Daytime Emmys Recap: Worst Dressed
Nearly every aspect of the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards can be described with the word "Worst." And "horrible." And "Ohmigod, seriously, why is this happening?!" Some of the fashion choices were no exception and we found ourselves briefly grateful that there was no red carpet show, because our exposure to some of these ensembles was therefore limited. Blinding could have resulted upon more extensive viewing!
(Although, if we had been blinded, we wouldn't have had to sit through the rest of the ceremony, so now we're back to being annoyed at the lack of the pre-show.)
The Emmys featured looks that ranged from the uninspired (a cheap looking prom dress? How chic!) to the ill-fitting to the downright hideola. Below, our picks for Worst Dressed of the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Melissa Archer is a repeat offender when it comes to looking horrendous at the Daytime Emmys. Girl, just because eighteen people watch this broadcast doesn't mean that you can completely disregard things like "taste" and "fit" and have a dress custom designed by Fredericks of Hollywood. Hideous.
It makes us sad to disagree with one of our favorite pocket-sized actresses, but between the eighteen different textures on the dress and the very busy shoes, there is just way too much going on here. And none of it is helped by the helmet hair.
Speaking of hair that should never exist...
Jeanne Cooper has earned the right to wear a flowing caftan to the Emmys if she damn well pleases. We just wish she had chosen a caftan that was a little less Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and a little more "able to look at directly without scorching our eyes".
Bobbie Eakes was rhinestones on parade at the Emmys (top photo), and it looked like a unconventional materials challenge on Project Runway. But it was a hundred steps up from the getup she wore at the cocktail reception for the Emmy nominees (bottom photo). That was a bandage dress that mated with ten tons of illusion netting and the resultant offspring was heinous.
The color is bland, the fabric is cheap-looking, and the fit is off, but the SHINE, people! Why is her face so shiny? Does she not know that Target carries the e.l.f. line of cosmetics and that their blotting paper is only a dollar? Because IT IS, LIZ. A DOLLAR!
Not even thin, adorable, blonde girls can pull off prom dresses from Mandee.
She looks like her own drag impersonator.
Rachael Ray has not received many of the most basic fashion messages, including 1) if you are pear-shaped, you don't emphasize your hips (say, with a giant gathered bow!), 2) short girls shouldn't wear shoes with ankle straps (especially ones that don't, you know, match your dress), and 3) sometimes stylists are just fucking with you! Don't listen, Rachael! Yours has been steering you wrong for years. Let's do a girls' shopping trip in New York. We can help with the clothes thing, and you can tell us what Susan Lucci is really like backstage.
Fashion Rule #1: If your dress is virtually indistinguishable from the couch in the condo of an elderly woman in Boca, you shouldn't wear it.
Fashion Rule #2: There is no need for you to wear more makeup than Marie Osmond's drag impersonator.
Tonya Lee Williams
We were all set to snark on her for wearing an outfit that would have been fashionable when Eisenhower was in office, but then the show went and had Chubby Checker, and the Spinners, so she obviously knew that the theme of the night was "Things that have not been popular in decades" and chose her outfit appropriately.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
We're actually offended.