Best Dressed at Emmy Awards 2016

On Sunday evening (September 18), the annual 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 took place in sunny Los Angeles, at the Microsoft Theater. A bright & sunny evening, the television & film industry came out in their many, looking gorgeous from head to toe. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, a worldwide favourite who really did a brilliant job presenting the awards! This was one of the best dressed red carpets we’ve seen for a while, so I’m delighted to reveal whose made this year’s list. A big congratulations to all the actors, producers, directors & production staff and more who won an Emmy Award on the night. And so, without further ado, here is the Killer Fashion Best Dressed List for this year’s Emmys!


The Best Dressed

Giuliana Rancic is always a favourite on the red carpet, and for the Emmys she did not disappoint! She looked absolutely breathtaking at the awards, stepping out in a blushing tulle gown by Georges Chakra, which featured appliqué, pavé gems and an embroidered cape too. The cinched-in gown gave us a subtle view of her triple strap sandals, that was complete with a her blonde highlighted ponytail & bangs and soft brown makeup with nude lips to finish. Just beautiful.

Also looking beautiful was country singer Tori Kelly. She opted for the classic Old Hollywood glamour look, and my gosh did she nail it. Wearing a black velvet strapless gown by Parisian designer Paule Ka, the sweetheart mermaid look was teamed with jewels from Norman Silverman Diamonds and Arzano Rare Masterpieces, a bedazzled clutch by Judith Leiber, barely there makeup and flawless Hollywood curls.

Lady in Red

Rocking the red, stunt woman & gymnast Jessie Graff stepped out in a fabulous number by House of CB. The sleeveless deep neckline dress featured a faux leather waistband flowed in all the right places, giving the blonde beauty plenty of flexibility to show off her skills, even doing a backflip – probably a first on the red carpet! With her Carmen Steffens gold heels, wavy hair, silver jewels and classic black eyeliner & red lipstick, this is one winning look I adore. Click here to buy Jessie Graff’s Emmys dress!

Mr. Robot actress Portia Doubleday was a wondrous sight in scarlet red as she attended wearing Armani Privé. The long-sleeved dress featured an open slit on the bodice, vertically along the neckline with a wrap detail into the skirt, an open v-back and fitted her to a tee. A pinned back Old Hollywood hairstyle with minimal accessories were the perfect finishing touches, alongside barely there makeup & nude lips.

Nashville actress Connie Britton looked beautiful in red as she attended the awards in Talbot Runhof. The sleeveless look featured inverted v-cut tiers on the skirt with a chiffon skirt finish, that was perfectly styled with jewels by Beladora Jewelry and Hearts On Fire. Her red hair was styled into soft waves, with Jimmy Choo heels, subtle eyeliner and a nude lip to finish.

Actress Kate McKinnon looked ravishing in her red custom-made dress by Nha Khahn Atelier. The fitted maxi dress featured spaghetti straps from the v-cut bust up to the shoulders as well, and hugged her in all the right places. With a subtle side slit on the skirt, she teamed delicate gold jewellery by Fred Leighton, mermaid waves and red lipstick for a classic finish. Kate McKinnon also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Saturday Night Live’ – congratulations!

Priyanka Chopra is quite the Killer Fashion favourite, and for the Emmys she didn’t disappoint, donning this red asymmetrical gown by Jason Wu. It featured a cut out on the shoulder strap and on the waist, with a flowing soft pleated skirt & train, that was cinched in with a silk band. Classic red lipstick, black eyeliner and a sleek ponytail, she looked absolutely beautiful.

Black Beauties

Nancy O’Dell looked great in her black & sheer number as she attended the Emmys in this sleeveless CD Greene. Her dress featured sheer panels along the upper bodice and on the sides of the skirt with lines of black pearls for a classy evening look. Complete with a chic ponytail, jewels by XIV Karats and Stuart Weitzman sandals, this was a great look for the red carpet.

Looking beautiful in black, Joanne Froggatt attended wearing Stella McCartney, her dress featuring a lace trim along the straight peplum neckline. With a column cut and a slight train, the blonde beauty added Jimmy Choo heels and Neil Lane jewelry.

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner looked lovely in her black lace dress that featured the lace overlay on a beige body, with a scooped neckline and cinched in waist. Adding simple black sandals, minimal jewels, and a loose plaited hairstyle, the blonde beauty glowed on the red carpet contrasting perfectly with her ensemble.

I adore what Mr. Robot actress Stephanie Corneliussen wore for the awards, as she looked stunning in Michael Costello. The tall beauty wore a high neck sleeveless mermaid gown that featured lattice panels along the shoulders and above the knee, with full embroidery on the bodice and a textured finish to the body of the dress, adding a bit of sultry to the look. With a slight train on the fishtail skirt, her awards attire was completed with minimal jewels, a slicked back updo, exaggerated lashes and soft smokey eyeshadow with a perfect nude pout to finish.

Maternity wear is always interesting on the red carpet, and actress Kerry Washington is no stranger to the style. Attending in Brandon Maxwell, the mama-to-be worked the cut out dress beautifully with Gianvito Rossi for Brandon Maxwell shoes, Fred Leighton jewelry, and a simple clutch from Salvatore Ferragamo. I love her natural fro with this look, and the simple eyeliner & pink lip are perfectly paired too.

Also opting for black, Kirsten Dunst wore a plunging dress by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Haute Couture. Going full glam, the actress’ look featured a silk embroidered mini dress body and a sheer black skirt with lines of black pavé. Adding a Roger Vivier clutch & heels, Fred Leighton jewelry, Old Hollywood curls and subtle red lipstick, she looked every bit the part.

Golden Girls

Actress Judith Light attended the evening in a light champagne hue gown by Alexandra Vidal Haute Couture. The full sleeved look featured embellished trims down the plunging neckline and around the waist with sheer sleeves an all-over beaded design. A relaxed, curled updo with her classic smokey eye and nude lip completed her look.

Laverne Cox made heads turn in her golden embellished fitted gown for her Emmys arrivals. Wearing Naeem Khan gown, the actress added Stuart Weitzman heels and a Swarovski clutch to the look, finishing with a selection of jewellery by Butani JewelleryHearts On Fire and Mattia Cielo rings. Glamorous curls, flawless makeup and a chocolatey nude lip colour rounded up this look. Just gorgeous!

If there was one girl who shone from all angles, it was Claire Danes. The blonde actress attended wearing a glittering gold sleeveless by Schiaparelli, which featured cut outs on the waist and a two-tone finish to the glitter-clad body of the dress. Worn with Christian Louboutin heels, a Tyler Ellis clutch and Forevermark jewelry, she looked every bit red carpet glam with matching gold flake eye makeup, nude lips and a simple hairstyle.

White Hot

Niecy Nash looked voluptuous and gorgeous in her strapless white gown from Christian Siriano. The cinched-in dress featured a waistband sash that fell into a train, which was styled with a contrasting textured black Judith Leiber minaudière, quite the selection of sparkling jewellery from Hearts on Fire, Le Vian and Lorraine Schwartz, with Charlotte Olympia shoes to finish. With her bob haircut, metallic eyeshadow, black eyeliner & natural lips, the actress looked red carpet ready in so many ways.

Showing off a bit of leg, Suzanne Cryer attended wearing a sleeveless white & silver gown by Christian Siriano. The look was very interesting featuring a sweetheart bust with an invisible mesh and neckline, both of which were lined with white beads & pavé gemstones that continued down the side of the dress. With silver Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, big eyelashes, kohl-rimmed eyes and a pink shimmer lip colour, the straight hairstyle and white & silver sandals rounded up her look.

Young actress Holly Taylor worked her high neck white gown, by Irish designer Don O’Neill for Theai Couture. The custom-made crepe column gown featured a thigh-high slit with an open back, sheathed in silk tulle, though the showstopper of the dress was the bejeweled collar with its crystal insect accents. I really love the dress, though I feel the shoes were a wrong choice, an open-toe would have worked better, but the silver embellished pumps matched the jewels, alongside her Gabriel & Co. jewellery.

Michelle Dockery wore a waterfall trim gown to the Emmys, donning this white tiered look by Oscar de la Renta. It featured black trims to contrast, with peplum-like detail on the bust that showed off her black sandals by Stuart Weitzman. Sideswept hair with an Aspinal of London clutch and Harry Winston jewels to complete.

One of my favourite gals on the red carpet, Emmy Rossum, looked beautiful in her white dress. Attending with her fiance, the brunette actress wore Wes Gordon for the occasion with matching white Brian Atwood sandals. The v-cut neckline was a classic style with minimal details, a side slit on the skirt and delicate jewels from Fred Leighton and a Judith Leiber clutch.

Opting for quite the look, actress Felicity Huffman attended in a white & nude overlay gown by Tony Ward Couture. The sleeveless dress also featured a tulle peplum skirt around the back, adding oomph to her red carpet choice. Pippa Small Jewellery, heels by Badgley Mischka and an oval gold clutch by Temperley London completed her details for the occasion.

Modern Family actress Julie Bowen attended in an ivory coloured Lela Rose dress. From the front it seemed a simple & sweet look but at the back was more of a party, with the ruffled details on the open back adding a bit of romance. Brian Atwood heels, Vhernier earrings and a gold striped clutch by Lee Savage accessorized her awards attire, finishing with a chic curled bob, strong eyes and a soft nude lip.

The Beautiful Blues

Angel Parker was a beautiful sight as she attended in a navy blue gown by Mexican designer Luciana Baldeerrama. The look featured pearl embellishments along the neckline, sides and to the open back, with a subtle fishtail skirt. Silver jewels, dark eye makeup and nude pink lips with a curled bob completed her look.

Shiri Appleby attended the awards wearing a cerulean blue glitter dress by Diane von Furtsenberg. The sleeveless look featured a keyhole cutout on the midriff, styled with Piaget jewellery and black platforms by Stuart Weitzman that complimented her dark straight hairstyle and soft smokey eyes.

Going for blue, model Emily Ratajkowski wore a strapless gown by Zac Posen. The fitted gown featured a bow-like detail on the bust with a ruffled fishtail skirt in a dark blue hue, that hugged her in all the right places. Continuing with the colour, matching Charlotte Olympia platform pumps were added and she opted for metallic blue smokey eyes, with a sleek ponytail, nude lipstick and jewellery by H. Stern. 

Abigail Spencer attended in a midnight blue gown by Jenny Packham, which featured a mesh plunging neckline & ruffles, as well as a sequin-clad overlay. It was a truly beautiful look that was teamed with heels and a box clutch by Kurt Geiger, and Irene Neuwirth earrings alongside a berry pink lipstick.

Young Hannah Murray looked sweet in her pastel blue lace gown by Philosophy. The dress featured ruffled shoulders and a deep-v neckline with a contrasting black & pearl waistband, that was worn with Charlotte Olympia heels and a clutch by Tyler Ellis. Lined eyes, delicate jewels and an updo with a nude lip completed her awards attire.

Metallic Madness

Sarah Paulson was a wondrous sight in her embellished green gown by Prada. The mid-sleeved look featured a plunging neckline and was fully adorned in sparkling gems & diamonds.She added sparkling custom-made Wilfredo Rosado earrings with an off-pink lip colour and a chic pixie haircut. Sarah Paulson also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for ‘The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’.

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter opted for glam as she stepped out in a silver gown by Yousef Aljasmi. Dripping in silver crystals the geometrical design on the nude sheer body featured a thigh-high leg split, styled with silver barely there sandals, a sleek hairbun and dark red mani-pedi with nude lips.

As always, Olivia Culpo looked drop dead gorgeous as she attended the awards in this midi strapless by Zac Posen. Her fitted bodice was teamed with a bubble skirt with cascading gemstones from the bust down. A sultry eye makeup look featured black kohl liner on top of silver eyeshadow with a purple liner along the waterline, perfect nude lips and a relaxed hairbun. To add to her glamour, silver strap sandals, a pearlescent box clutch and delicate jewels completed her look.

Actress Amy Poehler looked gorgeous in green, wearing Pamella Roland on the red carpet. The moss-green caped look was fully embellished was worn with chunky gold jewels and a clutch by Beladora Jewelry, styled with curly hair and smokey eyes.

Also opting for silver, Padma Lakshmi wore a liquid silver longsleeved gown by Naeem Khan. The roundneck, the fitted finish, rounded train, the Lorraine Schwartz cocktail ring and that fuchsia pink lipstick. I just adore everything the presenter chose for the occasion. Just beautiful!

Sheer Beauty

Liz Hernandez always looks so beautiful, and for the pre-show the TV presenter wore a nude strapless by House of CB. The silky jersey gown featured a fitted waist and fishtail floor skimming skirt, that truly complimented her tanned skin and bronde hair, to which she added a lattice pavé choker necklace, a bangle bracelet, nude lipstick and classic cat eyeliner. Click here to buy Liz Hernandez’ Emmys dress!

Teenage actress Emily Robinson wore a beautiful champagne dress for the Emmys, donning Carolina Herrera. The strapless look featured a slight sweetheart neckline and a triple layered tulle skirt with glitter & gemstone that cut off above the ankles. Teaming her look with gold strappy platform sandals by Charlotte Olympia and delicate jewellery from Ileana Makri, she rounded up her look with sideswept big waves and neutral makeup.

Kristen Bell looked fabulous in her ballgown for the Emmys, as she stepped out in a nude & floral printed dress by Zuhair Murad Couture. Complimenting the multicoloured florals on the nude body, the blonde actress added Brian Atwood heels with Harry Winston jewellery and a Jimmy Choo clutch to finish.

A Splash of Colour

Constance Zimmer definitely stood out wearing a white & pink lace overlay gown by Monique Lhuillier, that featured capped sleeves, and a slight train, teamed with matching designer sandals and a pink box clutch. With a selection of diamonds rings by Dana Rebecca Designs, a straight bob hairstyle, pink lips and cat eyeliner to boot, this is one beautiful look.

Actress Taraji P. Henson attended in a canary yellow Vera Wang simple dress, which featured a straight neckline & spaghetti straps with an asymmetrical side skirt slits, that showed off her Jimmy Choo silver sandals. With Lorraine Schwartz jewels and an initials clutch by Edie Parker, the Emmy nominee looked the part.

Funny gal Tina Fey chose an emerald green hue for the occasion, donning a beautifully pleated v-cut gown from Oscar de la Renta. It hugged the brunette beauty perfectly, and was teamed with a soft-curled hairstyle, green drop earrings & rings by Lorraine Schwartz and classy makeup that were perfect finishing touches.

Actress Mandy Moore looked great in her sunset yellow tiered gown by Prabal Gurung. The sleeveless halterneck gown featured a more sheer skirt, which was styled with Beladora Jewelry and Jennifer Meyer Jewelry, alongside Olgana Paris heels and a black clutch too.

Going for velvet, actress Kathryn Hahn looked sultry in her dark green choice, opting for Wai Ming. The plunging v-neckline featured lace trims with a fitted finish and was styled with Irene Neuwirth earrings, a Lee Savage clutch and heels by Stuart Weitzman, finishing with a sideswept hairstyle and dark smokey eyes.

Yellow proved popular on the red carpet as Keltie Knight also opted for the bright hue, donning this gown by Jovani. The sleek design featured an asymmetrical shoulder with a folded detail, in a fitted finish with a slight train too. Her voluminous updo, the dark eye makeup, and the minimal jewels from Michael John were the perfect way to round up this awards attire.

The Couples


Notable Mentions

Click to see all the winners of the Emmy Awards 2016

Nirina xx

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