Emmys 2021 Best and Worst Dressed: Red Carpet Fashion Hits and Misses

The 2021 Emmy Awards are in-person and the red carpet glam is back! That means it’s a chance to round up the best and worst dressed at the 2021 Emmys, with plenty of style hits and misses in the mix. From Catherine Zeta-Jones’ gorgeous gown, to Jason Sudeikis‘ fabulous suit, and Billy Porter’s unique “wings,” there was no shortage of amazing fashion to feast your eyes upon. There were some fashion flops too, with a fair amount of chatter on social media about Kathryn Hahn’s giant belt buckle and Emma Corrin’s confusing dress and bonnet.

Jason Sudeikis wears a velvet suit on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Jason Sudeikis | Rich Fury/Getty Images

2021 Emmys best dressed

Most of the celebs who attended the 2021 Emmys hit the mark with their fashion choices. Here are some Emmy Awards red carpet favorites:

Brett Goldstein, winner of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for ‘Ted Lasso,’ and Hannah Waddingham, winner of the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series on the red carpet of the 2021 Emmys
Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Statuesque Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham could wear a paper bag and look absolutely elegant, but her Emmys gown is next-level — it’s the most gorgeous fit, style, and color.

Billy Porter wears a black outfit with wing ruffles and diamonds on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Billy Porter wears a black outfit with wing ruffles and diamonds on the 2021 Emmys red carpet | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Billy Porter will never be accused of being boring on a red carpet and this year’s Emmy Awards event is no exception. Porter delivered on all fronts with a base black outfit sporting a ruffled arm feature that made his red carpet poses a thing of beauty.

Tracee Ellis Ross wears a red gown on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
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Tracee Ellis Ross can do no wrong and her glam one shoulder glittery red gown is a perfect look paired with gorgeous hair, makeup, and accessories.

Kenan Thompson wears a pink suit with pink tie on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Kenan Thompson wears a pink suit with pink tie on the 2021 Emmys red carpet | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Kenan Thompson brought a pop of color to the red carpet, sporting a pink suit. It was definitely a departure from the typical boring black tux but still kept with a more classic style.

Catherine Zeta-Jones wears a rich red dress on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Catherine Zeta-Jones | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Catherine Zeta-Jones delivered a stunning and elegant red carpet look. It’s nothing overly flashy, but a simple classic look that never goes out of style.

Jason Sudeikis wears a velvet Tom Ford suit with black on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Jason Sudeikis | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Jason Sudeikis stepped up his game by a mile over the 2021 Golden Globes, when he sported a tie dye hoodie while accepting his award for Best Actor — Television Series Music or Comedy for Ted Lasso.

Anya Taylor-Joy wears a pale yellow Dior gown and vibrant yellow opera coat on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Anya Taylor-Joy | Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Anya Taylor-Joy was absolute perfection on the Emmy Awards red carpet in her stunning yellow Dior backless halter gown topped with a vibrant opera coat. The Queen’s Gambit star upped the glam with a beautiful updo and a red lip.

Taraji P. Henson wears a gorgeous black gown on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Taraji P. Henson wears a gorgeous black gown on the 2021 Emmys red carpet | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Taraji P. Henson brought a fresh spin to a plain black dress with a glamorous sheer gown featuring a plunging neckline (and pockets!). Her hair, nails, makeup, and accessories pulled the look together in the best way.

2021 Emmys worst dressed

Every award show red carpet has a few stars who miss the mark and the Emmys this year are no exception. Here are some of the worst dressed:

Brendan Hunt wears a tuxedo with tails, top hat, and cane on the red carpet at the 2021 Emmys
Brendan Hunt wears a tuxedo with tails, top hat, and cane at the 2021 Emmys | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Brendan Hunt was living by the saying “Go big or go home” with a full-on tux, top hat, and cane. The Ted Lasso star definitely stood out on the red carpet but his look was maybe a little too big.

Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy wear red and green on the Emmys 2021 red carpet
Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Annie Murphy looked comfortable but the fit was a little too slouchy for Emmys red carpet glam. Fans were hoping for a just a little bit Alexis at the event.

Kaley Cuoco poses on the 2021 Emmys red carpet in a bright yellow dress with pockets
Kaley Cuoco poses on the 2021 Emmys red carpet in a bright yellow dress with pockets | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Kaley Cuoco didn’t dial down the color on the red carpet and her highlighter yellow dress and matching shoes were so saturated it hurt to look at her glam for too long.

Kathryn Hahn wears a black jumpsuit with a giant belt buckle on the 2021 Emmys red carpet
Kathryn Hahn | Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images

Kathryn Hahn sported a black jumpsuit with the most giant belt buckle. Her understated hair, makeup, and jewelry could have used a little more oomph perhaps.

Emma Corrin wears a nude sheath dress, cap, and gloves on 'The Crown' 2021 Emmys celebration red carpet
Emma Corrin | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Emma Corrin wore a strapless floor-length nude sheath gown with matching gloves and bonnet that lacked any spice, save for their pointy black claw nails.

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