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The Best Dresses and Gowns from the 71st Annual Emmy Awards

Architectural elements and sleek gowns reigned supreme.
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Red carpet aficionados always look forward to the Emmy Awards in particular, sure because of the star power from the best of the best in the world of television, but also because said celebrities turn it out when it comes to their gowns. Just think about Tracee Ellis Ross's uber voluminous hot pink Valentino Haute Couture gown last year—that's the kind of style we look forward to every September for the annual TV awards show.

And this year's red carpet for the 71st Annual Emmys is no exception. From the architectural sheaths, to the voluminous ballgowns with major embellishments (looking at you, Dascha Polanco), these were the best dresses at the 2019 Emmy Awards.

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PADMA LAKSHMI

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In a sleek icy blue halter gown.

KRISTIN CAVALLARI

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Wearing a structural yellow gown with a thigh-high slit from Nicole + Felicia Couture.

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DASCHA POLANCO

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Wearing a white gown with pink embellished sleeves.

SARAH SUTHERLAND

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Wearing a baby pink gown with short sleeves and cutout at the waist.

ERIS BAKER

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In soft gray layered tulle.

SHARON OSBOURNE

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In a classic black dress with metallic detailing at the neckline.

MARIN HINKLE

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In a classic navy tulle gown.

VERA FARMIGA

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Wearing a red lace gown with pin-tucked sleeves and a high neck.

ANNA CHLUMSKY

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Wearing a pleated metallic gown with a cinched waist.

BRITTANY SNOW

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In a delicately draped strapless dress.

SARAH LEVY

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In romantic black tulle with a peplum waist and embellishment at the sleeves from Tadashi Shoji.

PATRICIA CLARKSON

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In sparkling off-the-shoulder maroon.

CATHERINE O'HARA

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In a graphic black and white gown.

ANNIE MURPHY

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In a sleek navy blue sequin gown with pin-tucked sleeves and jewels by Chopard.

EMILY HAMPSHIRE

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Wearing a one-shouldered scarlet gown with ruffled detailing.

BETHENNY FRANKEL

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In a strapless black gown with a high slit up the leg.

KATE MCKINNON

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Donning a simple deep v-neck black gown. 

LAURA LINNEY

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Wearing a one-shouldered top with a train and tuxedo pants.

JODIE COMER

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In a simple chalk-white Tom Ford gown.

REGINA KING

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In a soft blue gown with draping and Irene Neuwirth baubles.

SIAN CLIFFORD AND PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE

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In a pristine white gown with ornate sleeves and embellished nude tulle

MANDY MOORE

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Wearing a custom pink and red Brandon Maxwell gown and Forevermark jewels.

VIOLA DAVIS

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Wearing an architectural black and white gown with 100 carats of Forevermark jewels.

MARISA TOMEI

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Wearing a pink and red one-shouldered gown with bow details.

ALEX BORSTEIN

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In a vintage-inspired violet frock, complete with embroidered initials.

EMILIA CLARKE

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In a dramatic navy Valentino gown and David Webb jewels.

RACHEL BROSNAHAN

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In a striking navy blue sequined gown with an elaborate neckline.

AMY ADAMS

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In a black lace gown with long sleeves.

SOPHIE TURNER

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Wearing a custom Louis Vuitton gown and jewelry from the Louis Vuitton High Jewelry Collection.

MAISIE WILLIAMS

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In a custom JW Anderson gown.

NAOMI WATTS

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Wearing black strapless Christian Dior and jewels by Platinum by Harry Winston.

PATRICIA ARQUETTE

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Wearing a long-sleeved ivory gown.

NIECY NASH

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In a spaghetti strap sequin gown with a matching turban.

KERRY WASHINGTON

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In sequined tuxedo pants and a crisp white blouse.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE

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Wearing a Grecian-inspired gown with a red cape and a Hercules brooch.

AVA DUVERNAY

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Wearing a gold and sequined long sleeve gown.

ZENDAYA

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Wearing an architectural strapless emerald Vera Wang gown.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS

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In a gold sequin gown with a deep-v.

SANDRA OH

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Wearing a structured salmon pink gown.

KRISTEN BELL

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In a beaded black Dior gown and Platinum by Harry Winston jewels.

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES

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Wearing a draped hot pink gown with a cape.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

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Wearing a structured embroidered strapless column gown and Fred Leighton jewels.

ISLA FISHER

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In a shimmering silver off-the-shoulder dress.

SARAH SNOOK

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Wearing a champagne two piece outfit.

JOEY KING

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Wearing a classic crimson strapless gown.

AMY POEHLER

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In a gold metallic jumpsuit.

ROBIN WRIGHT

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Wearing Saint Laurent.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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