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

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.

Best Emmy looks of all time
See Gallery
Best Emmy looks of all time
Claire Danes was truly regal in this glittering gold gown at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Boho yet ballgown! Kristen Bell looked effortlessly stunning in this full-skirted gown featuring a deep V neckline at the 2016 Emmys.
Truly beautiful in burgundy, Sarah Hyland was nothing short of flawless in this skintight Zac Posen number at the 2015 Emmys.

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.

 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Heidi Klum is always a knockout, but she outdid herself in this slinky red number at the 2013 Emmys.
"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)
Sarah Hyland, consistently one of the Emmys' best dressed, wore this show-stopping deep green number on the 2013 red carpet.

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. 

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

You wouldn't expect to see a dress like this today, but in 2004, Jennifer Aniston was unforgettable in a white column gown with gold details from Chanel. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

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. 

 (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Youthful yet venue-appropriate, Sarah Hyland nailed it in this poppy-hued full skirt and white crop top in 2014.
Gwyneth Paltrow took a darker turn in this black lace two-piece ensemble by Pucci, which she wore in 2011.
Linda Cardellini was a vision at the 2013 Emmy Awards in this rose-inspired structural gown with a full train.
Emily Ratajkowski never disappoints! The model wowed in this midnight blue number with waterfall ruffles at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
A few days before the larger Emmys ceremony, Heidi Klum was a knockout in this tiny mini with a sheer overlay at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Nobody does yellow quite like Taraji P. Henson, whose figure-hugging gown stole the show at the 68th Emmy Awards.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

"The Vampire Diaries" star wasn't a huge star at the time, but she dressed 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.

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)


Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.