If you do it right, beige can be bold. Take note from the ladies who attended the Emmys in their elegant neutrals. Look at Olivia Wilde: her romantic silk chiffon Reem Acra gown is far from blah. Neutral colors range far and wide in the color palette so find a hue that complements your skin tone. It makes for a great backdrop against dramatic jewels or embellished details a la Wilde's beaded cap sleeves. Check which leading ladies walked in neutral territory . . .
Posts for September 21st 2008
Lavishly beaded dresses are no strangers to the red carpet. Nevertheless, their gorgeousness paid us many visits at the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. Whether on neutral, black, or white dresses, sparkly beads and crystals made the carpet a much more luminous place tonight. Case in point: Kyra Sedgwick in L'Wren Scott (left). Without the bead detailing, the dress would simply be a plain white dress. Gasp! Beading also appeared on asymmetrical straps, cap sleeves, trains, and sprinkled all over. See who else was dripping with beading.
Lauren Conrad wore a dress she designed to the Emmys. It was a navy number to which she added a hint of sparkle with a diamond brooch. Here, you'll find a very similar dress in black also designed by Conrad. To get Lauren's look, add a brooch, a diamond cuff, and satin shoes.
Debra Messing, styled by Rachel Zoe, wore a dress designed by Monique Lhuillier at the Emmy awards. The beautiful gown stands out for both its lace trim and tulle layers. Below you'll find strapless options that have either tulle or lace or both. You'll also find earrings that look like the Fred Leighton pair Debra wore.
The 2008 Emmys churned out a grand selection of gowns. But when it came to favorites, your votes went to either the light and lovely looks or the dark and mysterious ones. While there was color on the red carpet, the most stunning looks didn't need the help of a hue. My heart goes to Olivia Wilde in romantic Reem Acra, but also Debra Messing in dramatic Monique Lhuillier. Night and day, day and night. Which of these salt and peppered looks was the grandest of all?
America Ferrera was one of the few actresses to wear a short gown at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Her strapless number with its bubble silhouette was both modern and classic, especially since it was worn with that knockout Fred Leighton necklace. Get several versions of her black dress and lace pumps at right.