2012 Emmy's Red Carpet: Best and Not Their Best

In terms of award shows, last night's Emmys were pretty entertaining.  I loved the opening skit and montages of the comedy and drama categories, Kimmel and Morgan's antics and the dresses...always the dresses.  There was quite a range last night; from neon kiwi to 50 shades of grey, bold orange and some beautiful sparkly numbers.  Here are my picks for best and not their best. My favorite was Padma Lakshmi, and my least favorite was Kristen Wiig.

Best Burgundy: Tina Fey. She looked flawless last night. The ease of her hair and make-up let her beauty shine through. She sported Fall's "it" color, burgundy with a rounded brocade bust detail in a perfect fit for Tina.  Honorable Mention to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Best Neon: Julie Bowen.  In a color as bright as this one, it's easy to misstep (Kaley Cuoco I'm looking at you) but this look was a knockout. Julie has a long, lean figure that makes a column dress like this one shine.  The teased up do made the whole thing California fun.

Best Orange: Padma Lakshmi. She clearly picked this phenomenal dress knowing she'd be guest-hosting on Fashion Police tonight.  The pale clementine hue was gorgeous against her skin and beachy brunette waves.  

Best Sparkle: Kerry Washington.  The rose gold metallic dress looked spectacular on Kerry. This dress definitely looked better on TV than it photographed. The slinky cut kept this high impact dress fairly relaxed. She looked amazing (like always.)

Not their Best: Christina Hendricks.  It saddens me to put a fellow curvy girl on the not their best list. Christina' dress was so ill fitted, she had total side boob by her ABC interview. The color also washed her out. Her alabaster skin is so beautiful, it needs to be highlighted with a brighter color.  

Not their Best: Kristen Wiig.  Why oh why does she insist on wearing dirty dishwater colored frocks to award shows?  Her dress looked sad, which is not something anyone who makes America happy should sport.

Not their Best: Ashley Judd. The stunning Ms. Judd took the cake last night with her weird seamed frumpy Fanta grape soda dress with large 1980's neck bow and Bride of Frankenstein hair.

So what were your picks for best and not their best from last night?  I can't wait to see what Fashion Police picks!  


Court said...

I liked Edie Falco and Hayden Panettiere. They were different but flattering. I totally agree on Kristen Wiig, it looks lake a table cloth!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Cara, I so agree with your pics! I thought Tina Fey looked exquisite in that gown. What is wrong with Christina? I'm a big and busty girl myself and her cup was more than running over! HAHAHA Everyone could see it, but her!!! I would've never left the house! I am so disappointed in Ashley Judd. She use to be on top of her game in regards to fashion and style! I can't get over her hairDON'T! Great post Cara!

Ann, RN said...

Claire Danes looked ah-mazing and barely pregnant (which I am not sure should be a compliment - work that pregger glow!). And what was Lena Dunham thinking? I mean come on. Get it together, girl.

Elana said...

I agree with all of this! My favorite was Ginnifer Goodwin, but Julie Bowen and Tina Fey were high on my list as well! And I never understand why Christina Hendricks and Kristin Wigg make horrible choices at every awards show! They're both such beautiful women, it can't be that hard to find dresses that suit them!

silvergirl said...

i have to say i was kind of underwhelmed at the fashion on the emmy's
nothing just blew me away

Tiffany Auerbach said...

completely agree with your picks! loved heidi klums dress and the color was amazing. I also thought Sofia Vergara looked gorgeous - her dress was like a mermaid dress with the green sparkles!

emily fitzgerald {once in a blue room} said...

totally agree with you on all of these! padma looks phenomenal.

Laura Go said...

AGree with you on Christina Hendricks. :( Wish that she wore something more vavavoom worthy, color-wise!

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two birds said...

tina fey always looks great! my faves were leslie mann and julie bowen!

Krystal said...

lots of neutrals and bright colors, interesting!

Fash Boulevard said...

I thought Tina looked amazing. Such a different look from her.

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Elle Sees said...

i loved the chartreuse dreses

Imogen said...

I love the orange dress. I completely agree with your comments on Kristen Wig. I've been thinking that about her a lot lately and it is so annoying/

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I totally agree with you. My best was definitely Zooey!! She looked like a princess.


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