• About Us
  • FAQ
  • Archives
  • Links
  • SOD Columns

Ads

Facebook

  • Serial Drama on Facebook

Subscribe to Serial Drama

  • Add to Google Reader or Homepage

    Subscribe in Bloglines

    Add to My AOL

    Powered by FeedBurner

Shop Amazon.com

  • We'd love it if you would use these links to search or click through to Amazon.com. There is no charge to you and we get credit for linking you. Thanks so much!

    Canadian readers, it works for Amazon.ca too. Search or click here:

« Daytime Emmys Recap: Best Dressed | Main | Desperately Seeking a Descriptor »

June 28, 2010

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.

Divider

Melissa Archer

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Melissa Archer arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Melissa Archer arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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.

Rebecca Budig

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Rebecca Budig arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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.

Sharon Case

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Sharon Case arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Sharon Case and actor Michael Muhney arrive at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI)

Speaking of hair that should never exist...

Jeanne Cooper

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Jeanne Cooper arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI)

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

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Bobbie Eakes arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS - JUN 24: Bobbie Eakes arrives at the TV Academy

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.

Elizabeth Hendrickson

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Elizabeth Hendrickson arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Elizabeth Hendrickson arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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!

Kimberly Matula

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Kimberly Matula arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Kimberly Matula arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ATI)

Not even thin, adorable, blonde girls can pull off prom dresses from Mandee.

Marie Osmond

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: TV personality Marie Osmond arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: TV personality Marie Osmond arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

She looks like her own drag impersonator.

Rachael Ray

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: TV personality Rachael Ray arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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.

Denise Vasi

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Denise Vasi arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Denise Vasi arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Tonya Lee Williams arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: Actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

We're actually offended.

Comments

Melissa Archer's rack is making me nervous, you guys.

I.... actually think Kimberly Matula is nowhere near deserving of being in the same category as some of these refried messes. At least her hair and makeup are cute and appropriate. The dress is pretty too. I mean this is the Daytime Emmys, not the Oscars. A little slack is perhaps due.

No mention of Kate Linder's disaster? She was scary looking.

I don't know it y'all saw the back view of Racheal Ray last night, but that dress made her butt look really really wide and square.

You guys have weird taste LOL! I thought more than half of these women looked GORGEOUS! Melissa Archer is stunning in that dress and it is very in keeping in Las Vegas. I LOVE Denise Vasi's dress. It's like a work of art. Agree about Osmond though...yikes.

I don't understand why most of the time the daytime stars don't know how to get dressed...i mean they don't know the meaning of "class" ?!

It is most of the time trashy..the only girl who had a really cute dress/outfit was Brittany Robertson and guess what...she is not a daytime actress..well maybe Michelle Stafford is the exception..her dress was a little euh..racy but it was perfect for her sexy body..otherwise well Maura West was quite good..but frankly that is all.
They have some money..they don't know Monique Lhuiller, Marc Jacobs, Vivien Westwood, Donna Karan, Zac Posen ect ?!...Even if they can't have clothes from some "grands couturiers" (which i seriously doubt) they can always find classy, edgy, sexy clothes in the same vibe but cheaper..it is not hard..maybe they need ME ! lol I will learn them how to dress up... Every year i see these women on the red carpet i am ashamed for them..

Ah and the men were for most well-dressed : Trevor St John knows how to get dressed, Brandon Barath too..Christian Leblanc, James Scott were good too ect...the real problem really it is the women..they don't know the meaning of "good taste"..when you buy Cosmopolitain, when you watch Sex and the City or Gossip Girl, when you watch fashion shows, golden globes, oscar ceremony take notes girls !!

I wish someone would finally take Melissa Archer by the hand and lead her into the fashionable light, b/c I've had it with this girl's Emmy-wear.

I'm a little shocked not to see Crystal Chappell (or Kate Linder whose makeup, btw is what nightmares are made of) on here b/c her dress was horrendous!

I honestly thought Bobbie Eakes' Emmy dress was very beautiful on her. If I can make an allowance for Chrishell Stause's dress (she was beautiful, but it had a little bit of a cheese factor) I can for Bobbie.

I have no idea why Rebecca Budig did that.

Melissa Archer's hair and shoes looked beautiful. The dress... well, the only good thing I can think to say is that it does show off how small her waist actually is - something the wardrobe department at OLTL can't seem to manage.

I thought Denise Vasi looked stunning, but with that face she can wear anything. I am so jealous!

Ah and i almost forgot : i was surprised but Darius McCrary aka the new Malcolm on Y&R was sexy sexy seyxey...that is a man who knows how to dress up : sexy, edgy with a tad of class (+ a beautiful woman at his arm) !!

I thought Bobbie Eakes looked great and she was one of the women who did hair and makeup right. Elizabeth Hendrickson I didn't think looked too bad and then I saw the close up of her face and yeah, makeup was not good. Seriously, if these women don't know how to apply makeup, go to one of the Nordstrom makeup counters before the show or something. As for Rebecca Budig, she's still trying to pretend she's 25 when she's 37. A 37 year old woman can't do some of these things, but even a 20-something year old would have enough sense to not look like the hot mess Budig did.

Drew Tyler Bell's suit/tux thing was unreal. Shiny and didn't even come close to fitting. I was so wrapped up in what a mess it was I couldn't even tell you what he said. I'm glad for this site, since there was no preshow and we didn't see hardly anyone except who was onstage.

Why Rachael Ray? You are so beautiful and adorable. Your stylist blew this look for you. It was all wrong, the way it fit you, the color and even the dark clunky shoes. You are so much more beautiful than this outfit made you look. Rethink your style or stylists!

Oh, and it looked like Jon Hensley forgot to comb his hair. Distracting. A few other things that bug me every year....some of the older ladies need to understand that if you are going to age and stay so darn skinny you are going to start to look skeletal. With fake boobs, you look like two olives on a toothpick. Wear something appropriate or cover it up! In the same vein, I know it is hot at these awards shows but it is disturbing to see that a LOT of stars don't even try anymore. A few years back it started to look like everyone bought their dresses off the rack at Target. Too casual. Aannnnnnnd....I'll leave it at that. A rant for another time :)

I thought Bobbie Eakes' dress was tacky. Each time she stood up, it looked like she had on a sheer dress with a sparkly bra and panties set. It looks better in the red carpet photos, but on TV it was "I see London, I see France".

Melissa Archer.... WHO TF told you it was ok to leave your home in the get up? FAIL!

Sorry guys, I'm so mesmerized by Melissa Archer's boobs I cannot vote against her. I'm the straightest straight girl who ever straighted but apparently I've got some straight guy in there, too. I'm just like... mmm... boooobs.

The girl dressed for Vegas and brought out the big guns. I hope she caught Jubilee! while she was there.

Melissa Archer looks like one of those porn stars at those porn award shows. WTH.

I liked Melissa Archer's dress, mostly because it reminded me of my favorite Missing Persons video.

I'm surprised no one mentioned Julie Marie Berman. If she could move her face, she would be shocked that someone had stolen the bottom half of her dress.

Rachael, Rachael, Rachael, don't you have a mirror in your home? If not you might ask John as to how you look.. How could you even think about 1. sleeveless, with those arms, and 2. a wrap around dress with the size of your butt. I am sure Elsa raised you better than that. I wonder what the heck she thought when she saw you walk on stage, especially from the back.. OMG

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood looked like she may have just escaped from someone's "fabulous" S&M dungeon - maybe someone should have called the police??

Daytime Stars typically don't get the luxury of having designer gowns sent to them so this is what we end up with.

Yes, to all the horror. But what I really wanted to say is, I was looking for some footage of Donnelly Rhodes shirtless for a Battlestar Galactica fan friend to show her that the crusty old doctor was a sexy mo-fo back in the day, and the only youtube clip of him from Y&R has him fully clothed, leaving Katherine and SHE'S WEARING THAT EXACT CAFTAN!! And it's like, 1972!

Melissa Archer's cleavage made my eyeballs throw up.

Melissa Archer...no, just...NO. *shaking head* Just once I would love to see her wearing something that actually looks good on her.

Rebecca Budig's attempt at being young and trendy was a failure. Next time don't try so hard. Take it one trend at a time.

Sharon Case does not belong on the Worst Dressed list. Her dress might not be the best, but it's far from the worst. Julie Marie Berman should have taken Sharon's spot on this list.

MA - love the actress, she desperately needs a stylist.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment