20 Emmy Dresses That Deserved More Attention Than They Got

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20 Emmy Dresses That Deserved More Attention Than They Got
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The Emmy Awards kick off this Sunday, and you can bet the web will be in a frenzied state of analysis come Monday morning, obsessively scrutinizing every fashion hit and miss. That’s the thing about awards season, though—often we’re so busy studying the most extreme celebrity looks that we tend to disregard several deserving dresses that carry serious fashion cred, looked amazing on a lesser-known star, or simply just fell through the cracks because other starlets stole focus with their more divisive choices.

Take “Mad Men” actress Kiernan Shipka as an example: In 2013 she wore a fresh-off-the-runway floral embellished gown from Spanish label Delpozo’s Spring 2014 collection. It didn’t really warrant a second look from the mainstream media—Shipka was just 13 at the time—but fashion insiders instantly recognized it as the brand’s key piece from its spring runway.

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Then there’s Jennifer Aniston, who wore a strapless lipstick-red Prada column dress back in 2000. At the time, the pared-back choice was relatively boring when compared to the general red carpet mood of the early 2000s—Sarah Jessica Parker famously wore a pink feathered Oscar de la Renta dress the same year, for example. With the benefit of hindsight, we now see that dress was Aniston’s way of notifying the world of her now-signature minimalist aesthetic.

That’s not all, of course: We found 20 incredible Emmy Awards dresses that deserve way more attention than they got. Click through the gallery to see them all, and let us know if you agree with our picks.

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Kerry Washington wearing Zuhair Murad at the 2011 Emmy Awards.

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Rose Byrne wearing Calvin Klein at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

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Kiernan Shipka wearing Delpozo at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

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Jennifer Aniston wearing Prada at the 2000 Emmy Awards.

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Jessica Pare wearing Lanvin at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

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Julianne Hough wearing DSquared at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Uzo Aduba in Christian Siriano in 2014.

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Olivia Wilde wearing Reem Acra at the 2008 Emmy Awards.

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January Jones wearing Atelier Versace at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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Leighton Meester in Bottega Veneta in 2009.

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Perrey Reeves wearing Naeem Khan in 2009.

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Viola Davis in Escada in 2014.

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Calista Flockhart at the 1999 Emmy Awards.

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Lena Headey wearing Rubin Singer at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Julia Louis Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez in 2010.

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January Jones wearing Zac Posen at the 2012 Emmy Awards.

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Yael Stone wearing Falguni and Shane Peacock at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Christina Applegate at the 2003 Emmy Awards.

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Kate Walsh wearing Pamela Dennis at the 2007 Emmy Awards.

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Angelina Jolie at the 1998 Emmy Awards.

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