2013 Primetime Emmy Awards fashion: Our picks for best and worst

Posted 12:34am on Monday, Sep. 23, 2013

The stars came out Sunday night for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, and with them they brought a variety of fashions that ranged from the simply gorgeous to the downright bizarre. After much fashion deliberation, we present our best- and worst-dressed picks of the night, as well as some noteworthy trends from the red carpet.

The best

Elisabeth Moss

Peggy Olson, eat your heart out. Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss owned the red carpet Sunday night as she kept it classy in a black and white sequined Andrew Gn gown paired with a gorgeous red lip and stylishly short blonde ’do.

Tina Fey

While 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon might be an unlikely candidate to top a best-dressed list, Emmy nominee TFey proved that, unlike her TV alter-ego, she’s got quite the sartorial chops when she stepped out in a gorgeous cobalt-blue halter gown by Narciso Rodriguez.

Sofia Vergara

Though she’s a first-time selection to our best-dressed list, Vergara has consistently wowed us every award season with her ample supply of mermaid gowns. This year’s Emmys were no exception, thanks to a body-hugging red number by Vera Wang.

The worst

Aubrey Plaza

While we can always count on funny girl Plaza for a laugh or two, we were left wondering if she was pulling a fast one on us when she walked the red carpet in a gown that looked like Little House on the Prairie meets goth.

Zosia Mamet

Though it’s hard not to commend Girls star Mamet for taking a fashion risk, there are some times when a dress draws attention for all the wrong reasons. This is one of those times.

Julianne Hough

When we first cast eyes on the top half of Hough’s gown, we thought we’d found a contender for our best-dressed list. Then we got a full-length shot of the sheer bottomless half. Less isn’t always more.

Red carpet trends

Going goth?

Whether we liked it or not (mostly not), sheer, black lace gowns were all over the red carpet. While actresses like Aubrey Plaza and Amanda Peet had us wondering whether this trend was worth trying, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s probably best in small doses.

Sparkle and shine

Giving us a much-needed break from all the black attire, jewel-toned dresses added just the right amount of color to the Emmys red carpet. In gorgeous hues that included emerald, amethyst and topaz, stars like Allison Williams, Carrie Underwood and Anna Faris sparkled bright.

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