Great colors, sheer cut-outs and a few surprising looks stood out Sunday night as stars from television stepped out for thein Los Angeles.
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"The question is always whether the awards show influence fashion or if fashion is the influence on the show, and I feel like this year at the Emmys, it was an even draw," Emmy-winning stylist David Zyla told CBSNews.com. "We saw some trends, such as sheer, the street-chic look and emerald green that we predicted from Seventh Avenue. But then we saw some new things emerge -- there was a sea of blue, which was very unexpected."
Also on the carpet? A lot of red and blush tones.
With green as the Pantone color of the year, it didn't come as too much of a surprise to see stars wearing emerald tones. "I though Sarah Hyland did so well in that goddess gown accented with delicate black lace by Carolina Herrera," said Zyla. "The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik also opted for a green dress with a fresh look. "It had a lot going on, but because it was one color, it really worked," said Zyla.
Blue made an appearance in many different forms -- from navy and cobalt to sky blue. "Girls" star Allison Williams wowed in her royal blue strapless Ralph Lauren dress. "It proved a point that sometimes just wearing a simple, well-cut [gown] in a color that really flatters you can be very powerful," said Zyla. Tina Fey, meanwhile, shined her royal-blue gown by Narciso Rodriguez.
Kerry Washington was among the stars showing off the blush-colored look with her Marchesa gown that also featured gold embroidery. "This was their final look, and the moment I saw it I asked them to send it to me," Washington told The Associated Press about the designer dress.
January Jones also opted for a blush, donning a dusty-rose lace gown by Givenchy, while Emmy winner Claire Danes of "Homeland" dazzled in a champagne-colored flared gown by Armani Prive. Also in light tones? Anna Gunn, Cobie Smulders, Kelly Preston and Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who wore Monique Lhuillier. "I thought Julie Bowen was a stand-out in the portrait mermaid Zac Posen gown. It framed her face beautifully. I thought it was stunning on her," said Zyla.
And although celebrities sometimes steer clear of red on the red carpet, that wasn't the case at the Emmys this year, with Sofia Vergara in a ruby Vera Wang gown and Kaley Cuoco, also in Vera Wang, in a dress that exuded old Hollywood.
"Sometimes people are afraid of red on the red carpet because they're afraid they will blend in, and actually what happens is the person is noticed more when they're in a shade of red because then the silhouette ends up popping out of the story," noted Zyla.
Despite some color trends, there was by no means a uniform this year, with Connie Britton sporting a gold-on-teal gown by Naeem Khan, and Lena Dunham going in a completely different direction with a floral-print dress.
As for the men, Zyla noted, "It's almost like the memo was, 'Don't do black tuxedos this year. We're doing dinner jackets.'" Stand-outs included Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler-Ferguson and Tim Gunn. Jon Hamm opted for an ivory-colored dinner jacket by Armani and caught some by surprise with his full, very lush beard.
Check out all of the looks in the photo gallery above, and tell us who was your favorite on the red carpet in the comments below.