The Best Dressed of the Night!

From the white-hot Taylor Schilling to the many, many ladies in red, see the most sizzling styles on the Emmys red carpet

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TAYLOR SCHILLING

TAYLOR SCHILLING
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The Orange Is the New Black star returns to a familiar silhouette and hue for her red carpet walk – though this year, her ivory halter is courtesy Zuhair Murad.

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SOFIA VERGARA

SOFIA VERGARA
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goes surprisingly simple and sleek in a white Roberto Cavalli column with architectural silver detailing, plus her usual over-the-top Lorraine Schwartz danglers and a swipe of CoverGirl No. 507. “I wanted to do something a little different,” she said (To which we said, “Really?”).

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KERRY WASHINGTON

KERRY WASHINGTON
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The Scandal credits her high-slit, structured orange dress (with a sparkly detail underneath) to Prada, and her ridiculous post-baby body to “a lot of working out.”

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LUCY LIU

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You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to tell you why the Elementary star’s style is such a hit: The lemon meringue hue and beautifully draped bodice, plus that gorgeous blowout and Lorraine Schwartz sparklers, all add up to one stunning look.

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JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
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Crimson was the color of the Emmys, and the Veep nominee may be the lady in red to beat. The star looks striking in custom Carolina Herrera, Lorraine Schwartz sparklers and a sleek blowout.

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JANUARY JONES

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We counted at least 13 red dresses at the Emmys red carpet, but none quite so dramatic (or crowd-parting) as January’s Prabal Gurung. And true to her tradition of adding a little edge to her red carpet gowns, Jones finishes her look with piecey bangs, bright red lips and tough Christian Louboutin booties.

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HALLE BERRY

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She plays an astronaut in Extant, which may explain why dusty rose Elie Saab gown (and her on-display biceps) are totally out of this world. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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JULIA ROBERTS

JULIA ROBERTS
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One reason we predicted this Elie Saab mini for the Emmys red carpet? We knew it was too fabulous for an A-list star like to resist.

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HEIDI KLUM

HEIDI KLUM
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Designer Zac Posen called custom design “effortless and vibrant” and we couldn’t agree more – the supermodel dazzles from every angle in the camellia-colored and caped gown. Lorraine Schwartz jewels finish the look.

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ZOOEY DESCHANEL

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The silhouette of Zooey’s Oscar de la Renta gown is simple, but the hot-pink color packs a major punch. The star goes for her traditional retro-cute styling with some bouncy curls and a silver clutch, keeping the rest of the look minimal.

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OCTAVIA SPENCER

OCTAVIA SPENCER
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The star of the upcoming Red Band Society dons the night’s main hue (and nods to her show!) in a lovely draped scarlet Tadashi Shoji gown, worn with sideswept waves, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a shimmering Rauwolf clutch.

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JULIANNA MARGULIES

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Good Wife, great dress: The nominated actress turns to her go-to red carpet guy, Narciso Rodriguez, for an ombré effect beaded backless gown, plus 20 carats of diamonds borrowed from FD Gallery.

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LIZZY CAPLAN

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From the front, the Masters of Sex nominee’s Donna Karan Atelier gown was all edgy drama thanks to the halter and ab-baring cutouts. From the back, it was retro Hollywood glam, thanks to the flowing white train and her elegant updo. Not to mention those killer Neil Lane jewels!

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AMY POEHLER

AMY POEHLER
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We love when the funny lady gets serious about style. Amy dazzles in one of the few metallic gowns of the evening, an allover sequin V-neck number by Theia with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, a tousled do and smoky eyes.

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CAMILA MCCONAUGHEY

CAMILA MCCONAUGHEY
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This mesmerizing Zuhair Murad gown garnered a lot of debate among PEOPLE StyleWatch staff, but ultimately the “loves” won out, thanks in no small part to how unbelievable Mrs. ‘s bod looks in the super-sheer dress (teamed with an Aldo clutch).

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UZO ADUBA

UZO ADUBA
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Orange Is the New Black’s “Crazy Eyes” already took home an Emmy before she hit the red carpet, but in this romantic sweetheart-neckline red Christian Siriano gown, we’d say she can add another tally to her “win” column.

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SARAH HYLAND

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The Modern Family actress opts for (yep, you guessed it) a modern silhouette, donning a two-piece coral-and-white Christian Siriano number, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a pretty topknot.

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