The Emmys red carpet  could single-handedly convince even LBD loyalists that white works for everyone. When it looks this chic, how could you resist? That's all thanks to the likes of Kate Mara in a statement-making J. Mendel gown and Camila Alves, who proved the color is anything but boring and, in fact, universally flattering. Plus, white gowns lend plenty of opportunity to play up the details, like a jeweled pair of earrings, contrasting heels — or just a great tan. And lest you think that these ivory styles will only serve you well for the Summer, just remember how gorgeous snowy whites look in Winter. Now, scroll through for all the star-studded reasons to make it a wardrobe staple.
Julianne Hough looked equal parts girlie and elegant in a bow-adorned white strapless Dsquared2 gown.
Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks played up her sexy side in a halter-style, slit Nathaniel Paul gown that came with ample embellishment up top.
Michelle Monaghan's long-sleeved Giambattista Valli Couture gown was like a blank canvas for showing off her natural beauty.
The Modern Family stunner wowed in a crisp Roberto Cavalli gown that was made for showing off her curves.
Padma's snow-colored column gown was simple but beautiful against her complexion.
Anna didn't need a bright color to get noticed; her Zac Posen gown was all about that flawless fit.
The actress turned heads in her ethereal, cream-colored V-neck gown.
Kristen Wiig had herself a very Marylin Monroe moment in her sexy, slit Vera Wang.
Angela's stark white Elisabetta Franchi gown was the perfect foil for her eye-popping gold accents.
Whoever said white was boring never saw Kate Mara's J. Mendel gown.
Allover laser cutouts made Camila's Zuhair Murad gown pretty extraordinary.