Emmys Fashion: White Gowns Are a Thing

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SNOW QUEENS: Laverne Cox, Sofia Vergara and Anna Chlumsky

Labor Day is on the horizon and Hollywood is taking the summer whites rule to heart

White: It's not just for weddings anymore, right? And not just for summer, either. All year round and definitely an option for black tie, as seen on Monday's Emmys carpet. White is flattering, staggering in bright lights and totally commands attention. Black and dark shades make bodies recede; white makes them pop — and shows off the skin tone. Laverne Cox donned a while jersey halter goddess gown by Marc Bouwer, with a train coming off a soft silky cape and a very dramatic strap at the throat. Anna Chlumsky's white Zac Posen gown was more of a column shape and simple, with short sleeves and a tiny bit of train. Padma Lakshmi donned a crystalline, white slinky gown by Ralph Rucci, which perfectly accentuated her dark hair and golden skin. And Michelle Monaghan of True Detective also played the innocent in a strong, clear white Giambattista Valli number. Even Camila Alve's sexy print knit gown was mostly in white, while Sofia Vergara donned a white-as-snow Roberto Cavalli