News Awards & Events Emmys Emmy Gown Predictions: What Will the Stars Wear? By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 2, 2011 @ 10:13AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com , Imaxtree Emmy Gown Predictions: What Will the Stars Wear? 01 of 12 Heidi Klum Courtesy Marchesa , Steve Granitz/Wireimage Nominated as Executive Producer, Outstanding Reality-CompetitionProgram, Project Runway RED-CARPET STYLE The only thing predictable about Heidi Klum's look is that she is guaranteed to be gorgeous. She's worn everything from retro-chic ballgowns to ultra-minis to slinky gowns like the sequined Julien Macdonald design she sported at the Grammys. OUR PICK This year Klum could pay tribute to her latest fragrance, Shine, with a sparkling tunic from Marchesa's resort collection. 02 of 12 Christina Hendricks Jason Merritt/Getty Images , Courtesy Zac Posen Nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Mad Men RED-CARPET STYLE Hendricks complements her much-lauded curves with formfitting designs like the Romona Keveza she wore to the Golden Globes. OUR PICK This burgundy Zac Posen resort mega-gown is cut close to the body (perfect for playing up those Joan Holloway measurements) but has a dramatic flounce at the knee-just the kind of detail Hendricks loves. 03 of 12 Gwyneth Paltrow Courtesy Michael Kors , Michael Williams/startraksphoto.com Nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress in aComedy Series, Glee RED-CARPET STYLE With her model-esque figure, Paltrow can truly wear anything. Lately she's been choosing minimalist columns with strategic cutouts, like the Emilio Pucci gown she wore to the premiere of Country Strong. OUR PICK Leg-baring slit, check. Waist-revealing cutouts, check. This Michael Kors resort gown has it all, including a shocking neon hue that gives a nod to her carefree Glee character. 04 of 12 Kate Winslet Courtesy Alexander McQueen , Mike Marsland/WireImage.com Nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in aMiniseries or a Movie, Mildred Pierce RED-CARPET STYLE Winslet is a class act from head to toe, playing up her toned frame with sexy column gowns (pal Stella McCartney was responsible for her BAFTAS dress) that reveal just the right amount of skin. OUR PICK This Alexander McQueen resort gown balances long sleeves with a deep-V neckline and a high slit skirt. 05 of 12 Elizabeth Banks INFevents.com , Courtesy Versace Nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress in aComedy Series, 30 Rock RED-CARPET STYLE Banks specializes in classic-with-a-twist looks like the nautical-style Versace design she wore to the BAFTAs Brits to Watch gala. OUR PICK Slinky with an eye-catching graphic overlay, this Versace resort gown embodies the actress's edgy glam. 06 of 12 Cat Deeley Matt Baron / BEImages , Courtesy Christian Dior Nominated as Outstanding Host for a Reality orReality-Competition Program, So You Think You Can Dance RED-CARPET STYLE Deeley is her own best stylist, favoring both flowing silhouettes (like the Christian Dior she wore to the BAFTAS Brits to Watch event) and sparkling miniskirts. OUR PICK A brilliant cobalt chiffon gown from her go-to label's resort collection will pop on the red carpet-and show off her incredible legs. 07 of 12 Julianna Margulies Imaxtree , Mike Coppola/Getty Images Nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in aDrama Series, The Good Wife RED-CARPET STYLE Margulies makes the most of her whip-thin figure with sleek designs like the sleeveless Yves Saint Laurent gown she wore to the opening of the Metropolitan Opera. OUR PICK Gathered at the neck, this halter-style YSL design would spotlight the actress's lean shape and stunning face. 08 of 12 Mariska Hargitay Courtesy Oscar de la Renta, Jason Merritt/Getty Images Nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in aDrama Series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit RED-CARPET STYLE As a perennial nominee, Hargitay is an expert at Old Hollywood glam, choosing structured mermaid gowns like the Vera Wang design she wore at last year's Emmy Awards. OUR PICK We'd love to see Hargitay complement her tawny complexion with a brilliant shade of jade. This Oscar de la Renta resort number combines the gorgeous hue with a tried-and-true bombshell silhouette. 09 of 12 Sofia Vergara Courtesy Carolina Herrera , Jason Merritt/Getty Images Nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress ina Comedy Series, Modern Family RED-CARPET STYLE Vergara accentuates her jaw-dropping curves with wasp-waisted gowns like the corseted Vera Wang design she wore to the Golden Globes. OUR PICK This Carolina Herrera resort gown has the corset bodice the actress loves, along with a regal crimson-lined train. 10 of 12 Taraji P. Henson Courtesy Vinnonet , Walter McBride/Retna Ltd./Corbis Nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in aMiniseries or a Movie, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story RED-CARPET STYLE Henson flaunts her hourglass shape in slinky jersey columns like the slate gray number she wore to Toronto's Peep World premiere. OUR PICK The deep-diving persimmon bodice on this Vionnet resort gown would make the most of the actress's decolletage and toned arms. 11 of 12 Tina Fey Imaxtree, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in aComedy Series, 30 Rock and Outstanding Guest Actress in aComedy Series, Saturday Night Live RED-CARPET STYLE Funny girl Fey opts for seriously chic, tailored designs like the beaded Oscar de la Renta gown she wore to last year's Emmys. OUR PICK The awards show airs merely a month after the birth of the multi-nominee's second child, so she may want to draw attention to her shoulders and brand-new cleavage in this V-neck, sliced-sleeve design from Ralph Lauren. 12 of 12 Evan Rachel Wood Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com , Imaxtree Nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in aMiniseries or a Movie, Mildred Pierce RED-CARPET STYLE Wood has been rocking her new crop with sleek Dolce & Gabbana suits, like the vest and trouser combo she wore to the True Blood Season 4 premiere. OUR PICK This actress is pretty much fearless, so why not skip a gown in favor of a sleek Balmain suit? The open-to-there ensemble combines feminine seductiveness with masculine edge.