On the evening of August 25, the 2014 Emmys kickstarted with a delicious variety of dresses on the red carpet as cameras swooned over celebrities dressed to impress.

Julia Roberts, Sofia Vergara and Kerry Washington stunned with their dresses and led the pack which starred a whole bunch of other actresses and models like Jessica Pare of Mad Men, Heidi Klum, Lizzy Caplan of Masters of Sex, Claire Danes of Homeland. Matthew McConoughey also gets a special mention on the best dressed list as he betrayed the staid black tux and went for a plush blue and black three piece, distinguishing him from most actors who walked by.

Roberts who has been nominated for the HBO movie A Normal Heart looked sprightly in a short layered dark blueish grey dress. Katherine Heigl, Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife) with a trusted elegance, wearing long flowy gowns. Orange is the New Black's Laura Prepon, Mad Men's January Jones, Masters of Sex's Lizzy Caplan and Scandal's Kerry Washington scored points for uniqueness. Vergara wore a pristine white dress with futuristic cuts, owning the attire with her exquisite allure.

Uzo Aduba from Orange is the New Black, struck quite a mesmerising pose in a striking red dress which bunched up in flowy swirls toward the end.

Shades of red, black and white dominated the colors on display.