Emmy Fashion: The Best Dressed

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Katherine HeigelWhy it’s an Emmy Favorite: Nobody does old Hollywood glamor better than Heigel. She understands her strengths (tall, slim, blond) and her personal style (a bit on the conservative side) and sticks with it. Plus I just love her.

Eva Longoria

Why it’s an Emmy Favorite: Eva shows that sometimes a cocktail dress works better than a ball gown. Plus her sequined dress is on trend for Spring 2008.

Helen Mirren
Why it’s an Emmy Favorite: Helen Mirren . She wears color, shows cleavage, and knows that sexy has very little to do with age and everything to do with attitude and style. Just because you are a woman of certain age, doesn’t mean you must cover up (ahem. Tipper Gore). You can show a bit of shoulder, a little cleavage and still be quite age appropriate.

Felicity Huffman
Why it’s an Emmy Favorite: The color on this dress is amazing. If you’re blessed enough to have a killer body like Huffman (did you see her arms?), then make it the focus of your outfit. Go light on the accessories, keep the hair simple, and keep the shoes basic.

Vanessa Williams
Why it’s an Emmy Favorite: Anything is better than what she wore to the 2007 Golden Globes.

More Emmy fashion photos online at E.com and at Yahoo.com

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  • Dahling, I could not agree with you more.  Helen Mirren is truly the QUEEN when it comes to red carpet events, even more so than moi.  Although I must confess I do not watch television, and I was so exhausted by Fashion Week that I quite forgot to watch the broadcast.  Just as well, I’d seen enough hideous clothes to last me a month or two.  You can read my adventures at http://diaryofamadfashionista.blogspot.com.  Ciao!

  • Kari

    I must say, usually I agree 100% with your observations, but for the first time I disagree with almost all of them!

    Katherine Heigel looked overdone and plain at the same time. The color seemed to wash her out and the giant bell at the bottom of her feet was not flattering. And on top of it all, it looked wrinkled.

    Eva Longoria looks well put-together, chic, nice…but Best Dressed?

    Helen Mirren definitely gets props for showing the age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking well, but the V-shoulder straps had the effect of making her look like she had a mannish upper body (read: Venus and Serena Williams).

    Felicity Huffman looked…ok. Nice color…nice shoes :/

    What about America Ferrera, looking like elegance personified. Showing her curves and picking a color that enhances her skin tone. She looked absolutely stunning in her strapless gown, which is a hard feat for anyone in Hollywood who isn’t anorexic (like most of the people on your best dressed list). Rebecca Gayheart looked so regal in the dark gown and seemed to bring back old Hollywood glamour much better than Heigel. Heidi Klum in her raspberry gown did a much better job of showing simplicity and accentuating the body than Huffman. Portia De Rossi had a nice rich color as well, and the snake neckline gave it a hint of couture…where else could she wear a dress like that? However, I’m sure you know what you’re talking about much more than me. I’ve always admired your taste before, and hey, you’ve been to Fashion Week, so you obviously have a better eye for what’s out there 🙂

  • Laura

    I don’t agree with Vanessa Williams being on the best dressed list this year.  I personally think she disappoints almost every time an award show comes around.  You’re right, anything’s better than what she wore that last year but this wasn’t much better.  I just find it a darn shame that a woman that beautiful can’t find a good looking dress to wear to an award show.  I can only hope that she’ll pull it out next time an award show comes around.