Primetime Emmy’s 2013: Best and Worst Dressed

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This year’s Primetime Emmy’s were pretty lackluster, and the red carpet looks were generally no different. There were a few trends that repeated themselves over and over – blues and berries, emeralds and greens, nude nails, and general minimalism.

Despite the generally underwhelming looks there were a few worth noticing. Check out some of the best and worst dressed from last night’s red carpet below.

Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano

Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano

Christina Hendricks is always hit-or-miss, and for the second year in a row she seems to have gotten it together for the Primetime Emmys! The all black Christian Siriano gown is slimming and the lace sleeves are a nice solution to the never-ending support problem the Mad Men actress seems to have. Both the basic black dress and her signature naturally red hair are complemented by her jade earrings, ring and tiny clutch. Well done Christina, well done!

Mindy Kaling in Georges Chakra

Mindy Kaling in Georges Chakra

When it comes to hiding your trouble spots, Mindy Kaling seems to know a thing or two. Not only does her deep berry Georges Chakra gown work well against her skin, an updo helps show off the intricately embellished neckline. Between the neckline, slimming dark color, and length of the sleeve no one can notice any imperfections on her arms. As well as you did for yourself Mindy, please pass these tips on to Lena Dunham. 

Lena Dunham in Prada

Lena Dunham in Prada

Remember that time in elementary school you convinced your mother to let you dress yourself? That’s must be what happened to Lena Dunham last night. The Girls actress donned a Prada spaghetti strap dress, not sure this can be called a “gown” covered in large flowers that didn’t work well with her arm tattoo. To add insult to injury, Dunham decided her eyeshadow should match her dress. No Lena, just, no.

Zosia Mamet in Honor

Zosia Mamet in Honor

Who told Lena Dunham to give Zosia Mamet fashion advice? She definitely gets points for trying – while everyone else was safe with bland dressing choices, she opted for an Honor gown with personality – but she really doesn’t have what it takes to pull this look off. Add to that the ‘messy up-do’ and reverse french mani which clashed with the dress, and this look is a full-on disaster.

Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren

Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren

Though her Girls co-stars couldn’t seem to get it together Allison Williams went with an on-trend cobalt blue gown by Ralph Lauren that flattered her well. Allison chose to keep it simple with two gold bracelets and soft waves in her hair.  This look is entirely understated and simple, which works, but couldn’t she have tried a bit harder for the Emmys? It’s a good thing her Roger Vivier black and gold pumps are hiding under that dress because as pretty as they are, they weren’t the right choice for this look.

Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel

Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel

Zooey Deschanel really seems to be finally growing up and learning how to dress for her age and her looks! It seems The New Girl star is continuing to grow out of her signature “quirky cute” look and is opting for more sophisticated ensembles. In a clean pale blue/greyish  J. Mendel gown and simple curls added to the ends of her hair Zooey Deschanel looks stunning. A tiny silver box clutch adds just the right amount of bling. Keep it up Zooey!

Carrie Underwood, Jewels by Jonathan Art

Carrie Underwood, Jewels by Jonathan Art

It’s hard to decide if Carrie Underwood‘s Romona Keveza purple gown is a hit or a miss but one thing is for sure – the lady NEVER gets it wrong with her jewelry! In a Jonathan Art necklace and side swept curls whether her dress works may be up for debate but there’s no denying she accessorized it properly!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique L'Huillier

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique L’Huillier

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus went the understated route as well, but this look really worked for her. Julia’s champagne-hued Monique L’Huillier gown is the perfect shade to pop against her skin tone without being too loud. Her simple cascading waves look equally elegant.

Sarah Silverman in Stop Staring

Sarah Silverman in Stop Staring

Funny girl Sarah Silverman usually has us so busy laughing we don’t notice her looks but that changed last night! Sarah looked stunning in a Deadly Dames black dress and black platform pumps.  She stuck to the understated theme with a black clutch and silver bracelet, but added a touch of fun with a pink lip. The best part about her dress? Sarah told Ryan Seacrest that she got it online for $60! Way to prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks!

Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez

Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez

Tina Fey is another funny lady who shocked us with sex appeal last night. Fey, who took home an award for writing,  chose a cobalt blue Narciso Rodriguez gown with a halter top cut to show the right amount of cleavage. The mermaid bottom accuentated Fey’s curves just right and her hair screams ‘effortlessly chic’. Understated worked for Tina Fey!

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Speaking of showing off ‘the girls’, Sofia Vergara never seems to disappoint on the red carpet and this year was no different. Vergara, whose sitcom Modern Family took home the coveted ‘Outstanding Comedy Series’ award,  stuck to a Vera Wang number in her signature mermaid look cut just right to show off her “Golden Globes”. Vergara worked the jade trend with rings and earrings in the popular hue.

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