2021 Emmys: 5 Biggest Fashion Trends on the Red Carpet

Michaela Coel at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Michaela Coel at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo by Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (12452343a)

When it comes to gorgeous gowns and dapper suits, the Emmys never disappoints and this year was no different. Celebrities didn’t play it safe on the red carpet, and tons of trends emerged. From bold colors to fun, flirty details, these five trends ruled the 2021 Emmys.


Bright colors in highlighter hues were all over the red carpet with shades of pink, yellow, and green adding the burst of color we needed. Michaela Coel, Yara Shahidi, Angela Bassett, Uzo Aduba, Kaley Cuoco, and Paulina Alexis were some of the stars who rocked neon hues.

Menswear-Inpsired Looks

Menswear staples like blazers, ties, and trousers were a huge trend on the red carpet with Kathryn Hahn, Samira Wiley, Ellen Pompeo, Amy Poehler, Rita Wilson, and Leslie Grossman serving menswear-inspired looks.


Stars matched their outfits to the red carpet, which shows the classic color never really goes out of style. Sarah Paulson, Mandy Moore, O.T. Fagbenle, Tracee Ellis Ross, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Catherine O’Hara showed their love for the red carpet in their red looks.


Ruffles make any outfit look more interesting and it did exactly that for Nicole Byer, Robin Thede, Billy Porter, Jurnee Smollett, Kaley Cuoco, and Angela Bassett.

Colorful Suits

While we’re used to seeing black tuxes, this year we the men like Bo Burnham, Kenan Thompson, Dan Levy, Seth Rogen, Jason Sudeikis, and Jonathan Groff having fun with bright colors and different fabrics.