18 Stunning Emmy 2016 Looks We Can't Stop Staring At

Kelly Bryant | Sep 19, 2016 Celebrities

The 2016 Emmy Awards paraded out TV's finest, all of whom brought the glitz and the glam -- with a major emphasis on the glitz. There was no shortage of sequins on the red carpet at Sunday night's big show and we are loving all of the bold looks. 

Claire Danes could have been an Emmy statue herself in a shimmering gold gown by Schiaparelli, while America Ferrera glistened in a body-hugging blue number. 

There were so many stunning looks, it was a struggle to narrow down our favorites. With that being said, and without further ado, here are our picks for Emmy night's best dressed.


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  • Sofia Vergara

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    Sofia Vergara was an absolute vision in a pale pink Atelier Versace gown that hugged every single one of her enviable curves perfectly.

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  • Abigail Spencer

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    Starring in the new fall series Timeless, Abigail Spencer wowed in this navy Jenny Packham dress that combined the perfect amount of vintage appeal with a bit of shimmer.

  • Laverne Cox

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    Laverne Cox never misses a fashion beat, and she couldn't have chosen better for the 2016 Emmys than this gold Naeem Khan stunner.

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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    Not only did Julia Louis-Dreyfus win big with her sixth lead actress Emmy trophy, she also scored major kudos for this slinky Carolina Herrera gown that screamed Hollywood glamour.

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  • Claire Danes

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    This may be our favorite Claire Danes red carpet look yet. The gold sequins Schiaparelli gown is a total bombshell style that the Homeland star pulled off flawlessly.

  • Viola Davis

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    While many actresses went big on sparkle, there wasn't a ton of bold color on the carpet. That's just one of the many reasons why we're obsessed with Viola Davis's fuchsia Marchesa gown. The eye-popping shade was absolute perfection.

  • Kristen Bell

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    The Zuhair Murad gown Kristen Bell wore to the 2016 Emmys may be the most unique red carpet ensemble of the night and we're obsessed. The plunging neckline, the voluminous skirt, the floral pattern -- it all works seamlessly together.

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  • Kirsten Dunst

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    1. Kirsten Dunst's Givenchy gown had a subtle flapper vibe that we absolutely adore. The intricate details and plunging neckline made it anything but basic black.
  • Kerry Washington

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    Kerry Washington may have just perfected red carpet baby bump style. How gorgeous does she look in this Brandon Maxwell dress with perfectly placed cutouts to show off her burgeoning bump? 

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

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    Talk about a Grecian goddess -- Tracee Ellis Ross basically floated down the Emmy red carpet in a one-shouldered Ralph Lauren Collection gown. 

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  • Sarah Paulson

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    Sarah Paulson nailed awards show fashion in a sparkly emerald green Prada gown that was clearly one of the night's best looks. 

  • Felicity Huffman

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    Felicity Huffman was effervescent in a lacy white Tony Ward gown. We love the sheer accents, and the cut of the dress fits the actress like a glove. 

  • Priyanka Chopra

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    Quantico's Priyanka Chopra was quite literally red-hot in a custom Jason Wu gown that she seemed to have a lot of fun with, twirling the floaty fabric of the skirt as she made her way down the carpet. 

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  • Emily Ratajkowski

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    Emily Ratajkowski brought the drama to the Emmy red carpet in a satin navy blue Zac Posen gown that reminds us of the golden age of Hollywood. 

  • America Ferrera

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    As the kids might say, America Ferrera slayed in a body-hugging sequined Jenny Packham dress. The designer really killed it at this awards show, scoring a number of the night's best looks.

  • Ellie Kemper

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    Ellie Kemper was an absolute ray of sunshine in a yellow Jenny Packham gown. The silhouette was perfection the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress, who is also sporting a baby bump. 

  • Shiri Appleby

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    Shiri Appleby admitted she attended her first Emmys as a seat filler, but look how far she has come! This ocean blue sequins Houghton gown looked absolutely divine on the Unreal star. 

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  • Padma Lakshmi

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    Frankly, Padma Lakshmi could throw on a paper bag and still look like a million bucks, but we think she made an exceptional choice when she decided to wear this silver Naeem Khan dress.

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