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The Best and Worst Dressed Celebs at the 2021 Emmys

Yara Shahidi on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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When it comes to fashion, we all have an opinion — for better or worse. Thankfully, there’s been plenty of red carpets recently to grab our attention, including the 2021 Emmys on Sept. 19. As one of fashion’s biggest nights, it’s a guarantee that A-listers bring their A-game. (Well, for the most part anyway.)

Despite strict Covid-19 protocols and a smaller-than-usual guest list of presenters and nominees, this year’s ceremony stepped up its fashion game — more than making up for the drastically less exciting virtual event held last year. From Yara Shahidi and Kaley Cuoco to Billy Porter and Jurnee Smollett, these are the looks of the night we’re obsessed with — and some that didn’t make the grade.

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The best dressed celebs at the 2021 Emmys:

Kaley Cuoco on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Kaley Cuoco

The Flight Attendant nominee wasn’t playing around with this gorj custom neon Vera Wang dress that is arguably one of the best looks of the night. We stan a monochromatic look!

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Michaela Coel on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Michaela Coel

It looks like neon yellow was having a moment at the Emmys this year. The multi-talented writer, producer, director and star of I May Destroy You destroyed the red carpet in this custom Christopher John Rogers number.

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Jurnee Smollett on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Jurnee Smollett

The Lovecraft Country star turned heads in this sexy and ultra-feminine Christian Dior FW20 Couture that, fun fact, was originally made as a miniature.

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Billy Porter on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Billy Porter

Category is: exotic bird. The Pose nominee posed in this dramatic AF all-black Ashi number which featured oversized ruffled sleeves and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. We’re here for it!

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Yara Shadihi on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Yara Shahidi

In what many are calling the look of the night, the Grown-ish star was giving us major 1960s Mad Men vibes on the red carpet in an eye-popping emerald Christian Dior dress that was 100 per cent vintage Hollywood glamour.

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The worst dressed celebs at the 2021 Emmys:

Aidy Bryant on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Aidy Bryant

The Saturday Night Live star and Emmy nominee (Leading Actress — Comedy) for her Hulu series Shrill, arrived on the red carpet in a custom Simone Rocha dress that left us scratching our heads. From the awkward length and icky colour to the floral add-ons and the mesh purse, this look was not it.

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Emma Corrin on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Emma Corrin

Oh, Emma. With perhaps one of the most divisive looks of the night, the star of The Crown continues to take their aesthetic to daring new heights. Which we totally applaud! But this cheeky pale yellow floor-length Miu Miu is giving us Esther Williams vibes, and we’re not quite sold.

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Annie Murphy on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Annie Murphy

Last year’s Emmy winner (Supporting Actress — Comedy) and Schitt’s Creek beauty didn’t exactly turn it out on the red carpet. Alas, this unflattering Valentino FW21 Couture look screamed frumpy bathrobe as the star seemed to drown in all its billowy folds. To paraphrase the iconic Alexis Rose, “Ew, Annie!”

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