Kiernan Shipka Or Zooey Deschanel: Who Wore The Best 2012 Emmy Awards Cinderella Dress?

Kiernan Shipka and Zooey Deschanel channel Cinderella at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
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We may be sitting around in PJs eating ice cream while we watch the 2012 Emmy Awards, but we know for the pretty little ladies gracing the night’s red carpet, awards shows like this make for HUGE fashion fairytale moments. So huge, in fact, that some PYTs even take it a bit literally. Enter Kiernan Shipka and Zooey Deschanel. The TV starlettes both stepped out wearing markedly Cinderella-esque ensembles, but each interpreted the look in her own way.

The pint-sized actress behind Mad Men’s Sally Draper hit the red carpet in a silvery blue dress by Zac Posen. In a kind of shift-meets-full-skirt hybrid, the silhouette was both fashion forward and extremely age-appropriate for the 12-year-old style powerhouse, and she accessorized with strappy silver sandals and a glittery circle box clutch. What brings the look to total regal status is Kiernan’s chic updo – a beauty necessity for the blistering Los Angeles heat. Also, Shipka’s impeccable posture and a killer princess wave.

Though 20 years Kiernan’s senior, Zooey also tried her hand at the fairytale steez, but her look was considerably more whimisical because duh. The New Girl star floated onto the red carpet in a custom pale blue Reem Acra dress with a plunging sweetheart neckline, structured bodice, and a full, fluffy layered tulle skirt. If you look really closely, you’ll see the tiers are also laser cut with a scalloped flower motif. We had secretly hoped she’d be wearing those Louboutin glass slippers, but her Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch still complemented her look. She finished the ensemble off with Forevermark jewels and a regal (and heat-busting!) updo.

Who do you think did the Cinderella look best at this year’s Emmy Awards? Do you prefer Kiernan Shipka’s sleek modern interpretation or Zooey Deschanel’s fancy fairytale ensemble? OR do we need to cut back on all the Once Upon A Time-watching in bed? Let us know in the comments!


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