2017 Emmy Awards- The Bad and The Meh

Man, some of these are heinous.

Worst Dressed: Ariel Winter in Zuhair Murad

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Oooh gurl, I know you’re young and you’re pushing your boundaries, but this is a mess. Channeling a Kardashian is a dark road to go down.

Worst Dresses, Runner Up: Ajiona Alexis

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This is the only look I couldn’t find a designer credit for….and that’s not surprising because it’s awful. It’s part tablecloth, part diaper-esque leotard, and 100% awful. I don’t know who this actress is, but someone please help her make better choices.

Amanda Crew in Michael Cinco

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She is UNRECOGNIZABLE in this– and not in a good way. Apparently this dress took over 800 hours to make, and I can’t help but think that in all that time, they couldn’t have come up with something better? Maybe something where you couldn’t see the outline of her lady bits?

Angela Sarafayan in Elizabeth Kennedy

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One of my favorite designers currently, but of all her stuff this gown falls flat for me. The color isn’t right for her skin tone.

Carrie Coon in Delpozo

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Oh Carrie. If your dress is a commentary on the travesty of you not being nominated for your work on The Leftovers, then you’re spot on.

Heidi Klum in Dundas

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Just sloppy, from the bedraggled hair to the overwrought jewelry and the unsupportive bodice, this is classically messy Heidi.

Rachel Bloom in Gucci

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Rachel mentioned on the red carpet that she bought this dress since she had trouble finding a designer to lend her something. I wish someone had put her in touch with Christian Siriano or someone else with a solid resume designing for women with curves, because this lingerie inspired bore is not doing her gorgeous figure any favors. I adore Rachel and would have loved to see her in something that better reflects her personality: colorful and engaging.

Claire Foy in Oscar de la Renta

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Very regal. While I love the bow detail, the pants would look better in a slimmer fit, and a metallic shoe would have really made it pop.

Vanessa Kirby in Marchesa

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Much like in real life, the erstwhile Princess Margaret did not fare as well as her TV sister. Vanessa got the far less successful Marchesa of the evening, potentially derailed by gym hair and a poorly fit bodice.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel

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It takes balls to wear something this avant-garde literally unchanged from the runway version. And Tracee is nothing if not ballsy, but I wish this worked better for me. She has enormous personality, but this is overwhelming even on her.

Sofia Vergara in Mark Zunino

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Different red carpet, same old story. Another vaguely bridal mermaid gown. I’m bored.

Gina Rodriguez in Naeem Khan

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This is a close one for me, undone by about 25% too much sternum.

Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano

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I love how happy and confident she looks in this. I wish I liked the dress better- I’ve had enough of the “unfinished” sheer look.

Sarah Hyland in Zac Posen

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Another close one for me, undone by about 25% too much stomach. So much, that in a few pictures you could see the top of her Spanx. Lovely pattern though.

Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham

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She is so adorable and this started out so well, but devolved into sheer nonsense halfway down.

Evan Rachel Wood in custom Moschino

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Evan has been exclusively wearing suits for a while now, and this is a great one. She looks like a very elegant circus ringleader, which surprisingly is a compliment.

Laverne Cox in Naeem Khan

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Another close one, but the fit on top isn’t great. When it came down the runway, it was ankle length with a fuller skirt- Laverne sticks to the same silhouette a lot, and I would have loved to see her in something a little different.

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney

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This was a big night for her, but this look is all wrong. The fit is imprecise and the matchy heels give it a mother of the bride feel. It also feels a little too casual for her big night.

Issa Rae in custom Vera Wang

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The bones of a good thing suffer from overdesign. Imagine this without he odd sleeves– much better, no?

Elisabeth Moss in Prabal Gurung

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I go back on forth on this one. I like the pale pink ballerina vibe, and her hair and makeup are great, but I think the bodice needs to rest a few inches higher.

 

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