Whether it was a quick change after the red carpet  or the first outfit of the night, the dresses at last night's Emmy afterparties were worthy of just as much accolade as those at the award show itself. Take Kate Mara, for instance — her white J. Mendel gown was sophisticated and glitzy, but once the festivities were over, the big guns came out. And by guns, we mean gams.
Others, like Joan Smalls and Malin Akerman, only required one dress — because theirs were that good. Think you've seen it all from the Emmys? Think again.
Kate Mara at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
Kate Mara went from white and long to black and short at the HBO afterparty.
Jaimie Alexander at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
Jaimie Alexander took a break from her sexy dressing and opted for a flouncy cocktail dress and Emm Kuo clutch.
Angie Harmon at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
Angie Harmon looked simply stunning in her black, gold, and white combo and David Yurman  jewelry.
Lizzy Caplan at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
Lizzy Caplan made her way through the crowd after changing out of her Donna Karan  gown into a sleeker Roland Mouret  column.
Liberty Ross at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
Liberty Ross stuck to the evening's trend when she bared her gams in an LBD.
Anna Camp at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
The gowns didn't stop once the show was over, and Anna Camp took the post-award-show spotlight in a dazzling design.
Malin Akerman at the HBO Emmys Afterparty
Malin Akerman scored points for drama in her plunging black and red gown.
Sarah Hyland at the Fox Emmys Afterparty
Sarah Hyland made a quick change from maxi skirt to a Paule Ka  minidress.
Kate Walsh at the Fox Emmys Afterparty
Kate Walsh  slipped into something sexier after the show was over.
Joan Smalls at the Fox Emmys Afterparty
Though she wasn't on the carpet, Joan Smalls still scored one of the night's highlights in her plunging silhouette.