Emmys 2012: The Red Carpet’s Top Trends (GALLERY)

Go big or go home was the motto for last night’s Emmy’s fashion; colors, cleavage and cut-outs ruled the red carpet.

As Brad Goreski predicted, color was one of the night’s biggest trends. TV’s top talent didn’t shy away from bold shades, with canary yellow, cobalt, orange, oxblood and sea green among the Emmy’s hot hues.

In an unusual red carpet color choice, Claire Danes, Julianne Moore and Julie Bowen proved that canary yellow is actually incredibly flattering for evening wear.

Other stars tapped into the season’s “it” hue, with Jenna Malone and Julie Louis-Dreyfus looking fab in wine-colored gowns, while Tina Fey, Ashley Judd and Kelly Osbourne all went with grape gowns.

Channeling a completely different vibe, Heidi Klum, Julianne Hough and Sofia Vergara recalled the colors of the ocean in teal and sea green.

But color wasn’t the night’s only big trend…

Starlets sparkled in silver, gunmetal and sequins, from Lucy Liu’s futuristic Versace dress to Nicole Kidman’s teal sequin embellishments and Hough and Vergara’s shimmering mermaid gowns.

Sexy silhouettes abounded. Cleavage-boosting sweetheart necklines, curve-enhancing mermaid silhouettes, stem-spotlighting slits, shoulder-baring one-shoulder gowns, skin-revealing sheer cut-outs appearing  — you name it and we saw it. And some stars – Cat Deeley, Hough, Malone and Vergara — amped-up the sex appeal even more and sported more than one of these sexy trends.

Balancing out the night’s sultry styles were the sophisticated column gowns worn by Girls’ star Allison Williams and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and the full-skirted dresses that Moore, Zooey Deschanel and Ginnifer Goodwin all wore. Architectural pleats, frothy layers, asymmetrical hemlines, and eye-catching embellishments made these more covered-up silhouettes stand out among the sexier styles.

Click through our gallery for all the night’s top trends. Which are your favorites?

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