Zendaya in emerald Vera Wang at the Emmys: gorgeous or too much?

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Zendaya is 23 years old, in case you feel weird about seeing her in this Vera Wang dress at the Emmys. In my mind, she’s still 16 so that’s why I was like “NO!” when I saw her in this dress. To be fair, the top is an illusion – it’s fully lined and there’s no danger of a sudden “slip.” The lining just makes it look… like that. Anyway, pretty color on the dress (I loved all the jewel tones on the carpet) and she looked like a style diva.

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Here’s Zendaya’s post-Emmys party look. Cute.

HBO's Official 2019 Emmy After Party

Robin Wright invented goddess gowns, discuss. This is Saint Laurent and it’s great!

Robin Wright attends The 71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals  in Los Angeles

I didn’t even see Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet so I went in with zero expectations. Turns out… she looked kind of cool in this Brandon Maxwell dress? I feel like Maxwell is becoming the go-to designer when celebrities want something very simple and uncontroversial. I like the simplicity of this, truly. I also think the black dress looks cool with her purple hair. *shrug*

Kelly Osbourne attends The 71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals  in Los Angeles

Speaking of simple, what a boring J.Mendel gown on Brittany Snow. She’s better than this.

Emmy Awards 2019 Arrivals

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  1. SequinedHeart says:

    I love Zendaya’s whole look. Only she could make it look good though.
    Kelly Osborne annoys me in general but she does look nice here…

    • Mgsota says:

      Zendaya is gorgeous…I think she always looks amazing.
      I love Kelly’s dress.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Zendaya has such great lines. Her arms and legs are so long and her shoulders are so angular. All together, she is just the perfect hanger for fashion. Not to mention her gorgeous face! She’s so incredibly beautiful.

  2. Esmom says:

    Ooh, I think Snow looks great, the gown is simple but really lovely.

    Wright’s gown looks pretty on her but her hair is way too severe, imo.

    The bodice on Zendaya’s green gown ruins it for me, it seems just too gimmicky. Otherwise she does slay.

    I like the idea of Kelly’s dress but it really squeezed her cleavage. Th purple hair looks cool but that bow has got to go.

  3. Louisa says:

    Great dress on Zendaya.

    I still don’t get her hype though. She’s not a good actress.

    • Originaltessa says:

      I think she’s really good on Euphoria… like really good. Potato potato I guess.

    • Case says:

      To each their own, but I think she’s fantastic.

    • Clay says:

      I liked her in Euphoria but that’s maybe the best example how good writing can elevate a mediocre performer, and mostly just being right for the role.

    • joro says:

      Her hype is mostly centered around her fashions and personality.
      She’s just starting to carve out a career for herself post Disney channel. So far she’s been exactly on point in each of her projects. Euphoria has been her first project that hasn’t been geared towards kids and she’s amazing in it.

    • Naddie says:

      I feel quite the opposite about her. She could act like a plant and I’d still swoon. I’m pretty sure she saved my life in past lives to explain this.

  4. joro says:

    Zendaya looks amazing. She’s been having an amazing year. Love this for her.

    Kelly looks really good. The purple hair should be tired but it still looks good on her.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Zendaya and Robin both looked sublime. *chefs kiss*

  6. TheOriginalMia says:

    Zendaya looked amazing. Gorgeous dress and I loved the red hair. If we never see her again as MJ, she would make a killer Poison Ivy.

    Love Robin’s Grecian vibe. Or is it a nod to the Amazons?

    Kelly looked fine. The hair was too purple. She needs to go back to the lavender.

    • Clay says:

      I screamed Antiope in the house as soon as I saw Robin.

    • Erinn says:

      I was getting poison ivy vibes as well. She could pull it off.

      I can’t get over how gorgeous that green fabric is. It looks like it was just poured on her.

  7. Mia4s says:

    I want to love Zendaya’s dress but every picture I am seeing her boobs look crooked. It’s driving me nuts!

    Robin Wright looks amazing! I don’t think I’ve seen that sort of look on her before.

    • Wilady says:

      I think her boobs look crooked because she’s standing contrapposto, with the weight on one leg.

      She looks gorgeous in the dress though!

  8. Mike says:

    If WB has any sense they are looking into that right now. She is no longer part of Disney so maybe that could happen. Although I suspect DIsney will try to tie her up in one of their series.

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Zendaya was perfection. End of. The cut of that dress did Robin Wright no favors. She has an amazing body and deserved better.

    • Clay says:

      I agree about the shape of the dress not accentuating her figure but maybe that was actually intended? I mean, Robin clearly takes these awards show more as work related and duty rather than a catwalk to show off. She looks like she barely can stand being there, rushes by the red carpet, doesn’t do any interviews, and once is done she runs back home. She didn’t even bring her hot fashion executive husband. BTW her dress being Saint Laurent was no surprise, is home for her.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Robin likes fashion and always has. All actors see red carpets as an extension of their job and she’s looked great and amazing on many red carpets in the past. This was a miss. It’s clear they had a theme going but it didn’t translate well on her.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    Zendaya looked spectacular. And the 70s era eyeglasses when presenting, combined with the dress and hair, gave her a real Raquel Welch/Sophia Loren style vibe.

  11. MariaS says:

    Zendaya looks stunning as usual.

  12. otaku fairy.... says:

    Zendaya looks amazing, and the color of the dress goes great with her hair.

  13. Seraphina says:

    I did not like the dress. The color and concept are beautiful but I disliked the top.

    • Eliza says:

      Agree, the fit was off, at waist too, that dress needs perfect tailoring.

    • Kosmos says:

      Maybe I’m in the minority, but although I like Zendaya and even liked the dress, I did not like that deep emerald color on her–I did see Euphoria and thought she did a great job! But Robin Wright, eeewww, she’s so attractive and classy looking, but she DID NOT pull it off here with that Grecian hair style ugh!! I would have loved to see her hair loose and swinging in a classy style. I just do not think that hair style looked good on her at all, sorry.

  14. Cupcake says:

    Zendaya made my jaw drop. It’s the best she’s ever looked and the best of the night IMO. Tailoring is perfection, flattering to her figure to a T, and the color is sent from heaven. And she got to present with RuPaul? She lived my fantasy last night!

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  16. Case says:

    Zendaya was the best look of the night. She always looks beautiful, but this dress really suits her. Love her hair, too.

  17. Jerusha says:

    Zendaya always has the best look of the night-a combination of her beauty and the gown. I love Brittany Snow’s gown, though a bit less fabric in the skirt would improve it. Hate Robin Wright’s gown, I loathe cut to the navel dresses.

  18. Gina says:

    Yeah Zendaya looks good, bit it’s not like it’s hard when you’re that skinny and tallish.

  19. Jessica says:

    I’d say the author is all wrong on all of this. This is the worst I’ve seen Zendaya – ever. Maybe it’s the wig? She’s so gorgeous and she looks like an afterthought here

    Robin looks awful! Greek goddess? Er, um? Really?

    Look up BASIC AS$ Bit@h trying to look so cool and different – ah! Why it’s Kelly Osborne! She’s trying sooo hard look like she’s not trying to look different – it’s exhausting

    Brittany looks lovely!

  20. grumpyterrier says:

    Zendaya’s hair color is terrible but the green looks great. Are the glasses on someone so young just a prop or can she really not see anything close up like a middle aged person? Genuinely wondering.

    • Jerusha says:

      Maybe she’s farsighted. My father was. Presbyopia is the condition in which many older people have trouble with near objects. I had that, but after cataract surgery it went away.
      “Far-sightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a condition of the eye in which light is focused behind, instead of on, the retina. This results in close objects appearing blurry, while far objects may appear normal.”

    • Case says:

      She might’ve needed it for the teleprompter, further away.

    • Erinn says:

      I’m going to guess it’s either for the prompter, or to match Ru. But more than likely teleprompter issues. Or maybe it cuts down the glare of the lights. I’m near sighted but I also need anti-glare coatings on my glasses.

  21. lucy2 says:

    I would hate Zendaya’s on anyone else, but she makes it look amazing as usual.
    I kind of like Brittany’s, it’s pretty and elegant. If that’s boring, sign me up.

    Why is Kelly Osborne there?

  22. Anna Lou says:

    I audibly gasped when I saw Zendaya. She looked stunning.

  23. MsIam says:

    Based on these pictures, I’m not impressed with Zendaya’s dress at all. The color is stunning but the top is not a flattering fit, imo. I like Robin Wright’s dress the best out of these. And Brittany’s dress looks like it’s made of some type of packing material, at least in the pictures.

  24. KLO says:

    I love Zendaya as a fashion girl because she so obviously also has substance and smarts in addition to her fashion model looks. Me likey.

  25. Flffgrrrrlr says:

    Zendaya looks beautiful. She always looks beautiful but I love the green. I’m not sold on Kelly’s boob window, although the shape of the dress is nice.

  26. Naddie says:

    Zendaya is never too much or too little, she’s always perfect. Kelly is the opposite.

  27. I’m going to have to suck on my Werther’s to write this apparently … if the first thing that comes to mind on a dress commentary is to remind readers that the wearer is of legal age … it’s probably tacky.
    This woman is stunning. That color is perfect. That dress is thirsty.
    I wanted to like it because she is perfection from the neck up and waist down.

  28. virginfangirls says:

    Love Zendaya’s dress and think she’s absolutely beautiful.