Come awards season, we can always count on Hollywood's A-listers to pull out all the stops when they walk any red carpet. From the craziest Grammy outfits to the most gorgeous Oscar ball gowns, we're not picky when it comes to red carpet fashion. While every star is beautiful in her custom creation or sweeping couture design, there is, without fail, a handful who seriously turn up the heat. We're talking about strategically placed cutouts, thigh-high slits, sheer illusion panels, down-to-there necklines, and second-skin silhouettes that hug every single curve. And then there are the stars that wow us with their creative outfits, like the dress over pants trend, or intricate drapery and layering.
With the 2016 Emmys coming up this Sunday, we're expecting nothing less than amazing from our favorite TV stars. Last year, Kiernan Shipka wowed in a creative Dior dress and pants ensemble and Kerry Washington turned heads in a sparkling Marc Jacobs gown, fresh off the NYFW runway. And who could forget Sofía Vergara's look from 2012 when she dialed up the drama, naturally, with a hand-beaded Zuhair Murad mermaid gown—even Ellen DeGeneres (hilariously) copied her look. And in 2009, Blake Lively was the epitome of a "blond bombshell" in a siren-red Versace creation.
We looked back and plucked all the sexiest and best looks from Emmys past. Click to see who else made the cut.