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Red carpet remix! How to take some of the hottest looks of the Emmys up a notch

This year's Emmy Awards were filled with some major style moments. From gorgeous gowns to cool new trends, the red carpet was full of delightful surprises.

And while it's safe to say that each and every star looked absolutely stunning, TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas has some tips on how some of the hottest frocks of the evening could make an even bigger statement.

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Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum can be a risk-taker when it comes to dressing for the red carpet and the 2016 Emmys were certainly no exception. The supermodel rocked a Michael Kors Collection gown that included a cutout one-shoulder neckline and sky-high slit, creating multiple focal points.

Instead of having so many competing details, Thomas suggests going for something a bit more simple: a straight one-shoulder look opposite of the slit to create balance.

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America Ferrera

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America Ferrera looked elegant and chic in a gorgeous Jenny Packham sequin gown.

And while a plunging neckline is certainly trendy, Thomas suggests choosing a dress with a halter top if you're petite like Ferrera (who's 5 feet 1 inch tall). This will create the illusion of a column and elongate your frame. We'll take anything that gives us instant height!

Taraji P. Henson and Minnie Driver

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Yellow certainly was the color of choice on the red carpet. Taraji P. Henson and Minnie Driver were right on-trend when it came to the color of their frocks. However, Thomas suggests having the two switch their gowns.

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The hemline on Driver's tea-length Versace dress was ideal for Henson's 5-feet-5-inches tall frame and the cutouts could pop against her deeper skin tone. For Driver, Thomas thinks the bright yellow color was enough of a statement. The long, simple hemline of Henson's Vera Wang gown leaves the bold hue as the focus of the dress. As they say, sometimes less is more!

RELATED: See all the best-dressed stars at the 2016 Emmy Awards

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Anna Chlumsky

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Trains and capes always make a big statement. From Guiliana Rancic to Anna Chlumsky to Kerry Washington, capes were one of this year's hottest trends on the red carpet. While Chlumsky looked radiant, Thomas advises having the cape take the lead rather than pairing it with a bumble hem and dramatic, off-the-shoulder neckline.

Laura Carmichael

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Hair can easily be the best accessory at an awards show. Laura Carmichael's quirky Delpozo gown was a red carpet winner, but Thomas advises letting a frock like this shine on its own. While Carmichael's blowout is simple perfection, Thomas would suggest pulling her hair into a chic up-do to let the dress be the center of attention.

RELATED: Kerry Washington shows off her baby bump on the Emmys red carpet

Emmy Rossum

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Emmy Rossum's sleek, white Wes Gordon dress was a red carpet winner, but Thomas thinks she could have taken her a look a step further by adding some pizzazz with a trendy choker, like the style Olivia Wilde wore last year.

Thomas says she often gets asked what neckline to wear with a choker and Rossum's look is the perfect example. The clean lines of the gown make it the perfect dress to complement with a statement piece.

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    Heidi Klum shows off her style know-how in a sultry, cut-out gown. With that fierce pose, the "America's Got Talent" judge certainly hasn't forgotten her modeling roots!

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    "Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner, who plays redheaded Sansa Stark, is showing off her blond locks at the Emmys. 

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    Jane Krakowski is always a showstopper! The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star and frequent TODAY visitor pairs fun green shoes with her violet dress.

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