Stars Played Safe At The Emmys

brook shields at the Emmys

This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards saw very few starts to badmouth in the worst-dressed list.

TV’s hottest stars all came looking amazing in their designer garb while working the red carpet.

Although almost all of these celebrities look absolutely stunning in their designer gowns and suits, they went down the safe route to chic-ness and didn’t take much fashion risks.

Some of the award shows’ stunners include host Heidi Klum, who rocked no less than six outfits for the night. A favorite was the custom Giorgio Armani gunmetal metallic gown with a one-shoulder capelet.

A lot of celebs wore strapless to Emmys. Emmy winner Tina Fey chose an eggplant colored strapless David meister gown, wearing her hair down in soft curls and no glasses. Terry Hatcher gave summer its due in canary yellow strapless Monique Lhuillier.

Nicolette Sheridan and Laura Dern both went for purple. The former came in a sleek strapless Angel Sanchez, wear her long blond locks down. Saving Grace actress Holly Hunter opted for a plum Jenny Packham gown with a jeweled waist.

Lipstick Jungle’s Brook Shields wore a hot pink strapless Badgley Mischka gown with ruffles down the fornt.

Sandra Oh made it out of this year’s worst dressed list by wearing a safe, yet elegant retro-style black lace Oscar de la Renta dress with a black ribbon sash and a few sparkles on the skirt – matching her Bulgari 5.5 emerald-cut Bulgari gems.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus who plays Old Christine gave us something new, at least in her choice of color in a salmon-colored halter Narciso Rodriguez gown.

Model and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi wore a short gold Monique Lhuillier number. Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Parker also went for a short dress in silver with frills and fringes by Marchesa. Husband NBA Star Tony Parker, naturally wore a matching silver-grey suit.

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, in a Donna Karan number, both wore red.

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman sported a split-neck silver gown which accentuated her slim frame. Huffman finished her look with a sleek, short bob. Fellow housewife Marcia Cross, always one to go for color, surprisingly wore a ballerina-inspired ethereal Elie Saab dress in safe beige. House M.D. resident beauty Olivia Wilde, also sported a safe, pearlescent Reema Acra gown but with a refreshing silhouette. Kyra Sedgwick also went white in an L’Wren Scott gown with diamond embroidery.

Ugly Betty’s America Ferrara looked nothing but pretty in a black ruched, bubble-hem number and an eye-catching Fred Leighton necklace. Chandra Wilson also looked fine in a gathered Tadashi Shoji halter gown. Stylist Marie Alice Stephenson opines that "Black is tricky on the red carpet because it doesn’t pop."

Of course, if there’s a pretty list, there’s also a not-so-pretty list. Some of the so-so dressers include Jennifer Love Hewitt, sporting a killer tan in a strapless white gown with these weird looking details by Carolina Herrera.

Some black ladies whose choice of gown didn’t pop include Kate Walshe’s black gown with sparkly tiers and a black rosette. Veteran film and tv star Glenn Close was a bit Adams Family-ish in a black Armani gown with creepy looking sleeves.

We always love her humor, but Kathy Griffin’s hair and her floral number, with that way-off hip holster puts her back in the worst dressed list.

The men are usually safe from scrutiny when it comes to fashion and frocks, but Tony winner Alan Cumming wasn’t hard to spot in a brown checkered suit which made him look out-of-place and under dressed in a sea of well-dressed men.

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