There are colors and there are statement-making colors — and red has long established itself in the latter category, so really, was it any wonder it was such a popular choice for the Emmy Awards? It's hard to ignore its jaw-dropping powers, especially when it takes shape on the glamorous gowns we saw in this Hollywood crowd . Together, style stars like Claire Danes , Julia Louis-Dreyfus , Mindy Kaling, and many, many more made a pretty convincing case for coral, ruby, and bright candy-apple colors, proving that it's eye-catching in just about every silhouette and on every complexion. Even if you're not hitting the red carpet, we highly recommend taking a style cue from this set. Just scroll on to see the stop-traffic trend in action.
The Modern Family star showed off a brilliant flash of the color on her Lorena Sarbu full skirt.
Not that the supermodel needed any help turning heads, but her bright Zac Posen  gown didn't hurt.
The Mindy Project star didn't hold back in a crimson halter gown by Kenzo .
In a custom Carolina Herrera  gown, Julia Louis-Dreyfus  brought a brilliant pop of color to the carpet.
The actress stepped out in a simple silhouette, but the scarlet hue of her Marchesa  gown amped up the drama.
The Big Bang Theory star's strapless Monique Lhuillier  gown was all the more captivating in bold shades of red and pops of pink.
January Jones 's Prabal Gurung  gown could stop traffic.
The actress's siren-hued gown was made for the spotlight.
The star was a knockout in her draped and all-out attention-getting Tadashi Shoji gown.
It doesn't get more glamorous than Christina Hendricks in this curve-hugging Marchesa  gown.
The Homeland actress made us sit up and take notice in a drama-inducing Givenchy  number.
The Orange Is the New Black  star was a knockout in a sculptural ruby-hued gown.