Emmy Awards: Take a look at the most iconic Emmy dresses of all time

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Dressing for the red carpet is no easy feat, and every year celebrity women bring out their best for the Emmy Awards.

Some of the most memorable fashion moments in history happened during the September award show. As we get excited about the 2016 Emmy Awards on September 18, let's take a look back at some of the best dresses in Emmy history. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Blake Lively, these dazzling dresses did not disappoint.

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Blake Lively was red hot at the 2009 Emmys! The "Gossip Girl" actress turned heads in a Versace dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes. The dress, which featured a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit was one of the sexiest of all time. 

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"Mad Men" star January Jones was a head-turner in this structured, modern gown with intricate beading from  Atelier Versace. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
In 2000, "Felicity" star Keri Russell was the belle of the ball in a glittering gown from Giorgio Armani. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Actress Kyra Sedgwick was jaw-dropping at the 62nd annual Emmys in a plum-colored, strapless gown from  Monique Lhuillier.

 (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow went down in history for this two-piece ensemble from Pucci with intricate detailing for the 2011 Emmy Awards. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

"The Vampire Diaries" star wasn't a huge star at the time, but she dresses like she was. Nina Dobrev hit the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in a  red strapless Donna Karan dress, which she teamed with Neil Lane jewels. She looked like a red carpet pro.

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Drew Barrymore dressed up to take home the golden trophy at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. The star, who was nominated for her breakthrough role in "Grey Gardens," turned heads in a blush-hued tulle strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier. It was an absolute knockout. 

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Jennifer Aniston was unforgettable in a white column gown with gold details from Chanel in 2004. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Katherine Heigl turned up with a lot of Old Hollywood glamour and a sultry star as she hit the 58th annual Emmys in e va-va-a tonal Escada gown.The sparkling details highlighted her blonde locks and her overall glam look.

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Long before the "skin trend" was in, Olivia Wilde caught attention in this buff-baring silver gown from Marchesa at the 2009 Emmys. The actress' dress had layers of silk and lace and the back was completely open. I

 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Sarah Jessica Parker dazzled at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Sex and the City" star wore a baby pink strapless Chanel Haute Couture gown with tons of tulle, lace and bedazzles. The Karl Lagerfeld–designed creation reportedly took 250 hours to make.

 (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)

"Girls" star Allison Williams brought some girly fashion to the 66th annual Emmy Awards in a princess-like Giambattista Valli gown. We love the pops of color for a mod look and the tulle, which makes it truly royal.

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Mindy Kaling brought jewel tones to the red carpet in 2009 in this eye-catching Alice Temperley dress, which she teamed with Martin Katz jewels.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Sparkles and sexiness were the name of Kerry Washington's game in a metallic dress from Marc Jacobs, at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

She's so bold! "True Blood" star  Anna Paquin went for glamour and drama in a black and gold, fashion-forward Alexander McQueen dress in 2010.

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

"The Office" star Jenna Fischer added a pop of bright tangerine color to the carpet in a RARE Vintage New York gown in 2010.
Actress Hayden Panettiere dazzled in 2014 as she draped her baby belly in a glittering Lorena Sarbu gown with a plunging neckline. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke played up the ultra-mod vibe in this Chanel number. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Olivia Wilde's Reem Acra dress in 2008 was one of our favroties of all time with it's beaded caplet sleeves and romantic bottom.

(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland was a scene-staler in this burgundy Zac Posen gown with a sexy, off-the-shoulder neckline. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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