The ladies of your favorite soaps stepped out to flaunt their figures, and let’s face it — perfect hair — in glamorous gowns! Amongst the crowd were actresses from your current favorite shows and some familiar faces from “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”. Those long-running beloved soaps sadly went off the air last year.
It’s that time again for a fashion round up. Who rocked the carpet and who should have hid under one? Let’s find out…
A pregnant Heather Tom arrived in a form-fitting black gown by Dolce & Gabbana that was printed in bold coral, sage and purple floral prints. I personally think “The Bold & The Beautiful” actress was one of the best dressed ladies of the night. This dress was complimentary to her figure and Heather accessorized well with a magenta clutch and matching purple diamond and white diamond jewelry.
OLTL’s Victoria Lord herself came out dazzling in black sequins! Erica Slezak looked beautiful in a long sleeve gown with draping elements at the waist. I like that she kept the look all about the dress and left her hair carefully fluffed before finishing off with black open toe pumps and diamond jewels.
Kristen Alderson‘s alter-ego Starr Manning said “goodbye” to OLTL’s Llanview several months ago, and since been taking up residence in Port Charles on “General Hospital”. While I enjoy watching Kristen on TV — I can’t say the same about the red carpet. Her strapless ruched-to-death silver metallic gown was way too ‘prom night’ for me. It’s not even a prom dress I’d like. I thought her eye makeup was too heavy, but I dig her accessories, metallic nail color and curly locks.
OMG it’s Erica Kane! No, no, it’s Susan Lucci and she hasn’t played the beloved sassy character since AMC ended last year. I feel like it doesn’t need to be said because everyone knows it, but I’ll say it anyway — Lucci. looks. GOOD. Seriously, this woman never has a hair out of place. With that said, this dress was a no-no for her. The big earrings were too matchy-matchy, the dress was too low cut, and… did something attack the bottom?
Onto the ladies of “General Hospital”…
Someone should have told Laura Wright this was an award show and not a beach party. She’s beautiful with a fantastic figure and super glam hair, but it felt more like she was going to a night club on the boardwalk. A beautiful gown would have sent her to the top of my ‘Best Dressed’ picks.
Rebecca Herbst often makes a lot of her Daytime Emmy gowns, but while I’m not sure if she did this time around, I do know that she looked stunning in this aqua strapless gown with metallic baroque prints. With a falling tendril swept up hairstyle, Becky accessorized with matching elements — including her long necklace and evening clutch.
Finola Hughes made a fierce entrance in her vibrant lepoard printed Blumarine gown with crystal embroidery at the belt. With black sandals, a wavy mane and diamond jewelry, Finola added a bold pop of color with a blue fold over clutch.
Chrishell Stause showed off her bright smile in a vibrant asymmetric pink Roberto Cavalli gown. I love the color and most of the style, but I’m not a fan of the draping sleeve at her shoulder. I’m all about evening ponytails, but I wonder why her swept bangs look so sharp instead of falling naturally. She finished off with emerald green jewelry and a pewter clutch.
AMC’s Melissa Claire Egan got on-board with the neon trend by hitting the carpet in a tangerine BCBGMAXAZRIA “Blake” gown with fluro purple trim ($338, bcbg.com). I probably would have liked this dress more if it weren’t for the giant cutout element at her chest and the side boobage from both ends. She finished off with gold metallic open toe sandals.
Alicia Minshew gathered her wild tight curls into a elegant hairstyle, which allowed for her to show off the asymmetric design of her cobalt blue silk gown from AMIT GT. Alicia took advantage of the super high slit in the skirt to give an “Angelina pose” while showing off her metallic strappy sandals.
Shelley Hennig sparkled in a fully embroidered purple strapless gown with a mini-plunge sweetheart neckline. I wish the dress had fit a little higher on her, but I think it was a gorgeous color. She wore her hair up to show off her bold gold earrings, but I think her lips were a bit too dark. She finished off with Swarovski ‘s fuchsia satin “Party Time” clutch.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood opted for an in-your-face print with this vivid geometric abstract gown by Roberto Cavalli. She definitely needed a high ponytail instead of the extra volume of her sleek long mane. Jacqueline finished off with a pale pink knuckle duster minaudière from Alexander McQueen.
Christel Khalil was a big winner of the night in more ways than one. Not only did she take home the “Younger Actress in a Drama” award for her work on “The Young and the Restless”, Christel looked beautiful in a short black halter cocktail dress by Shareen Vintage. She finished off with matching black satin pumps and a elegant curled mane.
I wish the neckline was completely open on Kate Mansi‘s AMIT GT champagne silk dress. The embellished brocade bodice was pretty, but I just wasn’t a fan of the way it came together at the neck. The “Days of Our Lives” actress wore her honey-colored dressed up in a voluminous ‘do which showed off her vanilla diamond and chocolate diamond jewelry from Le Vian. Kate wore stud earrings and a 14k honey gold ring.
Sharon Case was another lady in red when she stepped out in this single shoulder draped gown by Monique Lhuillier. It’s simple, with a dress this pretty — you needed better hair. This DIY half-flip thing she had going on was lopsided and not very complimenting to the overall look.
Michelle Stafford looks good in yellow, but not orange and yellow color-blocking. In fact, the orange actually made her tan match her dress. If her silk gown had been completely strapless, it might have been better — but I’m not sure I quite understand the odd way the straps are connected to that portion of orange at her bust. Other than the strange details of the design, I loved her partially gathered cascading wavy mane.
So what did you think?