Darlings, there was a small vogue for looks free of any color on the Emmys red carpet, with pieces running the gamut from snow- to off-white, for those ladies who just weren’t feeling the need to taste the rainbow this time around. We saw Miss Claire’s entry, not to mention Mr. Charles’s, but here are some more of the notably color-free frocks on the red carpet this year. Let’s judge them, shall we?
Heidi Klum in Zac Posen
In most ways, it’s a very typical Posen creation: fitted and overdesigned, with tons of pleating and tucking all over it. Combined with the lack of color and the satiny finish, it had everything in place for us to pan it, but dammit, the Kluminator is at her best when you give her something slinky and vaguely tacky to wear. She looks fantastic. Better than the dress deserves.
Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo Couture
As much as we ding her for being bland and boring, we have to hand it to her for making this choice. As white dresses go, it’s probably the most interesting and even challenging design she could’ve found. We aren’t quite in love with it, but we respect it a lot. It’s hard to make white look dramatic without defaulting to minimalism; even harder to do it and not come off bridal.
Kristen Bell in Solace London
The aforementioned minimalist approach, along with a visual reminder of just why it’s the default. This won’t win any design awards but she looks pretty amazing.
Laurie Metcalf in Badgley Mischka
We’re not in love with mauve-y sort of color of the applique, but this is a really stylish and flattering design for her.
Sadie Sink in Hiraeth by Rooney Mara
It’s got a nice combination of sweet and high-fashion, but we can’t say we’re in love with the accentuated shoulder element.
Scarlett Johansson in Balmain
Given how low her difficulty setting is, she rarely aces the red carpet. She nailed it this time, which makes us wonder if she shouldn’t be adding more Balmain into her regular rotation.
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