From Runway to Emmy's Red Carpet
New York's just-wrapped Fashion Week was the final shopping stop for stylists looking for frocks that can rock the big night, as THR's style team selects a few standouts for Hollywood's consideration.
TANGERINE DREAM: Nina Dobrev
This stunning tiger lily-hued pleated chiffon gown with a flower shoulder detail by J. Mendel could ensure that the Vampire Diaries actress hangs onto her best-dressed title from last year's Emmy red carpet -- not to mention the sexy salute to Angelina Jolie's right leg, a surefire way to make flashbulbs pop.
MOD MOMENT: Elizabeth Banks
Never one to disappoint on the red carpet, the 30 Rock nominee has a knack for outrageous styles (who could forget her lace-paneled jumpsuit at the MTV Movie Awards?), which makes her ideal for Marc Jacobs' psychedelic black-white-gold gown in stripes, checks and a swishy car-wash hemline.
GIRLY & GLAMOROUS: Zooey Deschanel
The New Girl nominee, known for her cute and quirky style, should call first dibs on this in-demand shocking pink strapless silk gown with swingy pompoms and a contrasting turquoise back from Oscar de la Renta's spring collection. It was the hands-down favorite among the fashion crowd.
HOLLYWOOD MEETS BOLLYWOOD: Jessica Pare
Mad Men's new Mrs. Draper would look gorgeous -- and garner even more attention than she did for her "Zou Bisou Bisou" performance -- in Marchesa's ivory and gold embroidered metallic lace gown with a tulle overlay and crystal necklace collar inspired by 1960s India.
DUCHESS SATIN: January Jones
There aren't too many women who'd willingly add extra inches to their hips (or risk sweat stains on satin; see sidebar), but the Mad Men actress has the Hollywood body and chutzpah needed to pull off Zac Posen's knockout avocado-green satin bustier dress with an over-exaggerated tulle drop waist.
GO FOR BAROQUE: Ginnifer Goodwin
The Once Upon a Time presenter is a bona fide fashion girl, so it makes sense for her to wear something like Vera Wang's ornate yellow-gold, bead-encrusted, slim-cut lace gown with a sheer burnout hem. It's got a lot of texture while being clingy but has no waist -- the latest silhouette this season.
NO-SO-BASIC BLACK: Michelle Dockery
It's a safe bet that the first-time Downton Abbey nominee will wear Ralph Lauren -- she was his guest at the MET gala, and he was just announced as the show's corporate sponsor. This black satin-beaded dress is elegant yet sexy enough to get rave reviews.