Emmy Awards 2013: worst dressed stars ever

By Cat Watson Reuters
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Melissa McCarthy, 2012

As the entertainment world looks forward to the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, we pick out some of the worst dressed stars on the Emmys red carpet! See gallery

We love her (honest) but Melissa McCarthy's outfit to last year's Emmy Awards show wasn't her best.

Hopefully the Bridesmaids star does better this year.

Click through to see other badly dress Emmy attendees...

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Paula Abdul, 2006

American Idol judge Paula Abdul wouldn't have let this dress past the audition stage of her show now.

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Kelly Osbourne, 2002

Kelly Osbourne, seen here with her mum Sharon, probably looks back at this photo from 2002 in horror.

What were you thinking, Kelly?

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2000

Sarah Jessica Parker, who was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Sex and the City, wore this pink monstrosity to the awards in 2000.

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Tina Yothers, 1986

Family Ties star Tina Yothers looked like a 1980s calamity in this frock at the 1986 Emmy awards.

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Dianna Agron, 2010

Dianna Agron looked more Christmas tree than red carpet ready.

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Amy Brenneman, 2002

Heat actress Amy Brenneman tried (and failed) to make two-tone dresses cool.

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Cyndi Lauper, 1995

Cyndi Lauper might just wanna have fun, but this outfit was seriously awful.

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Lucy Liu, 2000

Charlie's Angels star Lucy Liu could make anything look good. Anything but the dress she wore in 2000.

Sorry, Lucy.

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Joan Rivers, 2003

She may host Fashion Police now, but Joan Rivers hasn't always been so stylish.

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Hayden Panettiere, 2007

Former Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere swamped her tiny frame in this oversized dress in 2007.

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Tracey Ullman, 1988

Tracey Ullman's suit is certainly a fashion statement.

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Geena Davis, 2000

Thelma & Louise actress Geena Davis bordered on looking stunning at the turn of the millennium, but didn't quite make it.

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Patricia Heaton, 1999

Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton got it all wrong in 1999.

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Portia de Rossi, 1999

Former Ally McBeal actress Portia De Rossi hasn't always been the stylish A-lister we know and love today.

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Judi Evans, 2012

Day of our Lives star Judi Evans got it all wrong in this black dress.

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Lena Dunham, 2012

We expected more from Girls' actress Lena Dunham - this floor length, midnight blue frock does nothing for her fabulous figure.

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Barbra Streisand, 2004

Barbra Streisand should know better than to wear such a dowdy dress.

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Sarah Silverman, 2012

Comedienne Sarah Silverman did herself no favours with this odd-looking blue dress.

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Eva Longoria, 2008

She may be cute as a button, but Eva Longoria's bow dress isn't doing anything for her gorgeous figure.

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Christina Hendricks, 2012

Christina Hendricks normally has brilliant fashion sense, so we're wondering why, in 2012, she went for this number?

Not flattering, Christina!

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Lena Headey, 2012

Lena Headey drowned in black fabric, last year.

We're hoping her dress will be better this year!

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Aida Turturro, 2007

The Sopranos actress Aida Turturro had too many things going on in 2007: frills, lace, pleats.

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Glenn Close, 2012

We love Glenn Close, don't get us wrong, but why does she looks like she's been wrapped in seaweed?

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Martha Plimpton, 2012

Martha Plimpton did a great job in the series The Good Wife, but this dress was not a good choice!

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Ginnifer Goodwin, 2012

Ginnifer Goodwin got it right with bright, bold colours for the Emmy Awards red carpet in 2012, but we're not sure orange was the right colour choice.

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Ellen DeGeneres, 2001

Ellen DeGeneres rocked up to the 2001 Emmy Awards in this mock-up of Bjork's famous Oscars' dress.

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Sofia Vergara, 2012

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction when her dress split, last year.

Typically, the star tweeted a picture of her bust seam and it was global news that evening.

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Amy Poehler, 2010

Baby Mama star Amy Poehler got it all wrong at the 2010 awards.

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Patricia Arquette, 2009

Patricia Arquette and her (then) husband Thomas Jane went for the gothic look in 2009.

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Stevie Nicks, 2011

It's hard to criticise Stevie Nicks on anything, but in this instance we can criticise her choice of Emmys outfit in 2011. The gloves are just the cherry on top.

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Alan Cumming, 2011

Alan Cumming's trousers leave a lot to be desired.