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Emmys 2018: Best and worst dressed stars

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Nominees Sandra Oh (left) and Jessica Biel take a moment on the gold carpet at the Emmys 2018 on September 17 in Los Angeles. Photo: Getty
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For The Handmaid’s Tale nominee Yvonne Strahovski, the 2018 Emmys on Monday (US time) were a formal baby shower – the Australian actor is overdue with her first baby – but other stars went for more of your bridal look on the red carpet.

White was everywhere – with varying degrees of success – but there was also a riot of colour, from Allison Janney’s mad purple and Thandie Newton’s fuschia to Tiffany Haddish’s circus tent stripes.

But first, Strahovski. She went for classy hippie chic, dressing her bump in a long-sleeved draped dress from US designers Warm.

Yvonne Strahovksi
Yvonne Strahovski. Photo: Getty

The dress that should be on every bargain rack tomorrow: Scarlett Johansson’s face suggested she knew the plunging neckline, off the shoulder sleeves, ruching, split and last year’s shoes were too much but not nearly enough.

Scarlett Johnansson Emmys 2018
Scarlett Johansson. Photo: Getty

The Crown star Claire Foy was regal in a Calvin Klein sheath with fabulous back bow, which was modern but a teeny bit unflattering.

Claire Foy Emmys 2018
Claire Foy. Photo: Getty

Was The Good Place’s Kristen Bell (in Solace London) paying homage to Meghan Markle’s wedding dress or a leotard?

Kristen Bell Emmys 2018
Kristen Bell. Photo: Getty

Arriving with husband Justin Timberlake, first-time nominee Jessica Biel (The Sinner) wore a strapless geometric ballgown with Harry Winston jewels.

Jessica Biel Emmys 2018
Jessica Biel. Photo: Getty

Penelope Cruz left nothing on the table. Or in the wardrobe. Very Romanov princess meets uptight swan.

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz. Photo: Getty

First-time nominee Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) was contemporary perfection in a shell pink sheath and dramatic makeup.

Vanessa Kirby Emmys 2018
Vanessa Kirby. Photo: Getty

In couture Calvin Klein, Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) looked like an edgily sweet Marie Antoinette-esque meringue. Her stylist is worth every cent.

Millie Bobby Brown Emmys 2018
Millie Bobby Brown. Photo: Getty

Stranger Things’ Natalia Dyer was both maidenly and maiden aunt.

Natalie Dyer Emmys 2018
Natalia Dyer. Photo: Getty

Orange is the New Black star Samira Wiley in sleek sequinned silver by Kate Middleton favourite Jenny Packham.

Samira Wiley Emmys 2018
Samira Wiley. Photo: Getty

Westworld’s Angela Sarafyan had the night’s biggest dress. Which could be a good thing, could be a bad thing.

Angela Sarafyan Emmys 2018
Angela Sarafyan.Photo: Getty

And this is how to do glamour, ladies. Love it or hate it, Allison Janney’s gown ticked boxes for colour, cool (the cape) and X-factor.

Allison Janney Emmys 2018
Allison Janney. Photo: Getty

Wrongtown shoes and bag, insipid colours, weird detailing, good hair. That about wraps it up for The Handmaid’s Tale Alexis Bledel (in Delpozo).

Alexis Bledel Emmys 2018
Alexis Bledel. Photo: Getty

Dakota Fanning doing It Girl in Grecian-flavoured emerald Dior.

Dakota Fanning Emmys 2018
Dakoka Fanning. Photo: Getty

Chrissy Teigen said we’ve all been saying her name wrong (should be “Tie-gen”) but she messed up her look by herself: Zuhair Murad road warrior meets a bedazzling machine meets a dressing gown.

Chrissy Teigen Emmys 2018
Chrissy Teigen. Photo: AAP

First rule of Emmys night club: no cutouts, Alison Brie. Second rule of Emmys night club: Be careful looking to Katy Perry for style inspiration.

Alison Brie Emmys 2018
Alison Brie. Photo: Getty

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke was the happiest gal on the gold carpet, and why not? Her Dior was a balance of feminine and gothic.

Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke. Photo: Getty

Clarke’s co-star Gwendoline Christie was rumpled and in flats, and still nailed it as the sexiest celebrity of the night. Effortless glamour.

Gwendoline Christie Emmys 2018
Gwendoline Christie. Photo: AAP

Strong hair, makeup and platforms, but Felicity Huffman somehow gave off an Amway convention vibe. Pantsuit moment passed, maybe?

Felicity Huffman Emmys 2018
Felicity Huffman. Photo: Getty

Nominee Issa Rae (Insecure) pushed the envelope in a wacky bridesmaid Vera Wang jumpsuit that maybe came from the budget line.

Issa Rae Emmys 2018
Issa Rae. Photo: Getty

Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood always brings the drama.

Evan Rachel Wood Emmys 2018
Evan Rachel Wood. Photo: Getty

Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish) wore Nike to thank them for supporting athlete Colin Kaepernick in his protest against racial injustice.

Jenifer Lewis Emmys 2018
Jenifer Lewis. Photo: Getty

Nominee Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) killed it in Ralph & Russo.

Sandra Oh Emmys 2018
Sandra Oh. Photo: Getty

Ice dancer overtones, yes – and mullet skirt and bodysuit – but nominee Keri Russell (The Americans) was memorable and totally grown up in Zuhair Murad.

Keri Russell Emmys 2018
Keri Russell. Photo: Getty

Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery in sophisticated, modern Carolina Herrera. Amazing colour.

Michelle Dockery Emmys 2018
Michelle Dockery. Photo: Getty

Winner Thandie Newton (Westworld) went for a candy colour with sleek retro styling. We want to go to your cocktail party.

Thandie Newton Emmys 2018
Thandie Newton. Photo: AAP

Also in the pink: Tracee Ellis Ross, whose Valentino was described variously as a Doona cover or the result of a lost bet.

Tracee Ellis Ross Emmys 2018
Tracee Ellis Ross. Photo: Getty

The Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss was Pamela Anderson-ish in the best possible way in custom Dior with diamond tennis bracelet.

Elisabeth Moss Emmys 2018
Elisabeth Moss. Photo: AAP

Adore. Poppy Delevingne’s seafoam green is the perfect example of how to do a hot, fashion-forward mermaid. Sofia Vergara, check this out.

Poppy Delevingne Emmys 2018
Poppy Delevingne. Photo: Getty

Winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) was both understated and dripping in old-school Hollywood glamour.

Rachel Brosnahan Emmys 2018
Rachel Brosnahan. Photo: Getty

Tiffany Haddish stood out in Prabal Gurung, which may have been inspired by a Gymbaroo parachute.

Tiffany Haddish Emmys 2018
Tiffany Haddish. Photo: Getty

And most beautiful couple of the night was Joe Keery (Stranger Things) and Maika Monroe. Her Stella McCartney jumpsuit was everything – cool, covered-up – and his velvet slippers and Dolce & Gabbana suit were just on the right side of too Euro trash.

Joe Keery Maika Monroe
Joe Keery and Maika Monroe. Photo: Getty

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