Best & Worst Dressed: Primetime Emmy’s 2012

24 Sep

Last night ABC presented the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. Television’s finest gathered in LA to honor the best actors, supporting actors, and hosts in our favorite dramas, comedies, varieties, and reality shows. This creative girl not only noticed who worked hard for recognition,  but who was working the red carpet as well.

There were a few trends most of the ladies seemed to be following: For hair it was all about carefree updos, or long flowing waves. On dresses we saw a lot of sweetheart tops and mermaid bottoms.

So which stars actually did these trends justice? See below for my picks of the best and worst dressed of this year’s Emmy’s.

Hayden Panattiere

This young actress has been impressing me with her acting skills since she played a football loving youngster in Disney’s Remember the Titans but last night was the first time she truly impressed me with her style skills. Panattiere wowed in a metallic blue Marchesa gown. I LOVE the golden underlay and her ‘Oh, this? I just threw it up real quick’ bun only helps bring more attention to this gorgeous gown. Work it girl!

Sofia Vergara

Can this lady do any wrong? Voted TV’s sexiest woman, Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara seems to always be conscious of shapes and colors that flatter her figure and skintone – last night was no exception. This sparkly green Zuhair Muhad design worked great with her tan skin and the halter with minor keyhole detail draws attention to her cleavage without over overdoing it.

Julie Bowen

Perhaps Ms. Vergara should be teaching her Modern Family stepdaughter a thing or too about dressing to flatter yourself. Yellow seems to be the new “it” color and many of the ladies were doing it justice last night – Julie Bowen however, was not one of them. Her yellow is way too bright, especially for her pale skin and blonde locks. Can someone explain the frizzy hair? Better luck next time!

Christina Hendricks

Mad Men‘s voluptuous vixen always seems to be hit or miss. She’s either conscious of how to work her curves or making herself look dumpy. Between the cream color, sweetheart cut and belted waist, last night’s Christian Siriano frock was more of the former! To be a complete hit she should’ve had the dress tailored to be less bulky and better complement her frame. The perfectly coifed hair and proper balance of eye makeup with lip color help distract from the bulkiness of the dress and make her look a bit better.

Kat Dennings

I thought poorly covering up her massive tatas was just a part of her character as “Max” on 2 Broke Girls, but last night showed it may just be part of Kat Dennings personal style. She’s working the color but the sweetheart top on this J. Mendel gown gives her absolutely NO support. This look would have been PERFECT if she just found a better way to tuck the girls away.

Zooey Deschanel

I know that being “quirky cute”is her thing but award shows are not the place for that – and I’m glad that the New Girl star found a new support team to help teach her that. Although I’d personally alter the bottom of this ice blue Reem Acra dress a bit this is probably the best I’ve seen Zooey Deschanel. The hair and makeup is STUNNING, the color surprisingly works wonders for her and the sweetheart top complements her bosoms well. Keep it up Zooey!

Edie Falco

Nurse Jackie nailed it with this Stella McCartney dress. Colorblocking the navy blue with a nude color on top and white at the bottom sides is simple yet sleek and the gold belt is the perfect accessory for this minimalist look. Although going for a simple ponytail and red nails seems safe, their simplicity avoids distracting from the dress. Love it!


6 Responses to “Best & Worst Dressed: Primetime Emmy’s 2012”


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