As much as we love a classic red, black, or white red carpet look, there's something about citrus that really has us going after the 2012 Emmy Awards red carpet. Whether we're talkin' shades of yellow, orange, or green, all the colors of our favorite vitamin C packed treats lit up some of our favorite actresses tonight. Claire Danes in lemon, Julie Bowen in electric green, and Padma Lakshmi in rich orange were only the beginning of this sartorial fruit basket, and we love, love, loved all of the bright, peppy looks.
Claire Danes, Julianne Moore, and Kaley Cuoco at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
When we think of yellow red carpet looks, we often think of eternal sunshine yellow fan Solange Knowles in her signature hue. However, she's not the only one who can rock the sunshine look. Homeland actress and Emmy winner Claire Danes wore a beautifully draped Lanvin strapless number, complemented happily by her ever expanding baby bump (we're totally imagining little Angela Chases right now). She let the dress carry the look, keeping her neck bare and wearing her hair in soft, loose waves. On the more structured side of the spectrum, Julianne Moore wore a long sleeved, floor length Dior gown that was both classic and directional. With a sleek crew neck,fitted sleeves and a wide, deeply pleated a-line skirt, the dress was quite a statement. Julianne made it pop even more by wearing a red lipstick even brighter than her signature gorgeous red hair. Lastly, Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco wore a strapless, beautifully structured Angel Sanchez gown in our favorite, most pucker-inducing shade of lemon, with an exquisite, architectural peplum and simple side braid.
Allison Williams, Julie Bowen, and Melissa Rauch at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
Along with the lemon yellows, a few lime greens made their way onto the Emmy Awards red carpet via Allison Williams, Julie Bowen, and Melissa Rauch. Allison went for a ripe, leafy green for her elegant Oscar de la Renta gown, while Modern Family actress (and Emmy winner!) Bowen embraced the tang of more neon hue and Monique Lhullier. Big Bang Theory's Rauch, on the other hand, embraced many shades of green with a little two-toned one-shoulder number.
Leslie Mann, Padma Lakshmi, and Lindsay Pulsipher at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
To round out the citrus red carpet trend, Leslie Mann, Padma Lakshmi, and Lindsay Pulsipher all wore shades of tangerine. Leslie opted for a bohemian ensemble with a high-neck crochet halter bodice and a dramatic acerbic floor-length skirt. She finished off the look with a top knot and punchy turquoise accessories. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi pumped up the glam in an über-orange fishtail Monique Lhullier dress, while Lindsay went for a Grecian goddess look complete with a braided headband and delicate drop earrings.
What was your favorite take on the citrus trend?