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Get the look

You can steal the stars’ Emmy Award style in your size

We’ve scoured the Emmys red carpet for the most glamorous looks of the night, and now we’re going to show you how to get the look…

Following another sweep of Hollywood awards at last night’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards celebrating excellence on the big and small screens, it seems Hollywood still favours an unrealistic representation of everyday women with a disproportionate number of winners and nominations being from a narrow range of smaller dress sizes.


Our five-year study analysed all nominated actress from the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs Film and TV awards to reveal just 10% of women of UK average dress size 16 or more were nominated and even less have won (9%). Add this to the fact there hasn’t been a size 16+ leading lady in the Oscars in five years and that comedy categories favour larger women, at 10% of nominations for women of dress size 16+ compared to just 7% being given the opportunity to play dramatic roles, and the picture is bleak.


However, we believe everyone should look and feel like a star, and until Hollywood steps up its game, here’s our pick of the best dresses at last night’s Emmys with our bespoke ‘get the look’ suggestions to shop these must-have styles.

Nicole Kidman

Hollywood veteran and Big Little Lies Outstanding Lead Actress Winner Nicole didn’t shy away from bold red on the red carpet.

Feminine, flattering and a classic edition to the Tinseltown bash, she matched her lip colour for added impact. Follow her lead with this Mascara Beaded Tulle Gown.

Laura Dern

The Outstanding Supporting Actress Winner opted for a sophisticated floral number, sticking to black but keeping interest with this silver textured floral pattern.

Take inspiration from Gina Bacconi’s chic Floral Burnout Cocktail Dress.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda gave a masterclass in colour with a show-stopping pink that pops.

Emulate her look with this Gina Bacconi Chiffon Layered Crepe Dress to flatter any body shape – with added sparkle to shine like a star.

Chrissy Metz

Embracing texture, lace and florals, Chrissy looked stunning in this vivid evening gown. Teamed with a strong smokey eye, all eyes were on her with this statement dress. Look no further than the Doris Streich Lace Layered Dress to get the look yourself.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle’s look is the epitome of chic. Playing with sheer fabrics and embroidery – one of this season’s key features – she oozed serious glamour with this opulent number. Be inspired to recreate this with the Chi Chi curve Embroidered Evening Dress.

Felicity Huffman

Complementing her skin tone, Felicity opted for a subtle blue pastel hue, oozing old school Hollywood glamour.

Follow sit with this lace and chiffon gown by Mascara.

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Bethany Rutter

Editor: Bethany Rutter

Social content executive at navabi. Body-positive warrior and fashion obsessive. Likes looks and books.

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