The Emmys are this Sunday, and some of our favorite actresses are nominated for major prizes. They're also a pretty stylish bunch, so we thought we'd make some suggestions for what these leading ladies should wear on the big night.
Check out our picks for Emmy night, straight from the runways:
Kerry Washington: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Well, People mag just crowned her the World's Best Dressed Woman--and for good reason! Since Washington doesn't shy away from bold colors or interesting shapes, we think she's got the red carpet gusto to pull off dresses many actresses couldn't.
Claire Danes: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Danes has been around a red carpet long enough to know what works for her--there are plenty of pretty and minimalist strapless options right now from some of her preferred designers.
Lena Dunham: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Sometimes we find Dunham dresses too dowdy for her age. Since she's pals with designers like Zac Posen--who once babysat her--and Erdem Moralioğlu, she should try one of their more fun and age-appropriate gowns. Um, and maybe better shoes. (And hey--she's already proved she doesn't mind going out pantless!)
Emilia Clarke: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kristen Wiig: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Our favorite comedienne prefers simple silhouettes on the red carpet, but we'd love to see her punch it up a notch with eye-catching embellishments--or by pulling off this sexy jumpsuit.
Tina Fey: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Maybe after so many years playing a sort-of disheveled (but totally awesome) Liz Lemon on 30 Rock makes Fey lean towards dramatic red carpet gowns, but in simple colors like navy. We think this is the year for her to branch out into more daring hues and bold patterns.
Michelle Dockery: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Dockery definitely has a silhouette she prefers, but with her shorter hair, we think she should do something with an interesting embellishment or detail up top--or something a little sexier since she Lady Mary is now single (NOT OVER IT, Julian Fellowes, and we're never gonna be over it either!).
Amy Poehler: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Poehler generally leans towards a menswear-inspired look--but she's one hot momma, so we'd put her in something that shows a little more skin.