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Best Dressed: Harry Styles, Zooey Deschanel, Jessica Paré and more

Posted on September 26, 2012 by

I’m going to do things a little different this week just because the Emmys took place this past Sunday and there were a lot of amazing looks to choose from. So many looks in fact that it was really hard to narrow them all down to an itty bitty list. It was really nice to see a wide array of colours (even some really bold ones!) this year, as the Emmys tend to be a pretty good indicator of the beginning of the fall fashion season.

Harry Styles

Before we get to the Emmys, let’s squeeze in a very dapper Harry Styles at the Burberry show during last week’s London Fashion Week. The One Direction member went solo (although word has it he was there to see rumoured girlfriend Cara Delevigne, a Burberry model) to the event wearing a heathered grey blazer, a white Oxford shirt buttoned at the collar, black skinny pants, and black leather ankle boots. Not only is this a crisp and clean look but Styles balances it out with that wild and shaggy mane of his.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey shouldn’t feel blue for not winning an award but she did get to present an award with super geek Sheldon Cooper (also known as Jim Parsons in the real world). She should also feel good for wearing such a dreamy pale blue strapless Reem Acra dress, with nice draping detail in the bodice and a full (but very light) tulle skirt. We also need to give Deschanel snaps for her TV inspired nails (nail art has become a major but very fun way to accessorize looks). Check out the other successful blue ladies: Jane Levy, Sarah Paulson, Hayden Panettierre, Heidi Klum, and Edie Falco.

Emily VanCamp

Shall we blame Fifty Shades of Grey for the resurgence of this steely color? Whatever the inspiration, grey has proven to be more than just a blah neutral colour. As seen in Van Camp’s grey chiffon J. Mendel gown which has nice sheer and ruched details around the bodice. This shows just how sweet and stunning a grey dress can be. (Note how her diamond accents pop off the grey colour!) Other notable grey gowns: Sarah Hyland, Morena Baccarin and Kate Mara.

Jessica Paré

The Canadian Mad Men actress channelled Old Hollywood glamour in this beautifully draped Grecian Jason Wu dress. Neutral colours like white, black, and pales are red carpet staples since you can never go wrong with anyone of these colours. But this gown stands out against brighter and bolder dresses because of its fantastic asymmetry. Other amazing looks of the night: Lena Headey, January Jones, Zosia Mamet, Amy Poehler, and Amanda Peet.

Julianne Moore

Not only did she take home the prize for Best Actress in a Miniseries but she took one of my top spots for Best Dressed at the 2012 Emmys. You couldn’t help but notice Moore in the yellow long-sleeved full floor-length skirt Christian Dior Couture dress. Yellow/citrus was one of the standout trends for this year’s red carpet. But Moore proves you don’t need to show skin to look sexy, which is why she stood apart from other yellow red carpet looks. Check out the other successful looks: Claire DanesJulie BowenKaley CuocoHannah SimoneGinnifer GoodwinLeslie Mann, and Jessica Lange.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy. Not only was she hilarious on stage during her acceptance speech but she hit the nail on the head for choosing one of the hottest colours for fall: oxblood. It’s all over the fall runways, and can be seen in many of the women’s coats and even men’s suits. While there were other dresses in similar shades of wine and crimson, Louis-Dreyfus’ Vera Wang number is in a pretty mermaid silhouette with stunning sheer chiffon detailing. Check out the other successful looks: Mayim BialikTina FeyKelly Osbourne, and Jena Malone.

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