Sarah Hyland, Allison Williams, And Ariel Winter Top Our 2012 Emmy Awards Best Dressed List

All anyone could talk about on the red carpet at tonight's Emmy Awards was how HOT it was in Los Angeles and how the wacky weather was messing with actors' fashion game (ahem, #celebrityproblems). But hey, you'd never know it was sweltering out, because not a single star seemed affected by the heat. Whatever their secret, all our favorites stayed cool on the red carpet in sleek gowns, poufy dresses, and everything in between. And although some TV stars were conspicuously absent (Lea Michele and Aubrey Plaza, we missed you!), we had more than enough killer ensembles to fill an epic Top Ten list. So let's get to it!

SARAH HYLAND IN MARCHESA

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Sarah Hyland at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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Fact: we loooove Sarah Hyland. And who wouldn't? The Modern Family star is sweet, talented, AND has a seriously stylish instinct that goes way beyond just looking pretty on a red carpet. She co-designed her Christian Siriano dress at the 2011 Emmy Awards, and she's back for round two this year, this time in Marchesa. She worked with designer Georgina Chapman on the dove gray sleeveless gown adorned with glitzy embellishment and draping fabric. We're obsessed enough with the look as is, BUT throw in her fresh-faced beauty look and a sparkly-tipped manicure?! Um, win.

ZOSIA MAMET IN BIBHU MOHAPATRA

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Zosia Mamet at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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With a whopping four Emmy noms in their debut season (not too shabby!), it should go without saying that the girls from Girls are on FIRE. No kidding, how amazing does Zosia Mamet look in her directional black and white gown from Bibhu Mohapatra ?! We're loving the sheer top, black bottom, and totally NOT '80s statement shoulders. But mostly we're just digging the fact that she's not afraid to take a risk.

NICOLE KIDMAN IN ANTONIO BERARDI

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Nicole Kidman at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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Given her statuesque figure, porcelain skin and shiny hair, is it really THAT surprising that Nicole Kidman pulls off Antonio Berardi's straight-from-the-runway embellished gown with a stone cold glamour that nobody else can even touch? No, not really...

KIERNAN SHIPKA IN ZAC POSEN

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Kiernan Shipka at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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Alright Kiernan, we get it. Even though you're a mere 12 year old, your closet beats ALL of ours. This includes the adorable custom Zac Posen dress she wore tonight at the Emmy Awards, causing her to look like the fashion soul sister of Alice in Wonderland and Tinkerbell. Yeah, she's the coolest...

KRISTEN WIIG IN BALENCIAGA

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Kristen Wiig at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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Kristen Wiig has been totally ruling on the red carpet front recently, and the SNL star brought it big time tonight in a Balenciaga gown. With a cream color palette and a low cut neckline, the frock is slightly reminiscent of the skin tone Bill Blass number she wore the Golden Globe Awards, and it's clearly a look that works. Congrats Kristen, you've basically cemented your girl crush status for like, ever.

LENA DUNHAM IN PRADA

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Lena Dunham at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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While we're giving Lena major props for going out on a limb with her floor-length Prada gown, it was her sleek new haircut and smoky-eyed beauty that REALLY stole the show. The Girls star is up for writing, directing, AND acting awards at the Emmys--in other words, she's this year's total golden girl--so why shouldn't she look the part?!

EMILIA CLARKE IN CHANEL

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Emilia Clarke at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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If you don't know who Emilia Clarke is yet, then you need to prioritize your life and get your Game of Thrones on, ASAP (only kidding...kind of). The actress made our SAG Awards Best Dressed list last year for her feathered Chanel frock and now the raven-haired beauty (pun intended) is back in Chanel again. We love the unexpected pop of purple flowers on the white dress, and she does the tricky full-skirted thing well. Love it!

ALLISON WILLIAMS IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Allison Williams at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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Sorry, but when we saw Allison Williams in this green Oscar de la Renta gown, it took us a minute or two to recover. Honestly, she's just THAT good. The actresses from Girls are completely on point tonight--there's just no other way to say it. Allison's working some of this season's most notable trends, combining peplum, an emerald hue, and a directional silhouette all in one major ensemble. Our only question: do you think Lena's green Met Gala gown inspired Allison's fashion choice?

GINNIFER GOODWIN IN MONIQUE LHUILLIER

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Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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While many actresses stuck with a neutral color palette tonight, Ginnifer Goodwin brought out the brights in an embellished Monique Lhuillier dress, Ferragamo purse and Louboutin heels. Chalk it up to the flowy skirt, the bold hue, or her seriously covetable pixie cut, but the result is perfection.

ARIEL WINTER IN KATHARINE KIDD

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Ariel Winter at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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It wouldn't truly be a Top Ten list without Sarah Hyland's fellow Modern Family star Ariel Winter, who looked both chic AND still in touch with her 14-year-old self in this custom Katharine Kidd gown. We know our girl loves a mean print, and she turned it up a notch this year with the shimmery pink, purple and white patterned gown and statement train (not to mention, a sneaky back cutout!). Ariel, we can't WAIT to see what you whip out next!

We've had our say, now tell us yours- who gets your vote for Emmy Awards best dressed?

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