Lindsey Sirera
September 18, 2017 11:24 am

Last night’s Emmys proved a formidable fashion display, with the red carpet rivaling even the most illustrious of runway shows. Underwhelmed, we most ~definitely~ were not. In fact, the 2017 Emmys red carpet shaped up to be one of the most exciting presentations we’ve ever seen the awards show host. Which also meant that there was no shortage of meticulously styled women in attendance.

If you ask us, we think every lady that set foot on the Emmys red carpet deserved to take home a trophy for best dressed. These stars and their glam squads put in ample effort, and everyone looked lovely.

If we had to narrow it down, however, we’d say these 17 looks stole the spotlight as our favorites of the bunch. From dresses that rivaled actual works of art to gowns that took out breath away, these are our picks for the most stunning ensembles to grace the Emmys red carpet.

1Tracee Ellis Ross

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A Chanel Haute Couture gown through and through, this gown was literally weighed down with exquisite details: 70,000 crystal flowers, silver mirrors, and glass beads, and a skirt full of hand-painted feathers and tulle pompoms. “This dress is so heavy you can’t even believe it!” her stylist, Karla Welch, told People.

2Thandie Newton

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This is what every princess dreams her gown could be like! This Jason Wu confection proved elegant, ethereal, and a breath of fresh air.

3Millie Bobby Brown

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At 13, the Stranger Things actress has sharper sartorial instincts than most actress’ twice her age. And once again, she knocked it out of the park in this ballerina-esque Calvin Klein confection.

4Viola Davis

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Orange ya glad Viola picked this Zac Posen gown? (C’mon, we had to!). The actress was a pure ray of citrusy sunshine in this sophisticated design.

5Nicole Kidman

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The Emmy winner’s Calvin Klein by Appointment tea-length dress did not want for details, with 24 yards of silk made from 34 panels.

6Zoë Kravitz

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A rainbow feathered ombré dress? It may seem daunting to some, but not to Zoë Kravitz! The Big Little Lies actress nailed it in this frothy Dior Haute Couture design.

7Tessa Thompson

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The Westworld star looked resplendent in a rainbow, metallic Rosie Assoulin halter dress with perfect pleats, color-blocking, and a dreamy ombre skirt.

8Chrissy Metz

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The This is Us star struck a chord in this charming Lela Rose dress, with teal leaf guipure lace, flounce sleeves and pearl and crystal embroidery. Seriously, she radiates!

9Jane Fonda

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Jane once again proves that *no one* outdresses the Fonda in a hot pink Brandon Maxwell design.

10Sarah Paulson

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Never one to play it safe, the American Horror Story star took a calculated risk in this silver sequin Carolina Herrera number. It paid off nicely!

11Priyanka Chopra

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The Baywatch star delivered the va-va-voom to the 2017 Emmys red carpet in this jeweled and feathered Balmain mermaid gown.

12Elizabeth Moss

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For this dress, Prabal Gurung approached Moss and her stylist, Karla Welch, promising to design a truly customized piece tailored to The Handmaid’s Tale‘s stars needs. From the tea-length hem to the custom shade of pale pink, everything about this is 100 percent Elizabeth, and 100 percent perfect!

13Kate McKinnon

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This smoldering Narciso Rodriguez number is just as spunky as the Emmy-winner herself!

14Regina King

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Whew! Regina perfectly blended sexy and sophisticated in this abstract, floral-print Galia Lahav Couture gown with a thigh-high slit and plunging neckline.

15Yara Shahidi

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Prada prom dress goals, anybody?

16Mandy Moore

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The This Is Us star mixed old Hollywood glamour with modern sophistication in this daring, tiered Carolina Herrera gown.

17Yvonne Strahovski

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Undeniably chic and oh-so-sleek, this red satin Julien MacDonald was *made* for a breakout red carpet moment!

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