Metallics, chain mail and chain-link accents stole the spotlight at this year’s ceremony (Kerry Washington‘s just-presented Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 dress was a true show-stopper). As attendees sweated it out on the red carpet (temps approached 100 degrees, making it a real challenge to look glamorous), we had to wonder if any of these ladies regretted their flashy choices. Striking silhouettes were another big trend as stars stepped out in everything from sleek jumpsuits to full-on princess gowns as well as dresses boasting extended trains and flamboyant structured skirts. While we experienced our fair share of black gowns, celebs seemed to favor color sporting hot pinks, brilliant blues, rich reds, vibrant yellows and plum purples. For more on what the stars wore for TV’s big night, click on the slideshow above.
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