Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Hot and Not-so-Hot of the Emmy Red Carpet

The red carpet was a sea of hits and misses this year at the 2010 Emmys. Let's just say there was not a shortage of "interesting" looks. Lots of actresses vied to stand out in statement frocks complete with feathers, sequins and sculpted accents; but the true winners of the evening were those that seemed to take a more subtle approach. Here are my picks for worst and best dressed on the red carpet.

Worst dressed...

1. Dianna Argon
This Glee songstress hit the wrong note in this tiered Carolina Herrera gown. Dianna is such a beautiful girl, so it's very unfortunate to see her in a doily.

2. Christina Hendricks
This Madmen star shined in all the wrong places in this Zac Posen creation. A little too Victorian in the bodice, Hendricks' upper half appears a little too voluptuous in this number. Pair that with this dusty mauve shade that washes her out and you've got a "mad" choice for an Emmy gown.

3. Sofia Vergara
Sophia in another Carolina Herrera misstep. This gown simply looks like a cheap high school homecoming dress.

4. Emily Blunt
Blunt's lilac Dior dress is a poor color choice for her fair skin and the splattered embellishment is just unflattering.

5. Heidi Klum
Now, usually I am all for a dress with a hem up to there, but this Marchesa mini just seemed inappropriate for the Emmys. Maybe a more fitting choice for the VMAs. The sculpted hair and statement necklace with such a heavily textured dress also pushes this one a bit too far.

Best Dressed...

1. Nina Dobrev
This Zuhair Murad gown is by far my favorite of the red carpet contenders. This nude color works well on Dobrev's golden skin. Her choice of just a pair of diamond drop earrings and a simple and elegant pulled back hairdo really work to compliment the slight shine and texture of the dress. In true goddess fashion, Dobrev pulled out all the stops for this carpet winner.

2. Jennifer Carpenter
Carpenter is so statuesque in this one sleeved sequin Oday Shakar gown. Although, I would prefer this dress without a full length sleeve, it's still a winner in my book. Carpenter also gets my pick for best hair on the red carpet. A simple side-swept do was the perfect pick for such a standout gown and looked so natural and easy on her.

3. Eva Longoria Parker

Eva is always a knockout on the red carpet. This black Robert Rodriguez number looks like it was made for her. I also love Parker's choice of chandelier earrings with a pop of ruby color to add some pizazz to a classic black dress.

4. Carrie Preston
Even though one site called Preston's dress an underwater creature, I still put her on my list for best dressed. I love the playfulness and ease of this Makoto Takado gown. The fresh burst of color was also a treat for the red carpet.

Honorable Mention...

Kelly Osbourne
I must give a HUGE honorable mention to Kelly Osbourne for this elegant and gorgeous look. We're all used to seeing the pint size powerhouse with dreadful colored hair, just plain bad makeup and unflattering outfits, so to see her in this Tony Ward Couture gown was a real pleasure. Her new figure is to- die- for too!

Best Dressed Men...

1. Neil Patrick Harris

I am a sucker for a slick gray suit. So, Neil patrick Harris gets my vote for best dressed man.

2. Ryan Kwanten
What can I say about True Blood's Ryan Kwanten.....oh, so delicious....and his BOSS Black plaid suit is unexpected and suave.

Worst Hair...

Lea Michele
Lea's hair just reminds me of a bad and unkempt wig...that's all I have to say about that.

What did you think of this years red carpet?

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