It’s that time of year again, when leaves start changing, the air turns brisk, and our Sundays are filled by America’s favorite pastime, watching and judging red carpet award show gowns.
The 2018 Emmy Awards on Monday was the official kick off of awards season. We get to see the newest Spring 2019 couture gowns straight off the runway, giving us a taste of what we can expect to be big in evening gowns (and wedding dresses!) for the upcoming year.
Deep plunging necklines, shimmery sequins, bright colors and bridal whites flocked the red carpet, bringing back a little of that Old Hollywood glamour. The dazzling array of gowns made it a little difficult to pick our favorites, but I think we narrowed it down.
If you weren’t watching, here are photos of some of the fabulous outfits we’re talking about: https://people.com/style/emmys-2018-best-dressed-red-carpet-photos/
White made a big splash at the Emmy’s, giving all us of bridal junkies something to drool over. Jessica Biels’ structured and modern white ball gown was worthy of a New York Society wedding, while Kristen Bell’s simple crepe sheath gown was reminiscent of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. I also loved Laurie Metcalf’s white v-neck gown with blush embellishments, while Claire Foy’s ballet length gown gave me major bow goals.
Pop of Color
This year, we saw less black and navy, and more yellow and pink. I love that celebs didn’t shy away from bright fun colors and patterns this year, and I think that’s something we will be seeing a lot of as we head into the 2018-2019 awards season. Thandie Newton looked like a vision in pink crepe, while Regina King was a literal ray of sunshine in bright yellow. Tiffany Hadish’s multicolored gown was one of my personal favorites because not only did it match her fun personality, but it represented her father’s country.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love sparkle. And while I might think I am the sparkle queen, no one serves up glistening glamour quite like Hollywood. My favorite star in sequins is also my best dressed of the evening, Ms. Mandy Moore. Not only did the mix of dark brown, bronze and gold sequins compliment her gorgeous brunette locks, but it was completely different from anything else we saw on the red carpet. Samira Wiley also looked radiant in her silver sequined dress, and Natalia Dyer looked like a trophy to take home in her stunning gold gown.
Just like in bridal, chiffon is back in a big way. Often thought of as a destination wedding fabric, or a typical bridesmaid look, the ladies wearing chiffon on the red carpet showed us why you can never pigeonhole a style. Kirsten Dunst looked like Hollywood Royalty in her navy blue chiffon gown paired with the perfect red lip, but it was Dakota Fanning who blew me away in her moss green gown with matching earrings. Rachel Bosnahan also looked incredible in a bright red one shoulder chiffon gown, proving once again that you can wear red on the red carpet.
Ball gowns, Pants and everything in between
The styles at the Emmy’s this year were so diverse, some gowns couldn’t be put into categories. So this is my, ‘I don’t know, I just love it’, category. Angela Sarafyn wore a black ball gown covered in silver stones that were prettier than a starry night, Evan Rachel Wood showed how to rock a train with a pant suit and Emilia Clarke looked like a boho queen in black lace with floral embellishments.
Not seeing one of your best dressed on our lists? Comment and let me know who you think I missed and why they are your best dressed! And for your dream dress, visit The Bridal Collection, Colorado’s best wedding and special occasion store.
Written by Jordan Ensminger, Buyer & Master Stylist at The Bridal Collection