2014 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rundown – Part 2

Posted on August 27, 2014

Home stretch, y’all!



Halle Berry in Elie Saab Fall 2014
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Very proud of her right leg; mysteriously embarrassed of her left eye.

Not a great color for her.



Kate Walsh in Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2014
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Points for going bold, but we’re not sure she can pull this color off and the hair just looks too sleek for the dress.

She kinda looks like a pile of lemon peels.



Laura Prepon in Gustavo Cadile
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This dress just can’t make up it’s damn mind. And her hair’s a mess. Interesting color combo, though.



Kelly Osbourne in Honor Spring 2014
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Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
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Her man Tadashi always does right by her.



Edie Falco in Escada
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Betsy Brandt in Alice + Olivia
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It’s different (for the Emmys) and pretty. A little doll-like, but we can live with that in this sea of sameness.



Kiernan Shipka in Antonio Berardi Resort 2015
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Sorry, Kiernan. Not even you can pull off that waist thing.



Yael Stone
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 YOU can make your very own RED CARPET DRESS! Here’s what you’ll need:

Some old patio furniture

Any old strip of shitty fabric

A hot glue gun

Safety scissors

A parent or grownup to help you out.



Keke Palmer in Rubin Singer
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On her way to the drag ball.



Rose Leslie
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It’s a pretty and interesting dress, but the bustline is too low and too wide for her. And her makeup is ghostly.



Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta
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Alysia Reiner in Alexander McQueen
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We know it’s McQueen and all, but when you find yourself in front of a mirror asking “Does this bejeweled cleavage tree really work for me?” you should probably reach for something else on the rack.



Danielle Brooks  in Nathaniel Paul
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Bridal as hell. We don’t know what she was thinking.



Gabourey Sidibe in Octavio Carlin
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God, are we sick of looking at this tomato-red. This is all right for her, but she’s done better than this on the red carpet.



Katherine Heigl in Vintage John Hayles
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Too satiny, a little matronly, and the color does nothing for her.  It’s like something Ethel Mertz would wear to a gala event.



Mayim Bialik  in Oliver Tolentino
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From the Barbara Bush Sears Collection.



Amanda Peet in Giambattista Valli Resort 2015
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Pretty, if a little night-gowny. She’s pregs, so that probably felt appropriate to her.



Christine Baranski
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Has every right in the world to look smug.



Dascha Polanco in Johanna Johnson
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Oh, honey. The bodice is way too tight, the skirt is too big and too long, the hair and makeup are totally child pageant. Let’s go home and start over, mkay?



Sibel Kekilli in Kaviar Gauche
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Pretty and slightly unusual, but it’s definitely lacking in the styling.


Kate Mulgrew
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It’s cutting into her bust a little bit, which is a shame, because it looks pretty great otherwise. Don’t love the sleeve seams being so prominent, though.



Sarah Paulson in Armani Privé Fall 2014
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In the village of Hollywood, suspected witches are forced to stand in the middle of a colony of fire ants.



Anna Chlumsky in Zac Posen Resort 2015
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It doesn’t photograph well at all, but this is probably the most polished we’ve ever seen her look. Sleek enough to avoid looking bridal.



Uzo Aduba in Christian Siriano
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BAM. It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it gets the job done for her.



Julianne Hough in Dsquared2 Spring 2014
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TOTALLY bridal. How is that not obvious? At least avoid the white pumps, for God’s sake.



Hayden Panettiere in Lorena Sarbu Fall 2014
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Yes, we get it. You’re pregnant. AND you have boobs.

Feh. We’re cranky now.



January Jones in Prabal Gurung Resort 2015
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Suits her to a T, but it almost feels a little expected. She seems over the whole fame thing, but we were kind of hoping she’d show up wearing something totally cracktastic, like the old days. The best she could manage was that tatty-ass hairstyle.





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  • Karen Belgrad

    I want to be Christine Baranski. #BeMeorDoMe

    • Catiline

      I’ve wanted to be her since The Ref. Slipper socks! Medium!!!

      • MartyBellerMask

        *sigh* I need to watch that movie again. I forgot how much I love it.

      • GeoDiva

        My favorite Christmas movie!

        • Yvonne M

          “My mother’s Chinese.”
          “And your father…?”

          • Freynika

            I absolutely adore her as Leonard’s mom. Her coldness is fabulous.

      • Kristi Mitchell

        “You know what I’m going to get you for christmas next year mother? A big wooden cross. So every time you’re feeling unloved or unappreciated, you can climb up on it and NAIL yourself to it.”

    • She slammed it to the ground and stomped on it. Awesomeness. Luv Huh.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      Omg I was just typing ” I want to be Christine baranski when I grow up. And then I saw your post and realized I want to be her RIGHT NOW. That lady is fieeeeece.

    • smayper

      Oh, YES. I would watch the Good Wife JUST for her necklaces. And clothes. And stature (not just height). Sigh.

      • RoseJB

        Diane’s wardrobe. *swoon*

    • ballerinawithagun

      One of the best compliments I’ve ever received: A friend said I reminded her of Christine Baranski! Wish I were that tall and fabulous, in my dreams… That dress is elegance personified!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      She looks abfab. So, so fabulous.

    • Juliette Wojciechowski

      This is how you do fierce mourning during awards season. She buried her husband at the end of May and looks fabulous/appropriate for an awards show 3 months later.

      • AnneElliot

        I just looked it up, she was married to Matthew Cowles whom I know as Billy Clyde Tuggle from All My Children. So sad that he passed away.

        • Munchkn

          Damn! I didn’t know about Matthew’s death. I’ll have to tell my brother. We used to watch AMC during our lunch hour when I worked for him in his veterinary practice.

    • jen_vasm

      This is Style. She doesn’t need to make any kind of ‘fashion statement’

    • ailujailuj

      a friend of mine worked with her on a film… and said she was simply lovely.

    • Contralto

      She totally has that BOW DOWN BITCHES look about her, doesn’t she.

  • PlethoraofBooks

    How on earth did Dascha Polanco NOT feel like she couldn’t breath?! I gasped and clutched at my own boobs and promised they would always have more room provided by me (we will not discuss prom, back when I was young and foolish.)

    • Kristi Mitchell

      My immediate response to seeing that was “oh girl NOOOOOOOO. You should not look like a busted can of whomp biscuits at the top of your dress.” I don’t care what the label says, try sizing up a notch . . . or two . . .

      • uprated for “whomp biscuits”

      • TAGinMO


      • cowper

        “Busted can of whomp biscuits” DEFINITELY a nominee for Best Description Ever.

      • I’m hooting and snorting over that comment. The Best. You must be from the South. I hope so. I kept thinking, good Lord, if she stands up tall and takes a deep breath…pop goes the weasel!

        • Kristi Mitchell

          LOL! Raised in FL for 14 years, but AZ now. Somethings just never die out though – particularly southern slang! 🙂

          • I knew it! I’m from Tampa..lived here since 1963. Moms from NC, so I got a good dose of Southern slang from her and all my family from NC. I miss it. Wish it wasn’t discouraged. Don’t lose that Southern Slang! It’s a dying language.

    • MaryMcClelland

      It is a pretty dress, but a mess on her! also it’s so bridal.

      • demidaemon

        If you mean bridesmaid, then yes.

        • Freynika

          It looked to me like she and Danielle Brooks were on a “Bride Job Fair” episode of OITNB and those were the only dresses they had. At least Danielle’s would have made a great dress if it were any other color.

          • demidaemon

            I agree. Of all the bridal dresses showcased, it was probably the best. I could see why she was attracted to it, as it is really only the color that reads bridal to me, and the white really pops against her skin. But Dascha’s is just all bad.

    • It looks so odd, I first thought her head was photoshopped onto another’s body. It’s bad, very bad.

    • Seriously, that was shockingly terrible from head to toe. My god, that eye makeup! Oy.

      • conlakappa

        To’ up from the flo’ up.

    • MoHub

      She seems to be overflowing in the back as well.

  • Carrie

    Hayden was dangerously close to having a nipple gare of her own, that V was way too low.

    Kelly Osborne has no right critiquing others when her choices are baffling at best.

    Octavia can take a damn bow. Amazing.

    • FrigidDiva

      The purple/aubergine of that dress REALLY clashed with her hair. I think if she was blonde it would have looked marginally better, but I’m still not in love with the hemline.

      • Carrie

        Kelly? I hate that hair. It remains singularly unflattering and going back to a more natural color (or hell, a darker purper) would do wonders.

    • imperfectlaura

      Who on Fashion Police has any right to critique people’s choices besides George? Didn’t know he styled Melissa McCarthy last night, but he at least is a good stylist.

      • Carrie

        Point. Though at least Joan Rivers sends to get that she’s there to be bitchy as opposed to thinking she’s stylish.

        • demidaemon

          And Joan’s style has remained pretty much consistent and appropriate for her age and stature.

          • Freynika

            I’m getting kind of sick of all her QVC accessories, though.

    • MilaXX

      Hayden had very good illusion netting holding her boobs in.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I feel like the only one who liked Hayden’s look. She was radiating happiness.

        • Aurora Meyer

          I mostly like it too! Its very pretty in an Art Deco way, and it can accommodate a baby bump while still being glamorous. But whats up with the illusion netting that fails to cover anything? Kind of hilarious.

        • BackseatDriver

          I sure did. Pity the uncles were cranky because that is pretty damn glamorous for a heavily pregnant woman.

    • Kent Roby

      Re Hayden: when you’re in a race with Kim K. to see who can show the most boobage, you need to re-think your fashion choices.

  • snarkykitten

    Dalaya appears to be reenacting the Career Day episode…

    • Fuchsiaforever

      LOL…ouch! But so true! Hahhahaha

  • FrigidDiva

    What was with all the white dresses? There’s a fine line between looking evening and bridal, and most of them tipped over into bridal save a few like Laverne Cox and Anna Chlumsky. It was kind of a dull red carpet though, no one really took any risks.

    • Fred Vaughn

      Last licks of summer??

  • Karen Belgrad

    I love Kate Walsh. I love Big Bird. But they really need not be morphed together.

  • RescueMe23

    I thought Christine Baranski, Kate Walsh and Mayim Bialik looked great. The rest should go home and start over.

    • Heather

      I thought that was an exceptionally good dress on Mayim. She tends to look schlumpy on the red carpet and that dress fit beautifully. Also? If I have to see lace, I’m glad it was in that beautiful blue.

      • Lucía Gavello

        I kind of loved Mayim’s look, her head looked great too. Could have used a tiara though 😉

        • Janice Bartels

          Bar none, my favorite scene of any sitcom ever.

          • cocohall

            She regularly knocks it out of the park on that show, and that scene made me laugh so hard it hurt.

        • travelgirl28

          Tiara…I get what you did there. Great!

        • Fuchsiaforever


      • Fuchsiaforever

        You gotta be kidding….

    • MissAmynae

      Mayim’s best red carpet look, IMO. She is very conservative in her dressing- I believe because of her religion- which many see as boring or “old lady.” This feels like a more moderned-up version of her usual. Very nicely fit, beautiful neckline, and that color is epic.

      Kate Walsh was one of my favorites of the night. So statuesque, old-hollywood glam.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        Mayim. No.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Mayim. Are you serious???

  • Ragnarockette

    I love the January Jones dress and shoes.

    • Gatto Nero

      Perfect for her. Great color, too.

    • Kent Roby

      Me, too, it’s got just enough edge to the entire look to make it interesting.

      • smayper

        I loved the little black diagonals. They have a weapon-y vibe, which is perfect for her.

    • If only she had done something different with her hair (those bangs are just sad), it would have been a straight up WERQ.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Laura Prepon — what was she smoking when she put this dress on? And where can I get some?

    • Sophia Finfer

      Sarah Silverman’s purse!

    • Raspberry2012

      You know the first thing I thought of when I saw Prepon’s dress? Those crazy 80s gowns that Helen Slater’s character was designing in “Ruthless People”!

    • smayper

      The DEFINITION of “too many notes.”

    • random_poster

      Worst look of the night.

    • Really bad.

  • Sophia Finfer

    The comment for Kelly O made me lol at my desk. Read my mind! Zooey’s dress is quite possibly the most boring I’ve ever seen.

    • MaryMcClelland

      Zooey looks like she’s morphing into a democratic congressman’s trophy wife. YAWN. Great color on her though!

      • julnyes

        I had to give her points for no black tights and a new hairstyle.

        • evave2

          Here here, I WAS looking for the tights.

          • quiltrx

            They’re under the lampshade-to-the-floor skirt, natch.

          • demidaemon

            My thoughts exactly.

      • travelgirl28

        I didn’t even recognize her when I first saw her. Did not look very Zooey Deschanel to me.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        Great observation!

    • Sanglots longs

      I feel as if Zooey would have done better to have a truly Breakfast at Tiffany’s hairstyle with that dress; then if might have a coll retro vibe rather than looking just uninspired and a bit old.

  • veriance

    I get that Bialik wants to dress modestly, but one should never borrow Hillary Clinton’s inaugural dress. Never, it’s just bad form.

    confession, I love all the rich purple toned blues on the RC. It’s my favorite color

    • smayper

      I SO saw Laura Bush. Made me realize how wonderful it is to have Michelle O. looking so great in that role. It sucks that so many women who clearly hate the costume aspect of being FLOTUS have to do it! The role should be campaigned for and voted on separately.

      • demidaemon

        That would make the White House VERY interesting.

    • Janet B

      I see Barbara Bush.
      For once I love the silhouette on Mayim, but the lace and color are not beautiful. (Does she ever wear a gown that’s not lace?)

      • jen_vasm

        All she needed was the pearls. There are tons of modest gowns that do no hearken back to BB or even Mamie Eisenhower.

  • Raspberry2012

    I got as far as “YOU can make your very own RED CARPET DRESS! Here’s what you’ll need:”, and I was already laughing before I’d read the rest of it!

    And you should have seen Keke’s dress from the SIDE view! They showed her last night on “Fashion Police”, and those boobs were hanging out for all the world to see!

    • Gatto Nero

      Completely cracked me up.
      That, and the fire ants.

      • FibonacciSequins

        And Ethel Mertz.

        • Lee

          it totally IS what she would wear though. As soon as I read it Katherine’s face morphed into Ethel’s.

          • demidaemon

            What’s even worse about that dress is that the cameras make it look like she has huge boob sweat stains on the front.

      • Raspberry2012

        I know, the “fire ants” was gold!

      • smayper

        The fire ants brought the snort. Oh, dear GOD, Sarah. WHAT IS IT? WHY?

        • myandyleigh

          But the thing is, she looks so happy, so pleased with herself, like she’s actually enjoying herself. I mean, she looks lovely nestled in the fire ant’s nest, all smiles and sass. Remember the torture shoes she wore at ComicCon, the too small, sadistically strapped toe stranglers that she actually had in two different colors that made her look murderously deranged? She’s obviously not wearing them under that wad of tulle, she’s way too relaxed to be wearing those. Maybe she’s barefoot among the ants.

          • lilibetp

            As someone who has been stung by fire ants, you definitely don’t want to be barefoot around them.

    • tpalgal

      Isn’t that the same neckline that got Christine auf’d on Project Runway this past week?

      • elleg929

        That is exactly what I thought when I saw it!

        • MoHub

          As did many of us BKs.

      • Raspberry2012

        Yes! Yes it is!

    • NJCathi

      On top of that, she kept hiking up the top. And she needed a helper to walk her down the carpet. She couldn’t maneuver all that fabric on her own.

  • imperfectlaura

    It’s amazing how many matronly gowns were on the Emmy’s red carpet.

  • Gatto Nero

    Is that a Zac Posen on Christine Baranski? He’s done that capey-drapey thing before.
    She looks amazing, though.

    • imperfectlaura

      According to Harper’s Bazaar, you’re right…it’s Zac Posen. Good eye!

      • tpalgal

        So elegant and simple for Zac….he usually goes in for the fussy stuff. Love this look!

    • I believe he designed Heidi’ s dress as well.

  • hughman

    a) Kiki Palmer : BAM! Diana Ross!

    b) Zooey Deschanel, is that you?? She looks like if Linda Blair worked in a bank. Yikes.

    • Kent Roby

      b) and Linda Blair spent an hour making the dress from an “easy” McCall’s pattern.

    • myandyleigh

      Is it me, or is Zooey’s face…..off….somehow? I was startled when I first saw her because I didn’t recognize her face, it just didn’t look like her. On the first pondering I thought it might be because her usual garish black eyeliner seems to be softer and applied with a much lighter hand. But even factoring that in, there’s something not right. Has she been botoxing? I hope not, but I am at a loss to explain it.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Maybe because she has her bangs off of her face?

      • what not

        I had the same reaction. It reminds me of when pregnancy wonks with your eyes (visible in many pregnant celebs on the RC), not to insinuate anything about her personally.

      • Snarkmeister

        Ditto. She was unrecognizable to me too. I kept looking harder and harder at the photo and nope, I still don’t get Zooey from it. Maybe because she normally has such a specific look – to see her deviate from it is completely disconcerting.

  • Hugo’sBoss

    Hayden Panettiere = Jiffy Pop Popcorn

    • Kent Roby

      Something’s gonna pop out, not sure if it’s corn, baby, or boobs!

      • homofascist

        Considering her man is a (very hot) giant, her baby is probably going to come out the size of a 10 year old…

        • demidaemon

          Poor girl.

      • Fuchsiaforever


  • BayTampaBay

    Kelly Osbourne in Honor Spring 2014 looks like her mother. If her mother would dye her hair purple-grey they could be twins.

    Christine Baranski gets all my votes. There are no runners-up in round two.

    Once again, another perfectly tailored custom fit dress my the master Christian Siriano. I bow down!

  • I may be in the minority, but I enjoy Sarah Paulson’s dress. I like that she went for it, even though it was crazy exuberant and probably too poofy and much for the event, but I loved how the red dots look like they are floating all around her and I like black and red together. It is a great dress for an editorial, not perfect for the red carpet. Maybe if she omitted some of the tulle layers, the shape wouldn’t have been so overwhelming.

    • gloriana232


      • BayTampaBay

        Ditto! Sarah Paulson is so talented that it really does not matter what she wears because she id not an attention whore.

        • Kent Roby

          I agree that Sarah Paulson is talented (she was so terrific on Season 2 of AHS), but one does not wear that dress if one is not seeking attention! The dress is a little crazy, but I like it.

          • BayTampaBay

            K.R., I just think she tired of being demure.

        • smayper

          I love her so much. And I want her to look gorgeous.

    • papillon

      I like that she was willing to wear something so different as well. It’s crazy but in a fun way.

      • Exactly. Plus it looked like she was having fun and really loved what she was wearing. Who can be mad at that?

        • smayper

          True, and good point. In other RC pics, she’s looked ready to shoot someone or run screaming.

    • Denise Alden

      Yeah, I loved that on her, too!

    • mapmakerscolors

      Me too. It’s interesting and fun and she’s actually smiling for once.

    • MilaXX

      I thought the Sarah’s dress was a bit editorial and needed to be toned down for the RC. Maybe just have the dots on the lower half? I dunno.

    • tallgirl1204

      It made me happy to look at.

    • Qitkat

      It was different, flattering, and made me smile. And truly the only one I could remember after a quick scroll through.

    • Jess1216

      I feel like better hair and makeup could have really helped this awesome dress.

      • Grumpy Girl

        I think that is a given with her, the need for better hair and makeup.

      • GillianHolroyd

        If she’d gone with a classic chignon, this might have worked.

    • amanda siegelson

      i’m with you! i adore this look! ADORE! it’s fun – and isn’t that what fashion should be as well?? good on ya, sarah!

    • julnyes

      I agree – one of her best RC attempts. Also loved that you couldn’t see her blush from the stratosphere for once.

    • Sanglots longs

      Plus, she’s worn some dull, silly, and unflattering colorless dresses in the past. This one has a definite personality, and I like that on her.

    • stonecoldcuddlewhore

      I said, “ohmygod I LOVE THAT DRESSSSS” when I saw it. Why NOT wear it on the red carpet? No one looks interesting or real anymore. At least, as you said, she went for it and did it without making it feel like a weird statement like Lena Dunham.

    • enuma

      Agreed. The dress also gets bonus points for getting away from that weird, unflattering above the ankles hemline that she seem always seems to favor.

  • Kent Roby

    Christine Baranski shows up in unembellished black, and SLAYS.

    • That looks like a very dark blue to me — a gorgeous subtle color, much better than black.

      • Kent Roby

        It’s hard to tell on my monitor, but she looks damn awesome whatever the color! (My assessment is completely unbiased and has nothing to do with the fact that I worship her!).

        • BayTampaBay

          I have love Baranski in everything she has done and to top it off, she is married to Billy Clyde Tuggle.

          • alyce1213

            He died recently. 🙁

          • BayTampaBay

            Just looked that up on Wikipedia. I was an avid All My Children Fan. I watch Devious Maids just for Susan Lucci in all her Diva glory.

          • alyce1213

            I was a huge fan, too, back in the day (’80s mostly)

      • MoHub

        It is indeed navy.

        • Kent Roby

          Like I said, she shows up in umembellished navy, and SLAYS! he he.

    • KayEmWhy

      Well she just lost a husband so it’s fitting.

  • “She kinda looks like a pile of lemon peels.”

    This is why we’re here, TLo. Also your comments on Sarah Paulson’s case of fire ants.

    But I disagree about Halle Berry — that’s the best I’ve seen her look in ages. I think it’s a gorgeous dress, though her posing/styling is awkward.

    Cannot get over how elegant Christine Baranski and Sibel Kekilli look. I think Keke Palmer’s look is working surprisingly well, too. At least she looks happy.

    Kiernan could’ve done so much better — at least in color.

    I saw a side view of Uzo — she looked like a goddamn queen. (Not the drag sort).

    • MilaXX

      I DVR’d the Schemmy’s just so I could see Uzo accept her award. She looked fab both nights.

    • VCR1

      Uzo has been looking amazing for all the award shows! I loved her Emmys dress, perfect color on her. She’s gorgeous!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Kiernan Shipka and Betsy Brandt should have traded dresses.

    • BayTampaBay

      Kiernan must have been paid to wear that dress.

    • My first thought.

  • Karen B

    How on earth did Dascha not both see and feel that this dress doesn’t fit her. Look at the size of the cups on the dress! She has more boob outside the dress than in it. I have DDs myself, I might be taking this one a bit personally.

    • Gatto Nero

      The overall effect of the fit, the styling, and the makeup comes off a bit cheap.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        It comes off very “Housewives of NJ”, doesn’t it?

  • KateMaryC

    Forget Modern Family and Breaking Bad, Christian Siriano won the Emmy of the night.

    • BayTampaBay


  • Kitten Mittons

    Lots of COLOR!!!! Hooray!

    Baranksi and Brandt are my faves of this bunch.

    And given how covered Mayim Bialik prefers to be, I like that dress for her. That blue is fabulous.

    • MoHub

      I agree about Mayim Bialik. She is covered without looking frumpy. I like it.

      • Constant Reader

        Me too. Mayim’s preference for being covered is always going to read a little matronly, but this is really pretty and flattering.

        • MoHub

          It’s not a preference; it’s a religious dictate, and she has managed to stay within the limits and still look good.

          • I hope that her adherence to the religious dictate is a preference and not something that’s being forced on her, though.

          • FibonacciSequins

            She appeared on Howard Stern recently and talked about how she chooses to follow strict rules in her dress, what she eats, etc because she finds it easier. Didn’t sound like anything was being forced on her, fortunately.

          • I didn’t think she was really in danger of that; I just wanted to make a point that even if the rules are unequivocal, each individual’s conformance to religious dictates is indeed a preference. 🙂 I know devout Muslim women who choose not to wear hijabs, for instance.

          • gloriana232

            And many who do genuinely choose! Great diversity.

          • MoHub

            Her level of Orthodoxy is definitely her choice. I’m pretty sure she was raised Conservative or Reform.

          • Constant Reader

            I apologize if I offended. I chucked the religion of my childhood and never looked back, so I see it as a preference but perhaps others do not. I’d much rather see Mayim in something like this than Lea Michele in… pretty much anything. Ladylike always wins in my book.

          • Gatto Nero

            Well, for adults anyway, religion itself is a choice. In a free society, following dictates is a choice.

          • Exaaaactly.

        • I disagree that coverage always means matronly, though. That’s not how I would read Sibel’s dress, or even Christine Baranski’s.

        • Kitten Mittons

          True, her choices often come across somewhat matronly. Even when she shoots for more modern looks, her RC choices are very hit or miss.

          It’s a more mature style of dress, certainly, but in this instance she chose a bolder color than normal, and it actually fits properly. Her hair and makeup are more elegant than they normally are, and she wore jewelry. For her, this is glam.

          I can understand why a lot of people won’t/don’t like it. But for her specifically, I think it works.

        • Kayceed

          She looks good here. I wonder if she or anyone in her entourage would ever look to the Middle East for pointers, where the royals and society ladies are pretty covered but beautifully, beautifully dressed.

          • MoHub

            She is following Orthdox Jewish conventions—already Middle Eastern—but many of the traditions are more Eastern European-based. However, you’ll probably never see her in pants, and her skirts will always be below the knee or longer. At least she doesn’t wear a shetl.

      • Hugo’sBoss

        I basically agree… if she just would have lost the necklace. It takes the matronly over the top.

        • Gatto Nero

          For me it’s the lace and the color, too. Covered up is fine, but fabric choice and silhouette can make the difference between matronly and chic.

        • AnneElliot

          I like the necklace — for me, it’s the lace that kills the look. I think the silhouette and the color are great, but somehow colored lace always looks just busy and cheap to me. Something like Kate Mulgrew’s dress would have been nice, except for the sheer part on top.

    • tallgirl1204

      I think the issue is that the blue is a 1980s bridesmaid color (I for one had TWO different bridesmaid dresses in that hue). Add the lace and it goes way matronly. Maybe a more freakishly nutso color could have saved it, I dunno.

      • Also I think the skirt’s folds have excessive volume, and that makes it look First Lady-ish.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I can see how one might have that association, but I love the color. And I love it on her. With her brunette hair, it pops well.

        • smh4748

          I love the color too. I think it’s a great color on her. For me, it’s the lace that kills it. It’s tough to make colored lace look elegant, not tacky.

      • demidaemon

        I wonder if it would have read better using that silhouette but in a matte jersey or another fabric.

    • Karen B

      I like the blue on Mayim, too, but I think the skirt needs to be a bit more sleek. Not tight or anything, just not quite so full. A-line, maybe?

      • Kitten Mittons

        She wore something similar to what your describing to another event (2013 SAG Awards, I think), and it did look nice. Having said that, I don’t mind the volume here.

    • Abbey Rogue

      It’s impossible not to look frumpy in cobalt blue lace, an up do and a damn hoopskirt. She can be modest and covered and not look like she’s about to roll bandages with Dorothea Dix.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Well, to each their own. I don’t think she looks frumpy. Could she dress modestly and be more modern? Yes. Does she? Not frequently. She wears a lot of lace. Given her previous choices and perceived preferences, I think this works better than a lot of what she wears.

  • Gatto Nero

    Sibel Kekilli’s dress made me sit up and take notice. It’s austere and covered up — so unusual for a red carpet look — but very striking on her. She’s exuding an otherworldly serenity here.

    • Agree, I loved how relaxed and effortless it was. Very chic.

    • Kayceed

      I thought it was just great, simple and chic. Had a bit of a ’70s aesthetic.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      Yeah the more I look at that one the more I like it. Very cool for so seemingly simple.

    • CelandineM

      Sibel Kekili is wearing Princess Leia’s dress in orange and for that I LOVE. I think its striking and lovely.

  • Eva_baby

    I agree with everything said here, except I think that is a great color on Halle. The drape, the fit, the look all really good on her.

    • MoHub

      Afraid I’m with the uncles. I don’t think mauve is Halle’s color.

      • Wink

        I don’t think mauve has been anyone’s color since 1987.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t think it’s anyone’s color, or very, very few, and I’m calling it puce. Don’ like it.

    • MilaXX

      I liked this on Halle as well. Basic but I thought it worked.

    • gloriana232

      Ditto! Really pretty. Not her most eye-catching, but still good.

      Except the belt. Belt could be better.

  • Lex

    Love Betsey Brandt’s purple shoes! Hilarious nod to her BB character. Katherine Heigl looks like a cheap granny. Hayden Panattiere’s nude boob mesh made her look like a pregnant ice skater- misfire. Rose Leslie is doing vampire chic or something?!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Was Mayim Bialik there to pick up her Lifetime Achievement Award? And was Katherine Heigl presenting it to her?

    • Lex

      LOL! Exactly

    • I don’t know why her stylist treats her like she’s some special anomaly she has to get extra-creative for. I’m seeing lots of gorgeous, youthful dresses that would have met her modesty requirements.

      • Juliette Wojciechowski

        I’m not disagreeing that the look is matronly, but . . . this is one of the best “bad” looks she has had in recent memory. The stylist is ghastly but at least I didn’t visibly wince when looking at her in this gorgeous color. (Also, the lace work is very pretty and unusual, imho.)

    • Little_Olive

      I just can’t stop laughing at the Barbara Bush comment and this makes it even better.

    • Imasewsure

      They were sort of dressed as Lucy and Ethel so it makes sense….

  • barbarienne

    I wonder if every time some designer complains about how hard it is to design for women who aren’t model-thin, Tadashi Shoji gives a little snort and mutters, “and you call yourself a designer.”

    (Yeah, he probably doesn’t. But in my happy fantasy world he does.)

    • MoHub

      Lena Dunham needs to contact Tadashi Shoji1stat!

      • Karen B

        Agreed. So does Dascha Polanco!

      • alyce1213

        In terms of flattering her body yes, but Shoji’s designs may be a bit mature for her.

      • c8h10n4o2

        I think that if Lena Dunham would just stop slouching like an angsty 15 year old a lot of the clothes that she wears would look good on her. My stepmom has spinal stenosis which is rapidly causing scoliosis that’s requiring an 8-1/2 hour surgery and she can stand up straighter.

        • barbarienne

          I was having this exact conversation with a friend yesterday who is very similar to Ms. Dunham’s physique (only about 20 years older). My friend even has short blonde hair. And I was pointing out to my friend how even when she’s dressed in just ordinary office-work clothes, she looks a million times better than Ms. Dunham because my friend stands up straight.

    • VCR1

      I think Octavia’s dress was definitely one of the best of the night. She looked amazing in it.

  • MoHub

    Isn’t the top of Keke Palmer’s the same cut that got Kristine booted from PR last week?

    • Gatto Nero

      Hate that cat-ears bodice.

  • papillon

    Sarah Paulson’s dress actually made me laugh. And your commentary is perfect. As is the caption for Yael’s.
    Katherine, Kelly, those aren’t your dresses.
    Too much boob, Keke.
    Uzo Aduba’s outfit looks unfinished like it should have a jacket or bolero or something.
    Mayim looks nice. Octavia Spencer always looks flawless (but maybe just different hair).

  • Wink

    “Barbara Bush Sears Collection.” Bazinga! Mayim is at least 40 years too young for that dress.

    • Gatto Nero

      My nonna is too young for that dress.

    • Djwilke

      I don’t understand why Mayim can’t choose something more like Sibel Kekilli’s dress. It even had more coverage, but way, way, way, way more stylish, obviously.

      • YES, exactly.

      • Gatto Nero

        Though that straight drape looks better on a slender frame.

        • GillianHolroyd

          Yeah, that loosely-draped column would *not* be kind to Mayim Bialik; she looks better in fitted garments. I like to think she was channeling Mamie Eisenhower. But in a good way.

          • alyce1213

            I agree about Mamie Eisenhower, but is it really possible to channel her in a good way?

  • Gatto Nero

    The tea-length on Kiernan is so pretty and fresh. I just can’t make sense of the waist adornment without seeing a 360-degree shot. But if it fails when viewed from one angle, it fails overall.
    Still, props for choosing something unusual.

    • Karen B

      The dress really did look quite cute from the side, but it looks so heavy from the front. I agree, it’s a design fail.

  • I think it’s my favorite Octavia-Tadashi dress yet!

    • Qitkat

      Friendly disagreement here 🙂 but they’re all starting to look interchangeable to me. She looks good, but unmemorable.

  • tallgirl1204

    Sarah Paulson’s fire ant dress made me smile out loud, and that’s a good thing. Where’s the fun silly whackadoo on this red carpet? I liked a lot of the looks better than TLo did, but I can appreciate their boredom.

  • marlie

    Christina Baranski looks elegant and classic and HAWT. Octavia Spencer looks gorgeous, as usual. Anna Chlumsky and Uzo Aduba are also some of my favorites. I’m not in love with Kiernan Shipka’s dress, but a “miss” for her is still way better than some ladystars’ best efforts. Gabby Sidebe needs to talk to whoever it was at Marchesa who finally got Melissa McCarthy’s dress right. And I totally give up on Sarah Paulson.

    ETA: I must say, I’m so impressed by all of the ladies that Christian Siriano dressed at the Emmys. They all looks great, and I was also really happy to see that he did such a great job for the ladies of color.

  • Anna

    Christine Baranski is SERVING IT.
    I have never been so disappointed by Miss Kiernan, that is bumming me the fuck out.
    Zooey Deschanel’s head is straight outta the 1974 CMAs.
    DYING at the Yael Stone, Mayim Bialik and Sarah Paulson assessments.

    • smh4748

      Kiernan’s dress is sad, but everyone has a misstep now and then. She’ll be back on form shortly, I’m sure. At least her head looked good.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        As somone noted above, Kiernan’s misstep still looks better than some of the other looks.

      • Anna

        True, I suppose she’s allowed to have an off day every now and then. A major awards show is a helluva time to have an off day, but it is still better than the likes of Julianne Hough or Hayden Panettiere.

  • DinaSews

    I thought the shape of Danielle’s dress was beautiful on her. Maybe another color?

    • Karen B

      Agreed. It fits her perfectly. Maybe in bright pink? Or even pale pink; pretty much anything would be better than white.

    • gloriana232

      I didn’t think it was that bridal! Maybe I just think the majority of brides are pretty conservative.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t think it was bridal either, with the cutout halter-ish neckline and especially the high slit.

    • tpalgal

      I absolutely thought that dress was gorgeous and not the least bit bridal. White doesn’t necessarily equal bridal – although the Uncles seem to be on that train with this post. This was one of my favorite looks!

  • Gatto Nero

    Halle could wear anything. Why did she go for that pale-lilac (slightly discount-rack-looking) number?
    The hair over the eye looks too calculated and a bit ridiculous.

    • alyce1213

      I think I’d call that color puce, I hate puce.


    I bow downn & worship Christine Baranski! Such a basic dress becomes regal elegance on her, she looks amazing!

    • smh4748

      She killed it, hard. She looks fantastic!

      • BayTampaBay

        She always kills it on the screen and red carpet.

  • tallgirl1204

    I also note that I keep seeing the green (looking at you Laura Pepron) that got someone kicked off Project Runway last week, and that Heidi described as the green of German hunting jackets. Certainly not emerald (which was what the poor young designer was going for) but what would you call it?

    • MoHub

      It’s a hunter green and works for many women—just not Heidi. For example, it would be stunning on Christina Hendricks.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Christine Baranski’s existence makes me happy. And she looked spectacular, to boot.

  • Qitkat

    By all the saints in heaven, there is no reason that I should like Sarah Paulson’s dress, but it’s the only one I remember from this scrolldown.

  • MartyBellerMask

    OMFG Amanda Peet walked straight out of 1986.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Her hair was the worst.

      • kimmeister

        I was just scrolling down to see if anyone mentioned it. I was shocked at how terrible her hair was.

  • Little_Olive

    Oh, Halle, no. And with a power belt and earrings to match.

  • bhl_1123

    If Amanda Peet is pregnant, then she should lay off the drugs–that’s the only explanation for that hair!

  • smh4748

    This was the red carpet of sad, sad hair. Yeesh ladies. You have untold resources in this department, please do something to it for a major awards show.

    Who brainwashed all of the pale blondes in Hollywood into thinking that champagne, white, cream, and blush were their friends? Ladies, they are NOT. You’re not a paint strip from Sherwin Williams taken home by a suburban housewife eager to settle on the perfect shade of neutral. Wear a damn color!

    Amanda Peet’s hair is 1997 middle school picture realness. I’m amazed she didn’t have a scrunchie holding that back.

    Yael Stone, Kerry Washington would like to thank you for narrowly saving her dress from the Most Fug of the Night award. Congratulations!

    Sarah Paulson’s dress made me laugh. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but at least she doesn’t look as intensely miserable/angry as usual, so I think I’m ok with it.

    I kind of get Hayden Panettiere’s pose. She’s at that awkward stage where it’s “pregnant or chubby?” and I don’t really blame her for wanting to drive the point home that it’s a baby, not two dozen chocolate muffins.

    Attention Lena Dunham: two of the women on this list have “non-traditional” Hollywood bodies, and they both have managed to dress for them. Please look and learn. It is more difficult than skinny and blonde, no one is denying that–but it certainly can be done, and Gabourey Sidibe and Octavia Spencer are here to show you how.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Laura Prepon once again showing us that bridesmaid’s dress can be reworn dammit!

  • smh4748

    I just realized what Sarah Paulson’s dress reminded me of! Anyone remember that drink called Orbitz that had a brief emergence in the late 90s? It had brightly colored floating balls in it, and it looked exactly like her dress.

    • gloriana232

      I remember Orbitz. Those little gel balls were terrifying.

    • Raspberry2012

      Yes! I do remember those. I tried one once for kicks and grins, and it was really gross.

      • smh4748

        I liked them. But I was in 6th grade or so, and I suspect that the novelty factor trumped the taste. 🙂

    • cowper

      There was also a (Japanese, I believe) drink called UFO. Similar concept….

  • AlisonS

    Christine Baranski needs a pendant.

    Hayden Panettiere’s tits look like a breast plate or drag painted on at the worst.

    • Shawn EH

      Upvote for Christine, but I loved Hayden’s look.

  • KendraMR

    I actually like that color on Halle.

    While that color is gorgeous on Keke, the cups are way too big and the dress is dragtastic.

    Before I read T Lo’s comment on Octavia, I made the same assessment that Tadashi did her right yet again.

    My mother actually like Katherine Heigl’s dress, granted she’ll be 55 in less than two weeks and has always dressed somewhat matronly.

    Danielle, sweetie, what’s wrong with your hair?!

    Uzo slayed it–her hair is laid and the dress is doing its job.

    Gosh, Hayden Panettiere bugs; we get that your pregnant, and bloated.

  • Karen B

    I wish Mayim’s skirt was a-line instead of being so, so full. I think that would make a huge difference, and she’d still be covered up. It just looks so very heavy, y’know?

    • VCR1

      That’s a perfect solution! The a- line skirt would’ve been wonderful

  • Jennifer Bober

    I cringed when I saw Dascha Polanco. Whoever put that dress on her should be ashamed of themselves…and FIRED. There’s just no excuse for that.

    Christine Baranski looked amazing. I actually liked Zoey Deschanel’s look. Not an earth-shattering design, but the color was fantastic.

  • golden_valley

    Bialik’s dress didn’t make me think of Barbara Bush, but rather of a far earlier first lady….Mary Todd Lincoln.

  • jilly_d

    Ohhhh Dascha, nooooo! Sweet Jesus, girl, you are better than this.

  • Shoelover1512

    Danielle Brooks looks good I think. I can see why you’d say bridal b/c I would totally wear that to get married in. But I really like the style of it.

    And seriously I am totally in awe of Christine Baranski, she looks amazing.

  • Tee

    Who is Christine Baranski wearing because she looks stunning!

    • Mr. J.

      That color! Wow!

    • Gatto Nero

      Zac Posen, I think.

      • DuBey2

        What? Really? But, But— I actually LIKE it?!

  • gloriana232

    I love how splashy Hayden Panettiere’s dress is. Sucker for pregnant ladies who go glam. Plus, the gown looks surprisingly comfortable for something so shiny. How deep the V goes is just kind of distracting though.

  • Sarah

    UZO AMAZING. That dress is killer on her. You go Crazy Eyes.

  • yayito83

    did you put all of these together on purpose, uncles? only Kate, Octavia and Uzo are working it for me, maybe Hayden too. Special mention to the floral dress

  • Jen

    That is a beautiful colour on Laura Prepon, shame about the shape of the dress.

  • Beardslee

    What an uninspired group of gowns – except for Christine Baranksi’s. Wow! And that shade of white was made for Danielle Brooks, so she gets a pass from me.

  • Jen

    I loved Rose Leslie’s. sorry not sorry.

  • LadyVimes

    If I look half as good as Christine Baranski when I’m her age, I’ll be over the moon. Hell, I’d love to be werqing so hard now.

  • Terri Terri

    For some reason I really loved Kate Walsh’s look. Such a tough color, but I think she looks great.

  • alyce1213

    Christine Baranski — I want to be her. She wins this page.
    Kiernan — I caught a glimpse on TV and got a queazy feeling, wanted a better look, and now I has a sad.
    Laura P — I gotta say, especially after PR, I’m done with green satin – emerald, shmemerald, whatever. Too bad, because green is one of my favorite colors.
    Mayim — also sad. She does’t have to look matronly to be modest.
    Danielle Brooks — I don’t see it as bridal like the others, just white. That slit? Not bridal.
    Octavia and Uzo both look fabulous.

  • melanie0866

    I think Mayim Bialik looks amazing.

    • Karen B

      I don’t love the dress (I don’t hate it either, it just reads as sort of ‘heavy’ to me) but you’re right, she does look beautiful – her makeup and hair are perfect, and she looks relaxed and confident in this pic.

  • Abbey Rogue

    I’m pretty sure Mayim Bialik was styled via a seance with Mary Todd Lincoln.

  • yethica

    I think I’m gonna get yelled at for this, but I’m kinda looking forward to Kelly’s line with HSN *cringe*. I can’t believe I just said that…

    • MilaXX

      Kelly Osborne’s line? I’ve seen clips of it. It actually looks kinda nice.

    • cocohall

      Come sit over here by me. I think she looks cute here and I like that she is adventurous with fashion. And she’s tiny, but not built like a model and I think she understands that lots of women can’t wear skinny jeans and thigh high boots. I wish her well.

  • Mr. J.

    Octavia, Uzo, Christine–YES.

    Laura Prepon–Nightmares of the white thing Kim Basinger designed and wore to the Oscars eons ago….

    Never seen Gabourey look better.

    Kelly Osbourne, as usual, appears to be a female wrestler with purple hair and a bad attitude….her appeal eludes me…..

    Danielle Brooks may be bridal as hell, but I just love to look at her.

  • I so see FLOTUS in Halle Berry’s dress……sew up the slit in the front and BAM!

  • EEKstl

    “It’s like something Ethel Mertz would wear to a gala event.” “From the Barbara Bush Sears Collection.” I love my boys when they’re at the top of their game. Didn’t realize Uzo was also wearing Princess Puffysleeves. He’s three for three for me. Along with Viola Davis, his three gals were the best of the night. Christine Baranski looks pretty fabulous, but when doesn’t she? Luv. Huh.

  • B_C_J

    Christine Baranski wins this round hands down. The dress is show-stopping. You don’t have to show acres of skin in order to turn every head in the room.

    • Gatto Nero

      And *attitude*, baby.

  • The color of the dress Rose Leslie (who?) is wearing is stunning, and stunning on her. I’d like my fall wardrobe in this color, please.

    • thimble

      You know nothing Jon Snow

    • Karen B

      I think she’s on Downton?

      And yeah, she looks good, I just think the straps need to be shorter so the whole thing is just lifted a bit.

      • Shawn EH

        Was on DA, then GoTs.

  • Chattygal

    Christine Baranski is my favorite. I loved Octavia’s – except for the sleeves, they bugged me.

    Julianne Hough looks like her plan for the evening was to meet a guy, marry him at the awards and use the after-parties for their reception.

  • When I saw the Halle Berry dress, all I could think was “color of a burn scar” from one of the very first Dress Libs winners. The Ethel Mertz thing made me choke, and the Barbara Bush Sears Collection is GENIUS. In short, you guys are on fire (NOT fire ants) this morning.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I KNOW it’s crazy, but I would totally wear Sarah Paulson’s dress. If I was 5’10”.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    “Pile of lemon peels” sounds like an awesome fashion inspiration.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Also, Zooey D is damn near unrecognizable. She changed up her look for the Met Gala two years ago and came off rather well. Now I am wondering if there is something wrong with her left eye (after seeing close up photos on another website).

  • Imasewsure

    Poor Alysia Reiner… everyone hated her character and I’m not sure the folks at McQueen like her all that much either…
    Go stand next to Laura Prepon if you want to feel better about your dress though, dear… she’s gorgeous but you wouldn’t know it from her RC appearances (especially this one!)

  • bunnydiet

    I agree with you guys on all you said! You definitely should pick the clothes for a few

  • Kathie


  • John11581

    Christine Baranski for the win (and she should’ve won the Emmy too)!

  • BLauDGaspode

    I love Betsy Brandt’s look – such a breath of fresh air. And if I looked like Christine Baranski, you can bet I’d look smug as all get out too.

  • homofascist

    Why is Heigl there? Were they running low on seat fillers?

    • Shawn EH

      New profiler show, apparently.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I don’t know who Sibel whatshername is, but she looks like a cult member.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Christine Baranski is a silver fox. She’s my inappropriate age crush. Far too old for me, but I don’t care.

  • ireneY

    Laura Prepon’s bridesmaid dress is in the process of morphing into a smoking jacket! And what’s up with Amanda Peet’s hair? Looks like an overgrown mullet.

    • Laura Prepon….channeling Kim Basinger from 1990, not a good look then, and a smaller skirt and a different color didn’t help.

  • KCF

    Oh, I thought Kiernan looked great–sophisticated and interesting, but, as always, age-appropriate. Nifty trick to pull off. Granted I first saw this in profile and it was really interesting. The waist thingy wraps around and down (google it). It’s better in profile. There’s that.

  • Lee

    Christine Baranski and Uzo Aduba can stay put. Their looks stayed with me. Basically everyone else- Do Better.

  • NBG

    Christine Baranski in a cape is the rightest right there is.

    P.S. It has been a rough year for her and I applaud her for always being a true professional. Snaps of respect times infinity.

  • kfizz

    Love January Jones’s shoes with the dress.

  • elirt

    I have yet to see Sara Paulson in an outfit that isn’t hideous. She’s got terrible design instincts. It’s either over-designed or too child/ballerina like.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    I want that “fire ants” dress for Halloween. Perfect.

  • Chartreusite

    Betsy’s dress has got to be the most gorgeous print I have seen on the red carpet in some time.

    • DuBey2

      Why didn’t she go on stage at end of night for the big Breaking Bad win?? Or did my eyes just not see her? I loved her character (& Hank’s)

  • Violentcello

    Sibel Kekilli looks so serene. I couldn’t stop looking at her.

  • DeniseSchipani

    I’m still a-twitch over Hayden Panettiere’s illusion net chest thing.

  • AndieJay

    For me that is the best I’ve ever seen Mayim Bialik look. I think this dress would have been better in a more muted color, maybe sage green or silver, but I think her hair and makeup are lovely.

    • Melanie

      definitely. it’s matronly, but that’s her thing. it also helps that the fit is perfect & i think the fabric is really beautiful & luxurious, i wish i could look at it more closely!

  • World of Sass

    Amanda Peet and the Tragic Bangs is my new band name.

  • Kelly

    Thanks, TLo, for always including some of the older women. Nice to see Capt. Janeway back. Christine Baranski looks terrific, and knock me down, but I actually like the January Jones dress. It looks awfully orange (and thus a bit Halloween-y) on my computer, but I’m guessing it’s more red in person.

  • Bsquared41

    Octavia and Uzo both look utterly fabulous. Agreed that Anna Chlumsky has never (ever!) looked better.

    And I like Sarah Paulson’s dress too. Admittedly, I hated it when I first laid eyes on it. But now I kind of love it.

  • Melmmmendes

    Yael Stone can wear anything she wants, because she is so fucking adorable. I can’t even handle it.

    I would wear Sibel Kekilli’s dress a million times. If she had more dramatic eye makeup it would be a WERQ to me.

    • Shawn EH

      Lauren Hutton would have known what to do.

  • I kind of wish Uzo Aduba would wear her hair in a bigger, 70s glam Diana Ross style rather than these tight, close styles she favors – I bet she’s worried about getting pigeonholed as “Crazy-haired Crazy Eyes” but her features are so big and striking, I know she could rock that hippie glam. When she was judging the Godspell challenge on PR her hair was like that with beautifully highlighted ringlets, and I think that it was a really good look on her. Plus it’d really go well with her Jessica Rabbit dress.

    I like that dusty rose on Halle Berry, because for some reason the combination with her skin makes me think of powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and something about the combo is soft and fresh in a way that you don’t normally see from Halle. Of course, she had to go and sex it up by pulling a Jolie with her leg but whatever.

  • heartbot

    Amanda Peet looks like she stepped off a compound and stole Andrea Yates’ hair do.

    • frannyprof

      Toooooooootally! I didn’t even recognize her.

  • frannyprof

    Hooray for Christian Siriano! I feel like a proud mama. In related news, Heigl disappoints, as usual; “Barbara Bush Sears Collection” killed me; Peet is unrecognizable; and I want to be a Baranski when I grow up.

  • MoHub

    I’m really feeling those crazy D-Squared twins need to be stopped. Right now.

  • Kristi Puckett Carrillo

    How is Kate Mulgrew’s any less Barbara Bush than Mayim Bialik’s? I am Bitter, indeed.

    • Well for one, Kate Mulgrew’s old enough to be Mayim Bialik’s mother. For another, we don’t ever recall seeing Barbara Bush in a tight, sheer dress.

      • Kristi Puckett Carrillo

        You answered me! I love it. I have been put in my place by the uncles.

  • xmixiex

    It made me genuinely sad when I saw dascha polanco. “Oh, honey…-shakes head-”

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    when TLo invoke Ethel Mertz and the Barbara Bush Sears collection for ladystars in their 30’s, it’s not a good thing. I know tha tMayim is always going to go for a modestly cut dress/gown for religious reasons, but the blue lace really puts this in the matronly column

  • Melanie

    I hope Dasha went home and slapped her stylist. Sarah Paulson’s too.

    • Cousin_Rose

      At least Sarah Paulson showed a smile or two. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen her smile before.

  • Skippymom1

    I liked Kelly’s dress. I know uneven hems are not favored, but I thought the dress looked great on her.

  • quitasarah

    I thought Betsy Brandt’s dress was the best of the night, a breath of fresh air. And glad that the Uncles TLo agreed that not even baby fashionista Kiernan could pull off that hiddy waist thingy. Looked like a big frown on her midsection. Think Hayden Panettiere looked fab, you rock out with that preggers belly!

  • quiltrx

    Baranski and Spencer win this round for me!

  • Goldie

    I thought Hayden Panettiere looked cute but on other sites all I saw were the following complaints:

    1. “OMG! How dare she show her boobs! She’s going to be a mother! Blargh!” etc, etc. First, it’s side boob and I’m pretty sure her nipples are no where near being exposed. Second, since when did it become a crime for a pregnant lady to wear something that makes them feel pretty and sexy? She was glowing in that dress.
    2. “Why do pregnant women always put their hand under/on their bump?” At this stage in her pregnancy (about 6 months, I think), that hand may be for comfort more than anything. With that baby squirming around, it could be on her bladder or a nerve.

    • myristica_fragrans

      fuck them. she looks so happy.

  • Helen

    Sweet BJeezUss…..all of these women get to choose whichever dress they want to wear, from whichever house, with whatever jewellery and make up/hair etc….and this is what they come up with?!??!! Shocking. Especially Kelly Osbourne who gets paid a tidy packet to sit with Joan Rivers and pass judgement on what other people wear. Look in the mirror, lady, look in the mirror….shockingly bad, every single look, shockingly bad.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Did Yael Stone just spoil the winner of an unconventional challenge for tomorrow night?

  • myristica_fragrans

    dasha polanco’s head looks shopped onto someone else’s body.

  • Boulderista

    First pic I saw of Kelly Osbourne she had one hand on her hip (as here) and was gesturing with the other, all I could think was ‘I’mm a little teapot short and stout.” That dress is stumpifying.

  • Cousin_Rose

    Glad to see your praise of Uzo Aduba. That still photo doesn’t look nearly as great as she did walking on the stage. I thought she was fabulous in that dress.

  • Kate

    Mayim’s hair and makeup have never looked better.

  • Shawn EH

    Halle: looked more lush and less puce on my TV
    Rose: love it, what a great gothic shade of green for a ginger lass
    Zooey: Of course. But all she needs is that hair ever.
    Sarah: Insane Martha Graham principal dancer is her look, let’s just accept it.

  • GemFemme

    So many of the dresses we’ve seen lately have been noticeably too tight. Mostly in the upper body. Is that just how they fit them these days? Why does fitted have to mean too constricting?
    Trends I’m tired of already; white gowns, long sleeves, mermaid silhouette, slicked back hair.

  • Melanie

    sarah paulson’s dress is batshit & i love it. i GASPED when i saw uzo aduba, she looks amazing!!!

  • ktr33

    Katherine Heigl as mother of the bride who hopes to pull a little attention. Miayim Bialik as mother of the bar mitzvah boy. Christine Baranski: BE ME. Perfect. Zooey looks completely generic. Didn’t even recognize her. Amanda doesn’t look pregs, just looks like her dress doesn’t fit, so that’s not good. Even tho Sarah Paulson’s dress is ridiculous, she [finally] looks happy, so good on her.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Rose Leslie’s skin tone matches the backdrop so perfectly that she looks like a disembodied head floating above her dress.

    Sibel Kekilli was working that Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother chic.

  • AnneElliot

    Christine Baranski FTW!!!

  • AnneElliot

    I give Uzo Aduba extra points for wearing a pinkish red — I hate that tomato-red shade most women were wearing. I do love January’s shoes, also love how her skirt is lined in black. But her hair is making me sad.

  • cowper

    Yael, you gotta learn how to walk before you can run.

  • jjjoy

    Sibel Kikilli looks regal

    Zoeeeey Deschanel always looks drunk at these functions

  • DollyMadisonWI

    On Fashion Police, they said that they had a hard time coming up with criticisms of the outfits because it was one of the best red carpets ever (the Emmys). I thought there was more shit than fabulous this year. For me, the recoil factor was infinitely higher than the wow factor. For every Sarah Hyland (cutest thing EVER), there were the Lena Dunhams and Natasha Lyonnes.

  • Sibel Kikilli looks fantastic. I don’t even know who she is but now I want to. Everybody was ragging on Sarah Paulson’s dress but I LOVED it! Terrible hair. But the dress? Different and gorgeous and fabulous.

  • Maggie

    I LOVED Sarah Paulson’s dress. I couldn’t believe she ended up on a few “worst dressed” lists I’ve seen this week. I thought it was a perfect nod to her witchy TV character. I love it when people take a little inspiration from the role that earned them their nomination, as long as they don’t take it over the top, or do it year after year. It totally looks like something her character in American Horror Story would wear after she achieved world domination. Although the dress creates a lot of volume, her figure is still well-defined under there. She kept the accessories and makeup to a minimum and let the dress create all the buzz (almost literally). And for god’s sake, at least she pushed the envelope a bit in this sea of Escada and basic-ness. I don’t see why this didn’t go over better… maybe it’s the season. If she wore this in fall it might strike a chord with more people. This is something I’d want to wear to a black tie masquerade ball or something. And despite all that’s going on with that dress, it still looks like she’s wearing the dress rather than the dress wearing her. It takes a lot to pull that off, and I love it. Plus she looks like she’s having fun, which makes every look a little better.

  • lilibetp

    I like Danielle Brooks’ dress – it’s the hair and makeup I just can’t stand.

    • livesarah

      Yeah the colourless makeup and cheap hair pretty much bring it down. I think with an outstandingly bright skirt section (bright sky blue? A neon purple?) that dress would have looked amazing and very far from bridal.

  • livesarah

    So much LOL commentary, I love it! Sarah Paulson actually looks the best I have ever seen her though. The dress is pretty out there, but I usually Hate (capital H!) what she wears because she never seems to pick anything that suits her… This one might be unusual, but I think she looks really great.

  • Yikes! No clear winners here. Anna and Christine look polished, and while Katherine could use more color and less shine, her dress is well fitted and the accessories work. My girl crush Dascha disappointed me. She can do better. I don’t know who Sibel Kekilli is, but she looks like she’s in a cult.

  • DollyMadisonWI

    Christine Baranski is my hero/heroine. Love everything about her.

  • Nataki Vickers

    Ethel Mertz…..bwahhhhh!!!….Barbara Bush Sears Collection..BWAHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!

  • What was Danielle thinking? She was thinking OH MY GOD MY BOOBS LOOK AWESOME! But it would have been better in a colour. Maybe a leaf green?

  • Claudia Fernandes

    when i saw katherine heighl i thought she was Carolina Herrera

  • Christine Baranski and Kate Mulgrew made me squeal out loud. I wince at every picture I see of Dascha, her boobs have got to be screaming.

  • librarygrrl64

    “Bridal as hell. We don’t know what she was thinking.” Yeah, I see that, but the silhouette is fabulous on her. And I kind of love the hair.

  • Emily S

    I had no boobs before I got pregnant, and so I would’ve done the same damn thing as Hayden.

  • Freynika

    It’s like there was a “Bridal Job Fair” on OITNB and Taystee and Daya were in it. At least Taystee’s would have made a great dress for her if it was literally any other color.
    Why do they keep inviting Amanda Peet to these things? I like her and all, but when was the last time she put in any effort? The dress is not terrible, but that hair is Maude-awful. My hair looks better than that on my weekly Target run.

  • Megan Kennedy

    Loved Betsy Brandt’s nod to her character on BB with the purple shoes.

    • KinoEye

      Yes!! I was looking at the shoes and thinking they were absolutely perfect — a nod without being totally obvious.

  • KinoEye

    You’re damn right about Christine Baranski looking smug. Watched The Birdcage for the millionth time the other night, and was thinking I’d seen Christine in movies for most of my life and she never seems to age. Decided to look up her age and FELL OUT. 62 and stunning as ever.

    ETA: Just read that Christine lost her husband of 20+ years in May — even more respect for the lady. Glad she’s working and looking fabulous.

  • suzq

    Most of these women look like they are going to prom. Christine Baranski, however, looks like a couture super hero, ready to leap tall egos with a single bound.

  • rage_on_the_page

    God, were all the hairstylists on Fire Island that night or something?

  • Akemi

    Christine Baranksi is flawless.
    I liked Sarah Paulson’s dress!

  • AutumnInNY

    Laura Prepon. What the hell? She is way too young and beautiful for this hideous mother-of-the bride get up. IMHO I won’t be be happy till she goes back to her blond/red locks and loses the Vampira dark. I know the color is for the role but her fair skin is just screaming for a lighter shade.

  • j.w.

    Why there’s no post about Robin Wright? Her tailored Ralph Lauren backless silk jumpsuit was the sexiest and classist of the night. She didn’t wanted to walk the red carpet. Noticed the movie actresses (Roberts with her cocktail dress, Wright with this jumpsuit and no red carpet at all) behave at the Emmys like it’s just another little party.

    • Your entire commenting history is full of posts that say “What about Robin Wright?”

      Go away, fangurl.

  • Yolanda

    Ladies & gentlemen, style as demonstrated by Christine Baranski…that’s all.

  • Christine ❤❤❤❤