Sure, there may be some iconic missteps  mixed sparingly throughout the bunch, but nine times out of 10, the stars look absolutely stunning on the Emmys red carpet. In preparation for this year's awards, we've rounded up some of the best beauty moments from shows past. And while you're admiring all the gorgeous hair and makeup, you can also flash back to some of your favorite TV characters, like Keri Russell  à la Felicity, Sarah Jessica Parker  from her Sex and the City days, and Jennifer Aniston  circa her time on Friends.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Maria Del Russo
Katie Holmes, 1998
When she was still a teen, Katie Holmes  looked simply sweet on 1998's red carpet with peachy makeup and a romantic, curly updo.
Keri Russell, 1999
Right around the time the Emmys aired in 1999, Keri Russell  got a ton of flak for cutting her long, naturally curly hair. By the time the Emmys rolled around the following year, her hair had grown into this fun boho style.
Julianna Margulies, 2000
The former ER leading lady opted for a tousled half-updo and classic red lips at the 2000 show.
Lucy Liu, 2000
Here's Lucy Liu  looking pretty as always at the Emmys in 2000, gleaming with berry-colored cheeks and lips.
Jennifer Aniston, 2000
Just a few months after her July 2000 wedding  to Brad Pitt , Jennifer Aniston  walked the red carpet sporting this California-cool hair and makeup style.
Halle Berry, 2000
Back in 2000, Halle sported sexy, flirty tousled waves, much like she does today.
Debra Messing, 2002
Debra Messing  absolutely glowed on 2002's red carpet. Not only that, she proved that redheads can indeed wear red lipstick.
Oprah Winfrey, 2002
Flippy waves, perfectly groomed brows, and a much-discussed yellow gown  made Oprah the belle of the ball in 2002.
Christina Applegate, 2003
Christina Applegate 's flapper-esque coiffure and pastel makeup were a huge hit in 2003.
Portia de Rossi, 2004
With her Veronica Lake waves, Portia de Rossi  was a golden girl at the 2004 show.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2004
Channeling the role she's known best for, Sarah Jessica Parker  sported some serious Carrie curls for this 2004 red-carpet appearance.
Eva Longoria, 2005
Eva Longoria  showed up with a cute cropped cut and pretty pink lips to the 2005 Emmy Awards.
Evangeline Lilly, 2006
The Lost star's 2006 style highlighted her best assets: gorgeous hazel eyes, a freckled face, and golden brown strands.
Tyra Banks, 2006
Tyra Banks  was the definition of bronzed goddess with an intricate, perfectly molded updo and shimmery, warm makeup in 2006.
Sandra Oh, 2006
In 2006, Sandra Oh  proved that wearing blue eye shadow can be classy.
Rashida Jones, 2007
Rashida Jones scored on 2007's red carpet with divine berry-toned lipstick and a tossed-to-the-side updo.
America Ferrera, 2008
The Ugly Betty star looked classically elegant in a half-pinned style and brick-red lips at the 2008 Emmys.
Lauren Conrad, 2008
For the 2008 red carpet, Lauren Conrad was sitting pretty with winged liner and a curly, undone updo.
Drew Barrymore, 2009
In 2009, Drew Barrymore 's simple, wavy updo and glossy red lips were both playful and elegant.
Claire Danes, 2010
At the 2010 Emmys, Claire Danes  looked resplendent, donning a flush of pink on her cheeks and lips. Her full-bodied blowout brought it all together.
Kerry Washington, 2011
Think you can't match your lipstick to your dress? Kerry Washington showed how it's done at the 2011 Emmys.
Jessica Paré, 2012
You can essentially never lose when you take inspiration from times past, and Jessica Paré's retro red lipstick and vintage coiffure were a winning moment at the 2012 Emmys.
Maria Menounos, 2013
Yes, a fishtail braid can be formal. Maria Menounos proved that your lazy-girl weekend style can also work well on the red carpet in 2013.
January Jones, 2013
The Mad Men star looked elegant in Marcel waves at the 2013 Emmys. And while January Jones  usually goes for more-daring hair and makeup, this simple style was perfection, too.