The Emmys – The best looks

Sunday saw the world of TV’s most glittering night, as the most glamorous stars of the small screen (and a few megastars of the big screen too) turned out for the Emmy Awards. A very hot and humid night saw a fair few fashion disasters, and some seriously dodgy hair don’ts,, but there were also some absolutely dazzling dresses on display, from both new and old stars alike.

Here are my picks, dresses that made me swoon.

Nicole Kidman chose a column dress with sequin detail from Antonio Berardi. Now I adore this dress for the simplicity of the lines, and the fabulous use of blue shades. That said, on the evening, I couldn’t help but tweet that it also reminded me of a swimming pool mosaic, something you might see in the bottom of an outdoor pool in Greece. Still so pretty though.

Kelly Osbourne has been showing some serious style credentials lately, and this violet Zac Posen dress with matching hair is another winner. The dress just fits like a glove, and the hair adds that little bit of fun which saves this look from being too old for her. Gorgeous!

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Biba Asymmetric one shoulder maxi dress £ 295.00 click to visit House of Fraser

Lucy Lui went for something totally unique on the Red Carpet. Her futuristic, space age dress looked like she had been sewn into it, the silver shade was super striking, and she kept accessories to a minimum, with the pop of red on her small box bag being a genius touch.

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Adrianna Papell Evening Strapless beaded long dress £175 click to visit House of Fraser

Tina Fey used to make so many worst dressed lists, but not any more. She chose a chic column dress by Vivienne Westwood which was such an elegant choice. I loved the plum colour, and the brocade style bustline which just adds a touch of the dramatic to the dress. Again, hair and accessories were kept simple, the perfect choice for this dress.

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Jane Norman Pleat bodice maxi £ 60.00 click to visit House of Fraser

Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt has come such a long way from Coronation Street. She looked simply amazing flying the flag for British style in another dress from Vivienne Westwood. I loved the nude/mink shade, the pretty draping and the soft tie waist. This dress was so much better than Michelle Dockery’s who wore an ill fitting, creased monstrosity from Louis Vuitton.

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Claire Danes was one of the big winners on the night, and the heavily pregnant star also won in the style stakes too with her choice of canary yellow Lanvin. With it’s strapless, loose silhouette and cool 1970s vibe, this was a really good choice for the mom-to-be and she looked just glowing (a cliche I know, but true all the same!).

Julianne Hough looked like a beautiful mermaid in her Georges Hobeika dress dress. The gorgeous shades of blue and the curved fantail detail made this dress look like an aquatic dream. But the less said the better about the sloppy hair…

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Adrianna Papell Fancy flower long dress £ 225.00 click to visit House of Fraser

The fabulous Julianna Margulies very rarely gets it wrong on the red carpet, and her stunning choice of Giambattista Valli’s floral gown was inspired. I loved how fresh and original this looked and I loved that it had pockets in it! This reminded me of a early 1960s style print, whilst it also had shades of Monet in those beautiful florals and colours. A fantastic dress.

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JS Collections Long floral print dress Now £ 114.00 click to visit House of Fraser

It was quite a good night for Vivienne Westwood, who dressed so many of the stars. Kerry Washington looked incredible in this shimmering nude/pink Westwood gown which has such a fantastic shape and is magnificent in its elegance. Again the key to this look is keeping everything else simple.

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Adrianna Papell Evening Beaded strappy maxi dress £ 189.00 click to visit House of Fraser

And last, but certainly never least, there was the incredible, pneumatic Christina Hendricks, who looked just incredible in a dress that she herself described as silver, but I think looked more oyster in colour. I thought Christina looked just like Jayne Mansfield in a red wig, and this Christian Siriano dress looked made for her figure. The art deco clutch she was carrying was probably my favourite accessory of the night too!

Pleated Strapless Dress £55 click to visit Littlewoods

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