Emmy fashions play it safe!

Posted Monday September 22, 2008 2:42 PM GMT

In Los Angeles on Sunday night, high profiled celebrities walked the red carpet at the 60th annual Emmy’s award show. Reporters joined the stars to get a glimpse of the hottest fashions and were hoping to find some “not so hot.”

Up-dos seemed to dominate as the choice of hair style. Heidi Klum, Mariska Hargitay, Marcia Cross, Vanessa Williams, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Sandra Oh all kept it off the shoulders and up. When stars didn’t have their hair up, they wore it long with locks of curls.

Long, dangling diamond earrings sparkled on the stars. Debra Messing wore 19th century diamond fan-pendants from Fred Leighton that glowed on the smiling actress. Necklaces seemed to not exist, and most of the a-listers kept their necks bare.

Trendy and elegant strapless dresses also took on popularity. Lauren Conrad, Tina Fey, and Cynthia Nixon all showed off their shoulders. Flowing and asymmetrical dresses were worn avoiding the straight up and down look.

Safe and more safe was where the celebrities stayed. They remained to pick suitable bold colors, and ordinary designs. A previously listed “worst dressed” star who had been named multiple times, didn’t even push the limit. She came in a retro-style black lace dress by Oscar de la Renta with a ribbon sash. Her glowing 5.5-carat emerald-cut diamond earrings by Bulgari topped off the classy dress. The “worst dressers” of time, appeared to be fashionistas of the night.

Everyone was ready to see Christina Applegate after having gone through surgery from breast cancer. The beauty looked happy and wore a long gown in a powder blue with metallic patches. “I think Applegate was one of the best dressed of the night,” said stylist Marie Alice Stephenson. “She was glamorous, elegant and she pushed it.”

Wearing a 1960’s inspired emerald green gown, the dress was form fitting and showed off her silhouette. Louis Dreyfus represented designer Narciso Rodriguez well in a salmon colored sexy dress.
The popular fall color purple appeared on many dresses. Nicolette Sheridan, Angel Sanchez, and Laura Dern all looked dazzling in different shades of plum and purple.

Many thought that Project Runway’s own Heidi Klum would take the fashion leap. However, the star only changed 6 times and showed up red carpet ready wearing a gorgeous Giorgio Armani Prive. The sparkling dress was metallic, one shoulder, beautifully layered, and down to the floor. “It was a mature choice for what Heidi normally wears,” said Klum’s stylist Maryam Malakpour, but Armani won her over by sending a personal note to congratulate her on her “Project Runway” nomination.

There were not many, “Why did she wear that?” this morning with the safe rides of fashion chosen. Although the dresses were ordinary, there were many favorites.

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