Amy Poehler 2012 Emmy fashion

I’m sure you know this about me already, but every morning after an awards show I find it completely necessary to declare what a huge awards show junkie I am. Mostly it’s the fashion. Sometimes it’s acceptance speeches that make me cry. Other times it’s watching uncomfortable interactions between incredibly famous people. This year, it was mostly the Emmy fashion.

The 2012 Emmy Awards can be summed up in just a few words: boobs, color, sparkle and magnets, bitch! I plan to thoroughly explore each lovely category below.

Emmy Fashion Trend #1: Boobs

The absolute first thing I noticed last night was all of the boobs on parade– and I’m not just talking about the more obnoxious actors in attendance. The ladies really put it all out there. Sometimes it was a hit (heeeey Amy Poehler!). Other times it was a bit much (we know you’re incredibly voluptuous, Christina Hendricks, but that dress looked downright uncomfortable!).

Need some evidence?

Amy Poehler 2012 Emmy fashionMy newest girl crush, the hilarious Amy Poehler, looked smoking hot in Stella McCartney. This may be the first time she’s played up her sex appeal. The plunging neckline definitely surprised me, but she managed to do it without showing tooย much.

Christina Hendricks 2012 Emmy fashionI can’t really say the same for Christina Hendricks (in Christian Siriano). She has beautiful curves, I just wish she didn’t feel the need to squish herself into the bodice of every single dress she wears. You can flaunt it without the terrible fit!

Kat Dennings 2012 Emmy fashionI can’t decide how I feel about Kat Dennings in J. Mendel. I think the spillage is a bit much, but the color of that gown is so perfect for her (and the hair, makeup and accessories are flawless!). I half love this look. I just want to run over and tug her dress up for her.

Emmy Fashion Trend #2: Yellow

The next thing I noticed (jealously) was all of the yellow. I’ve mentioned before that I used to be anti-yellow but have changed my tune. The problem? I can’t wear it. OK. I can wear it, but if I do I look like I’m near death and field questions about what might possibly be wrong with me all day. It washes me out and leaves me looking exhausted and sickly.

The color was fabulous on all of the ladies who wore it last night, making me hate them a little.

Claire Danes 2012 Emmy fashionThe color of this Lanvin Resort gown is perfect for Claire Danes. I just wish it didn’t fit her like a potato sack. I’m not asking her to put the goods on display like the ladies up top. And I’m all for flowy and bohemian, but this dress does her no justice. It might as well be a bed sheet or beach coverup.

Julianne Moore 2012 Emmy fashionI’m also having a little bit of trouble with Julianne Moore’s Dior Couture gown. Again, I think the color is amazing on her. I just think it’s a little… matronly. She doesn’t need to be all va va voom. I just wish the neckline or the sleeves were different. Maybe if she lost the cuff and added a big old statement necklace I would feel differently. It’s just a little blah.

Julie Bowen 2012 Emmy fashionI’m not sure you can call Julie Bowen’s Monique Lhullier gown yellow. It’s seems a little bit green, but it’s close enough. I loved this one. It’s a bold color choice, the gown fits like a glove and I love the gathering details.

Leslie Mann 2012 Emmy fashionMy absolute favorite yellow look was Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan. This whole look is so different and fun. I love the pockets, the lace top is stunning, and the turquoise jewels were a great choice. Perfection!

Emmy Fashion Trend #3: More Bright Colors

Yellow may have stolen the show, but there were other bright hues on the red carpet too. Ginnifer Goodwin, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Hough, and Padma Lakshmi all rocked bright gowns. My two favorites (not so surprisingly) were flowy, watery-colored pretties on two of my faves.

Zooey Deschanel 2012 Emmy fashionI love me some Zooey Deschanel and I loooove this dreamy Reem Acra gown. She looks like a modern day Cinderella. I just wish she would’ve smiled pretty for the camera!

Zooey also could have fit into trend number one with her slightly plunging bodice, but I was so madly in love with the color of this dress, I decided to list her here instead.

Heidi Klum 2012 Emmy fashionHeidi Klum and her Alexandre Vauthier might be my favorite of the night. Heidi’s also plunging and she’s got the legs out, which is usually a no-no combo in my book. Too much skin never wins. But something about this dress won’t let me put it on my naughty list. Is it the color? The flowy fabric? The Grecian draping? I just don’t know. What I do know is that I wish she didn’t go so matchy-matchy on the accessories.

Emmy Fashion Trend #5: Sparkle

You know this little magpie loves sparkle. I can’t get enough. And boy was there some sparkle out there on the red carpet last night. Amy Poehler had it. So did Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, and Julianne Hough.

Lucy Lui 2012 Emmy fashionBut Lucy Lui’s Atelier Versace gown stole the sparkle show. It was a work of art that showcased her amazing body perfectly. I would never, ever wear something like this, but I think she looked absolutely stunning in it.

By the way, did you see Zooey Deschanel and her tulle get stuck to Lucy Lui’s metal while she was waiting to talk to Ryan Seacrest? It was kind of hilarious.

Lastly, I don’t have a fashion trend but the most emotional part of the evening. I’m notoriously a big baby that cries when people give emotional speeches. While I made it through last night without crying, I was closet when Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad won. He seemed so genuinely shocked and gave a sweet shout out to his fiancee. I just wish there were more moments like that last night!

So what did you think of last night’s Emmys? Who were your best and worst dressed? Did I forget anyone (besides Tina Fey, who looked gorgeous but didn’t fit into any of my categories). What were your favorite moments? Talk to me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.