Emmys: Red-Carpet Trends to Take Home

Emmys: The Red-Carpet Trends to Take Home


Awards were won, speeches given, tears of joy shed, and memories made, and between all the celebration, bonhomie, and industry accolades, the imagery that shone brightest and was captured for seasonal eternity were the ones of television goddesses sashaying on the red carpet. From surprising red-carpet watchers by donning the rainbow to the ever-favorite plunging necklines, we discuss some of the trends that we want to take from the red carpet and showcase in our wardrobe.

Keri Russell, Ellie Kemper, Leslie Jones, and Natali Morales all won in this category by fusing sexy and conservative. Taking classic silhouettes and making them contemporary is something that sheer fabric does astoundingly well, and it didn’t disappoint in this case.
In your wardrobe, think about wearing turtlenecks with sheer inlays at the neckline, skirts with strategic cutouts, covered with lace or net.

Pale Pink, Anyone?
Actually, make that everyone. From the big winner of the night, Elisabeth Moss to Thandie Newton, Kiernan Shipka, Samira Wiley, and Allison Janey, all chose to travel at the delicate end of the pink spectrum, opting for a royal, feminine hue in a plethora of different fabrics.
Instead of going with jewel tones this festive season, you could go the pale pink way with salwar kurtas and sarees in this gorgeous colour, made festival appropriate with sequins or brocade.

Somewhere, in the Rainbow
If you like to play it safe, then this is definitely not the statement for you. But if treading the edgy line appeals, then ditch one colour for all the colours in the spectrum. Take your cue from Zoe Kravitz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Tessa Thompson who repped the trend in ombre fabric and iridescent bead work. Play with this trend with a little caution. Don’t go head-to- toe rainbow. Instead, experiment with small swatches.

Velvet Vanity
The velvet trend refuses to die down. From Jessica Lange to Gillian Anderson, Julie Bowen, and Shailene Woodley, all wore one of the biggest fall trends and imbued luxury in every move they made. Velvet can be a tricky fabric in Indian weather. Keep your velvet experiments limited to winters and even then, instead of a dress, wear a top or a skirt.

Feathered Fantasy
It was fantastical all right. When home girl Priyanka Chopra waltzed in we couldn’t take our eyes off the embellished white number she wore with a train made of feathers. Tracee Ellis Ross, Keri Russell, and Zoe Kravitz, all gave us even more inspiration.

Experiment with feathered sleeves and stoles for an inspired yet minimalistic take on this slightly over-the-top look.

Bindu Menon

Bindu Menon

A lifetime's interest in aesthetics and writing has led Bindu to a new path as a fashion columnist. After working as an HR consultant, student's counselor, trainer, and teacher, she's combing her interest in fashion and writing to discover something new about herself and the industry.
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