Top Looks From The 2019 Emmy Awards Ceremony
Red Carpet Award Ceremonies are always a feast for the fashion eye. It goes without saying that on the one hand for the majority of us, the outfits are never going to translate directly into our wardrobes. However, on the other hand the inspiration that can come from these extravaganzas is simply immeasurable. These events are always fantastic indicators of not only what’s to come in the fashion forecast, but also how we can put things together in a fashion forward way. We are being presented oodles of raw material to work into our lives.
There’s no doubt that most of these ceremonies have become as much about the outfits as the awards themselves. The 2019 Emmys was no exception – but there’s an added bonus with this one in particular. Unlike other old school Hollywood award shows, the Emmys are presented for the small screen. And as we know, on the TV even the superstars are allowed to look a little more real – and a small gasp here – some of them are even a smidge bigger than a size zero. On this night what we get to see is more wearable high fashion – the question is, who wowed on the night and what did they do it in.
There were certainly a few clear looks that came through. The biggest trend of the night, and one that popped up time after time, was red and pink colour blocking. Some would say this was an unlikely look to see, as it is a trend that is still pretty fresh from its last high fashion moment. But unlikely or not, it was absolutely unstoppable, and appeared in so many stunning variations. There was a really feminine feel to all of the dresses that sported this look; from voluminous skirts to puffy sleeves, and crafted in everything from satin to chiffon. Interestingly, bright pink was one of the hottest colour trends on the Autumn 2019 runways, so (particularly if you look at buying separates) you’re certainly not going to regret investing in this colourway.
There seemed to be multiple shades of blue appearing on the red carpet, from baby blue to dusky hues, even as a base for floral. However it was apparent that the pastel shade was ultimately the award winner. One of the fashion favourites from the night was a custom baby blue by Jason Wu worn by Regina King. Now there’s no doubting that Regina looked resplendent in her gown, and the high neck combined with the gathered chiffon was beautiful. I personally struggled with the raw hem, which is something you don’t usually associate with haute couture. Nevertheless the unfinished hemline made several appearances, and also featured on Jenny McCarthy’s dress, which, in her case she paired with combat boots to give her gown a punk edge.
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Take the Plunge
Not only did Phoebe Waller Bridge of Fleabag fame take home three Emmys, but she also made it onto the best-dressed list. Her Monique Lhuillier gown was ethereal, and Phoebe totally rocked it. Tulle was a popular fabric choice, and there was plenty to be found, to name but a few in gauzy creations, check out Laverne Cox, Eliza Scanlen and Eris Baker. One standout style feature that reoccurred on multiple dresses was the high leg split, and this is something that can be translated surprisingly easily into daywear (see Paula Ryan). The super plunging neckline was the choice de jour – and Emilia Clarke took this to new navel levels. The key to the success of her navy Valentino gown, was despite the raunchy neckline there was a simple silhouette and cool feature pockets – ensuring that the Game Of Thrones fan favourite well and truly slayed the look. If you’re not feeling quite this brave then a wrap dress is a great way to go low but stay modest.
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Written By Nicky Adams