I have to admit I wasn't sure if I was more excited about Neil Patrick Harris hosting or the Emmys red carpet fashions this year. In the end neither disappointed.

The trends on the Emmy Red Carpet mirrored what we have been seeing on the red carpet for fall and next spring - cutaways, black and white, pale pink, lace, jewel tones, yellow, metallic, etc.

Lets start with the black and white of the evening...

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

 

Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman

Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman

 

Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis

Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis

Just like the runway there were the dresses with unique cut-outs, each giving a different slice of skin.

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

Roma Downey at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards.

Roma Downey at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

I will admit I find pale pink a hard colour to pull off.  Especially on a red carpet where you could risk sort of disappearing. That wasn't the case for either of these dresses.

Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Metallics and texture appear to be big for fall and helped create a stunning effect on these two ladies.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 

Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon

Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon

There was a lot of lace and sheer on the red carpet, but I was more taken with the rich jewel tones.

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards.

There is usually at least one woman in a category of her own. And this is often Sofia Vergara. In this bold red curve hugging gown. She was my clear favourite of the night.

Sofia Vergara at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards

Sofia Vergara at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards

 

Eye Candy

Conveniently Neil Patrick Harris turned 40 this year, so could have easily taken the eye candy award. But alas, nobody could surpass Scott Bakula in my books - even a singing and dancing Nathan Fillion.

Scott Bakula and Chelsea Field at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards.

Scott Bakula and Chelsea Field at The 65th Annual Emmy Awards.

For more of my favourite, and not so favourite, picks on the Emmy red carpet you can check out my 2013 Emmy Fashion 40+ Pinterest Board.

And just for fun... I loved this shot of Julie Bowen.

Julie Bowen at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards

Julie Bowen at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards

Did you have a favourite Emmy outfit?

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