What a difference a few years make. Less than a decade ago, during the simple 90’s, the dress at the Emmy’s was less than impressive. Fast forward to 2007 and glamour is back with a capital “G.”
Oddly enough, there were fewer fashion faux pas among the bodacious babe’s of this year’s event. I was also impressed that most women paid close attention to their overall style; matching clothing, jewelry, shoes and hair together for a beautiful polished look.
There are certain television stars that fans can be certain will be impeccably put together. Their taste always seems to be in tune with the latest trends and they know what does and doesn’t work on their bodies. Let’s take a look at some of Emmy’s best for 2007:
Lisa Rinna was a vision in a beautifully fitted off white gown with strategically placed jewelry at the waist and a nice long slit so that everyone could catch a glimpse at her gorgeous gams. She completed her picture perfect look with dangle earrings and her trademark sassy hair cut.
Another fashion diva that always looks her best, Eva Longoria, chose a shining short metallic gown with plunging neck and back. Letting her shoulder length hair fall naturally in waves, she was the epitome of elegance.
Minnie Driver reminded everyone that she knows how to do Hollywood glam with panache and style. Her saffron yellow gown was cut on the bias and criss-crossed in the front to accent her beautiful bust line. She kept the hair simple and accented her gown with just earrings and a large cuff bracelet. The look was as spectacular as the actress’s talent.
Helen Mirren once again didn’t fail to amaze with gown that made the best of her stunning figure. The dusty purple Roman style gown made her the envy of women of all ages. Her jewelry was equally perfect with a simple brooch at the bust and earrings. However, her makeup and hair weren’t quite up to her usual standard of perfection.
Felicity Huffman chose an unusual colored salmon pink gown that was a memorable hit. Plunging in the right places and flowing to make her look like the goddess she is, this soft flowing gown suited the actress’s lovely svelte figure. She accented with carefully chosen jewelry and let her hair fall naturally; a look that suits this talented actress.
Lisa Edelstein blew the competition away in a glowing red halter gown that left no doubt that she was in the room. Put together with her stunning dark hair in a polished updo and careful jewelry accents, the look was impeccable.
Emmy’s real women didn’t hide their curves this year, instead choosing to embrace their ample bosoms and softly feminine hips. The resulting looks were worthy of their equally ample talents.
Chandra Wilson looked amazing in a grayish blue gown with beautiful beading and a lovely scooped neckline. Her hair was also elegantly done in a sleek updo befitting a diva of her stature.
Conchetta Ferrell chose a lovely silver gray gown with a matching overcoat that sparkled delicately in the sun. Although her flaming red hair might have looked better in an updo, the actress still managed to make a statement.
The Queen (Latifah) proved once again why she has that name in a stunning red gown that hugged her voluptuous curves without any shame. And her Cover Girl makeup was perfectly done, as was her beautiful hair.
America Ferrera proved that being young doesn’t mean you can’t look the part. Her stunning royal blue gown featured soft waves of fabric that accented every curve. A little sparkle at the waistline and a Grecian goddess updo completed her memorable look.
A few actresses blew everyone away with a fashion savvy that few people expected. They are definitely women to watch:
Hayden Panettiere kept her look youthful with a flesh colored babydoll gown, a lovely brooch at the bust, and a Grace Kelly hairdo. Her makeup was flawlessly applied, reminding everyone that although she just turned 18, she’s woman to be reckoned with in beauty, charm, grace, and talent.
Sarah Chalke looked amazing in an unusual silver gown with rows of ruffles that might have looked foolish on others but flattered her body perfectly. It plunged in the front as well as the back but managed to keep from looking the least bit overdone. Carefully done makeup and soft, wavy hair finished off a young, sexy look.
Edie Falco took floral to a whole new level, sporting a fitted black gown with white beaded flowers sprinkled throughout. She looked very much like a walking work of art with just the right jewelry accents, light makeup, and shoulder length straight hair.
Jennifer Morrison of House looked like a Grecian goddess in a pale metallic one-shoulder gown that perfectly suited her thin frame. She left her hair in soft curls that were reminiscent of the golden era of Hollywood.
A few actresses hit in some areas and missed in others. Even though the total look might not have been an A+, they still deserve recognition for making some right choices.
Lovely Mary Louise Parker looked radiant in red satin, but the gown itself just didn’t have the panache expected. Perhaps a little bling would have helped or a better planned hairstyle.
Jamie Lynn Siegler’s gown was a soft cream shade that featured pleats and ruffles going various directions. The effect, however, drew the attention away from her beautiful face and made her svelte figure look thick in the waist. On the other hand, her simple hairstyle worked for her and her dangling diamond earrings and matching cuff were right in tune with the most current fashion trends.
Kyra Sedgewick’s black gown was beautifully cut, but the multitude of ruffles, bows, and feathers, along with the strangely gathered skirt bottom were just too much for her tiny figure. Although her hair looked lovely, her makeup seemed a bit severe for someone that is so naturally lovely.
Rachel Griffiths also chose a black gown that, overall, was quite lovely. However, the bows at the side, just under her armpits seemed a bit out of place and the front scoop at the bottom didn’t seem to hang quite right. On the other hand, her makeup and hair never looked more beautiful.
While the sparkling gold gown chosen by Patricia Heaton complimented her beautiful red hair, it just didn’t hang well on her body. Unfortunately, it looked cheap and unworthy of her stunning jewelry and soft, sexy hair.
Jaime Pressly’s softly sparkling black gown seemed a bit matronly for someone her age, but it featured a lovely neckline and accented her perfectly coifed classic Hollywood do and perfect makeup.
As often tends to be the case with Debra Messing, her black and white dress was certainly haute couture; but perhaps a bit too much so for Emmy. Still, who cares, her peaches and cream complexion and flaming red hair make this beauty difficult to ignore no matter what she is wearing.
A few of television’s finest simply fell flat, missing every single note. Perhaps their minds were on their work rather than their dress.
Eva LaRue, who generally dresses with sheer perfection, missed on all cylinders this time around. Her exaggerated black mermaid skirt made her tiny figure look uncharacteristically plump. Matched with a pleated sleeveless white shirt, the outfit looked matronly. And her 30’s hairdo just looked out of place.
Rebecca Romain’s flapper style pink gown was borderline silly and certainly not worthy of her stunning beauty.
As usual, the lovely Patricia Arquette chose a gown that was much too matronly for her figure. On the other hand, her hair – – which is often done in some wild style – – looked appropriately trendy as did her makeup
For reasons that I can’t quite express, Heroes star Ali Larter’s red satin Grecian gown just didn’t work. Her hair, which was carelessly, tossed over one shoulder looked messy and unkept. Her makeup, however, was quite lovely.
Although Katherine Heigl looked every bit the star in her white satin off the shoulder gown, there was something about it that just didn’t work. However, her hair and makeup were definitely reminiscent of the golden era of Hollywood.
Judith Light’s cream colored gown was beautifully cut. However, matched with her pale skin and light hair, the overall effect was severely washed out and unmemorable. And I have to say, Judith, comb the hair already. The tousled look doesn’t belong at the Emmys.
Julia Louis Dreyfus looked lovely in the purple color chosen for her gown, but the bottom cut of the gown was all wrong, making the overall look something she should want to forget.
Marcia Cross, who is generally the picture of perfection, didn’t live up to her own standards this year in a badly cut white gown with metallic mesh trim. Her turquoise drop earrings, although stunning, didn’t go with what she was wearing. However she didn’t miss with makeup and hair because perfection is always her signature in that arena.
Elizabeth Perkins sported a horrendous housedress that wasn’t even worthy of description. On the other hand, her hair was beautifully done and her makeup never looked better.
A few actresses, who have often missed in the passed, pulled an about face this year to show some real fashion savvy. These up-and-comers are, therefore, worthy of mention.
Sandra Oh never looked lovelier in a simple black strapless dress and softly styled hair.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is often bashed for her retro style, looked every bit the classic Hollywood beauty in a gorgeous black strapless gown with carefully chosen jewelry and her stunning long dark hair.
Sally Field put many a younger beauty to shame in a bright pink strapless gown that was classically stunning. She also chose to wear her hair down and carefully apply her makeup to let everyone know she’s proud to be the grand dame that she is.
Another oldie, but goodie, Glen Close chose a simple black gown that accentuated her girlish figure. Although her makeup and hair could have been a little more polished, this look was definitely a step above some of her past choices.
Tina Fey scaled back her sometimes overtly effervescent personality with a lovely understated navy gown and a classic updo.
Power couple Portia Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres proved to be the perfect pair. Portia’s teal gown framed her perfect body and criss-crossed her bust to accent her beautiful face and curly blond hair. Her paramour, Ellen looked uncharacteristically feminine in a black satin camisole and matching black tux with a stunning tassel necklace at the neck.
Reality divas shined brightly. Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef looked amazing in a tightly fitted white gown with a diamond collar necklace and her naturally beautiful dark hair.
Kathy Griffith didn’t look the least bit D list in a chocolate gown with a hint of elegant jewelry and a lovely updo.
Heidi Klum took fall fashion trends to heart and showed off a hot red gown with matching red lipstick and old Hollywood glam makeup.
Even performer Christina Agulera never looked more beautiful in a hot pink strapless gown accented by simple earrings and a truly stunning French twist in her platinum blond hair.
Overall, the fashion of this year’s Emmys was amazing, as well it should, so that we can live vicariously through the stars that we love.