Take A Look Back At Some Of The Most Striking Emmy Looks Of All Time

The Emmys are back next weekend.

Big Little Lies Emmys

by Bonnie McLaren |
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Can you believe that the Emmys have been running for more than seventy years? Over the course of those decades, the stars of the TV world have provided some absolute looks. Some of them have been truly wild, some of them have displayed the height of elegance. But whatever camp they fall into, they've shown that it's always best to go big.

Last year, we didn't have a ceremony - but the famous TV awards are back next weekend, and we couldn't be more excited. There's never been a better time, then, to open the archives and look at the most memorable choices, where the men and women of TV decided against the norm and gave a sprinkling of something special to proceedings.

From Will Smith wearing a tracksuit to his first awards, Sarah Jessica Parker rocking up in a Carrie ballerina dress, and the Big Little Lies cast bringing a catwalk of special looks to the red carpet, take a gander at the best ensembles from recent memory.


Some Of The Best (And Wildest) Emmy Looks

Queer Eye cast, 20181 of 16

Queer Eye cast, 2018

Nothing to see here, just the Fab Five, slaying it as usual.

Will Smith 19902 of 16

Will Smith, 1990

Will Smith, just casually wearing a tracksuit - without a top - to his first Emmys.

Sarah Jessica Parker, 20003 of 16

Sarah Jessica Parker, 2000

Sarah Jessica Parker wore her character Carrie Bradshaw's iconic ballerina gown from Sex and the City - complete with a matching bow on her arm.

Barbra Streisand, 20044 of 16

Barbra Streisand, 2004

Here for the matching velvet cape and dress.

Victoria Rowell, 20095 of 16

Victoria Rowell, 2009

The Young and the Restless actress Victoria Rowell wore a dress covered in Ghanese symbols and pictures of President Barack Obama.

Sarah Paulson, 20146 of 16

Sarah Paulson, 2014

The American Horror Story actress looked frightfully delightfully in mesh and pom poms.

Lena Dunham, 20147 of 16

Lena Dunham, 2014

Before tulle was cool, Lena Dunham was looking pretty in pink.

Sarah Hyland, 20168 of 16

Sarah Hyland, 2016

Is it a dress? Is it trousers? Are we into it? Yes.

Gwyneth Paltrow, 20119 of 16

Gwyneth Paltrow, 2011

Forget an LBD, Gwyneth opted for a co-ord instead.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, 199910 of 16

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, 1999

Wow. On so many levels. Jen and Brad were Nineties couples goals, and we're jealous that they've barely aged.

Cyndi Lauper, 199511 of 16

Cyndi Lauper, 1995

Girls just wanna have fun, okay.

Cindy Crawford12 of 16

Cindy Crawford, 1992

Beret? Check. Bustier? Check. We love it.

Calista13 of 16

Calista Flockhart, 1999

We love a two piece. A simple white blouse and a striking yellow skirt made a memorable combo.

January Jones14 of 16

January Jones, 2009

This was purely iconic. A little bit Art Deco, a little bit futuristic. The Mad Men star looked fab.

Lady Gaga15 of 16

Lady Gaga, 2015

Lady Gaga began her graduation toward TV and film star with this elegant black dress with an angular, sophisticated twist., Gorgeous.

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The cast of Big Little Lies, 2017

Shailene Woodley in green velvet? Nicole Kidman in bold red? Reese Witherspoon in a cool as hell blue blazer? Laura Dern as Laura Dern? And Zoe Kravitz, the most beautiful feathered bird in Hollywood. Flawless.

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