This year the colors were glorious and bright, with everything from lime green to bright red with so many amazing blues and greens in between. I have a lot of favorites, but being that I’m here to show you my best and worst dressed, I’ll start with my least favorites…
Amanda Peet: She is usually casually chic, but tonight she got it all wrong. The color is too muted for her skin tine and her gown just looks frumpy. Not a good look for her at all, sadly.
Connie Britton: She has an amazing body but the styling to this dress (i.e. the belt and trumpet style) just doesn’t show off her shape. A mermaid gown would have made the most of her skinny, yet curvy body. And….her makeup is too much for my taste. She looks much older than she actually is. Sad miss, Connie.
Nancy O’Dell: I don’t know why, but 90% of the time TV anchors/presenters just can’t quite get the Red Carpet look right (except for one of my Best Dressed…Guilliana). Case in point….Nancy O’Dell tends to look like she is in a beauty pageant and tonight is no exception. Yuck. She’s beautiful with a killer body, it’s too bad she always looks out of place on the red carpet.
Martha Plimpton: I’ve been a huge fan of hers since she was in Parenthood 15 years ago, but poor girl can’t seem to hire the right stylist when it comes to her red carpet looks. That’s all I’m going to say.
Phoebe Price: Those of you who know me well, this dress will remind you of my 80’s Prom dress (worn 4 years ago at a THEME party). Phoebe’s hair & makeup look great but this dress is just ridiculous. I’m not sure what she was thinking when she chose this frock…
OK, that’s enough negativity for now. There were a few others I wasn’t too crazy about (Sofia Vergara’s dress was too big in the bust, Lucy Liu looked too dated, Kristin Wiig was dressed too casually, Julianne Hough’s makeup was atrocious, Hayden Panettiere was dressed too maturely) but these were my upsets of the night.
On to the stunners!
Ginnifer Goodwin!! She was truly stunning tonight. From her sexy Louboutins to her stunning bright red Monique Lhuillier gown she was wow-worthy. Our grandmothers would be proud (long story)!! I love how her gown was tea-length in the front, paying homage to her vintage style. Her hair and makeup were perfect, too. Amazing!!
Julie Bowen: What a show-stopping stunner tonight! She shows off her incredible body, while being on-trend and red carpet perfect! I love the neon yellow-green with her blonde hair and the silhouette is simply stunning on her. My only critique would be that her hair looked a little too dry and not polished enough for the big event but her accessories and dress steal the show. Well done, Julie & congrats on your Emmy win, too!
Padma Lakshmi in Monique Lhuillier. I remember seeing this dress on the runway at NYFW and I loved it then. Padma looked amazing in this tangerine orange tulle gown. The neckline was perfect and the mermaid silhouette is extremely flattering. I love how glamorous her hair was and how simple, yet beautiful her makeup was. LOVE!
Giuliana Rancic: She looked every bit trendy and stunning at the same time. The other entertainment TV hosts should be taking lessons from Giuliana because she knows how to work the red carpet. She is always dressed age-approproiate. He dresses skim her tiny figure perfectly, and she picks colors that don’t detract from the actors she interviews. Well done, beautiful!
January Jones: I’m a sucker for an edgier red carpet dress and January hit this one out of the park (again!). I’m not crazy about her hair color but she looked amazeballs in this black Zac Posen gown. I want this dress!
Tina Fey: She looked stunning tonight on the red carpet in this wine-colored Vivienne Westwood gown. She stepped out of her navy and black comfort zone and picked the perfect color for her skin tone and hair color. The gown showed off her incredible body and left her high on my list of best dressed this year.
Zooey Deschanel: How can anyone not love this girl? She’s adorable and fresh every time I see her. She knows who she is and her style is always vintage inspired and impeccable. I loved her icy blue Reem Acra gown and how perfectly it fit her. Beautiful!
Cat Deeley: Bot only do I love her and her personality (we would totally be friends if I still lived in LA!) but I have always loved her style on SYTYCD. Tonight was not exception. She was simply gorgeous in this Tadashi Shoji one-shoulder poppy gown.
Glenn Close: She’s been attending these awards shows for years now but that doesn’t mean she always gets it right. This year, however, Glenn worked it in this gorgeous black with lace and chiffon gown. She looked sexy, classy, and timeless.
Julie Louis-Dreyfus: Wowza! She was simply beautiful tonight in this cranberry chiffon wrapped Vera Wang gown! I loved everything about it…the color, the neckline, the belt, the silhouette, her hair & makeup. Well done and congratulations on your Emmy win, Julie!
My honorable mention ladies: Claire Danes, Heidi Klum, Jena Malone, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Leslie Mann, Kat Dennings, & Nicole Kidman.
Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the guys! Here are my picks for Best Dressed Men this year:
James Van Der Beek
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
One of these days I’ll be styling these ladies & gents! Until then, good night!