The 2017 Emmys red carpet was packed with lots of beautiful people in beautiful designer gowns. Although there were a lot of red carpet hits (and quite a few misses) this year, there were a few stars that stood out from the pack. Here’s an exhaustive list of the stars who lit up the red carpet along with our picks for best dressed and uhhh, not-quite-so-best-dressed.
A lot of people liked this Dior dress on her, but this look was not one of my favorites. She’s gorgeous though, so she pretty much makes anything look good
I really wanted to like this Rubin Singer gown on her, but it just doesn’t do it for me….but I still love Samantha Bee.
It’s a clean and elegant look, and this dress looks great on her.
Yara is beautiful in this Prada gown
BEST DRESSED CONTENDER – Viola Davis is just so classic. Her look was one of the best ones on the Emmys red carpet this year
I mean, I like it. I wish she had added more va-voom to the outfit with some classy accessories, but she still looks good.
This SNL star is one of my favorites, but this dress is not…
When you got some thick arms, a spaghetti strap isn’t always the way to go. I like this Salla LaPointe dress, just not on her. It kinda looks like it’s squeezing her on top.
WTF Tracee, just WFT?!? I don’t know what stylist told you to wear this dress, but they should be fired….then shot….then fired again.
BEST DRESSED CONTENDER – a beautiful classy Jason Wu gown for a beautiful classy woman!
I think this dress was one of those that you either love or hate and I happen to love it. She’s a beautiful woman and this Rosie Assoulin dress accentuates her well.
Sexy red gown on the red carpet, love it!
This is a dress that is appropriate for her look. It’s beautiful and classy without trying to do too much.
I really like this dress on her. This look was very close to being one of the Best Dressed Contenders, but some of the others just beat her out.
BEST DRESSED CONTENDER – THIS is what a star looks like!
I’m still trying to figure out if I like those embellishments on this gown or not…
Clean, classy, beautiful.
Unfortunately for her, half of her red carpet photos had her Spanx showing, but she still looked amazing in this Zac Posen gown
This was a beautiful look for her but this shimmery white gown may have been a little to shiny for the red carpet
The actress from The Handmaid’s Tale looked great in this elegant ivory Christian Siriano gown, but is almost looked “too old” for the young star
I probably would’ve like this a lot more in a different color, but it was cute on her
I love Robin Wright, and I love House Of Cards, and I love black gowns on the red carpet, but this look….I’m still trying to love……still trying…
Doesn’t this looks like one of those bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal?
Yes Regina, bring it!!
Sometimes less is more and I love this Stella McCartney blazer dress on Reese
She’s a beautiful actress, but this dress just isn’t for her
BEST DRESSED CONTENDER – When you want to bring some DRAMA to the red carpet, this is what you wear. This Balmain gown puts here right up there on the best dressed list!
Ok, nice dress…
Nicole Kidman looked very elegant in this Calvin Klein By Appointment gown
It’s a nice dress…I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either
This Vera Wang gown was just a little too much dress for the young star
Yeah, this ballerina look was not my cup of tea
This Carolina Herrera gown might have been nice for the prom…….in 1985…..but not for a beauty like Mandy Moore at the 2017 Emmys
A classic and beautiful look!
Not many people could pull of this dress, but I think it looks great on her
This beaded gown looks nice on Lilliana, but probably would have had a bit more “wow” factor in another color
Now I loooove me some Leslie Jones, but I really didn’t like this Christian Siriano dress on her. I get it that she’s trying to go sexy to counter the crazy tomboyish persona she’s gotten for herself, but this was just a little too much for her.
BEST DRESSED CONTENDER – This is what you wear to the Emmys! Elegant, flattering, and just beautiful.
This J. Mendel dress was beautiful on her, just a little too feathery for my taste
Those ruffles on the side are not doing it for me
BEST DRESSED CONTENDER – She was a winner at the awards show and she was a winner in this dress!
Julianna is a STAR is this gown by Marchesa
I’m a big fan of black dresses on the red carpet and Julia Louis Dreyfus looks like a winner (6-time winner to be exact) in this strapless black and gold Carolina Herrera gown
Not the most awe-inspiring dress, but I like her confidence in it!
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – Jessica Biel knows how to bring it on the red carpet!
An elegant dress that complimented her frame well
The Grace and Frankie star looked like a diva in this Brandon Maxwell gown
This was a beautiful Vera Wang gown worn well by Issa Rae
Heidi always looks amazing and this look was no different. Although some may not like it, I loved the oversized wooden bracelets that accentuated her look.
Isn’t she a host on Fashion Police? You would think she’d find herself a better gown since she spends her time judging other people’s fashions…
Gina is a stunner in this plunging scarlet Naeem Khan gown
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – I think we have a winner!! Gabrielle Union f—ing rocked this black sheer lace gown by Zuhair Murad and was easily one of the best looks of the night (if not THE best)
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – I love it when stars wear clothes that don’t just look good, but look good on them! Felicity Huffman looked amazing in this form-fitting Tony Ward gown
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – I love it when stars take fashions risks and this ensemble featuring a Moschino 3-piece wide-legged suit, Neil Lane Jewelry, and Jimmy Choo clutch was a definite winner
Emmy Rossum is the picture of beauty in this strapless black gown
I’m not quite sure what the concept was behind this dress, but it was not a good one….especially not for the Emmys!
Ok, I like it but I don’t love it, that’s all I can say
Edie looks fabulous in this gorgeous red gown
Just a little too much dress for you Debra
This Oscar de La Renta is not my cup of tea on Claire Foy
This is a nice embroidered Lela Rose gown, but not the most flattering on Chrissy Metz
Simple, strapless, nice.
I like the idea of this Cristina Ottaviano dress, just not how it looks on her. It just doesn’t seem to drape very well and looked kinda limp on the red carpet.
Ariel is bringing sexy back. I love everything about this Zuhair Muhad dress except for the fact that I can see her bra through the embellished top. It takes some of the appeal away from an otherwise amazing gown.
Anna was a stunner in this silver sequined gown by Sachin & Babi
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – Anika looked like a goddess in this flowing nude gown by Thai Nguyen Atelier
This is one of those colors that is very risky on the red carpet but Angela Sarafyan wears it oh so well in this Elizabeth Kennedy gown!
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – Amanda is gorgeous in this sheer form-fitting Michael Cinco gown
Amanda Brugel looks like she was wearing an emmy on her dress – she was a star on the red carpet in this Stephane Rolland Couture gown
Kinda looks like she wore someone’s wedding dress to the Emmys, doesn’t it
BEST DRESSED CONTESTANT – Call me crazy, but I absolutely LOVED this white jumpsuit. The red carpet isn’t always accepting of fashion risk-takers but Ajiona Alexus absolutely nailed it with this one!