55 Absolutely Breathtaking Emmys Gowns That Deserve Their Own Award

When you have more than 60 years of history, there's bound to be some memorable moments along the way. Since handing out the first Emmy Award in 1949, there have certainly been some winners — and we're not just talking about the recipients of the golden statuette.

With the red carpet about to be rolled out ahead of Monday's ceremony, we're looking back at the most glamorous gowns to step out at the annual awards. From Sarah Jessica Parker's frilliest frock to Sofia Vergara's most sizzling number, take a look back at the 55 most showstopping designs to ever grace the Emmys . . . that is, so far!

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Thandie Newton in 2018
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Thandie Newton in 2018

Thandie Newton looked elegant in a Spring 2019 Brandon Maxwell dress and Harry Winston jewels.

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Tiffany Haddish in 2018
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Tiffany Haddish in 2018

Tiffany Haddish's flowy Prabal Gurung dress was the rainbow of the red carpet.

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Zoë Kravitz in 2017
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Zoë Kravitz in 2017

Wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress with Tiffany & Co. jewels.

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Nicole Kidman in 2017
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Nicole Kidman in 2017

Wearing a Calvin Klein by Appointment dress, Calvin Klein shoes, a Calvin Klein bag, and jewels by Harry Winston and Shiffon Co.

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Priyanka Chopra in 2016
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Priyanka Chopra in 2016

Priyanka Chopra twirled her way down the 2016 red carpet in Jason Wu's dramatic design.

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Taraji P. Henson in 2015
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Taraji P. Henson in 2015

Taraji P. Henson showed the tougher side of Emmys dressing in her chained Alexander Wang style.

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Kerry Washington in 2015
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Kerry Washington in 2015

Wearing white or Marc Jacobs's silver dress, Scandal's Kerry Washington commands the room.

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Kiernan Shipka in 2015
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Kiernan Shipka in 2015

Kiernan Shipka put her youthful spin on the ceremony in Dior's separates.

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Lizzy Caplan in 2014
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Lizzy Caplan in 2014

Lizzy Caplan dazzled in Donna Karan's high-contrast black and white gown at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

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Rose Byrne in 2013
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Rose Byrne in 2013

Taking a page from Paltrow's book, Rose Byrne wore Calvin Klein's midriff-baring design at the 2013 Emmys.

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Michelle Dockery in 2013
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Michelle Dockery in 2013

Michelle Dockery cemented her role as a breakout fashion star when she wore Prada in 2013.

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Sofia Vergara in 2012
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Sofia Vergara in 2012

Sofia Vergara's Zuhair Murad gown hugged her curves (maybe a little too well!) at the 2012 show.

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Julianne Moore in 2012
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Julianne Moore in 2012

Proof you don't need to show skin to light up a room? Julianne Moore's Dior Haute Couture gown at the 2012 Emmys.

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Allison Williams in 2012
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Allison Williams in 2012

Allison Williams and Oscar de la Renta made a striking pair at the 2012 Emmys.

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Jessica Pare in 2012
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Jessica Pare in 2012

Jessica Pare looked like a modern Grecian goddess at the 2012 Emmys in Jason Wu.

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Zooey Deschanel in 2012
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Zooey Deschanel in 2012

Zooey Deschanel had her princess moment in Reem Acra's pastel gown in 2012.

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Nina Dobrev in 2011
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Nina Dobrev in 2011

In 2011, it was nearly impossible to keep your eyes on anything but Nina Dobrev's Donna Karan design.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in 2011
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Gwyneth Paltrow in 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow didn't need a gown to wow when she wore Pucci's two-piece to the 2011 show.

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Claire Danes in 2011
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Claire Danes in 2011

Claire Danes's beaded Oscar de la Renta column was a red carpet winner at the 2011 awards.

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Kim Kardashian in 2010
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Kim Kardashian in 2010

Few could keep up with Kim Kardashian's style in Marchesa at the 2010 awards.

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Anna Paquin in 2010
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Anna Paquin in 2010

True Blood's Anna Paquin brought the onscreen drama to the 2010 Emmys in a black and gold Alexander McQueen gown.

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Chloë Sevigny in 2009
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Chloë Sevigny in 2009

Always a fashion girl, Chloë Sevigny looked fresh in her black and white design at the 2009 awards.

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Drew Barrymore in 2009
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Drew Barrymore in 2009

Drew Barrymore had a movie star moment at the television awards in Monique Lhuillier's peach ballgown.

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Mila Kunis in 2009
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Mila Kunis in 2009

Same year, same designer, very different look. Mila Kunis also wore Monique Lhuillier, but chose the label's brooding cocktail dress for the 2009 show.

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Blake Lively in 2009
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Blake Lively in 2009

The star proved that red on red is a perfect pair in Versace at the 2009 ceremony.

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January Jones in 2009
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January Jones in 2009

Mad Men's January Jones flashed forward from the '60s in a futuristic Versace design.

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Leighton Meester in 2009
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Leighton Meester in 2009

Leighton Meester gave brides everywhere envy in 2009 with her white Bottega Veneta gown.

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Olivia Wilde in 2008
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Olivia Wilde in 2008

Olivia Wilde made a sweet statement in Reem Acra's gown at the 2008 show.

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Misha Barton in 2005
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Misha Barton in 2005

At the 2005 awards, The OC's Misha Barton looked heavenly in a sparkling design.

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Halle Berry in 2005
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Halle Berry in 2005

Halle Berry blue us away (couldn't resist) in her 2005 Emmys dress.

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Jennifer Garner in 2003
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Jennifer Garner in 2003

Jennifer Garner showed off her Alias-era figure in a cutout white column.

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Sarah Jessica Parker in 2003
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Sarah Jessica Parker in 2003

Sarah Jessica Parker was once again pretty in pink in 2003, this time opting for a Chanel confection.

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Debra Messing in 2002
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Debra Messing in 2002

Debra Messing turned to her go-to designer Michael Kors for the 2002 show.

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Keri Russell in 2000
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Keri Russell in 2000

Keri Russell sparkled like a true star in her glistening gown.

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Sarah Jessica Parker in 2000
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Sarah Jessica Parker in 2000

When you play Carrie Bradshaw, your red carpet game better be flawless — and Sarah Jessica Parker's certainly was in Oscar de la Renta in 2000.

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Michelle Williams in 1999
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Michelle Williams in 1999

There would be many style milestones to come for Michelle Williams, but it all began at the 1999 Emmys with this minimalist design.

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Lara Flynn Boyle in 1998
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Lara Flynn Boyle in 1998

Lara Flynn Boyle's 1998 Emmys dress might not be her most memorable award show look, but it certainly was her most stunning.

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Angelina Jolie in 1998
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Angelina Jolie in 1998

In 1998, Angelina Jolie gave the statuette a run for its money in her slinky gold gown.

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Helen Hunt in 1998
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Helen Hunt in 1998

We were mad about Helen Hunt's floral number at the 1998 Emmy Awards.

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Katie Holmes in 1998
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Katie Holmes in 1998

The Dawson's Creek star channeled Joey Potter in her sweet white design at the 1998 show.

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Demi Moore in 1997
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Demi Moore in 1997

Simply stunning! Demi Moore did minimalism in a deep blue design.

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Tori Spelling in 1995
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Tori Spelling in 1995

Tori Spelling shimmered at the 1995 show in a head-to-toe sparkler.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 1995
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 1995

The Seinfeld star made us wonder how low she could go in a black gown at the 1995 ceremony.

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Jane Fonda in 1992
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Jane Fonda in 1992

Always a style icon, Jane Fonda arrived to the 1992 Emmys in a sparkling halter gown.

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Cindy Crawford in 1992
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Cindy Crawford in 1992

Hello, '90s! Cindy Crawford brought her fresh-off-the-runway style to the 1992 show.

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Cybill Shepherd in 1983
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Cybill Shepherd in 1983

Cybill Shepherd took the plunge on the 1983 red carpet.

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Florence Henderson in 1970
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Florence Henderson in 1970

In 1970, the Brady Bunch actress captured the era in her white lace design.

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Mary Tyler Moore in 1970
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Mary Tyler Moore in 1970

The only thing sweeter than Mary Tyler Moore's iconic smile at the 1970 Emmys was her pretty asymmetric design.