One way to prep for the 2012 Emmy Awards? A comprehensive look back at who wore what (read: who stunned) on the red carpet in Emmys past. We've already done quite few double takes at gowns that, in short, we'll never forget. Nina Dobrev's jaw-dropping red Donna Karan gown at last year's ceremony is a standout example, but let's not forget Leighton Meester's ultrapretty white Bottega Veneta number in 2009 and last year's daring (and midriff-baring) Pucci ensemble worn by Gwyneth Paltrow. And trust us, that's just the tip of the iceberg. As we rewind, and remember the glamour that came before, we can also look forward to another round of frothy, flowy, showstopping gowns to make their Emmys debut this Sunday. Click through now for all of our favorite Emmy Awards gowns to date.
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