Emmys 2014 red carpet fashion: The best and worst looks

Lena Dunham attends the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Last Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:00 PM EDT

Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmy Awards in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange Prada dress, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday with stars, including January Jones, sporting the bold color.

Also wearing red/orange/pink hues? Claire Danes and "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

And there were neutrals, too.

Taylor Schilling and her "Orange is the New Black" crew walked early -- Schilling dressed in a lighter-than-air, pale halter art deco-inspired gown with subtle sparkle and fellow cast member Uzo Aduba in strapless red.

"I enjoy a nice non-color," Schilling joked on E! "It just felt sort of timeless."

Aduba has been having big fun in fashion since the Netflix show has grown popular, in contrast to her Crazy Eyes role, for which she won a Creative Arts Emmy earlier this month.

"I wanted something beautiful," she told The Associated Press of her custom Christian Siriano.

Laverne Cox, another of the show's co-stars, chatted on the carpet in a caped, white gown by one her favorite designers, Marc Bouwer. Fred Leighton diamonds were sewn into the dress that sported a chest-baring neckline.

Kit Harington of "Game of Thrones" represented early for the men, wearing a serious scowl like his character and sporting a top-knot.

On Team Red were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with a loud floral embellishment at the waist and a plunging neckline.

Julia Roberts, though, wasn't on Team Red. Roberts, at 46, had fashion observers near speechless as she showed off her legs in a bubbly beaded mini in deep blue. Keke Palmer, of "The Trip to Bountiful," wowed in a blue cobalt trumpet-shaped gown from Rubin Singer. Layers of fabric skimmed the gown, and a structured strapless bodice was cut in a deep V.

"Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery chose a cream dress with blue and green accents by Rosie Assoulin. "Girls" actress Allison Williams looked beautiful in her full-skirted Giambattista Valli gown.

Baby bumps represented. Hayden Panettiere (who announced it's a girl) lovingly stroked her belly in a metallic fitted gown. Amanda Peet, pregnant with her third child, was in an unfortunate, empire-waisted floral.

Washington bucked the color trend in fitted orange.

"I saw it hanging there and I knew it was a contender," she told the AP. "I threw it on during a lunch break when I was shooting 'Scandal' and fell in love."

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