Emmys 2018: Best and worst looks from the red carpet

The 70th annual primetime Emmy awards which wrapped up on Tuesday morning (Singapore time) offered viewers a platter of surprises from a speech by legendary television veteran Betty White to an impromptu onstage proposal.

But aside from the fun moments and awards - streaming service Netflix and premium cable channel HBO both managed to snag 23 of the top honours - the best part of the show was the fashion offered up by stars, who all brought, or attempted to bring, their A-game to the red carpet.

Here are some of the best and worst looks from this year's Emmys.

Best

Michelle Dockery in Carolina Herrera


The Godless actress looked absolutely ethereal in this Cinderella-blue number adorned with flowers. It’s beautiful but different enough from the average gown to make it stunning in a special way. PHOTOS: AFP

Angela Sarafyan in Christian Siriano


Many women were dressed in Christian Siriano gowns on the Emmys red carpet but none dazzled more than Westworld’s Angela Sarafyan in a black, crystal-embellished gown. Simple, elegant and dramatic. Need we say more? PHOTOS: AFP 

Tatiana Maslany in Christian Siriano


Another star in Siriano went a different route with similarly eye-catching results. This custom-made jumpsuit seen on Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany was bold, fun and full of personality. Perfect for the actress who made her mark portraying clones. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE

Sarah Paulson in Oscar de la Renta


American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson is that rare breed of woman who can pull off severe, darkly romantic, mildly witch-like looks. Mere mortals, this feathered number is reserved for pros only, do not try it at home. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE

Worst

Claire Foy in Calvin Klein


Claire Foy is clearly a queen who managed to snag the Best Actress Emmy for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, but her dress failed to reign on the red carpet. There are just so many questions to ask - Why does the dress look like it’s unravelling from behind? Why would you choose this dress if you could get a custom-made gown from Calvin Klein? Why pick shoes that don’t match? Why, queen, why? PHOTOS: AFP

Alison Brie in Miu Miu


No matter how gorgeous Glow’s Alison Brie is, when the pitch for her dress seems to be “Let’s show off your sexy rib cage to the world in tricky colour!”, it doesn’t work. Alison, you can do better than this. PHOTO: AFP 

Emilia Clarke in Dior


She might be the mother of dragons, but even the Game Of Thrones actress cannot control this mess of a dress. The bottom half says gown but the top half says overly embellished swimsuit. Burn this with dragon’s fire, please. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE 

Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino


Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross turned up for the awards show in this shocking pink number. Credit where it’s due, it’s a bold, risky fashion choice that was definitely not boring. Unfortunately, it also looks like a pink garbage bag. Sorry Tracee, we know you tried. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE