My favorite thing about the Emmys – or any award show for that matter – is the Fashion.  We see amazing gowns (along with some not so amazing ones) on the most beautiful people in the world.  I have to say that I was underwhelmed with the gowns from last night’s show. I usually fall in love with at least one gown and completely despise another. That was not the case this year, but I still have some opinions on the fashion of the evening.

My top two dresses were worn by Nina Dobrev and Julia Stiles. Nina Dobrev looked incredible in a red strapless Donna Karen gown.  I am not usually a huge fan of Donna, but she nailed this one. The silhouette is beautiful, the intricate hemline is incredibly well done, and the gown is the perfect shade of red (“not too orangey”). Julia Stiles also wore a stunning strapless gown designed by Georges Hobeika. It was clean yet elegant.  The shape and color really suited Ms. Stiles. I commend whoever is responsible for her hair and makeup which completed the entire look. Ever since she appeared on Dexter, Julia Stiles has looked amazing and last night was no exception.

My least favorite dresses were worn by Amy Poehler and Katie Holmes.  Amy Poehler chose a blue short sleeved sequined number by Peter Som. I thought the dress was all around “ill fitting.” It puckered in the shoulders and was too tight in the body. Nobody wants to look like a sausage, especially someone as cute and funny as Amy Poehler. Katie Holmes made the same mistake by choosing a dress that was not right for her body. I did not like the way the neckline was cut. It accentuates the shoulders and arms in a masculine way and draws attention to that terrible little piece of arm fat all women despise. The body of the dress was slouchy and did nothing for her petite frame. It is possible that such a dress was chosen to avoid the growing speculation about her health and drastic weight loss. Either way, I think Mrs. Cruise should stick to her usual Armani Prive ensembles.


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