Did 2013 Give Us the Worst Dressed Emmys Ever?

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Most Misguided: Lena Dunham
Most Misguided: Lena Dunham
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While awards show fashion is usually something to be celebrated, the 2013 Emmys might very well rank as the worst dressed ceremony in recent history. Take nominee Lena Dunham, for example. Yes, that fabric is beautiful. Yes, it's Prada. This isn't about shallow, mean-spirited body shaming (Lena wore a different Prada gown last year to great effect), but about a flimsily designed dress that doesn't allow for some much needed foundation garments and a skirt with far too much volume.
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Yellowest: Anna Faris
Yellowest: Anna Faris
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It was nice to see bright colors all over the red carpet last night, but when it comes to brights and jewel tones, it pays to offer attention to competing hair and skin colors. This canary yellow might have popped on a dark-skinned/haired actress, but on white-blond Anna Faris, it's a minor disaster.
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Laziest: Heidi Klum
Laziest: Heidi Klum
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For a woman who was nominated for her ability to judge the quality of a dress, this one got by Heidi Klum. The dress isn't terrible, it's just so expected, and (if Klum wasn't more beautiful than beautiful) would have been unflattering. The choker/yoke/whatever around her neck just seemed like a way to get out of wearing jewelry.
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Most Sedate: January Jones
Most Sedate: January Jones
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Where is the January Jones of yesteryear, of blue plastic and red fringe? In her place is this boring, oatmeal version of the girl we once knew. Just because you become a mom (and play a terrible one on TV) doesn't mean you have to throw away all you once loved, wore, and shocked us with!
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Most Tragic: Julianne Hough
Most Tragic: Julianne Hough
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This is a poorly fitted cry for help. Julianne, you're 25 years old and you make those leave-nothing-to-the-imagination granny panties look like something an actual granny would wear. It might be time for a new stylist. No, it's definitely time for a new stylist.
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Craftiest (in Two Ways): Cat Deeley
Craftiest (in Two Ways): Cat Deeley
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It's a hefty bag with two holes in it, but I guess it's done its job, because otherwise no one would be talking about Cat Deeley.
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Most Maudlin: Carrie Underwood
Most Maudlin: Carrie Underwood
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Carrie Underwood usually tries her best to make us forget that she started out as an American Idol winner. Unfortunately, in this boring taffeta tent, she looked like the nation's most milquetoast Miss America contestant, and ended up singing like her too in one of many misguided musical numbers in the night's broadcast.
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Saddest Boobs: Claire Danes
Saddest Boobs: Claire Danes
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At first, it was hard to tell if that was Claire Danes or the ghost of a Boardwalk Empire extra. The (fake) bob and dishwater dress were bad enough, but then she had to add two competing textures and no shape whatsoever. Even her boobs are disappointed.
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Most Disappointing: Kerry Washington
Most Disappointing: Kerry Washington
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Kerry Washington not only plays the flawless Olivia Pope every week on Scandal, but also is an experienced fashionista (it's a terrible word, but an accurate one) who routinely attends film festivals and even the Oscars looking fantastic. If only she'd channeled some of her character in she raided Michelle Williams' closet for this twee, frippery-laden gown.
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Most Valuable Player: Paula Abdul
Most Valuable Player: Paula Abdul
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It's absolutely crazy, and it's on someone whose television career has ground to a halt. If no one's going to bring the glamour (or at least no one directing the show is going to cut to any glamour), this is what makes award show fashion fun.

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