The 5 Best Bridal Fashion Moments at the Emmy Awards

By Maria Ward

While most tune into the Emmy Awards to see their favorite small screen stars take home a statuette, we at Over the Moon are on red carpet watch, as tonight’s ceremony brought out more than just a few surprise bridal fashion moments. Many women got the white dress memo as nominees, presenters, and glamorous guests alike turned out in one-note numbers that would look every bit as stunning on the big day. In fact, there was even a proposal as director Glenn Weiss popped the question, asking his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen, who was sitting in the audience, to marry in front of millions of viewers watching at home while he accepted the award for Outstanding Directory for a Variety Special for the Oscars. Spoiler alert: She said yes!

On the other side of the spectrum was Alex Borstein, who took home an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Borstein did a shimmy up the aisle to accept her award in a vintage silver slip dress that she wore 20 years ago to wed her now ex-husband. “The marriage didn’t last, but the dress did,” she told reporters. “I wanted to give it new life so now it’s my Emmys dress.”

Meanwhile, Jessica Biel, who is nominated for her role in The Sinner, arrived on husband Justin Timberlake’s arm wearing a strapless Ralph & Russo Couture confection with appliqués and an asymmetrical detail that highlighted the transparent hemline. It was also date night for Scarlett Johansson and boyfriend-slash-co-host Colin Jost. Looking ever the supportive (and stylish) girlfriend, Johansson wore an off-the-shoulder statement covered in sequins, while striking a major Angelina Jolie moment with a slip cut up to there. 

Claire Foy also went sans straps, although this take was decidedly streamlined: The Crown actress cut a chic figure in a custom silk satin Calvin Klein by Appointment column stripped free of embellishments. Kristen Bell also hit a minimalist note in a sleek and understated style with full sleeves and a square neckline by Solace London that came in at a cool $530. Because sometimes easy does it. Taking extras to the next level was Penélope Cruz, who offered up a rare higher-than-high fashion moment on the red carpet. The actress chose a Chanel Couture gown made of silk tulle that took some 300 hours to embroider. To top it all off, the bodice was adorned with iridescent organza flowers, beads, and feathers—call them her “something blue.” 

Below, a look at these and more of the best bridal fashion moments from TV’s biggest night.