I didn’t get a chance to watch the Emmy’s tonight, but that’s why we have the internet, after all. Coverage of the red carpet has been extensive over at Red Carpet Fashion Awards, and lots of fun to peruse. I’ve been doing just that myself, and I have to say that I was quite impressed by the variety of styles on display last night. Here are some of my favourite, and not-so-favourite, looks:

The Mad Men ladies were out in force (great episode tonight, by the way), arrayed in 3 very different colours. Perhaps it’s a sign that my “Betty hate” has reached an all-time high, but I’m not crazy about January Jones’ Atelier Versace dress, even though the colour is fabulous on her. I blame the cone cleavage.

Elizabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks brought it, though. And how! I’ve found EM to be rather hit-and-miss on the red carpet in the past, but she’s a knockout in this Donna Karan. And I f-love CH — this lavender Zac Posen is such a cool take on the mermaid silhouette one would expect.

I also loved the simplicity of Rose Byrne’s Grecian dress. It’s one of those styles that can easily devolve into “I wrapped a bedsheet around myself on the way out the door” territory, but this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the gold detailing on the straps and belt. I can’t say I feel the same about her hairdo, though.

I was blown away by the colour of Kyra Sedgwick’s Monique Lhuillier gown, which I’ve seen described as “wine”. Not usually a fan of darker reds, but I couldn’t resist this one. I may have been unduly influenced by her hair, which had that haute beachy vibe that my own hair never seems to be able to copy.

Diana Agron’s lacy Carolina Herrera left me torn. On one hand, I think I kinda love it — it’s lace, after all. On the other hand, it kinda reminds me of a giant doily. Hmm … I have similarly mixed feelings about her castmate, Lea Michele’s Oscar de la Renta dress. I love the flamenco feel of the ruffles, but I wonder if it’s not too much of a dress for LM. I can’t help imagining this dress on Penelope Cruz.

Dresses I didn’t like: Anna Paquin’s breast-plated Alexander McQueen; Heidi Klum’s black-tissue-encrusted Marchesa; Jewel’s fussy Zuhair Murad; Mindy Kaling’s 80s-prom-dress revival; Emily Deschanel’s fringe-y Max Azria Atelier; Tina Fey’s grey Oscar de la Renta.

What were your favourites on the 2010 Emmy red carpet?

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  1. I liked Toni Collette’s simple strapless gown. Its definitely the style I like – elegant, yet down to earth and not too pretentious. I also really liked Jenna Fisher’s chiffon gown. I loved the detailing on the bodice, not 100% sure about the colour.