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The 15 Craziest Emmy Awards Gowns From the Past 10 Years Featuring Ruffles, Sequins, And Cutouts Galore

Who of us doesn't sit by our computer or television eagerly awaiting the best gowns to come down the Oscars red carpet or to shine in the spotlight at the annual Met Gala? And while oohing and ahhing over stunning looks on gorgeous stars is a dream come true for fashion lovers, isn't it just as fun to be left gasping over the one or two insane looks that manage to make it down the red carpet? So to prepare for the fabulousness (or horror) that's sure to hit Monday evening's 2014 Emmy Awards, let's all take a look back at 15 of the craziest gowns to walk the Emmys red carpet over the last 10 years. Whether they're crazy good or crazy bad, that's up to you to decide.

2004: Sharon Stone

I’m all for slinky and sexy, but perhaps Stone took it one step too far in her belly-baring satin gown that left little to the imagination.

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2005: Tess Smith

I don’t think the Emmy Awards have ever seen this much skin on the red carpet (or ever want to again).

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2006: Kyra Sedgwick

There’s a fine line between feeling like a princess in your red-carpet gown and going overboard with layer upon layer of tulle.

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2007: Hayden Panettiere

The skin-matching tone, the wrinkled material, the swallow-her-whole silhouette of the skirt: I’ll never quite understand what the Nashville star was thinking when she chose this ensemble.

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2007: Tyra Banks

Is it just me, or is the fierce supermodel totally pulling off this gigantic bronze gown on the red carpet?

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2008: Christina Applegate

Just what every woman wants: A giant wad of fabric hanging from her hips. (The train, on the other hand, was stunning.)

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2008: Eva Longoria

Wrapped up like a pretty little present, Longoria’s dress may have been a bit informal for the occasion, but still managed to be boldly amazing.

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2009: Victoria Lowell

This look is truly, undeniably, and kind of wonderfully insane (and a show of support I’m sure President Obama appreciated).

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2009: Padma Lakshmi

I’m all for accessorizing your baby bump, but choosing a string of faux flowers to do so wouldn’t be my first — or the most fashionable — choice.

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2010: Mindy Kaling

Oh, Mindy. It looks like you’re channeling Helena Bonham Carter on her way to a funeral (or, you know, just heading to the grocery store).

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2010: Diana Agron

The Glee star couldn’t quite decide if she was hitting the red carpet for a Victorian ball or a night at the saloon.

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2011: Heidi Klum

I’m pretty sure this was every ’80s prom-goer’s dream.

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2012: Phoebe Price

Because just one or two frills are never enough.

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2012: Portia de Rossi

When I think “Emmys red carpet,” the first thing that comes to mind definitely isn’t a nude, beaded jumpsuit…though the star does look pretty fabulous in it.

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2013: Zosia Mamet

Gorgeous, yes, but there’s something about that little black bandeau that takes this dress to a new (and somewhat confusing) level.

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