17 Early 2000s Emmys Outfits You Definitely Begged Your Parents For — PHOTOS

The 2000s aren't exactly regarded as the most fashionable decade (yet, anyway) — but you know what they did really well? The Emmys. Believe it or not, it was a really rich decade for the red carpet — in fact, there were tons of 2000s Emmys outfits you definitely begged your parents for. After all, those were the days when uber-stylish, New York-based shows like Sex and the City and Friends reigned supreme on the small screen. Stars of said programs — especially Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston — really brought their A game, and I'm sure their fashion-obsessed onscreen counterparts would have been proud. Soon, those shows made way for a whole new generation of other fashion-conscious programs like Gossip Girl and Mad Men — and the rest is pretty much red carpet history.

Honestly, from Lucy Liu's stunning take on the naked dress back in 2000, all the way up to Blake Lively's showstopping red Versace in 2009, there were a lot of absolutely gorgeous dresses making their way down the red carpet — so, with all that in mind, let's take a look at some of the most covetable Emmy outfits from the 2000s! Prepare for next level nostalgia.

1. Sarah Jessica Parker, 2000


No one — no one — could make a feathered tutu quite as appealing as SJP did on the regular.

2, 3, and 4. Kerri Russell, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, 2000

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Meanwhile, of the other Sex and the City gals stunned in shocking pink and mint green taffeta respectively, while Felicity star Kerri Russell absolutely killed it in a sparkly bodycon gown.

5. Lucy Liu, 2000

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Yeah, like your parents would have ever in a million years have let you wear something like this to Homecoming. Lucy Liu is serious #goals.

6. Jennifer Aniston, 2002

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Jennifer Aniston took home the Emmy in 2002 while wearing vintage blush Christian Dior. Honestly, does it get any better than that?

7. Sarah Jessica Parker, 2003

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Another day, another fabulous, Carrie Bradshaw-worthy Chanel ball gown.

8. Christina Applegate, 2003

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Certainly dated by todays standards, but you know in 2005 you were all over this look, right down to the brassy blonde bob and self-tanner.

9. Jennifer Aniston, 2004

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This embellished cream column gown from Chanel perfectly complemented Jen's signature sun-kissed complexion (and highlights!).

10. Halle Berry, 2005

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And here's Halle Berry, living out your 2005 prom dreams in beautifully draped Ungaro.

11. Mischa Barton, 2005

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"California here we come, right back where we started from..."

12. Ali Larter, 2007

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Now that is a red gown.

13. Katherine Heigl, 2007

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Remember the simpler days before Katherine Heigl was a problematic fave?

14. Mila Kunis, 2009

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Burgundy tulle at its very finest.

15. January Jones, 2009


January Jones has worn many to die for gowns both on and off the red carpet, and this has to be one of her best.

16. Blake Lively, 2009

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Slay, Blake, SLAY.

17. Sandra Oh, 2009

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How awesome is it that she paired golden Marchesa with shocking pink heels? Cristina Yang would be proud (and that's saying a lot).

The early 2000s was really a golden age for Emmys dresses!