10 Worst Emmy Looks

See a decade of fashion mistakes on TV's biggest night – then vote on the worst of them all. By Julia Wang

01 of 10

2005: PATRICIA ARQUETTE

2005: PATRICIA ARQUETTE
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Arquette – who won for Medium – should have seen this flop coming: her busy satin-and-beaded frock and equally fussy do.

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2004: BARBRA STREISAND

2004: BARBRA STREISAND
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Divas usually make a sweeping entrance, but Streisand gets dragged down the red carpet in this heavy velvet cloak. (Though what's under it – a wrinkled gown – is almost worth covering up!)

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2003: CHERYL HINES

2003: CHERYL HINES
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Hines (up that year for Curb Your Enthusiasm) can't contain her excitement for this mountain of satin, lace and tulle.

04 of 10

2002: PAULA ABDUL

2002: PAULA ABDUL
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American Idol's Abdul opens herself up to a world of judgment in this hole-punched gown. What would Simon say?

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2001: ALLISON JANNEY

2001: ALLISON JANNEY
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The usually chic Janney (a winner for The West Wing) didn't get the memo: Her floral frock is perfect for a luau but less appropriate for that year's low-key, post-9/11 show.

06 of 10

2000: GEENA DAVIS

2000: GEENA DAVIS
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Commando-in-chief in the house! Even with an enviable body, Davis shouldn't let it all hang out in her see-through gown.

07 of 10

1999: SELA WARD

1999: SELA WARD
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Even the elegant Ward (a winner for Once and Again) gets it wrong once in a while: Her bulky shrug and sash spoil what could have been a simple silhouette.

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1998: SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR

1998: SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
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The former vampire slayer should put a stake through this body-constricting corset. Where's Buffy when you need her?

09 of 10

1997: FRAN DRESCHER

1997: FRAN DRESCHER
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Drescher loses most of her dress to a runaway train, but thanks to a tiff with shutterbugs that year, the Nanny actress's ensemble didn't get many snaps.

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1996: ELLEN DEGENERES

1996: ELLEN DEGENERES
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Nominee DeGeneres can't fool us: With her black suit, fine jewelry and Converse sneakers, the Ellen star's look is totally unbalanced.

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