a shame she ruined it with yoga hair.

Melissa McCarthy

She told Giuliana that she designed this dress herself in collaboration with a dress maker and it shows. We mean that in a good way, mostly. She made several smart decisions for a lady of size. She nipped in the waist, went for the V neck, and accentuated the shoulders. Our only issue is with the dolman sleeves, which add all kinds of volume that she didn’t need. Great color on her.

Naya Rivera

Happy 40th birthday, Naya! You look fabulous.

What is it with the Glee girls? Why are they all determined to look 15 years older?

Olivia Munn in Carolina Herrera

Hate the shininess, hate the color on her, hate the shape of it.

Padma Lakshmi in Armani Privé

There’s such a thing as looking too bronze. Just like pale skinned girls in peach, sometimes bronze-skinned women don’t look their best in bronze. Love the shape of it, but she’s a column of one color. She looks a bit like an Emmy herself.

Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

Very sweet and perfectly suited to her. Wrong shoe.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Charo 2.0. That’s her schtick and it’s serving her well. She looks great.

 

[Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America]

    • Anonymous

      OMGGG, Evan Rachel Wood looks a-mazing!  Christina is only meh, but I suppose relative to some of her other red carpet choices, “meh” isn’t that bad.  Kate…still love you, but go up a size! Only you know that it’s a size up…

      • Sobaika Mirza

        This is the best Christina Hendricks has looked on the red carpet, even if it is ‘meh’… until you get to the knees. It TRULY didn’t need that slit. And is she afraid of higher heels?

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t she like 5’9″ or 5’10″, though? Maybe she doesn’t want to look like an Amazon.

          • Anonymous

            She never seems to wear high heels on the red carpet; I get the impression she just doesn’t like them (and I don’t blame her, frankly – they hurt!). Obviously this wouldn’t work for the RC/with gowns, but I wish for her more casual appearances she’d discover some knee-high boots. A killer set in the proper leather/colour could go a long way to adding some flash without the need for sky-high stilettos.

            Anyway, this is one of her better looks lately – very Marilyn – and I don’t even mind the slit. But yeah, the shoes are bad (and I still wish she’d stick to wearing jewel tones, she looks so good in them!)

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t she like 5’9″ or 5’10″, though? Maybe she doesn’t want to look like an Amazon.

        • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

          I saw this dress from another angle (on another website) and it does not fit well in the shoulders *at all*. Her boobs were pushed up almost as much as the last time she was featured here (you don’t notice it in this photo) and the strap was basically a straight line from the bust to the shoulder and gaping open. She could’ve reached in the neckline and scratched her armpit. 

          Her hair and makeup look fantastic though.

          • Sobaika Mirza

            On camera it didn’t read as badly as you’re saying – maybe it was just the angle/moment in that picture?

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        I’m with you on Kate.  The dress one size larger would have been perfection.

    • Anonymous

      OMGGG, Evan Rachel Wood looks a-mazing!  Christina is only meh, but I suppose relative to some of her other red carpet choices, “meh” isn’t that bad.  Kate…still love you, but go up a size! Only you know that it’s a size up…

    • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

      I just can’t wait for Martha Plimpton – she earned a WERQ post, but I’ll take more pictures of her looking so stunning any way I can get them.

      • Anonymous

        I concur — Martha only got a brief shot in the Supporting Actress bit, but MAN, was she fantastic!  My crush on her goes all the way back to all the fabulous 80s movies!

      • Anonymous

        I concur — Martha only got a brief shot in the Supporting Actress bit, but MAN, was she fantastic!  My crush on her goes all the way back to all the fabulous 80s movies!

        • Anonymous

          Agree with you all.  She was AMAZING.

        • Anonymous

          Agree with you all.  She was AMAZING.

        • Anonymous

          Oh yes, I had a total girl crush on her in Parenthood

      • Anonymous

        Oh me too! I’ve always liked her…glad she really brought it last night. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh me too! I’ve always liked her…glad she really brought it last night. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh I agree… she looked absolutely wonderful last night… and so happy!!

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        I didn’t see her. I love her to pieces though, so I might have to look it up…

      • Anonymous

        One of the best looks of the night, for sure. And what the Supporting Actress – Comedy gals did, all going up on stage like that, was adorable.

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

          They had me believing it was spontaneous until the roses and tiara appeared. Guess that shows what good actresses they really are.

      • Anonymous

        One of the best looks of the night, for sure. And what the Supporting Actress – Comedy gals did, all going up on stage like that, was adorable.

      • Anonymous

        One of the best looks of the night, for sure. And what the Supporting Actress – Comedy gals did, all going up on stage like that, was adorable.

    • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

      I just can’t wait for Martha Plimpton – she earned a WERQ post, but I’ll take more pictures of her looking so stunning any way I can get them.

    • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

      I just can’t wait for Martha Plimpton – she earned a WERQ post, but I’ll take more pictures of her looking so stunning any way I can get them.

    • Eileen Mannion

      I just want to thank you guys ~ your opinions are really spot on, funny and entertaining. Your blog is the first I turn to each morning, and I always check in throughout the day to see what you have to say. I know how much work it takes, not only to keep up with all the trends, but to then write such seemingly effortless commentary on them. 
      It is appreciated!

      • Anonymous

        we just cant live without our TLO. i am so addicted.

      • Anonymous

        Well said, Eileen! T-Lo is my happy place.

      • Anonymous

        A hearty “amen”!

    • Anonymous

      There was an awful lot of shiny satin at the Emmys.  And also an awful lot of prom dresses.

    • Anonymous

      Sofia Sofia Sofia! Look at that body. I wish I was her. I wish I was that dress.  So great.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Not Charo at all. It was one of the most flattering and tasteful dresses she has worn. Gorgeous.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Not Charo at all. It was one of the most flattering and tasteful dresses she has worn. Gorgeous.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

          I completely agree. She’s never looked better.  “Charo” seems to be TLo’s default comment whenever they post a picture of her whether or not she’s actually dressed anything like her.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t think TLo were dissing her. She the comedic, latin, va-va-voom girl. I would happily claim the Charo 2.0 title if it means looking like Sofia.

    • tripletmom96

      i agree with you about the glee girls — every one of them seems to be wearing something way too mature for their age.  are they trying to make sure the public knows they aren’t really in high school?  lighten up, girls!  enjoy your youth while you have it.  in just a few short years you’ll look ridiculous in some of the things girls your age can get away with right now.   then you can wear all of the more ‘mature” dresses you want…..

      • Anonymous

        Well said!  It looks as if they all wanted to show that they aren’t really teen-agers, but went too far in the other direction.

    • Meredith Blixt

      What is yoga hair? Because mine sure doesn’t look anything like that good after yoga.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        I think they just mean it was too breezy and casual and maybe a littlle sweaty.  Such a lovely dress deserved a ‘do, even if all they did was give her the Gwynnie and flat iron it and shine it up.

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      Really hope you guys include Game of Thrones’s Lena Headey and Michelle Fairley in the next one. They were looking STUNNING, I thought (even if Lena was, I think, wearing platforms).

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      Really hope you guys include Game of Thrones’s Lena Headey and Michelle Fairley in the next one. They were looking STUNNING, I thought (even if Lena was, I think, wearing platforms).

      • Elizabeth MacSween

        I only saw a brief glimps of Lena on the Red Carpet and it was maybe my favourite look of the night. I really hope there’s a picutre of her coming beacuse I want a chance to really take a look at the dress and her hair.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Is Jane Krakowski a case of too much bronzer or not enough sunscreen? I can’t decide.Clare Danes looks faboo.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Is Jane Krakowski a case of too much bronzer or not enough sunscreen? I can’t decide.Clare Danes looks faboo.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        Since she wears strapless a lot, and she should, I noticed that she has the loveliest shoulders and arms. 

      • Anonymous

        She’s looking a little Jersey Shore.

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      i actually like Olivia Munn’s dress, it reminds me of a Tamara De Lempicka  painting

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      i actually like Olivia Munn’s dress, it reminds me of a Tamara De Lempicka  painting

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VBWWGHZEBKTVQMXE5SO5NCU2I Mich

        i loved her dress too, and the color. it just didn’t seem to suit her or fit her correctly.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        But the bodice is so loose that it makes her look bigger than she is. Because she was smiling down on me in a bikini for 15 minutes yesterday as the one cashier at my local Pavilions who knew what she was doing had to help every other cashier in the store as we all made a run in anticipation of a strike and the woman in that green dress looks at least two sizes bigger than the smiling, happy, bikini clad woman on the cover.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        But the bodice is so loose that it makes her look bigger than she is. Because she was smiling down on me in a bikini for 15 minutes yesterday as the one cashier at my local Pavilions who knew what she was doing had to help every other cashier in the store as we all made a run in anticipation of a strike and the woman in that green dress looks at least two sizes bigger than the smiling, happy, bikini clad woman on the cover.

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        But the bodice is so loose that it makes her look bigger than she is. Because she was smiling down on me in a bikini for 15 minutes yesterday as the one cashier at my local Pavilions who knew what she was doing had to help every other cashier in the store as we all made a run in anticipation of a strike and the woman in that green dress looks at least two sizes bigger than the smiling, happy, bikini clad woman on the cover.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Just two things, well, okay then, three.
      Christina: You look like a big ol’ slab of come and get me, which is fine, but the dress does not need the slit at all. It says what you wanna say without it.
      Heather: Sorry hon, but that thing looks like a failed PR challenge.  “make a dress out of crepe paper streamers”
      Kate:  Just knock it off!  You are gorgeous and there’s no reason to be pouring 50 pounds of sand into a 5 pound sack.

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Wood and Clare Danes in a tie FTW.

      • Anonymous

        They both look so fabulous.  Love, love Evan Rachel in the Elie Saab.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Disagree about Naya Rivera – she looks stunning and not as matronly as the other Glee ladies. Maybe that picture of Padma Lakshmi is that great, on screen she didn’t look as single-tone.

      • Anonymous

        I dunno, I don’t watch Glee,and when TLo said happy 40th I thought they were serious. Not that she doesn’t look great, but I wouldn’t have guessed she’s younger than me.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

        All I see is Lena Horne.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

        All I see is Lena Horne.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

        All I see is Lena Horne.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Disagree about Naya Rivera – she looks stunning and not as matronly as the other Glee ladies. Maybe that picture of Padma Lakshmi is that great, on screen she didn’t look as single-tone.

    • Anonymous

      I really really wanted to like Julianna’s dress. I like it in theory, but it just didn’t work for me. I’m happy TLo liked it though because I love her so much and I’m glad someone’s rooting for her.

    • Anonymous

      I really really wanted to like Julianna’s dress. I like it in theory, but it just didn’t work for me. I’m happy TLo liked it though because I love her so much and I’m glad someone’s rooting for her.

      • Anonymous

        She really just should have kept her husband on her arm the whole night. No one would have looked at her dress then. I want to be her when I grow up.

        • Sobaika Mirza

          Oh gosh, her husband is divine. I really need him to have a younger brother. Or older, whatever. I’ll even take the dad. Just someone from that gene pool.

    • King Dex

      It’s mind-boggling that the young women of Glee appear so old this year. Did someone put them in a locked room (with no mirrors), hand out tainted kool-aid and force them to choose all at once (no backsies)?! As a group, it seems like they just drank and drank and drank… 

      • Anonymous

        “No backsies!”  LOL!

      • Anonymous

        “No backsies!”  LOL!

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I don’t think it was kool-aid they were drinking.

    • King Dex

      It’s mind-boggling that the young women of Glee appear so old this year. Did someone put them in a locked room (with no mirrors), hand out tainted kool-aid and force them to choose all at once (no backsies)?! As a group, it seems like they just drank and drank and drank… 

    • Anonymous

      Amy Poehler’s dress is saying, “Hey, remember when I was pregnant on the red carpet? Not this time.”

      Julianna Marguiles wore a bathmat. If I step on her I am confident I won’t slip.

      This is the first time I’ve seen Sofia Vergara do the Charo thing without looking overdone. The peachy color and the softer makeup are a world of difference.

      • Elizabeth MacSween

        Julianna’s dress is from the unaired Project Runway episode where the designers have to create a look from materials bought in the “Bath” department of Bed, Bath and Beyond. Not pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Amy Poehler’s dress is saying, “Hey, remember when I was pregnant on the red carpet? Not this time.”

      Julianna Marguiles wore a bathmat. If I step on her I am confident I won’t slip.

      This is the first time I’ve seen Sofia Vergara do the Charo thing without looking overdone. The peachy color and the softer makeup are a world of difference.

    • Anonymous

      The second I saw Claire Danes in that ODLR I screamed like a 12 yo gorl!  That is s STUNNING dress and even more so on her.  Lots of pretty last, LOVE Sofia Vergara.  It doesn’t read too Charo to me, her hair is sleeker and the overall vibe is more sophisticated.  I’m wondering if the GLEE girls are looking ahead to the future and trying to get casting agents to see them as adults, not high school kids.  they need to be thinking ahead, graduation is a comin’….
      Kate, HONEY!  Congrats on the amazing bod post break-up.  We all see it.  Blind people see it.  Space travelers see it.  E-NUFF with the tighty tighty tight-tight ctrain!!

      • Anonymous

        Oh, and I love the Armani Prive on Julianna M., that is one gorgeous dress with a lot of very well done detail and construction.  A work of art, really.

      • Anonymous

        Completely agree with all of this, especially re Sofia Vergara. Yes, it’s still a va-va-voom mermaid dress, but I thought the neckline elevated it from the “slightly slutty/tacky” vibe of most of her red carpet looks. The color helped too; it wasn’t “muted,” per se, but it was if compared to her usual palette. Just stunning.

      • Anonymous

        Completely agree with all of this, especially re Sofia Vergara. Yes, it’s still a va-va-voom mermaid dress, but I thought the neckline elevated it from the “slightly slutty/tacky” vibe of most of her red carpet looks. The color helped too; it wasn’t “muted,” per se, but it was if compared to her usual palette. Just stunning.

    • Anonymous

      The second I saw Claire Danes in that ODLR I screamed like a 12 yo gorl!  That is s STUNNING dress and even more so on her.  Lots of pretty last, LOVE Sofia Vergara.  It doesn’t read too Charo to me, her hair is sleeker and the overall vibe is more sophisticated.  I’m wondering if the GLEE girls are looking ahead to the future and trying to get casting agents to see them as adults, not high school kids.  they need to be thinking ahead, graduation is a comin’….
      Kate, HONEY!  Congrats on the amazing bod post break-up.  We all see it.  Blind people see it.  Space travelers see it.  E-NUFF with the tighty tighty tight-tight ctrain!!

    • Anonymous

      I think the problem with the Glee girls dressing like matrons is compounded by the fact that they play characters who are 10 years younger than they are.  I love Julianna Margulies’ dress.  She looks great in white, and the construction is beautiful.  Kate Winslet often wears dresses that are too tight for her very curvy body, and this is an example.  It must be hard to breathe when you are stuffed in there like a sausage.  Jane Lynch doesn’t wear dresses easily but I thought she looked good, not perfect, in everything she wore last night.  I also thought she was a great host.

      I do have one big gripe about this show and most others like it:  Why can’t they have a simple railing to help people get up the steps? Recently on the Oscars they had big hot men waiting at the bottom to escort people up.  That would work too.  Especially when so many women are wearing very high ill-fitting shoes, there is no excuse for this.

      • Anonymous

        EXCELLENT point about the stairs/railing.  I felt so bad for the actress (sorry, I’m not famaliar with her name) who won for best actress – drama.  At least Ashton Kutcher is a quick of foot gentleman.

        • Sobaika Mirza

          I’m not familiar with the actress’ name either, but she was from Justified. Did anyone else catch Ed O’Neil run forward to help her up the steps? SO CUTE, I love me some Bundy.

          • Anonymous

            I did see him, such a gentelman as well.  Actually, i was thinking at the moment “Why isn’t her husband/date/son walking her up those stairs?”  From a young age, I was taught to escort my Mother/Grandmothers into and out of room when at a formal event, espicially when stairs were involved.

          • Anonymous

            I noticed that too.  He always comes across as a nice guy, and this proved it.

          • MilaXX

            Margo Martindale from Justified. Awesome show BTW

      • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

        I was worrying about Peter Dinklage making it up the stairs when so many longer-legged people had tripped.  (I was also sad that they didn’t get his mic height quite right.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294766703 Gretchen Dingman Wirges

      Did anyone else notice that Jane Krakowski’s skin is oompa loompa ORANGE?

      • Anonymous

        She’s tanning in a world of pure imagination….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294766703 Gretchen Dingman Wirges

      Did anyone else notice that Jane Krakowski’s skin is oompa loompa ORANGE?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294766703 Gretchen Dingman Wirges

      Oh, and one more thing…as a woman “of size” myself, I hate what Melissa McCarthy was wearing. She’s dressed way too old for her age. You can be va-va-voom AND plus-size. (P.S. I hate being called a woman “of size”)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294766703 Gretchen Dingman Wirges

      Oh, and one more thing…as a woman “of size” myself, I hate what Melissa McCarthy was wearing. She’s dressed way too old for her age. You can be va-va-voom AND plus-size. (P.S. I hate being called a woman “of size”)

      • MilaXX

        I think it was the sleeves, I loved the color on her. With no sleeves or different sleeves I think the dress could have worked.

      • Anonymous

        Me too.  Everyone is of a size. 

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        I guarantee if we’d used whatever term you prefer, someone else would have complained that we used that term.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        I guarantee if we’d used whatever term you prefer, someone else would have complained that we used that term.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ruth.gottesman Ruth Gottesman

        I was surprised that T Lo liked Melissa McCarthy’s dress. The shoulders made her look enormous, the sleeves added way too much volume, the jewelry was totally wrong and she desperately needed better support garments. We’ve seen with Amber Riley, Gabourney Sibide, Monique, etc, that you can get some beautiful dresses that play up your figure even when you’re a “woman of size” (horrible phrase). This was so totally off base in wasn’t even in the ballpark. It’s a shame because she’s really having a well-deserved moment. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/ruth.gottesman Ruth Gottesman

        I was surprised that T Lo liked Melissa McCarthy’s dress. The shoulders made her look enormous, the sleeves added way too much volume, the jewelry was totally wrong and she desperately needed better support garments. We’ve seen with Amber Riley, Gabourney Sibide, Monique, etc, that you can get some beautiful dresses that play up your figure even when you’re a “woman of size” (horrible phrase). This was so totally off base in wasn’t even in the ballpark. It’s a shame because she’s really having a well-deserved moment. 

      • Anonymous

        I knew this was going to come up! There is no term to refer to those of us who wear the size clothes Melissa, Amber or Kathy Bates wear that that will make all of us happy. I personally don’t mind ‘woman of size’. Yes, everyone is of size. But it’s like ‘woman of color’. Everyone is a color too, but we use it to describe people with darker skin tones, as opposed to the so-called standard Caucasian ‘white’ tones. As for plus-sized – well, what’s plus? Plus-what? Over what size is plus? Over the so-called standard sizes. I really don’t think ‘woman of size’ or ‘plus-sized’ are so bad’. Also ‘larger lady’. I sometimes use these phrases to describe myself.

        And I think the material of Melissa’s dress is beautiful – and she looks nice, but I think she could done a little better. Input from a professional designer would have probably improved the look. There are design elements that can be used to slim and lengthen the body that could have been deployed here. But still, overall, she looks pretty.

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

          A set-in sleeve will always make you look smaller than a dolman or batwing. She actually looked like the dress was way too big for her.

      • Anonymous

        I knew this was going to come up! There is no term to refer to those of us who wear the size clothes Melissa, Amber or Kathy Bates wear that that will make all of us happy. I personally don’t mind ‘woman of size’. Yes, everyone is of size. But it’s like ‘woman of color’. Everyone is a color too, but we use it to describe people with darker skin tones, as opposed to the so-called standard Caucasian ‘white’ tones. As for plus-sized – well, what’s plus? Plus-what? Over what size is plus? Over the so-called standard sizes. I really don’t think ‘woman of size’ or ‘plus-sized’ are so bad’. Also ‘larger lady’. I sometimes use these phrases to describe myself.

        And I think the material of Melissa’s dress is beautiful – and she looks nice, but I think she could done a little better. Input from a professional designer would have probably improved the look. There are design elements that can be used to slim and lengthen the body that could have been deployed here. But still, overall, she looks pretty.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I don’t like what she’s wearing either. She always looked good on Gilmore Girls. On the few occasions she was dressed up on the show, she looked fabulous. I think it’s great that she designed her own dress, but she needed some input from a disinterested party.

    • Anonymous

      I have obviously learned so much from you guys, because I agree with every one of your opinions above. Either I’ve learned a lot, or I’ve been brainwashed! :)

      Kate Winslet: With your new slammin’ bod, as the kids like to say, please keep this truth in mind: The best way to show it off is not to squeeze yourself into a dress like sausage into a casing. And when you were bouncing up the steps last night, there was serious and embarrassing breast flappage.  No one wants to see that.

      Claire Danes and Evan Rachel Wood: W.O.W. Nicely done!

      Loved Julianna Margulies’s dress. Hated the shoes.

      Amy Poehler: Hire new gays. Or some gays.

      • Anonymous

        Sometimes I think I’ve been put under TLo’s spell.

      • Anonymous

        Sometimes I think I’ve been put under TLo’s spell.

    • Anonymous

      I have obviously learned so much from you guys, because I agree with every one of your opinions above. Either I’ve learned a lot, or I’ve been brainwashed! :)

      Kate Winslet: With your new slammin’ bod, as the kids like to say, please keep this truth in mind: The best way to show it off is not to squeeze yourself into a dress like sausage into a casing. And when you were bouncing up the steps last night, there was serious and embarrassing breast flappage.  No one wants to see that.

      Claire Danes and Evan Rachel Wood: W.O.W. Nicely done!

      Loved Julianna Margulies’s dress. Hated the shoes.

      Amy Poehler: Hire new gays. Or some gays.

    • Anonymous

      My vote here goes to Evan Rachel Wood, that dress it to die for…oh Kate, we all know you body is amazing, but by constantly wearing dresses that are too tight you are starting to come off as a bit desperate, as for Jane Krakowski, all i can see other than her odd coloring, is black roots, don’t you think it would be reasonable to visit your colorist if you are attending the Emmy’s, unless of course you were going for “skunk”, if so, congrats!

    • Anonymous

      Maybe Margulies’ dress looks better from the front? From the side, it just looks like she’s wearing very long trousers on one leg…

      • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

        It looks like she’s caught her foot in the hem.

      • MilaXX

        Surprised TLo didn’t take her to task for wearing a dress that badly in need of hemming.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe Margulies’ dress looks better from the front? From the side, it just looks like she’s wearing very long trousers on one leg…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Clare Danes is the winner in this group for me. 

    • Anonymous

      Olivia Munn is the only one who looks AWFUL, so that’s good. Nice work, ladies. 

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

      Evan Rachel Wood blows everyone away here, even my idol Sofia Vergara, she took my breath away. The Glee girls have aged 20 years overnight, not sure what’s up with that. And I think Sarah Hyland looks adorable in her Siriano despite the unfortunate platform shoes. Can anyone explain why there is extra tulle under Sofia Vergara’s dress? How the hell do you WALK in that thing without tripping? Do you need handlers like Lady Gaga to keep you upright? I am so confused by gown length.

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      PS: I loved Julianna Margulies’s dress, but I think it’s a little young for her. Also, I have to agree, Melissa McCarthy’s was pretty eh… the basic silhouette idea (except the shape of the sleeves) and color were good, but it looked matronly and dowdy.

    • suzq

      There wasn’t a whole lot of spectactular out there last night.  I loved Sofia Vergara’s dress–sexy without being vulgar.  I thought Christina Hendricks looked very glam.  Claire Danes and Maria Bello wore two of my favorite dresses.  Julianna Margulies’ lampshade dress grew on me as the evening wore on. 

      Jane Lynch looked dowdy all night. I would have loved to see her in a glamourous tux or maybe some knock-out palazzo pants. 

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Evan Rachel WERQ !!!!!!!! 

    • Anonymous

      I liked Jane’s other gowns but I wish she’d try less volume in her skirts.

      You could do a whole post on Jane and her different gowns which weren’t really all that different, never mind :)

      • Anonymous

        Yes, she needs to do less volume on the bottom and more structure and detail on top.  It always looks so bottom heavy and draggy.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I couldn’t figure out why they bothered to have her change clothes. It was basically the same dress in three different colors.

    • Anonymous

      I liked Jane’s other gowns but I wish she’d try less volume in her skirts.

      You could do a whole post on Jane and her different gowns which weren’t really all that different, never mind :)

    • Anonymous

      My faves were Claire Danes, Juliana Marguiles and Evan Rachel Wood (she looked freaking incredible!).  I think you guys were pretty nice to Amy Poehler because the hair and makeup made her look about 70.

      I’m housebound with an illness right now but a mitigating factor is getting caught up with TLo.

    • Anonymous

      My faves were Claire Danes, Juliana Marguiles and Evan Rachel Wood (she looked freaking incredible!).  I think you guys were pretty nice to Amy Poehler because the hair and makeup made her look about 70.

      I’m housebound with an illness right now but a mitigating factor is getting caught up with TLo.

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Wood is perfection. I agree that the Glee girls look too mature but still pretty good. Except Naya. I think she looks stunning. Also love Kate Winslet, Sarah Hyland, and Sofia Vergara. Didn’t realize it was possible for someone as pretty as Olivia Munn to look so bad. Nothing right about that dress.

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Wood is perfection. I agree that the Glee girls look too mature but still pretty good. Except Naya. I think she looks stunning. Also love Kate Winslet, Sarah Hyland, and Sofia Vergara. Didn’t realize it was possible for someone as pretty as Olivia Munn to look so bad. Nothing right about that dress.

    • Anonymous

      Sophia Vergara looks better than I’ve seen in a while, but it’s a little disturbing that she and Sarah Hyland almost match.  Love the purple on Melissa Mccarthy (but agree with the sleeves).  Like Julianna’s dress except for the bottom, which looks like it’s swallowing her feet (maybe just the angle?).

      Christina Hendricks — seriously, I just don’t get the love.  Only thing I’ve ever seen her do on the red carpet is act all pouty and dress like a floozie.  I just. don’t. get. it.  I think she must be my red-carpet kryptonite, like SJP is for some people.

    • Anonymous

      Sophia Vergara looks better than I’ve seen in a while, but it’s a little disturbing that she and Sarah Hyland almost match.  Love the purple on Melissa Mccarthy (but agree with the sleeves).  Like Julianna’s dress except for the bottom, which looks like it’s swallowing her feet (maybe just the angle?).

      Christina Hendricks — seriously, I just don’t get the love.  Only thing I’ve ever seen her do on the red carpet is act all pouty and dress like a floozie.  I just. don’t. get. it.  I think she must be my red-carpet kryptonite, like SJP is for some people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

      Good job Christina H.! That’s the Marilyn vibe she’s always going for done right! Don’t mind the floozy shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Jane Krakowski: your post baby body looks great but your hair and skin need immediate attention.

      My favorites: Claire Danes, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Melissa McCarthy, Julianna Margulies, and Evan Rachel Wood

    • http://twitter.com/SuzanneCitere SuzanneCitere

      I WANT EVAN RACHEL WOOD’S DRESS! I don’t have anywhere to WEAR it to, of course, but I am obsessed. And I wore Kathy Griffin’s the last time I was in a bridal party…. ick

    • Anonymous

      The Glee girls are probably out of a job at the end of this upcoming season and are determined not to get stuck in teen roles.  Thus the “mature” dresses.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Heather Morris- I love the dress but it does seem wrong for the occasion. Maybe with a simpler hairdo. Or that hair with a more youthful dress.

    • marshal hartman

      Amy Poehler’s dress on Emma Stone would have been awesome.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3218113 Hannah Burrack

        Agreed, but I still loved how Amy looked.  I wish the hair wasn’t so tight, but I loved the color, the shine, and the fit.

    • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

      * My retinas burned out from all the red.  The remainder of the show was black-and-white, an improvement.
      * I loved that Melissa McCarthy’s dress used a matte textured fabric instead of shiny satin with sequins.* I can’t find my garlic grater anywhere.  I’ll just borrow Heather Morris.
      * NOT FUCKING HALLELUJAH AGAIN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      There is nothing about Juliana’s look that I like. Nothing. Her boobs are in a bedazzled Cone Of Shame.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ruth.gottesman Ruth Gottesman

        Not only was the top bad, a pet peeve is strapless dresses that stand away from the body, but the bottom of the dress looked like cheap curtains. The overall effect was STIFF and not in a good way. I give her some points for trying something new, but that’s it. Husband’s hot though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ruth.gottesman Ruth Gottesman

        Not only was the top bad, a pet peeve is strapless dresses that stand away from the body, but the bottom of the dress looked like cheap curtains. The overall effect was STIFF and not in a good way. I give her some points for trying something new, but that’s it. Husband’s hot though.

    • Anonymous

      HOW DO YOU EVAN RACHEL WOOD??
      I just…
      I can’t even…
      UGH JUST SO PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

      • Anonymous

        I think that she pulled off the kind of red carpet look that in Rachel Zoe-speak translates as: I.DIE.

    • Kate McCain

      Loved Maria Bello’s dress. If I was going to.. well, any event I could wear a dress like that, that’s the one I’d choose. Claire Danes also looks fabulous.

      Is it just me or would Heather Morris’s dress look amazing on Helen “Queen Helen of Fuckinfantastica” Mirren? 

    • Anonymous

      i have to say i barely recognized the glee girls.  i love amy poehler but the dress looked like it was made out of rubber.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I thought!  Scuba gear.

        • Anonymous

          Bedazzled condom.  Certainly good for safe sex, no man is going to look twice at her in this.

      • http://twitter.com/mme_hardy MadameHardy

        I was calling it “the latex dress” all evening; I was surprised when I saw photos and it was sequined.

    • Anonymous

      Agree mostly except for Kathy Griffin as that photo makes her look like she has heat rash.  Not to mention clown lips. 
      A question to TLo and the Bitter Kittens…do fittings come with the gowns or have some of these actresses refused the help of a stylist?

    • Anonymous

      LOVE Evan Rachel Wood…Fabulous! Claire Danes also. Kate W: go up a size please, you look so uncomfortable!! And what is it with all the dark roots showing??  Is that how you are supposed to color your hair???

    • MilaXX

      Amber Riley – I like the bling on the shoulder and the general shape, but I’m not crazy about the color. I think she’s wearing her natural hair and that may be contributing to the too mature style.Amy Poehler – love the color, hate the fit.Christina Hendricks – Hate the slit and the shoes, but I think this is one of her better looks.Claire Danes – pretty, but boring.Dianna Agron – Love the color, hate the dress & the hair.Eva La Rue – even with the belly cut outs this somehow reads a bit bridal to  me.Evan Rachel Wood – Still knocking it out of the park.Heather Morris – Hate the hair. Yet another case of this not being her dress.. I think If Zoe Saldana had worn this it would look awesome.
      Jane Krakowski – She’s too tan, but I think she just wants to show she’s lost her baby weight.Jane Lynch – Honestly I think this was the best she looked all night. For some reason Jane favors dresses with really stiff, structured bottoms. To me she often looks great from the waist up and then I’m disappointed when I see a full view.
      Jessica Pare – Pretty but nothing special.Julianna Margulies – She said she only picked this out 2 nights prior. I think the dress is too long. I HATE that Jersey housewives hair. I wish she had either worn her natural curls or done a nice blow out.
      Kate Winslet – Who is telling her she looks good in all these too tight dresses she is wearing lately? When she jumped up and was running around hugging her castmates, I thought she was going to pop a boob. This would have been really nice one size larger.
      Kathy Griffin – She looks okay. I’m not a fan her her hair and makeup. The dress reminds me of a Susan Lucci cast off.
      Maria Bello – Hate the dress, hate the hair.Melissa McCarthy – Love the color and I think it was smart of her to get a dress made instead of trying to get a designer to deem her worthy. The sleeves are all wrong though.Naya Rivera – I like this dress and think if she had worn her hair down it would have looked less aging.Padma Lakshmi – Padma is insanely beautiful and this entire look did her no justice. The hair is awful and that dress looks cheap, prom-y and the color does nothing for her.Sarah Hyland – Love the dress and hair, hate the shoes. Typical shoe gal move; wear the biggest, highest heel you can. This shoe just doesn’t work with that dress.
      Olivia Munn – Ugly dressSofia Vergara – I like this look. She’s never not going to wear a body hugging dress, but this is less Jessica Rabbit than what she usually wears.

    • aimee_parrott

      Heh… my husband loved Kate Winslet’s dress.  I said, “Her boob’s gonna pop out!”  He was too busy drooling to respond.

      My top two of the evening are in this post: Evan Rachel Wood and Claire Danes.

      Glee girls _ Golden Girls.

    • Anonymous

      I think the big winners here are Evan Rachel Wood and Sofia Vergara. 

      Kathy Griffin isn’t just figuring out the red carpet, she’s also figuring out the most flattering hair for her.

      Amy Pohler’s dress did look ridiculous, but I’ll overlook that because that pageant shtick that her category did was the highlight in a big cable access-looking snoozefest.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, that line up on stage was great, capped off by Melissa McCarthy’s win.  I was thrilled for her, she has been so good for so long, “Gilmore Girls”, “Samantha Who?”, this was richly deserved.
        I think Kathy would be better served with less “done” hair.  It always looks like a lot of time and product went into it and good hair shouldn’t.  That dress would have been better with softer, less “big” hair.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          I agree re: Kathy’s hair. And, really, I think she just doesn’t look all that great in a gown. No matter what she’s wearing, she looks like she should be hanging out at the neighborhood bar, drinking beer and shots of Jack. (That’s not a bad thing.)  She always looks like she’s trying too hard.

    • Anonymous

      I want the Kathy Griffin Barbie!  (Actually I think she looks terrific.)
      And Julianna’s dress was lovely, but she is just born to wear fierce color.  I thought the white was a bit like having vanilla ice cream at Baskin Robbins.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE Christina Hendricks’ Marilyn Monroe hair and make up, but HATE the dress.

      Faves: Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Naya Rivera.

      • Anonymous

        And Hendricks is totally making a Marilyn face!

    • Terence Ng

      I love Kathy, but her dress looks cheap. Sofia Vergara bringing the blam in the blam!

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Ashley got Oprafied. She’s too young & fresh for that dress. 
      I love Claire, Evan Rachel & Julianna, although I get sympathy boob-smash pains from J’s frock.
      I guess I’m a little vulgar – I like Kate’s slightly too tight silhouettes.
      Maria Bello will always have yoga hair.
      Kathy Griffin is most likely anorexic at this point and hitting the Restelayne a bit too hard.
      I give credit to Christina for having the girls fitted nicely and using the beading to draw the eyes down to balance her out. If she had picked better shoes and handled that slit better, I’d have been happier. I would’ve loved to see a more contemporary version of this dress, maybe less beading, more inset paneling to accomplish the same effects – it would have been breathtaking.
      Sofia looks good, but I just can’t abide her Charo 2.0.

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing because the Glee stars play high schoolers they wanted to look more mature? I think they overshot it, too. None of them look bad, just not particularly youthful.

      I like Amy Poehler’s dress. The short sleeves and simple shape are good counterpoints to the shiny. Plus that blue is very pretty on her.

      I actually like most of these dresses, with the exception of Eva La Rue’s and Oliva Munn’s. Those were the only total misses in this batch, IMO.

    • Anonymous

      Kathy looks good, but the color is not her color.

      Evan is working it.  Sofia and Claire are fab.

      Sarah Hyland always looks pretty and age-appropriate. 

      Christina…that poor girl.  The dress isn’t horrible.  I don’t care for the slit or the shoes.  But the eye make-up and expression makes her look like she just got in a fight or hasn’t slept for 3 days.

    • Anonymous

      I’m kinda loving the shiny blue on Amy Poehler.  Sure it’s tight and she can’t pull off that hair, but you can’t say it isn’t flattering and sexy. 

      Kathy Griffin has earned a lot of good faith in the past year, but everything from the neck up this time is a big out.  That weave is straight 80′s and the lip color?  No.

    • Anonymous

      Kate Winslet- yawn…tired of her skin tight spanx dresses. Christina’s look seared my cornea. The dress is too bright with her pale skin and her bosom looks like a baby’s naked bum.  Please see Sofia on how to look sexy and keep your girls tucked away. 

      My favs from this bunch are: Evan, Claire, and Sophia. 

    • Anonymous

      I loved Juliana Marguiles dress… just lovely!!

    • Gloria Yip

      I hope you include Michelle Forbes … ok, it was a relatively simple black gown, but I’m a bit of a sci-fi nerd and just squeed at how elegant and soft she looked, when she normally looks more severe, even on the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      I guess I just have to accept that Christina Hendricks actually wants to look like a boozy floozy because she repeatedly chooses such hair, makeup, and cuts. It’s not an accident, it’s deliberate.

    • Anonymous

      Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies FTW. Otherwise, Sofia Vergara resorts to the same shtick all the time, but this looks much better than other attempts. The color is perfect. Kate Winslet’s dress would have been great if it was a size up. Christina Hendricks gets points for finding a dress that fits her cleavage. If only there was no slit, it would have been much more elegant. And extra kudos to Jane Lynch for wearing the most gorgeous color. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      I love Melissa McCarthy. That is all.

    • Anonymous

      Movie Stars are failing us on the fabulous front.  Television Stars are, thankfully, taking up the slack.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

      Very good, TLo!  the only thing about Melissa’s dress is the “X” in the fabric on top of her belly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

      Very good, TLo!  the only thing about Melissa’s dress is the “X” in the fabric on top of her belly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

      Very good, TLo!  the only thing about Melissa’s dress is the “X” in the fabric on top of her belly.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, I love the dress and it fits her to a T, but there’s something … I think as TLo would say, “This isn’t her dress.” With that bod she can wear almost anything and it’ll look good, but she doesn’t look comfortable in it. She looks like she’s afraid to sneeze or move or even breathe, for fear of something going wrong. Maybe it’s just this pic (I didn’t see her on the red carpet last night), but she looks stiff and unnatural.

    • Susan Crawford

      Honestly, I thought Ms. Vergara looked the best I’ve ever seen her on the red carpet. The dress really fitted PERFECTLY – and for once she didn’t pile on a ton of dangly, sparkly, jewels and stick her beautiful puss into a vat of make-up. She looked Old Hollywood Glamour-Gal Fabulous, and she gets my two thumbs up.

      Loved Evan Rachel Wood, who has emerged as a real style-setter. She just GETS it, and whomever is working with her on her red carpet looks, also deserve kudos. Girl, keep this team together, because you are rocking it! Loved that metallic blue dress on Ms. Danes – another great choice that was something different from poufy or mermaid-tail style. Claire usually looks a bit droopy to me on the carpet, but this style was perfect for her long-waisted, slim body, and the color on her was AH-mazing.

    • Susan Crawford

      BTW, although I love satin, I have to say that on the carpet, in the flare of flashbulbs, an awful lot of these dresses appear to have been run through an Earl Scheib metallic-flake auto paint sprayer. I know the gowns in question cost a bajillion bucks, but they DO look, as T Lo hinted, a little like mylar party balloons. Just saying . . .

    • Susan Crawford

      BTW, although I love satin, I have to say that on the carpet, in the flare of flashbulbs, an awful lot of these dresses appear to have been run through an Earl Scheib metallic-flake auto paint sprayer. I know the gowns in question cost a bajillion bucks, but they DO look, as T Lo hinted, a little like mylar party balloons. Just saying . . .

    • Léa Montesse

      I thought Amy Poehler rocked the shit out of this dress – I’d have gone for a softer hair but apart from this minor complaint girl looked stunning !

    • Anonymous

      I hope they show Julie Bowen.  From what I saw it looks like her breasts were nearly 6 inches too low! 

      A deep cut dress that cannot be worn with a bra does not work for most women

    • Anonymous

      ERW looks stunning indeed.  Kate looks amazing as well.  She is en fuego these days.  It saddens me to say that I agree about Padma.  She looks awful. 

    • Anonymous

      ERW looks stunning indeed.  Kate looks amazing as well.  She is en fuego these days.  It saddens me to say that I agree about Padma.  She looks awful. 

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Wood looks A-MA-ZING and blows them all away, except maybe for Sofia, she looks great, too.

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Wood looks A-MA-ZING and blows them all away, except maybe for Sofia, she looks great, too.

    • Anonymous

      ERW – she must have done some study of art history (or her stylist has).  she dresses and poses right out of the classics.  mostly Sargent.

    • Anonymous

      ERW – she must have done some study of art history (or her stylist has).  she dresses and poses right out of the classics.  mostly Sargent.

    • Cheri Lee

      Padma is just too damn sexy!  I love her look, something about it gives me the “golden sex goddess” vibe.

    • Anonymous

      Is it just me but I think Kate Winslet and Sharon Stone look eerily similar these days? Do they have same stylist?

      • Anonymous

        Yes I am replying to myself …

        I thought about it Kate looks like Kim Cattral here. She doesn’t seem to look like herself these days. She continues to look like celebrities who are 15-20 years older than her.

    • Anonymous

      Ok yeah, this time I’m with you, Kate Winslet’s dress is too tight.
      In Glee news: I agree that Heather and Naya look too old – mostly due to bad hair. But Amber and Dianna look great – I really love Dianna’s gown.
      And a big ‘wha?’ to your dislike of Amy P’s dress – I love it. She looks awesome and I love blue on blondes.

    • Leonardo Alves

      I really hate the rocks on Margulies… looks so cheap!
      ERW!!! :)

    • Anonymous

      Ooh I’ve been waiting for this since yesterday evening.

    • Anonymous

      I loved Kate’s dress, tight and all.  That’s the way to rock a slammin’ bod and good for her!  The color was awesome and I loved the design itself.   The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was her hair.  I like it sleeker.

      Julianna Margulies – *sigh*.  What’s with the exploded chandelier glued on the bodice look?  I hate those popped out, super structured bodices.  She looks like the prow of a ship.  But happy for her that she won.

      I thought Amy Poehler looked like one of those Hefty bags that stretch in blue.  Color was great but the fabric was horrific.

      ERW looked beyond fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Woods is turning into a style icon right before our eyes – WERQ it girl!

      Christina Hendricks is a dead ringer for Tina Louise as Ginger Grant in that dress and hairstyle.

      I like most of the Glee looks better than you guys did.  Naya looks great in that dress, but I agree that the hair and makeup are too harsh.  These are adults who play high school students, so I can understand why they might want to go for a more mature look on the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      Evan Rachel Woods is turning into a style icon right before our eyes – WERQ it girl!

      Christina Hendricks is a dead ringer for Tina Louise as Ginger Grant in that dress and hairstyle.

      I like most of the Glee looks better than you guys did.  Naya looks great in that dress, but I agree that the hair and makeup are too harsh.  These are adults who play high school students, so I can understand why they might want to go for a more mature look on the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      I want Christina Hendricks’ dress. God, is that ever gorgeous. 

    • Anonymous

      I want Christina Hendricks’ dress. God, is that ever gorgeous. 

    • Didi None

      Does Christina Hendricks wear a wig? This is several times now that it looks like her hair is a wig.

      I love her dress, but for some reason it makes her look short.

    • Anonymous

      Also, it looks like Jessica Pare has filled out a bit, and she looks great. She was awfully gaunt last season, and she looks fab with a couple more pounds on her frame.

    • Geno Boggiatto

      Not being a fan of Glee, I had no clue who Naya Rivera was at just the site of her name and picture. I seriously believed your “happy 40th birthday” and thought “wow, she does look pretty good for her age!”

      YIKES.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        ibid.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      Sarah Hyland, ERW, Sofia, and Amber are the winners here. Sarah always looks terrific. She has either great instincts or a great stylist. Maybe both.

      ERW is in a class by herself. I wonder if it’s lonely up there.

      Olivia Munn is the loser. Yikes.

      I have a completely irrational aversion to everything Claire Danes wears. This is one of the better things I’ve seen her in, but she always looks like a soccer mom. The prettiest soccer mom, but in a mostly bland way. What’s really weird is she usually looks uncomfortable in front of the camera. Also, with her chemically enhanced eyelashes, shouldn’t she be toning down the eye make-up?

      OK. I’m done picking on poor Claire. I don’t know why I dislike her so much.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

        It’s not her fault – there’s something mildly annoying about her.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I think Giuliana Margolies’ dress might be as stunning as you say, but what an awful picture of it–it makes it come off as some kind of weird palazzo paintsuit with only one leg.

    • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

      I can’t believe you didn’t say a word about Heather Morris’ hair! It is horrid!

    • Anonymous

      ERW had the look of the night, closely followed by Claire Danes.  And you’re probably going to get to it in a later post, but when Martha Plimpton came on stage when all the Best Actress in a Comedy nominees were announced, the glimpse I caught of her wine-colored sparkly dress looked pretty beautiful.  Hope to see it here again. Julianna Marguiles’s dress was interesting, but if the bodice were fitted more naturally to her body vs. this Baz Luhrman Brings you Saint Joan! armor plate, I think the effect would have been more pleasing.

    • Anonymous

      Clair Danes for the win in this bunch, followed closely by Julianna Margulies and Evan Rachel Wood.  CH got it almost right, I would even have forgiven the pale color, if not for the too-high slit.  Other almost greats are Maria Bello, Sofia Vargara, Sarah Hayland.

      I am offering fervent prayers and sacrifices to the gods that satin disappears; it just never. looks. good.

    • Anonymous

      Umm is Kathy Griffin turning into Susan Lucci?  Maybe it is the hair and dress combo, but it made me look twice.

    • Anonymous

      Re: Eva La Rue – As a belly dancer I am offended that you would make that connection. I think you need to read up on belly dance fashion trends. 

    • Anonymous

      Yowza, Evan Rachel Wood is absolute perfection!  Show them bitches how it’s done girl.

    • Anonymous

      Claire Danes For The Win!  Hands down.  Modern, chic, sexy, and classy, all at once.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      Claire Danes looks stunning; the winner with Evan Rachel Wood as first runner up.

    • Anonymous

      Guess I am feeling really catty—I thought for a wee split second that Kathy Griffin was Susan Lucci, or what SL would look like if she had never had any work. Same kind of solid color shiny dress, same overly big hair, same bright lipstick and smile. Sorry girls. Bad Kitten!

    • Anonymous

      Juliana Margulies’ dress is an objet d’art.  I actually find myself THINKING about it.  OTH, Olivia Munn is going to be super-pissed when she sees herself in the photos.

    • Anonymous

      Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies tie for best dress.
      Olivia Munn for best hair.

      Nobody here for worst dress, though some come close [Heather Morris, Eva La Rue, Kate Winslet, Christina Hendricks].
      Worst hair—Heather Morris, with Padma Lakshmi a close second.

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      Looking at another pic of Christina Hendricks (http://gothamist.com/2011/09/19/emmys_2011_highlights_tv_comedy_act.php), I just don’t understand why she does that to her boobs.  It’s just as bad as Loretta Devine not wearing a bra.

    • Anne Slovin

      Holy cow, look at Evan Rachel Wood.  That is old school Hollywood glamor.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      I’m guessing the Glee ladies all play high schoolers most of the time so they’re going for the opposite in real-life.

    • Anonymous

      Something about Amy Poehler’s dress makes her look chubby, even though it clearly shows that she isn’t.  It’s a strange optical illusion, and not a good one.

    • Amanda B

      Sarah Hyland’s dress is lovely but all I can think looking at her is “AUGH, it’s a Bratz doll come to life!”

    • Anonymous

      Gosh you wear me out, this relentless posting, posting, posting!  Don’t know how you guys keep it up.

      Maybe the Glee girls, as a group, got tired of being criticized for skanking it up inappropriately to their fan base? (Not that I think that’s fair as a blanket criticism).

      I liked Amber Riley’s a lot – she looks feminine and graceful in it (or it looks graceful on her) – however you say it, heavier women too often look either a tiny bit awkward or in-your-face-Miss Kitty in evening gowns. Though she could have amped up the color.

      Jane Lynch’s bodice does ride low but I’m fairly sure she would be happy to wear an insufficiently tailored slacks & blazer outfit if she thought it was appropriate. I’m not going to criticize too much.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Evan Rachel Wood looks unbelievably shapely and glamorous. But why does she always have that same damn look on her face?  Gah.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Evan Rachel Wood looks unbelievably shapely and glamorous. But why does she always have that same damn look on her face?  Gah.

    • Anonymous

      I just feel so proud of myself right now. I ran these photos last night off of E! or somewhere and made the EXACT same assessments as TLo did. Is there some kind of Bitter Kitten graduation ceremony I can attend and get my diploma now?

    • Anonymous

      I just feel so proud of myself right now. I ran these photos last night off of E! or somewhere and made the EXACT same assessments as TLo did. Is there some kind of Bitter Kitten graduation ceremony I can attend and get my diploma now?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, one thing: Jane Krakowski looks incredibly hard with that awful leathery skin and the black roots. And I just noticed that Juliana Margulies’ shoes are pretty bad.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, one thing: Jane Krakowski looks incredibly hard with that awful leathery skin and the black roots. And I just noticed that Juliana Margulies’ shoes are pretty bad.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe it’s just that she’s wearing white, so it’s even more noticeable, but Jane Krakowski appears to be nuclear orange.  I’m tired of seeing Oompa Loompas on the red carpet.  This is probably a stupid question, but why can’t famous people attempt to be somewhat natural looking.  Yeah, yeah, I know, I deserve what I get for asking that.

    • Anonymous

      Also, Kate Winslet’s dress just made me say “YAY BOOBIES!”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      Julianna Margulies is wearing an upside down bathroom trashcan on her torso. Absolutely HIDEOUS. And? She cannot walk in that thing. Two thumbs down.

      I hope you’ll be dedicating an entire column to Jane Lynch’s outfits, but in case you don’t, I have to say that I kept asking my husband all through the final dress, “Why is she dressed as ‘mud’ from that Swiffer commercial?”. Horrendous!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      Julianna Margulies is wearing an upside down bathroom trashcan on her torso. Absolutely HIDEOUS. And? She cannot walk in that thing. Two thumbs down.

      I hope you’ll be dedicating an entire column to Jane Lynch’s outfits, but in case you don’t, I have to say that I kept asking my husband all through the final dress, “Why is she dressed as ‘mud’ from that Swiffer commercial?”. Horrendous!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

      Claire Danes is stupidly gorgeous.  And I liked Amy’s shiny ballon dress… *sheepish*  The colour with the blondeness….still no?  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

      Claire Danes is stupidly gorgeous.  And I liked Amy’s shiny ballon dress… *sheepish*  The colour with the blondeness….still no?  

    • Anonymous

      Kathy’s hair & lipstick are totally hiddy though. As for the Glee girls I get the feeling that they all know their gravy train isn’t going to last forever and they’re trying to not get stuck playing high schoolers.

    • Anonymous

      Claire Danes–how beautiful.  Naya Rivera’s dress might have worked in a beautiful color because the shape and fit look great. A color might have made it look younger.  And less eye make up. I love Julianna Margulies’s dress–very interesting–like a previous poster said–it gives you something to think about.  The skirt looks problematic in the photo but I didn’t notice it tripping her up as much last night.  And I know it’s on trend (or at least used to be) but I really hate blonde hair with dark roots.

    • Anonymous

      I think Padma looks fabulous!

    • oohsparkley!

      I mostly agree with Tlo.  Except I think Christina Hendricks looks fabulous.  I loved Amy Poehler’s shiny blue.  And I thought Jane Lynch looked great in most of her outfits.  I wish I could help Heather Morris get dressed, I like her so much, but she needs my help (or some talented gays).  Her hair is tragic but I like that color on her.  I don’t really like the slicked back hair even though Amy P. is pulling it off.  Naya’s hair ages her drastically. 

    • Anonymous

      Claire Danes looks amazing.

    • Anonymous

      Sophia Vergara has the most perfect body shape. And I can’t even be jealous because she is so down-to-earth and matter-of-fact about it. And I love her enormous earrings!

    • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

      I think your comments are dead on – Christina Henricks facial expression scared me a bit, though and yes – GLEE GIRLS GO OLD?  Oh man, don’t do it till you absolutely have to!!!

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      I loved what the Glee girls wore.  Jane Linch’s silver dress at the beginning was her best.

      Amy Poehler just had a baby so… I give her a break in my mind but my eyes say it was too soon to wear that dress.  She should go shopping with Jane Krakowski who also just had a kid.

      Christina Hendrick’s madame from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas-boob cleavage out-Ann Margaret closet stealing dresses have to GO NOW.  She needs to go shopping with Sofia Vergaro who knows how to dress an insanely curvy bod.

      Claire Daines always knocks it out of the park but in this dress her flapjacks look trapped.

      Julianna Magoles -I’ve seen those glass wall fixtures on “Flipping Out”…

      Kate Winslet and Kathy Griffin were stunning.

      Maria Bello -agree about her stringy hair.

      Melissa McCarthy looked beautiful and the dress color was perfect but the dress itself a bit too tight.

    • Anonymous

      Sofia Vergara, wow. STUNNING! The color was even prettier than it appears here, a very pretty coral. 
      Sarah Hyland looks great and she’s not trying to looks like she’s 30. She must be incredibly petite, like she could fit in your pocket. 
      Olivia Munn. God no. Naya Rivera looks good for 40. hehe
      Evan Rachel Wood. Rowr! Amy Poehler looks like she’s wearing shiny rubber. But I’ve seen her look worse.
      LOVE Claire Danes’ dress. GORGEOUS!
      Do you think Jane Lynch is ever going to figure out what looks good on her? She’s so tall and athletically built so I’ve no doubt it’s tricky finding something that flatters, but I hope she hits her style stride soon. Like her so much.
      Kate, for the love of God go up a size. And can I say, Martha Plimpton has obviously worked hard for that bod. Who knew?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Uh, did anyone notice Padma’s free vajayjay show?  That slit goes right up to the good china (thanks Peach!). 

    • Anonymous

      Claire Danes was my favorite look of the night.  That dress looked more on the green side of blue-green on TV and it was luminous.  I gasped when they showed her.

    • Anonymous

      I’m having trouble getting past Christina Hendricks’ pinky toe sticking out of her left shoe, as if it’s trying to escape!

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i really truly love that there are women of all sizes on this runway.
      i would have had a different life if that were the way it was even ten years ago.
      i really also love that there are women of all different colors on this runway.
      the best part about that is that there isnt even any point in pointing this out any more, it’s become so natural.
      the same can be said for sexual orientation[s], from kinseys 0 thru 6.
      i hate whats happened to culture, it’s been a broadening but w/ an equal shallowing.
      but i love whats happened to the human community in the western world.

    • akprincess72

      Evan Rachel Wood is building a reputation of looking AWESOME.

    • Anonymous

      CHARO!  

    • Anonymous

      What Winslet has is a helluva set of undergarments and a too small dress. Over it. She looks more and more like Sharon Stone and one of Stone is plenty.

    • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

      Claire Danes and Evan Rachel Woods are the best dressed in this list. WHY ARE THE YOUNGEST GIRLS LOOKING LIKE SOAP OPERA STARS?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      Amber Riley’s dress is absolutely horrendous — and you gave her a pass!?!? 
      Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies, Maria Bello with better hair, Padma’s dress in a different color, and Sarah Hyland with different shoes are gorgeous. The rest, awful to meh.