Emmy fashion preview

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See slideshow for examples of these fashion, style and beauty trends.



Bold Color ... Your Way

"I think we'll see bolder colors, including blues and purples, and a few shorter dresses," says Jessica Paster, who is dressing Christina Applegate, Marcia Cross and Alfre Woodard at the Emmys this year. "It's really based on personal choice more than ever."

A Waist

The baby doll is out and womanly silhouettes are in; cinch your waist and embrace your curves. "Most actresses work very hard on their bodies, and they want to show them off," says stylist Phillip Bloch, co-host of the new VH1 show "Glam God." "That whole bubble silhouette just doesn't work."

Unique Accessories and Embellishments

It's Emmy's diamond anniversary. Make the most of it with statement necklaces, embellished cuffs and handbags, and vintage cufflinks. "There will be a play in proportion with the beading on dresses, bags, jewels and shoes," says Bloch. "It's not all symmetrical. Look for different size stones."

It's a Mad Mad World

"The guys from 'Mad Men' are the ones to watch," says Bloch. There will be a few suits but "vests, suspenders, bow ties and double-breasted are big on the runway, and they'll trickle in on the red carpet."

Sky-High Heels

Save the flats for the farmers market. This season's red carpet is all about glamour. "Four- or 5-inch heels are it this year, and we'll see a lot of platforms," says Bloch. "Louboutin is still the big label, but Mary Norton is the new kid on the block, and girls still love their Manolos and Jimmy Choos."

Berry-licious Lips

"The look on the red carpet this year has a vintage feel. Think about soft smoky eyes in colors other than black. The focus is all about a deep berry lip," says Mac celebrity makeup artist Gregory Arlt.

Continental Sentiments (or American Predilections)

"European designers are less interested in the Emmys than they are for the Oscars and the Golden Globes," says Bloch. "Of course, we will always see European designers, but this is the best time for American designers to get their name out and truly shine."

Vintage or Bohemian Hair

"There'll be a lot of 'Mad Men' hair -- slicked back and really shiny," says celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger. "For women, we'll either see bohemian waves, sleek hair parted down the middle or duo-textures, where hair is slicked back with a middle part but has a messy chignon in the back."
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