The Most Stylish (and Surprising) Trends at the 2017 Emmys

From rainbow dresses to one-shoulder styles, see which trends proved most irresistible to your favorite stars at the 2017 Emmys

01 of 14

RAINBOW

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Stars including Zoë Kravitz (wearing Dior Haute Couture), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (wearing Boss) and Tessa Thompson (in Rosie Assoulin) shunned basic black, instead choosing feathered, iridescent and shimmery fabrics in a crazy-colorful palette.

02 of 14

VELVET

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The official start of autumn may still be a few days away, but the rich gowns worn by Jessica Lange (in Gucci), Gillian Anderson, Julie Bowen (in Alberta Ferretti) and Shailene Woodley (in Ralph Lauren Collection) had us falling for the cooler-weather textile.

03 of 14

COLORFUL SHADOW

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Bright-eyed beauties Gina Rodriguez, Padma Lakshmi, Priyanka Chopra and Shailene Woodley all opted for intense shadow shades to punch up their looks.

04 of 14

BOLD BACKS

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Red carpets frequently give us gorgeous 360° views, but this year's Emmys seemed to deliver in a major way on that front (er, back): Just check out stars including Jessica Biel (in Ralph & Russo), Shailene Woodley (in Ralph Lauren Collection), Sarah Paulson (in Carolina Herrera) and Gillian Anderson.

05 of 14

FEATHERS

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Priyanka Chopra (in Balmain), Keri Russell (in J. Mendel), Zoë Kravitz and Tracee Ellis Ross (wearing Chanel Haute Couture) prove that stylish birds of a feather will always flock together.

06 of 14

PONYTAILS

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Their gowns may have been high drama, but their hair was decidedly low-key: Shailene Woodley, Sofia Vergara, Jane Fonda and Julianne Hough all went sweet and simple with their hairstyles.

07 of 14

HEAVY METAL

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Anna Chlumsky wanted her custom Sachin & Babi gown to have a "mined-from-the-earth" feel, and clearly Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laveren Cox (in Naeem Khan) had a similarly sparkly inclination.

08 of 14

SUITING-INSPIRED LOOKS

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Sharply tailored looks were on order for Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey (in Elizabeth Kennedy), Reese Witherspoon (in Stella McCartney) and Evan Rachel Wood (wearing Moschino by Jeremy Scott).

09 of 14

CHOKERS

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From Mandy Moore's custom pink sapphire Jennifer Meyer necklace to Zoë Kravitz's $440,000 worth of layered Tiffany & Co. jewelry to Yvonne Strahovski's simple gold number, the night's big necklace trend was actually somewhat understated.

10 of 14

RED

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It's a perennial trend for a reason, as Issa Rae (in Vera Wang Collection), Heidi Klum, Edie Falco and Nicole Kidman (wearing Calvin Klein by Appointment) demonstrate: It's a knockout shade that looks great on pretty much everyone.

11 of 14

CUTOUTS

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Tessa Thompson, Rashida Jones (in J. Mendel), Kate McKinnon (in Narciso Rodriguez) and Sarah Hyland (in Zac Posen) all decided their upper abs would be their night's most major accessory.

12 of 14

STATEMENT EARRINGS

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For Thandie Newton (in Fred Leighton), Sarah Paulson, Sofia Vergara (both in Lorraine Schwartz) and Jane Fonda (in Gismondi), the jewelry motto was "the bolder the better."

13 of 14

ONE-SHOULDER STYLES

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Whether avant-garde (Claire Foy's Oscar de la Renta caped jumpsuit) or classic (Edie Falco's red number), high-fashion (Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Armani Privé) or high-volume (Debra Messing's full-skirted Romona Keveza), this silhouette was one of the most popular of the night.

14 of 14

PLUNGE

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Navel-grazing necklines proved to be irresistable to daring dames including Jane Krakowski (in Badgley Mischka), Yvonne Strahovski, Shailene Woodley and Gina Rodriguez.

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