There were no shrinking violets on the Emmy Awards red carpet, with stars wearing bold red - from Lea Michele's dress to Christina Hendricks' lips - as well as strapless necklines and more than a little bit of glitter.
The early buzz was about Glee star Lea's sophisticated Marchesa dress. She had the look of a seasoned star instead of starlet. She wore a plain-front, low draped back with rosette sleeves that really let her work the crowd.
She gave fans lined outside the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles a big wink.
There was some high fashion, too, including Julianna Margulies in a strapless Giorgio Armani Prive gown, with a stiff crescent-shaped bustier and embellished with clear oval stones and shimmery paillettes.
Gwyneth Paltrow, in a black-sequin number by Emilio Pucci, also has the presence to pull off the belly baring look she was sporting, but the jury's still out on whether it was too see-through. She said she didn't realise just how sheer it was until she got there.
Red was the hot colour, on Kate Winslet in her cap-sleeve Elie Saab, and on Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan and Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang.
But the electric blue that emerged as a runway trend for spring just last week in New York was well represented at the Emmys. Claire Danes wore a fully beaded strapless gown in bright blue by Oscar de la Renta; Dianna Agron in a Roksanda Ilincic; and Amy Poehler in a T-shirt-style iridescent dress by Peter Som.
Two Mad Men sirens opted for sexy, beaded, head-turning looks, with Elisabeth Moss in a second-skin Marchesa and Christina Hendricks in a Johanna Johannsson with an open V-neck.