Gina Rodriguez in Naeem Khan at the Emmys: too deep a v-neck or doesn’t matter?

Presenter Gina Rodriguez was in a deep v-neck red Naeem Khan gown with long sleeves and a floor length skirt. I love the color and the sequin design on this – it’s like a firework pattern with some dots and starfish(?) mixed in, and it’s surely all hand beaded/sewn. Like how does an intricate dress like this get planned? Do they map it out on the computer, trace the pattern on the gown and then go to work? Do they have a really expensive machine to help with this process? That said, I felt uncomfortable for her while she was on stage. I would be so self conscious in that dress, and my boobs are smaller than Gina’s. She was very confident and happy though and she looked great in it so that’s all that matters.


Jaimie Alexander was also in Naeem Khan, but this one was a miss. Honestly I am a sucker for birds, I really like bird prints, but this gold bird pattern is tacky and dated. This is a frumpy design on what would otherwise be a plain scoop neck black gown with a leg slit.

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Regina King mentioned on the E! red carpet that this black and white Galia Lahav gown was comfortable. Like Gina’s dress, the v-neck is too pronounced and I think this would look better with less of her front showing. It doesn’t need the giant leg slit and the dramatically open front.



Uzo Aduba went with a white and silver sequin strip Sally LaPointe top and skirt. I like that this is two pieces and I like the top especially but I feel like the bottom needs to be a different pattern, even a slight variation would cut up the lines on this.



Debra Messing got it right somewhat in a one shoulder belted marsala Romona Keveza gown. (Someone else named that color, I’m not savvy enough to spot it.) I love how this falls and how it shimmers. Her styling is bad though. Her makeup is overdone, her jewelry is too big, she should be letting the gown dominate, and I don’t like her hair color. Great dress though.



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  1. Casey says:

    Gina is so pretty. That dress would have been striking if the deep V hadn’t also flattened her girls like pancakes.

    …and as usual Shemar Moore constantly making on about the boobage (almost veering into Jeremy Renner with JLo territory)doing extra to show he’s super duper straight. Eyeroll. Just stop Shemar. You too Jeremy. We see you. Everyone does.

  2. minx says:

    Gina’s dress flattened her breasts, I couldn’t stop looking at them, and not in a good way.
    Debra Messing’s dress had too much material on the bottom, it made her look heavier than she probably is. But that fabric was incredible! So beautiful, and the color was great on her, but her hair looked messy IMO.

  3. Casey says:

    Oh and side note. Loved that Debra was there facing her nemesis and everyone’s nemesis really, Sarandon. Sarandon resents other women I’m positive she gave side eye to the glorious Fonda, Tomlin and Dolly when they came out. Who shades 80 yr old legends??

  4. Megan says:

    Regina King needs a form-fitting look to show off her incredible body. That poofy skirt does nothing for her even with the high slit.

  5. JA says:

    The too deep v was too distracting and took away from the beautiful intricate design. My husband was like babe that does not look comfortable and it really looked like they pancaked her chest. Fan of Gina and wish they tailored better up top.

  6. Veronica says:

    She looks good, honestly. It’s daring, but the length and coverage elsewhere keeps it from being too risque. I’m always amused how these V-necks, which are designed with the idea of showing off the breasts, are fundamentally unwearable on us bustier ladies in this kind of setting. It’s either way too “in-your-face” or pancake nation.

  7. Darlene says:

    The whole time she was presenting I kept thinking how uncomfortable her boobs must be. In an effort to likely prevent any nip slips, they fit it too tight and she’s just flattened and uncomfortable looking.

  8. Paisley says:

    Debra Messing’s shiny dress is so wrong.

    • Veronica says:

      I feel like the fabric is both simultaneously very interesting to look in the light at but also vaguely cheap? Like, it reminds me of saran wrap. Very expensive, fancy saran wrap.

  9. Morgan says:

    On GIna’s Instagram, she did a pull-up in her house in her dress so I think she was pretty securely about how well she was fastened in.

  10. KiddVicious says:

    I like Uzo Aduba’s dress. It’s simple but pretty and looks great on her.

    Jaimie Alexander’s dress looks like it belongs at a Thanksgiving/Fall party. It looks too heavy and warm compared to the slinky dresses everyone else is wearing.

    I don’t like Debra Messing’s dress. It’s too big, too much material. And the jewelry is all wrong. I like her makeup, but not with that dress.

    Gina and Regina both look awesome in their dresses.

  11. Tiffany says:

    You know, I think Uzo would have done better if her bottom were pants.

    Love her hair !!!!

  12. serena says:

    Wow Debra’s face is frozen as hell.. hello botox.
    I love Gina’s dress but it seems like it’s squishing her boobs so much, just looking at it hurts.

  13. Yup, Me says:

    Celebitchy, I vote Debra Messing’s dress color is puce. With all the history of the color- that would make it a cool awards ceremony cameo.

  14. Tessy says:

    None of the dresses are nice, but of them all I like the bird one the best.

    I hate those super sized plunging necklines with a passion. I didn’t have my glasses on when I first looked at the side view of the grey number, and that bow thing at the waist looked like she had money tucked into her belt.

    The shiny purple job looks as if she just wound a bolt of fabric around herself and belted it. It looks like she made her own bridesmaid dress. And what’s up with that peach coloured fit bit on her wrist?