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Emmy Awards 2016: 3 Red Carpet Trends

The Emmy Awards red carpet proved to be a showstopper in California with stars dressed to the nines.

Sep 20, 2016 | By Vimi Haridasan

The Emmy Awards have delivered not only recognition to the best of US television but also a parade of fashionable stars that blew us away. The red carpet proved to be a colorful one with various hues that sent the camera flashes into overdrive. We take a look at the three trends that dominated the award show in California.

Bold In Red
Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

The bright shade was seen on not one but three actresses this year. Tatiana Maslany scooped up the award for best actress in a drama, for her role in the cult favorite Orphan Black. The actress was dressed in a red Alexander Wang dress that featured cut-outs to show off just a hint of her midriff.

Another vision in red was Kate McKinnon, who proved that a simple crimson gown with a V-neckline could be glamorous. Apart from being one of the best dressed on the red carpet, she also took home the statuette for best supporting actress on the legendary comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Rounding out the red parade at the Emmy’s was Priyanka Chopra who proved to be the picture of elegance in a pleated one-shoulder goddess gown by Jason Wu. While she did not receive any awards during the night, Chopra did entertain the shutter bugs with a twirl that showed off the full skirt.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

No we are not talking about Beyonce’s anthem for all the jilted lovers out there. We are talking about the bright hue, usually called yellow, that has proven to be a surprise hit at award ceremonies. First up was Angela Basset, from the hit horror show American Horror Story, who wore a yellow kimono dress with a plunging neckline by Christian Siriano.

Channeling her alter ego on Empire was Taraji P. Henson in a figure-hugging canary gown by Vera Wang. Star of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper wore a belted yellow Jenny Packham column dress that contrasted her red hair, worn in a bob. British actress Minnie Driver, who will star in new ABC show Speechless this season, stunned in a yellow Versace gown with daring shoulder and waist cutouts — and a deep slit up the side.

Back in Black
Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

It may seem like the safe choice for many but black proved to be a winner at the Emmy Awards. Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones stunned on the red carpet in a lacy black Valentino slip dress. Maura Tierney, a nominee for best supporting actress in a drama for her heart-wrenching turn as a woman wronged on Showtime’s The Affair, wore a strapless gown with a leaf pattern along the neckline and skirt from Siriano. Scandal star Kerry Washington, who is heavily pregnant, glowed in a strapless black gown from Brandon Maxwell that accentuated her baby bump.

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