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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Emmys 2014: The five trends we saw on the red carpet

Freya Drohan

Published 26/08/2014 | 08:56

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Freya Drohan has your red carpet roundup from the 2014 Emmy Awards Red Carpet at the Nokia Theatre.

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Red

It is safe to say that shades of scarlet, cherry and crimson dominated the evening, with leading ladies including Heidi Klum, Mindy Kaling, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and red carpet veteran Giuliana Rancic owning the hue.

Best actress in a comedy series recipient Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore a figure hugging red Carolina Herrera column gown, January Jones divided opinion in an architectural Prabal Gurung creation and Claire Danes matched her lip shade to her beautiful Givenchy lace number.

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Long Sleeves

Several stars signalled the arrival of the colder season by opting for long sleeved gowns.

Routinely flawless, Brazilian model Camila Alves, aka Mrs Matthew McConnaughey, was spell binding in a mosaic lace appliqué gown by Zuhair Murad.

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Actress Michelle Monaghan covered up her top half and made a simple statement in a Giambattista Valli Couture gown, baring her legs with a daring front split skirt.

As always, Julia Roberts eschewed red carpet norms and led the way in a short, long sleeved beaded number by Elie Saab in an eye catching jewel tone.

Embellished

It’s not an awards evening without a dash of sparkle.

From a pregnant Hayden Panettiere in silver Lorena Sarbu to Taylor Schilling in an incredible nude gown by Zuhair Murad, there was plenty of glitz to offset the star quality of the night’s guest list.

Hollywood funny woman Amy Poehler dazzled in a heavily sequined gown by Irishman Don O’Neill’s couture label THEIA.

Fashion maverick Gwen Stefani also shimmered in a two piece gunmetal ensemble by Atelier Versace.

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Clean and White

Actress Robin Wright looked effortlessly stylish in a backless, long sleeved jumpsuit custom made by Ralph Lauren.

Orange Is The New Black heroine Laverne Cox eschewed her usual body conscious minis for a floor sweeping, key hole neckline gown by Marc Bouwer.

Kristen Wiig and Sofia Vergara also went for white, allowing the shade to show off impeccably tailored designs and their honed and toned physiques.

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Full Skirts and Dramatic Trains

Voluminous skirts added some drama and retro glamour to the red carpet last night.

Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland (my personal favourite) avoided being swamped by her Christian Siriano number by flashing a sliver of toned tummy. A high neckline kept things elegant and polished.

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Girls actress Allison Williams always opts for an unusual choice on the carpet. Last night she arrived in a Giambattista Valli Couture gown.

The full skirt was complemented by a neat, strapless bust and intricate origami-fold detailing.

She looked utterly regal.

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Mean Girls actress Lizzy Caplan is also a forerunner for the night’s best dressed, in a timeless and classic number by Donna Karen Atelier.

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