Emmy Fashion

I have a not-so-secret love for awards shows. Maybe it’s my obsession with gorgeous gowns, celeb gossip (my guilty pleasure) and the fact that ever since I was young, I wanted to go to one. Of course, my career in performing died the day I changed my major from musical theatre to finance freshman year of college, but who knows? Maybe I’ll win a contest someday 😉

Here are some of my favorite dresses from last night’s Emmy’s:

image Nina Dobrev

It fits her body perfectly and I love the cut of the dress. Red was the obvious color of the night. It makes me wonder if stylists decide on a *color* in advance or if they send each other a memo or something 😉

image Naya Rivera

Usually I’m not a fan of black, but the bodice and neckline are structured and unique.. If she rolled with a colorful clutch or heels, or more bling-tastic jewelry, it would have brightened it up a little.

image Sarah Hyland

LOVE this dress. I feel like it’s age appropriate because she’s younger, and love the shoes, belt and one-shoulder.

image Kelly Osbourne

Kelly always looks glamorous and so put-together, so I wasn’t really too surprised 😉 This dress is perfection- beautiful color and the straps are so romantic.

And some of my not-so-faves:

image Heather Morris

Usually the Glee girls always hit a home run, but the ruffles swallowed her up.

image Heidi Klum

Same goes for Heidi. Too many ruffles, but I do love the color on her.

image Claire Danes

Forbidden galaxy dress. No need to say more

image Taraji P. Henson

I felt like this was something I could find at Dillard’s in the Junior’s section, and it was a little see-through.

You can see the rest of the E! Emmy arrival pics *here*.

Checking out the pics made me do a double-take with how thick-skinned celebrities must be. People write some terrible things, not just about the dresses but about their personal lives, bodies, etc. It’s kind of crazy. I get one negative comment and it stings… and sticks with me for a little while before I brush it off. I’ve gotten better at it, but it’s hard to imagine dealing with that on a WAY larger scale.


Do you also fantasize about attending awards shows? How do non-celebrities actually get to attend these events? Who wore your favorite dress last night?

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  1. Samantha on September 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’m a sucker for celeb gossip!! What’d you think of Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress? It’s gotten a lot of controversy..while it wasn’t my favorite of the night, I still think she pulled it off!

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      i think she rocked it! you’re right, i didn’t love the dress, but it didn’t look *wrong* on her

  2. Liz @ Southern Charm on September 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Loveeeee Sarah Hyland’s dress. I want 🙂

    I’d love to go to an award show for the purpose of dressing up and getting glamed up … how FUN would that be??

  3. Tiffany on September 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    There were a few makeup/beauty bloggers and YouTube makeup girls at the Emmy’s last night! As with everything in this world, its all about who you know 😉

    BTW, I adore Kelly Osbourne! She has transformed herself so much physically and mentally over the last few years. She went from being a walking trainwreck to this stunning, classy woman girls can actually look up to.

  4. kathleen @ the daily crumb on September 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    i had a friend who was a seat-filler last night. not sure how he got the gig, but it sounded pretty sweet!

  5. Hillary on September 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I LOVED Elizabeth Moss’s dress. So Old Hollywood. Gorgeous!

  6. Cait @ Cait hates Cake on September 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I pretty much agree with you on all these dresses! I also REALLY like Sofia Vergara’s dress. She could probably wear just about anything and rock it, though!

  7. Vicki on September 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Do you read tom and lorenzo? I love their site, always the best commentary on award shows 😀

  8. Brigid on September 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I loved Elisabeth Moss, Martha Plimpton, and Kate Winslet, too. They all looked stunning. In contrast to the Modern Family girl you mentioned, I thought the gal who plays the younger sister was showing off *way* too much boob for a 13-year-old. Pretty dress, but NOT age appropriate.

  9. mi-an d. on September 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    omg i totally have an obsession with award shows too! i love the gowns the shoes the accessories (that includes the hot men) rawwr. my brother and i geek out about awards shows. he’ll pretend to be one of the interviewer on the red carpet and i’m one of the celebrities…it’s awesome. “so who are you wearing??” “ohh i love oscar de la renta…i think it just fits me so perfectly!” hahahha! my fave last nite was sofia vergara!

  10. Diana on September 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Yikes I didn’t even know the Emmy’s were on last night! I used to be a devoted awards show fan but as I’ve grown older I’ve lost touch with them – always love the dresses, though! Nina Dobrev’s dress is STUNNING!

  11. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig on September 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I don’t know who Nina Dobrev is (actually, I only know who three of these people are – I’m so not with it) but her dress is amazing!!

  12. Army Amy* on September 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love award show fashion, as well! I thought Nina Dobrev looked amazing, but I also thought it was maybe a little too old for her. Sarah Hyland on the other hand, perfection!*

  13. River on September 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Ooh, I like Claire Danes’ dress! Very different but still glam.

  14. Lauren @ Ultra Lauren on September 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    My husband won a Grammy this year and I so wanted to go but unless your manager or record company gets you a ticket you have to pay. We were like “$600? No way” Maybe next year 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      your husband won a grammy? that’s pretty baller 😉

  15. kara on September 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    ohhh nina’s dress. its perfection. i also loved sofia vergara’s dress. and i’m getting really sick of seeing christina hendricks’s boobs. i think she looks uncomfortable 90% of the time and it’s starting to make me feel uncomfortable when i see her!

  16. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on September 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Ok this is how NOT UP on things I am…
    I didnt know the Emmy’s were on
    And 80% of those women, I dont know who they are

    Seriously since having a baby (who is now almost 5!) I dont go to movies and I dont watch much prime time TV unless it’s on Bravo or the E channel 🙂

    I think all the ladies look beautiful and I wish I could get dressed up like that and attend a show and just look fabulous for a night 🙂

  17. Nicole on September 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I loved Kelly’s dress! She looked great!
    My other favorite was Heidi. I loved that one!!

  18. Holly @ The Runny Egg on September 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I obviously don’t watch enough tv — I only know who Kelly Osbourne, Heidi Klum and Claire Danes are!

  19. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on September 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I used to work for People magazine in England (they have a London office) and went to some premieres and did a bit of interviewing on the red carpet stuff, which was intense and soo much fun – you get to watch the movie too, and there are after parties. The lady celebs always looked sooo beautiful in their stunning dresses! 🙂 To go to an awards show like the Emmy’s or the Oscars must be so overwhelming…they are GIGANTIC with soo many people! 😀
    I think people get invited, like non-celeb people I mean, who know the producers/director/stylists/movie set peeps etc, or who are friends and family of the stars…but I’m not really sure! I always feel so badly for all the bad and mean comments people get about their bodies and personal lives…it must be SO hurtful and it is so unecessary…that’s what I don’t like about the media sometimes…the pettiness and the cruelty, in a way. But I do still enjoy a flick through US weekly every now and then, lol! 😉
    With your wise comments of the fashion you remind me of the E-News lady, Giuliana! (spelling?!) 😀 xyx

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      my girl crush 🙂

  20. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I totally agree with all your hits! But I actually think I kind of like Heidi and Heather’s dresses though… they’re working them!

  21. Danielle on September 20, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Nina always looks stunning – and that colour! Wow. Love that clutch too!

  22. Stephanie @ Love Life Project on September 20, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I LOVED Sarah Hylard’s dress. I want it. I read on someone else’s blog that she actually helped design it, which is just all kinds of cool. I actually feel really guilty sometimes reading celebrity gossip, especially when it’s focused on fashion or cellulite. I can’t even imagine being scrutinized like that…

  23. Christena on September 20, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I think Kate Winslet was the best dressed of the night!

    I know what you mean about the negative comments. I read some pretty scathing remarks yesterday and found myself thinking that I sure hope those women are not reading those sites. How hurtful — they must develop superthick skin.

    I struggle with this — I know that these awards shows are so centered around fashion & appearance — sometimes more so than the actual awards. However, the way that it is okay and even expected for the entire nation to scrutinize, weigh in, and “judge” a woman’s appearance in these situations makes me a little bit uncomfortable/conflicted, even though I do it myself. I know that it is mostly all in good fun, and the celebrities, by being there and wearing outrageous and expensive clothing, certainly invite the commentary. Also, many comments (like yours) are positive and/or really only focus on the fashion, not the appearance of the woman. But sometimes as women, I feel like we are talking out of both sides of our mouths. We fight appearance-based evaluation/judgement in so many other arenas, but at awards shows, pageants, etc, it is somehow okay to look at a picture of a woman and talk about her body and appearance if she looks good or bad and if her hair and makeup looks good or bad. It just makes me feel a little bit conflicted, especially after some of the comments I read on other sites. After awards ceremonies I hear way more discussion about what people looked like than who won the actual awards and their speeches.

    Just something I was thinking about. This is in no way intended to be a criticism of this post or the intentions behind this post.

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      i 100% agree with you.. i was thinking about the same thing yesterday

  24. Sarah on September 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I thought Kelly Osbourne looked amazing, but my favorite dress was def Nina Dobrev. It is the kind of dress that makes me wonder if I could get away with wearing red to my wedding 😉

  25. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on September 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I agree on so many of these! I actually posted Nina’s dress as one of my favorite Emmy dresses on my blog on Sunday! I also think that the girl from Modern Family looks cute and age appropriate whereas the girl who plays her younger sister on the show (and is only 13) was showing way too much cleavage for a girl her age! I totally agree with you about Heather Morris too.. usually she pulls it out but between the hair and those ruffles it was not working for me!

  26. Chelsa on September 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    That first red dress is my favorite hands down.

    On another note, I can’t believe someone would ever say anything mean about you. You seem like such a sweet woman with a great outlook on life. I do know how it feels to have that terrible feeling when someone says something not so nice. Some people are just negative like that 🙁

  27. Dee on September 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    My bf’s brother got to go to the Grammy’s one year because a friend of his had tickets. He got to take all these photos with celebs on the red carpet. I know that his friend had tickets because he is in the industry behind the scenes somehow. Not sure exactly what the friend does. So I guess that’s one way non-celebs get to go! Time to start making behind-the-scenes friends!

    • Fitnessista on September 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      i guess so!

  28. Elisabeth on September 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I thought Sofia Vergara looked stunning! Her dress was such a beautiful coral color and was incredibly flattering to her curves which is key. (a la Heather Morris disappearing into a mass of ruffles) You make a great point about the magnifying glass these celebrities are put under – it’s incredible what a critical spirit it brings out in commentators/audiences. Granted, they have stylists, trainers, and an entourage of people to beautify them, but they must have some serious thick skin to not let the thousands of unsolicited opinions get them down! Love the Emmy recap 🙂

  29. julia on September 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    i have to say, i think Heidi’s dress is my favorite!

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