Emmys 2018 Red Carpet Trends: Ladies in Black

Posted on September 18, 2018

Look, we’ll be honest with you kittens. Wearing a black dress to an industry awards ceremony is no trend. In fact, it tends to be so ubiquitous that the occurrence of it barely even rates a mention. It’s not like these were part of a protest or representative of a rising trend. They were just the usual best options or fave picks for a formal dress code requiring the posing of pictures. You know. Fallbacks.

Aw, we’re just being bitches. Some of these were actually pretty striking and stylish.



Angela Sarafyan in Christian Siriano

Case in point. No wheels were being reinvented here, but there’s no denying this is a stunningly dramatic look. And it’s nice to see her in black since she has a tendency to pick pale or bright colors that we don’t think suit her all that well. She looks amazing.


Elisabeth Moss in Vera Wang

Sorry to say, we didn’t like this at all. The shape of the bust had the effect of making her look bustier and broader in shoulder than she actually is. The length and high slit made it come off like something you’d see on the cover of a vintage trashy detective novel. It just didn’t look expensive, chic or even flattering to us. It’s hard to get the LBD wrong, but Lizzie managed it.


Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra

Combining her great facility with tuxedos and the more formal expectations of an Emmys red carpet, Miss Evan manages to work a tux/gown hybrid better than most attempts we’ve ever seen. She looks striking and sophisticated.


Kate McKinnon in Alexander Wang

It’s a simple, get-the-job-done dress for a lady who doesn’t have much time or interest in fussing things up. The silver trim at the waist is both very flattering and lightly chic. One of her best efforts, we think.


Keri Russell in Zuhair Murad Couture

This shot doesn’t quite convey the crayness of the silhouette, which had a distinctly diaper-like effect around her hips and butt. The bodice looks amazing on her, but the skirt design is uneven and distracting.


Madeline Brewer in Brock Collection

We like the dramatic shape, but that’s about it. The rest of it looks too much like lingerie to us.


Maya Rudolph in Simone Rocha

It’s just okay, but it looks like the chicest of high fashion compared to that horrible white thing she wore throughout the show.



Sarah Paulson in Oscar de la Renta

We don’t think anyone could work this dress quite as well as she does. She has a real knack for darkly dramatic looks that might come off silly or pretentious on other wearers. This sort of high-fashion Black Swan drag is practically tailor-made for her style skills. It was a night with a lot of severe hair styles on the women, but this is the best of the lot, mainly because, like the dress, it suits her so well.



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