Judging the Frocks at the Emmy Awards

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If the Emmys are any indication, actresses (and reality stars) are so over clean lines. The red carpet was awash in ruffles and ruching and poufing and big fat sashes last night. Some adornments begged to be ripped from their wearer more than Howie Mandel's soul patch — or earrings, for that matter. So it wasn't our favorite batch of gowns from an award show, but there were some stunners (Julia Louis-Dreyfus!), bummers (Eva Longoria's bow!), and a token crazy (Phoebe Price, God bless her!). And when the gowns bored, Ryan Seacrest's constant messing up/making people feel awkward on the E! pre-show always entertained. For more of our thoughts on last night's gowns, watch the slideshow.

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