We couldn’t finish our evening chores fast enough Sunday night. If you’re like us here at Food Home Life Style (FHLS), the television set provided the perfect background noise to all of your beginning-of-the-week preparations. Packing lunches, finishing laundry, cleaning up the dinner dishes – all were dotted with stolen glimpses toward the fabulousness that is the Red Carpet Pre-Emmy Awards show.
Given it is late-ish September, the Emmys fashion meter could have popped at either late-summer or early-fall, and it did. Post-Labor Day whites stood out amidst a sea of jewel-toned greens, reds and blues, bright pinks, always-classy blacks, and this year’s popular multi-colored gowns. Strapless, off-the-shoulders, and halter necks all found their way onto the red carpet.
Those who chose longer sleeves, heavier-weight fabrics, dripped with jewels or opted out of the up-do were sweating bullets as temps soared inside the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA. But in spite of the tell-tale damp perspiration marks, the stars certainly did shine . . . making the task of picking a favorite less than easy.
Undoubtedly, the ladies of Modern Family rocked the red carpet, but if we have to pick a look we’d like to see for less, we’re going with 24-year old Sarah Hyland. Hyland’s wine-colored Zac Posen gown featured a fishtail skirt and wrap-around shoulder straps. It was unique. It was perfect for fall. And it was perfectly stunning, showcasing Hyland’s svelte figure.
So where do you find a look like this for less? No worries. We’ve found some affordable alternatives that fit into the lives of us mere mortals. This pick is gorgeous. Perfect for dinner or night out dancing. We found this slim dress for a budget-happy $30!
Or check out this Tori ribbed off-the-shoulder dress in black. It’s a shorter version of Hyland’s, with the same slim silhouette.
Great for dinner, dancing, and fall cocktail parties and galas!
We just love the Emmys! Happy Shopping!
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