Gwyneth Paltrow's Emmy Dress Explained

"I tried on two dresses and I picked this one," she says of her midriff-baring Pucci gown.
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Gwyneth Paltrow didn't spend too much time picking out her midriff-baring Emmys dress.

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"I tried on two dresses and I picked this one," she told E! News' Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet of her Pucci gown.

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She did learn one problem later: "My dress is a little see-through, I'm realizing."

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While the dress sparked mixed reaction online, Amy Poehler was a fan. "I can't stand next to her too long. She looks too good," the Parks and Recreation star joked to Seacrest.

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Paltrow picked up an Emmy Award earlier this month for her guest-starring role on Glee,  beating out Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock), Kristin Chenoweth (Glee) and Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live).

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Twitter exploded after Paltrow hit the carpet at Sunday's show, which was broadcast live on Fox.

"I dream of Jeannie… I mean Gwyneth," joked Oprah's stylist and O magazine creative director Adam Glassman.

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Other viewers -- both on the red carpet and at home -- noted:

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Im sorry, but was Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a belly bearing 2-piece? nuh-UH gwynnie!

Rachel Schneider
rmia77 Rachel Schneider
Dress selection by gwyneth paltrow. #questionable