This is not the kind of post that I usually write. I will not discuss how I think that Matthew McConaughey should have won Best Actor in a drama series or that the Emmys really need to add “dramedy” as a category.
Today, I just want to have fun. Let’s talk about [some of] those dresses. If you want to see larger photos of the dresses, zoom in, and/or see the actresses heads, click here.
THE GOOD: I loved these dresses and the way that they were worn by the stars. I hope I’m not leaving any worthy ones out. But if I am, I’ll come back and include them.
Michelle Dockery: For years, ever since I re-did the tiles in one of my bathrooms, I’ve known that blue, green and white is a killer combination. But this mix has never looked better than on the Downton Abbey star. Three words: originality, class and elegance.
Lizzy Caplan: The Masters of Sex star mastered simplicity and sophistication.
Natalie Dormer: Combined orange and black to perfection and she’s not even in Orange Is The New Black.
Kerry Washington: Wore another kind of orange, but looked great in this dress.
Julianna Margulies: Wore the only beautiful all-black dress of the night (because it wasn’t all black).
Viola Davis: Sexy, elegant, and a great choice of color.
Kate Mulgrew: Beautiful and classy.
Cat Deeley: I’m not into pink, but this is a dreamy creation.
THE BAD: I could’ve left out some from here. But, why? These had at least one thing wrong with them.
Allison Janney: Celebrities really need to stop turning their velvet curtains into dresses.
Amy Poehler: I never knew Reynold’s Aluminum Foil could look so good.
Kate Walsh: Beautiful design. Too bad it’s so—and all—yellow.
Zoey Deschanel: No one should be allowed to wear that much pink.
Christina Hendricks: I love her in Mad Men, but you have to be mad to wear this dress.
Taylor Schilling: Maybe she was afraid to wear orange or black. But the OITNB star could’ve definitely used a bit more color.
Julie Bowen: Poor thing. She put her dress in the washing machine and the colors ran, or do I have blurry vision?
Kate Mara: Something is wrong with this dress, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Sarah Paulson: I usually love Armani, but this dress looks like confetti gone wrong.
THE UGLY: I could have included a few more here. But, why? These three were really the worst.
Lena Dunham: Is it a popsicle? No! Is it a duster? No! It’s Lena Dunham. Oh.
Betsy Brandt: She’s wearing an unframed Impressionistic painting.
Taissa Farmiga: This dress, worn by the American Horror Story actress, is horror “dressonafied.”
Personally, I’ve always thought that there’s nothing more elegant than a long, black dress. But at this year’s Emmys all-black dresses were either uninspired or downright ugly. Most looked outdated. Here’s a sampling. And since I can’t get my cursor to go after the last photo, let me close by saying that it was fun being a fashionista/opinionista, and that’s all.