By Andrea Cheng
Updated Sep 19, 2016 @ 6:45 am
Rainbow Emmy Fashion - LEAD
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It's time to brush up on your ROYGBIV, because the 2016 Emmy Awards saw literally every single shade of the rainbow. Some colors proved to be more popular than others (namely, red and yellow), but every single hue on the Skittles spectrum found an A-list representative on the red carpet. So let's begin, shall we?


This year's on-screen sirens were passionate for the color of passion. From minimalism to romance, the fiery shade took on varying aesthetics that matched each star's personality: Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu, Portia Doubleday in Giorgio Armani, Tatiana Maslany in Alexander Wang, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton in Talbot Runhof, and Julianne Hough.


OK, we cheated. There wasn't a true orange this year, but Mandy Moore's ruffled marigold yellow dress is pretty darn close. And if peach counts, then we'd have to give a shout-out to Sofía Vergara and Emilia Clarke's Atelier Versace gowns.

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The Lemonade effect strikes again—first on the runway, and now, on the red carpet. The stars who drank the lemon-flavored Kool-Aid? Taraji P. Henson in Vera Wang, Minnie Driver in Versace, Angela Bassett in Christian Siriano, and Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham. (Pops of yellow were also seen on Laura Carmichael's Delpozo dress and number.)




Can someone please enlighten us? What is the color indigo? Is it a deep blue? Or, is it purpley-blue? Whatever it is, we think Jane Krakowski's half-blue, half-violet Bibhu Mohapatra gown is an accurate display of the awkward in-between color.


Violet is so lucky to have Brad Goreski's dapper velvet suit jacket as its rep.


We're adding one more shade to the rainbow: Fuchsia gets an honorary mention, thanks to Viola Davis's stunning Marchesa design.