The 6 Biggest Fashion Faux-Pas Of The 2013 Emmys


A night watching the Emmy’s is a must for any fashion diva, as the to die for gowns worn by the celebs are particularly drool worthy at this star studded event. However, some ladies really missed the mark at the 2013 awards, with some bizarre, unseemly ensembles gracing the red carpet this year. These are the six worst faux-pas we witnessed, hopefully for the last time.

Overactive Prints

A print can be a nice, modern way to update a basic gown, but some ladies on the red carpet took it to the extreme at the Emmys this year. Perhaps the best example of this was Lena Dunham, who donned a busy green frock with orange-red flowers that were much too large for the dress. Lena’s “Girls” co-star Zosia Mamet didn’t fare much better, wearing a pink gown with a strange floral pattern that was just confusing to look at.

Sheer Madness

Sheer can be sexy, in moderation. Unfortunately, Julianne Hough went way overboard this year in her silver gown, if gown is even the right word for what Julianne showed up in. Her sheer bottom allowed viewers to see all the way up to where her legs met her pelvis, making outsiders wonder if it was a gown or a bathing suit. The strange straps around her upper arms in lieu of sleeves didn’t help matters at all.

Cleavage Galore

We are all for showing off the girls, particularly if it helps accent a dress. But some ladies took it much too far at this year’s Emmy awards. Sofia Vergara, a bombshell of a woman, could have used perhaps a few more inches of fabric to hold her bust in. And Claire Danes, while not nearly as well endowed as Sofia, chose a strange cut line that showed of the majority of her bust and torso.

Embellishments to the Max

Listen, embellishments can be beautiful, and we’ve got nothing against them. But whoever said embellishments should be stuck on a gown any which way? Mayim Bialik’s green gown was lovely from afar, but a close up inspection showed some sort of weird floral stick ons around the empire waist and sleeves. It almost looked like an arts and craft project. And Julianne Hough was guilty of this fashion crime as well, with some sort of strange beading going up and down her barely there dress.

Out of this World

Obviously, Heidi Klum is gorgeous, and just about any sort of shapeless nonsense would look amazing on her. But does that mean she has to stop trying altogether? Heidi’s bizarre red Emmy gown looked like something from another planet, and not at all in a good way. The majority of the gown was fine, but the neck piece that looked like she had joined some sort of intergalactic space army could have been pared down a bit.

Metallic Meltdown

Finally, we have Paula Abdul. Oh Paula. We’re not even sure what you were doing at the Emmy’s, except trying to look like the little statuettes actually being handed out to the winners. The 80’s icon’s gold ensemble was bad from head to toe, which is approximately the same area her high necked dress covered up. Paula would have done well to take one step forward, two steps back from this gown.

Holly Nichols is a gossip columnist who loves sharing her thoughts on celebrity fashion. If you enjoyed this article, Holly recommends checking out the ChicMags blog.

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