Though you currently may be preparing your wardrobe for fall — while it still feels like summer outside — one springtime trend dominated the 2019 Emmy Awards: baby blue dresses, in every dreamy, soft shade you can imagine. This shouldn't come as a surprise to those who kept up with New York Fashion Week's various Spring/Summer 2020 collections; the pastel continuously showed up alongside pistachio green and pale orange.
However, as you undoubtedly know, spring 2020 has yet to arrive — and the 2019 Emmys took place decidedly before it on Sept. 22. Nonetheless, the award show attendees have seemingly already embraced the next-season trend. It wasn't in short supply, either: Everyone from Brittany Snow to Padma Lakshmi to Sarah Goldberg took the color for a spin.
And each unique look proves just how versatile the soon-to-be-everywhere shade is. It's unexpectedly glamorous, as well; just take a look at the sleek gown worn by Goldberg, Barry star and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominee. Or, the high-neck dress chosen by Lakshmi — which exuded a red-carpet aura impossible to ignore.
Whichever way you choose to explore baby blue (this season or the next), continue scrolling to be inspired; all of the best soft blue dresses from the 2019 Emmys are ahead.
Padma Lakshmi's 2019 Emmys look was all about classics: think dangly earrings, slick hair, and this baby blue Christian Siriano gown.
Brittany Snow's take was gorgeously nostalgic, complete with a vintage-inspired gown and bright red lipstick.
Another retro ensemble, Sarah Goldberg's long-sleeved blue dress is a look to copy this winter.
Trend spotters, take note: Regina King's detailed gown shows that a deeper Tiffany blue is another way to approach the shade.
Likewise, a mintier blue shade — à la The Good Place's Jameela Jamil — offers endless options.
Or, take a page from Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey and add a dash of dark florals and wintery velvet to the light shade.
It's all about sheer dressing this season, and what better way to take on the trend than with a shade that enhances its ethereal look?
McCarthy provided a lesson in juxtaposition on the Emmys carpet on Sept. 22, opting for a an edgy look that contrasted with the bright baby blue of her dress.