Dress Trends at Emmy Awards 2012

Emmys Trendspotting: It's All About the Fishtail Flare

Emmys Trendspotting: It's All About the Fishtail Flare

While it may not be a new trend, a fresh, sexier-than-ever batch of fishtail hems took the Emmys red carpet tonight. Thus, it proves (once again) that the mermaid silhouette is a perennial favorite with Hollywood's A-list set. Without delving into the obvious complications of this style (pray for a stair-less venue!), the flared finish certainly provides a kind of dramatic glamour that demands attention. It's flirty, feminine, and because of its asymmetrical cut, allows for the gown to hit at a body-hugging angle. Translation: let's just say fishtail hems inevitably enhance every curve. Need proof? Sofia Vergara showed off her svelte figure in an embellished teal Zuhair Murad number, Allison Williams stunned in emerald green Oscar de la Renta, and Cat Deeley turned it out in a red Tadashi Shoji creation. The commonality here being these starlets' shared penchant for the fishtail hem. See how each chic celeb sported it, then tell us who wore it best in the comments.

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