Black, to no one’s surprise, was the most persistent style “trend” on the Emmys red carpet this year, and there were notable showings of red, silver, and all sorts of brightly bold and saturated colors. But the second most popular color trend was pink. And not just the soft, blushy, Millennial-toned flavors, but an entire range of rosey hues, all the way up to some eye-searing fuchsia worn by an Empress. We’ve already seen Jane Fonda’s Barbie take and Lizzie Moss’s softly vintage-like take. Now it’s time to rate the rest of the ladies living la vie en rose.
Anika Noni Rose in Thai Nguyen Atelier
She won our hearts forever with her kindness and support for Cicely Tyson onstage. This dress is lovely and a perfect illustration of why these dusty sorts of pinks work best on women of color. Our only complaints are that the bust is too tight and the neckline too low.
Carrie Coon in Delpozo
We’ll give it some credit for being an unusual take on a floaty pink gown, but it kind of tips over from merely being off the beaten path into being just plain weird. The bodice is pretty, but the way the skirt is blocked out is terribly distracting.
Cicely Tyson in B Michael America
Bow down to your Empress, living boldly in her NINETIES. She looks like she should be trading barbs with Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones.
Debra Messing in Romona Keveza
Newp. It’s a beautiful textile. There’s just way too much of it.
Julianne Hough in Marchesa
Just a smattering of pink here, but we were surprised at how chic and elegant this is. Girl, we didn’t know you had it in you.
Padma Lakshmi in Christian Siriano
Can’t really argue with any of that.
Samira Wiley in Christian Siriano
Or that. Loving the high neck/window combo.
Thandie Newton in Jason Wu
This is simply stunning. It barely even rates as a pink, but it has just enough of a blush undertone to give it that fairy tale princess feel to it, while still being minimalist chic in a modern way.
Vanessa Bayer in Zac Posen
It’s a fairly busy print for the red carpet, but we won’t ding her for making the choice, since so many ladystars are too timid to wear them, more often than not. Our problem here is that her boobs have eyes.
Vanessa Kirby in Marchesa
How any casting director looked at her and thought “THERE’S our Princess Margaret” eludes us, but kudos to them for the foresight. This is very pretty and romantic in that very Marchesa way. We kinda dig the modern head styling as a juxtaposition to it. Our only quibble is the shade of pink, which could’ve been a little richer and brighter for her coloring.
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