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2011 Emmy Awards Fashion By: Brittany Born

Glitz, glamour and light bulb flashes are all part of the Emmy Awards red carpet. The 2011 Emmy Awards, held on September 18th, beamed with brilliant stars dressed up in the most gorgeous of dresses and draped with sparkling jewels. Though of course there were a few bad looks, I am happy to say there were many more hits than misses!

Some of my favorite looks of the night included Nina Dobrev, Sofia Vergara, Cobie Smulders, Cat Deeley, Kerry Washington and Kaley Cuoco. Nina Dobrav definitely was one of the fashion fav’s of the night, with her stunning, red Donna Karan gown. The strapless number fit the Vampire Diaries actress to a tee, and hugged her curves in all the right places. Another top choice was Sofia Vergara in a beautiful coral, Vera Wang number. The one-shoulder dress looked amazing on the Columbian beauty and matched her vivacious personality perfectly. She rocked a pair of large chandelier type earrings to go along with wonderful gown. Cat Deeley also made jaws drop in the gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown, with metallic accents. Finally, to quickly sum up the other looks, Cobie Smulders wore a strikingly beautiful shade of turquoise on her lovely draped dress, Kerry Washington rocked a beaded red Zuhair Murad gown, and Kaley Cuoco looked downright adorable with her 50’s style Romona Keveza, black dress and lovely red satin peep toe pumps.  Overall, the looks of the night were dazzling and glamorous.

Unfortunately there are always a few misses on the red carpet, and the Emmy Awards were no different. One miss was Christina Hendricks in a plunging, light colored Johanna Johnson glimmering gown. Although the dress wasn’t too horrible itself, it was ill looking on Christina Hendricks for a few reasons. For one, the dress washed her out completely by matching her skin tone, yet making her bright red hair and lips stand out. Second, she always has to show her quite grand chest, yet it would be nice for once, to see her try to cover her chest up and let people focus more on her beautiful face. Two other looks that were misses included Dianna Argon from Glee, in a blue Rocksanda dress. Though the color was nice, the dress was too strong of a material to cover up so much skin, and it drowned out her lovely, small frame. The final miss was Taraji P. Henson’s Blumarine metallic dress. The spaghetti strapped dress was ill-fitting to her figure, and the odd pattern didn’t flow properly.

Overall, the Emmy Awards thankfully had a large number of beautiful looks, and I look forward to seeing more red carpet looks in upcoming awards seasons.

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