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Emmys 2016 red carpet trends: Yellow, florals, blush and more

by Emily Sher / / Source: TODAY

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With glitz, glamour and gloriously dramatic dresses, the 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet was a feast for the eyes. Prepare to be inspired by the top trends from TV's biggest night and don't forget to vote for your favorite look.

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Not-so-mellow yellow

 From left: Angela Bassett, Ellie Kemper, Minnie Driver and Taraji P. Henson. Getty Images, Reuters, AFP-Getty

This year's brightest stars went with a bold and bright color: neon yellow! The hot shade is surprisingly flattering on many different skin tones.

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Fall florals

 From left: Maisie Williams, Constance Zimmer, Nina Garcia, Kristen Bell and Sarah Hyland. AP, Getty Images, EPA

Autumn probably isn't the first season to come to mind when you think of flowery patterns. Yet, as these red carpet beauties prove, florals can be a great fall look. To try it yourself, look for thicker fabrics, embroidery or beads to make it feel more substantial and less springlike.

Beyond blush

 From left: Felicity Huffman, Emilia Clarke, Sofia Vergara and Giuliana Rancic. AP, Getty Images

Choosing blush, that gorgeous color that's somewhere between a nude and a light pink, is the perfect way to look subtly chic.

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Suddenly sheer ... with polka dots!

 From left: Abigail Spencer, Carly Chaikin, Stacy London, Millie Bobby Brown, Olivia Culpo and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Getty Images, AP

A trend that works for women of all ages? That's a look we can get behind! Sheer panels with a hint of polka dots popped up on several dresses on the red carpet.

Mixed up jewel tones

 From left: Jane Krakowski and Natalie Morales. AP. Getty Images

There's no need to stick to only one jewel-tone color, as Jane Krakowski and Natalie Morales demonstrate. Adding a touch of jade and a hint of amethyst respectively, the two fashionistas took their dresses to the next level.

Lovely velvet

 From left: singer Tori Kelly, stylist Brad Goreski and actress Kathryn Hahn. AP, Getty Images

There's a reason velvet has graced so many recent runways: It's luxurious and beautiful! Even a small touch of this furry fabric makes everything feel fancy.

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Mermaid gowns

 From left: Lilliana Vazquez and Neve Campbell. Getty Images

There's something about this mermaid-inspired silhouette that feels ultra-glamorous. Seen here on TODAY style expert Lilliana Vazquez and actress Neve Campbell, the curve-hugging shape is about as black tie as you can get — just don't try to run a mile in it.

Beaded beauties

 From left: Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Paulson, Ariel Winter and America Ferrera. AP, Getty Images

If you can't go all out on the red carpet, then where can you. These bold, beaded and beautiful actresses brought their A-game to the Emmys red carpet.

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