The annual Primetime Emmy Awards show is the biggest night of the year for television — and it’s pretty important for fashion, too.
This year’s Emmy Awards took place on September 17, with stars showing off some stunning, as well as outlandish, ensembles on the red carpet.
In the past, tulle, cutouts, and extravagant details have made for some of the most unexpected outfits at the awards show.
From Barbara Streisand’s all-velvet look in 2004 to Sarah Paulson’s dress with puffy sleeves in 2017, we’ve rounded up some of the most unusual ensembles that we’ve seen at the Emmy Awards so far.
At the 2000 Emmy Awards, Sarah Jessica Parker wore her character Carrie Bradshaw's iconic ballerina gown from 'Sex and the City' with a matching bow on her arm.
In the same year, Cher wore a pair of sequined ombre grey pants, a furry-looking white jacket, a white blouse, and silver accessories to the awards show.
Cheryl Hines of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' wore a ruched purple gown with a sheer back covered in jewel details to the 2006 awards show.
In 2008, 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria arrived wearing a strapless fringed minidress. The top of the dress resembled an oversized tied bow.
In 2009, 'The Young and the Restless' actress Victoria Rowell wore a dress covered in Ghanese symbols and pictures of President Barack Obama.
Also in 2009, Padma Lakshmi wore a purple gown featuring rope-like cold shoulder straps with a bouquet of faux red flowers fixed at her side.
In 2011, Alan Cumming wore a pair of floral red pants, a white dress shirt, and a black suit jacket. He tied the look together with a thick black cummerbund.
Ashley Judd of 'Missing' made a statement with her voluminous updo at the 2012 Emmy Awards. The actress' hairstyle distracted fans' attention from her outfit.
In 2014, Fred Armisen wore a Freddy Krueger-inspired outfit to the Emmy Awards featuring the iconic striped tie and claw hand.
That same year, 'American Horror Story' actress Sarah Paulson wore a strapless gown that featured layers of mesh netting and miniature red pom-poms.
Lena Dunham arrived at the 2014 Emmy Awards wearing a high-collared light pink top with a tiered tulle skirt in gradient shades of pink.
In 2015, Lady Gaga attended an Emmy Awards after-party wearing a strapless white gown with a pillow-like white shrug.
At the same event, Heidi Klum wore a one-shoulder yellow dress made of mixed fabrics. The ensemble had lace, mesh, and fringe details.
That same year, 'Downton Abbey' actress Laura Carmichael wore a pleated lavender skirt and a bright yellow crop top emblazoned with daisies.
'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland wore a patterned peplum top with a long train over a pair of black trousers to the 2016 Emmy Awards.
At the 2017 awards show, Tracee Ellis Ross wore an attention-grabbing silver dress with sequins, puffy sleeves, a silver belt, and a feather skirt.
She wore white pointed-toe heels and dangling earrings with the confusing ensemble.
Between his checkered jacket, top hat, and glittery shoes, there's a lot going on, but we can't help but love it.
Also at the 2017 Emmys, 'Better Call Saul' actor Michael Mando mixed it up wearing a blue and grey checkered suit jacket with black pants.
The colour combination didn't quite work.
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