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The Emmys red carpet confirms: 2018 is the year of the yellow dress

By Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Yellow is having a moment. If you read the fashion media or have walked past an H&M this year, you may have noticed the color popping up more often than usual. From the rich saffron of Amal Clooney’s royal wedding attire to the ubiquitous neon tulle at New York’s fashion week, yellow has proved itself a more versatile and resilient color than ever.

The color, often associated with hope and optimism, was all over the red carpet at the 70th Emmy awards, confirming that in a year short on both those qualities, it’s the color of choice.

Don’t believe us? We saw at least a dozen on the Emmys red carpet, which was itself yellowish:

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Judith Light in Christian Siriano.
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Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Kayli Carter in Sachin & Babi.
Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie.
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Tatiana Maslany in Siriano.
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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s Ashley Nicole Black in Jaime Elyse.
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Adina Porter in custom Rubin and Chapelle.
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Glow’s Allison Brie in chartreuse Miu Miu.
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Erika De La Cruz.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney
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Emmy-winner Regina King in Siriano.
Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo in a mustard blazer.
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Emmy-winner Henry Winkler wore a sunny tie.

As usual, Beyoncé was way ahead of the rest of us mortals:

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