A Trio of Great Looking Pre-Emmy Looks: Julie Bowen, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kiernan Shipka

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Saturday night pre-Emmy parties brought out some pretty cocktail looks that show off Fall's eveningwear trends.

If you think the Emmy nominees and presenters only had the responsibility of pulling one look for the big night - think again. For the most part, they all also had Friday and Saturday night parties to attend - and some of them, teas and brunches as well. 

You don't get to have clothes made for you for those pre events, though, so a good stylist resorts to the newest collections of dresses they can find. 

In the case of Ginnifer Goodwin, who is truly a cutting edge fashion girl, her Jenny Packham sky blue crystal-coated sheath with black sleeves for the EW pre-Emmy party at Fig & Olive on Friday night was a total winner: It had a casual and a very dressed-up edge to it, and crystal embroidery and a two-tone colorblock look is right on trend. And, as her stylist Penny Lovell well knows, it all works very well with her pixie hair and big eyes.

Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka attended the pre-Emmy Academy Nominees party in a chic Oscar de la Renta violet and white watercolor splash dress - and guess what? It's from Oscar's childrenswear collection! Does he make anything in this collection that would fit a thin adult, we wonder? This young actress is always on trend and perfectly put together - and never trying to look older than her years.

Modern Family's Julie Bowen wore a crystal strapless Alberta Ferretti fall cocktail dress to the same party - super pretty, flattering and very appropriate.