The 2013 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A this Sunday brought an array of gorgeous looks into the spotlight. The much awaited event gathered some of the moment's most influential style icons, so the Emmy Awards 2013 red carpet style brought a myriad of interesting choices into the spotlight. Elegance with a feminine touch seems to have been this year's choice and there were plenty of fascinating looks that caught our eye. Here are some of the most stunning Emmy Awards 2013 red carpet dresses:

Emmy Awards 2013 Style: Pale Gowns

Recently named the “World's Best Dressed Woman” by People magazine, Kerry Washington proved once again that she truly has an impeccable style in a stunning romantic Marchesa empire waist gown with gold lace and floral appliques, accessorized with an Edie Parker clutch and Fred Leighton jewels. January Jones also opted for a romantic allure rocking an ultra feminine strapless dusky pink Givenchy gown. The actress kept things simple and opted for a vintage-inspired hairstyle. 

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Claire Danes walked on the red carpet in a backless glittering Armani Prive dress accessorized with Neil Lane jewels and custom Christian Louboutin shoes. Julie Bowen was another stunning presence on the red carpet. She chose an ultra romantic mermaid style pale pink Zac Posen gown accessorized with a sparkly golden clutch.

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Malin Akerman looked like a modern day princess in a gorgeous ice blue strapless Marchesa gown accessorized with Neil Lane jewelry and a grey Marchesa clutch. A pale blue gown was also Zooey Deschanel's choice for the event. Her modern J Mendel high slit dress and her matching platform heels showed off her perfectly toned legs.

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Julianne Hough was sexy and feminine in a revealing spearmint gown from the Jenny Packham spring 2014 collection. Actress Rose Byrne opted for a more subdued sexy vibe in a custom Calvin Klein two piece gown, silver Jimmy Choo ‘Tube’ clutch and silver jewels.

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Emmy Awards 2013 Dresses: Vibrant & Sophisticated Jewel Tones

Sophia Vergara gave us a glimpse of her fabulous curves once again at the Emmy 2013 Awards in a red-hot V neck Vera Wang frock, accessorized with statement jewelry by designer Lorraine Schwartz. Kelly Osbourne was a stunning lady in red in a sexy Jenny Packham dress with a plunging neckline. 

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Tina Fey was gorgeous in a smoldering cobalt blue Narciso Rodriguez dress. 'Girls' star Allison Williams also looked stunning in a gorgeous cobalt blue strapless gown.

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Heidi Klum stole the spotlight in a sultry mermaid style glittering Versace dress paired with matching heels. Carrie Underwood channeled old Hollywood glamor in a voluminous Ramon Keveza dress and Jimmy Choo heels. 

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Mayim Bialik looked incredibly sophisticated in an emerald green Oliver Tolentino Couture dress. Mindy Kaling donned an aubergine hued Georges Chakra dress that flattered her curves.

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Emmy Awards 2013 Celebrity Style: Chic Floral Prints

'Girls' star Lena Dunham looked absolutely stunning in a floral bright teal Prada gown. Co-star Zosia Mamet was no less gorgeous in a floral-patterned, floor-length Honor dress.

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Emmy Awards 2013: Sultry Black Dresses

Amy Poehler looked demure in a chic Basler dress, paired with a Jil Milan clutch, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Irene Neuwirth jewelry. 'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks turned heads in a ravishing body hugging Christian Siriano gown which showed off her enviable curves.

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