A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

After several long-running soap operas were cancelled last year, daytime television now mostly consists of talk shows and cooking programs. The result is that the red carpet of the Daytime Emmys, held this weekend in Beverly Hills, had significantly fewer sequins and "pure glamour."

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Unlike in years past, when the Emmys were the Oscars for soap stars, this year, gowns were optional, with women like Rachel Ray, Bethenny Frankel, and Laura Wright wearing cocktail attire.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

The best of the evening were dressier: Finola Hughes, Erica Slezak, and Michelle Stafford.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Lisa Rinna can really pull off red lipstick after she had her lip reduction surgery.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Suzanne Rogers made the grave mistake of nude hose, open toes.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Yes, her makeup is very What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? but I respect thatJudith Chapman worked the red carpet in a headscarf and sunglasses, like she was trying to not be noticed by the large group of photographers that she stood in front of.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

OK, whatever about Debbie Gibson wearing a skunk on her head. Look at Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the lady with the pink Muppet. She has wrapped her cast in white satin and had a sling made from the same blue material as her dress. I've never seen such an elegant injury.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Green: Catherine Bach, Julie Chen, Melody Thomas Scott, and Rebecca Herbst.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

The rare spots of sequins: Adrienne Frantz, Tiffany Coyne, and Camila Banus.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Patterns: Kim Coles, Giada De Laurentiis, Heather Tom, and Jacqueline Macinnes Wood, wearing a black light poster.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

One shoulder: Chrishell Stause, Sharon Case, and Alicia Minshew.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

Deidre Hall, Susan Lucci, and Gloria Allred.

A Glamour Deficit at the Daytime Emmys

The worst: Kristen Alderson's craft flowers; Kate Linder's ABS-style knockoff of that Stella McCartney polka dot dress; and Barbara Walters' mall belt.