Beads and More BeadsFrom beaded trims to sequined bodices, the Emmy red carpet showed plenty of shine. Cheryl Hines wore a rhinestone-trimmed white gown, while Felicity Huffman showed off in a sequin-sprinkled gown.
Bright StarsBrooke Shields was radiant on the red carpet in a her strapless fuchsia Badgley Mischka dress. Mariska Hargitay and Teri Hatcher both chose canary yellow dresses; Julia Louis-Dreyfus showed off her great figure in a salmon-colored Narciso Rodriguez dress.
Girly BowsBows are another major trend and the ladies of the Emmy red carpet relied on this spice up everything from flapper looks (Eva Longoria) to a black column (Kristen Chenowith).
Just HeidiHostess Heidi Klum wowed the Emmy Awards audience with her costume changes (can you believe she even looked great in a men's suit?) but it was on the red carpet where she showed her real style chops in a metallic Armani Prive dress that had a petal effect.
Lacy ThingsLace was major news on the Fall 2008 runways. At the Emmys, Sandra Oh wore a gorgeous black lace dress from Oscar de la Renta. Marcia Cross wore a beige lace-topped dress over tulle from Elie Saab and Phoebe Price opted for a red lace (never an easy look) with matching headband.
Basic BlackAmerica Ferrera looked modern and romantic in a ballerina-length black dress. Glenn Close went with a classic black Armani gown and Debra Messing wore a pretty black ballgown.
Pretty in PurpleIn step with Fall 2008 fashion, purple hues looked flattering on everyone from Tina Fey -- who looked great in a strapless mermaid look -- to Nicolette Sheridan in a bright purple Angel Sanchez gown.
UpdosMany of the actresses opted for soft updos, but nobody pushed the 'do to its Sarah Palin-esque limits like Jennifer Love Hewitt with her messy overdone bun.
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