Emmys 2018: Funny Ladies Fare Just OK

I almost universally love these ladies, but find myself largely underwhelmed by their Emmys looks.

Tiffany Haddish in custom Prabal Gurung

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Tiffany’s energy is positively infectious. She said on the red carpet that her custom gown was inspired by the Eritrean flag and it’s totally perfect on her.

Marsai Martin in Viktor and Rolf Soir

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I didn’t realize that Viktor and Rolf had an evening wear collection. It’s downright lovely, and much more accessible than their haute couture. Marsai is a terrifying delight on “Blackish” and she looks fantastic here.

Tina Fey in Elie Saab

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I love Tina and I love Elie, but I don’t love this. It’s all a bit too ungapatchka.

Kate McKinnon in Alexander Wang

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And this is the opposite of ungapatchka – sleek with clean lines works well on Kate and she clearly knows it.

Ellie Kemper in J. Mendel

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This is glorious. The color is perfect on Ellie and the ruffles are heavenly.

Kristen Bell in Solace London

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I can’t wait for “The Good Place” to come back – it really does fill the “Parks and Rec” shaped hole in my heart. Kristen looks great in this slinky number from Solace London, but I would like it approximately 35% more if it was any other color.

Sarah Silverman in custom Galia Lahav

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Sarah has this huge personality, but instead of picking looks that play into that (see: Jones, Leslie) she usually tends to opt for stuff that totally overwhelms her. She looks like the fanciest widow at the funeral home in this.

Yara Shahidi in Gucci

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Yara takes a lot of awesome fashion risks and her style is almost always a pleasant surprise, but this veers a little too much into tacky mall prom dress territory for me.

Amanda Crew in Rasario

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Amanda made my worst list last year in a truly heinous and surprisingly see through sparkled gown. She opted for sparkles again this year, and while it’s a major improvement it could have done with a top of the non-tube variety.

Ilana Glazer In Bibhu Mohapatra and Abbi Jacobson In Antonio Berardi

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The best thing I can say about either of these dresses is that they do compliment each other well. The dropped waist, too-low top, and random red streak all adds up to a bit too much on Ilana, and Abbi’s feels like it was given about as much thought as a last minute Project Runway creation.

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