Fall Fashion Tips From The Emmys Red Carpet

If you’re a fan of television (and who isn’t, these days?), you may have tuned in for the Emmy Awards recently. The annual show celebrates the best achievements in television year in and year out, and naturally it attracts some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood. For the most part, these celebrities dress as if they’re going to formal balls, wearing beautiful gowns and striking suits. Looking more closely, however, you can sometimes see glimpses of some of the larger trends in fashion.

In the case of the 2017 Emmys, there were several stars who showed odd looks that might give you an idea of how to structure your fall and winter wardrobe. These were some of the more striking examples.

Anna Chlumsky

Chlumsky seemed to get a lot of air time at the Emmys, in part because of her amusing reaction to former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s controversial appearance on stage, but also because she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series. What may have stolen your attention if you’re a fashion lover, however, was how thoroughly Chlumsky embraced the sparkly trend (for lack of a better phrase) for the season. We’re mostly seeing this look on glittering boots, but the idea of an outfit that shimmers and sparkles, as did Chlumsky’s dress, is certainly “in” this autumn.

Nicole Kidman

Kidman was one of the key people to watch at this year’s Emmys, not because she’s generally stunning, but because she was considered to be at the top of the list for Lead Actress in a limited series. She won the award, and made a fashion statement in the process. Kidman showed up in a beautiful red gown by Calvin Kline, showing off two of the trends we’re hearing a lot about this fall. One is the presence of deep red colors on garments of all different sorts; the other is bare shoulders, which is a slightly unusual look for the season, but one that’s popped up on runways (though typically with oversized sweaters and the like, rather than formal dresses!). As always, Ms. Kidman is worth emulating.

Claire Foy

This will be a quicker mention, but building off the idea of Nicole Kidman (and several others) going for the bare-shouldered look, Foy embraced the trend as it’s truly being recommended by fashion sites and magazines: with one shoulder covered. The actress, best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown, wore a dark Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit with a sort of cape that went back over one shoulder. It was a wonderfully creative look, and further emphasis that the bare shouldered look – particularly if only applied to one side – is all the rage this season.

Evan Rachel Wood

The Westworld actress who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama wore a snow-white outfit that wouldn’t typically strike us as a fall look. However, given that it was essentially an elaborate pantsuit, it was actually tapping into one of the bigger fashion trends we’re seeing! Indeed, pantsuits have been called “un-stuffier now than ever,” and Wood’s outfit beautifully demonstrates how designers and tailors are putting their own twists on the concept. This is a nice unexpected type of outfit to seek out for this year’s fall and winter wardrobe.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley played it fairly simple in a Ralph Lauren dress with few ornaments or embellishments, but she may have actually put forth one of the most fashion-forward looks of the evening. The dress was in green velvet, tapping into a surge in the popularity of the fabric among fall and winter line designers. Woodley demonstrated perfectly how even a no-frills approach can be made elegant with velvet, and could inspire your more formal looks for the coming seasons.

There were many more stars who looked absolutely stunning on the night of the Emmys. But if you’re more interested in gleaning fashion tips than simply celebrity-watching, these five subtly showed off some of the popular trends for fall and winter 2017.


*This is a guest post. 

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