Adrienne Tells us about the Emmys: Best & Worst Dressed
by Adrienne Yancy
I love watching all award shows. The glitz, the glam, the paparazzi, the interviews! The ball gowns, diamonds, and spectacular heels! I just can’t get enough. Recently the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards aired, but unfortunately I only caught about 45 minutes of it. In that 45 minutes, however, I fell in love– and fell out of my chair– over the best and worst dressed garments of that evening. I love to start on a good note, so to begin, I’d love to present…..
The nominees for the best dressed:
Christina Hendricks in a silver Johanna Johnson gown with amazing bead work (her girls are workin’ tonight).
Lea Michele wearing a red, backless, floor length Marchesa gown. I love me a blackless dress!
Loretta Devine in a green gown, featuring a plunging neckline and open draped shoulders….
hm… reminds me of something (ArielSimone purple dress with open shoulders)
Kate Winslet in a red (very popular this upcoming season if you havent noticed) mermaid Elie Saab gown.
Sofia Vergara in an impeccably fit gown by Vera Wang. The color and neckline are both amazing and not seen being worn by anyone else that night.
Evan Rachel Wood in a black fully beaded Elie Saab gown with padded shoulders.
Elie Saab can do no wrong in my eyes.The proof is in the pudding.
And the award for best dressed goes to: Loretta Devine – Not only does she step out of her usually matronly comfort zone for something sexy and chic. But she’s right on trend with the strong emerald color. She’s also smart to highlight her assets (the girls!) with her plunging neckline and hide the imperfections (her waist) with the gathered waistband. Great Job!
And the nominees for worst dressed:
Gwyneth Paltrow in a midriff bearing (belly dancer-ish) Pucci beaded number.
Julianna Margulies, whose unflatteringly stiff bodice looked like a building with windows… in an Armani Prive gown.
Katie Holmes in a too simple, and very forgetful blue racerfront Calving Klein dress.
She looks like she popped into the local Macy’s to buy it off the rack.
Jayma Mays in a pretty in pink 7 year olds pageant dress by Zuhair Murad.
Zooey Deschanel also in a precious pink prom inspired gown (NOT!!!) by Monique Lhuillier.
Melissa McCarthy (yes, the funny one from Bridesmaids) in a self-designed blue patchwork dress with padded shoulders.
And the award for worst dressed goes to: Melissa McCarthy – Just because you are plus sized does not mean you have to wear an unflattering hide-it-all smock.
**Advice from ArielSimone: (For women sizes 00-28) Look to Miss Loretta Devine for inspiration. There is a way to show your good parts and hide your bad. It’s so easy to look great if you’re a sample size because every dress fits in all the right places. If you’re not a sample size like todays Emmy winners, you still have to use what you’ve got, your good and your bad, and MAKE IT WORK.