Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Last night at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards — held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel — soap opera stars mingled with "real" "housewives" and talk show hosts. The fashion, much like the personalities of these ladies, was big, brash, flashy and tacky. But fun!

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Heather Tom of The Bold and the Beautiful won an award last night, and did so in a shimmery coppery plunging neckline gown. An awards also went to Julie Marie Berman of General Hospital, who sported showstopping ruffled red.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Julie Chen's little red dress is cute, even though the shape is reminiscent of a spa towel and it has awful bows at the hem.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Finola Hughes (General Hospital) and Kathy Griffin were both swellegant in long black columns.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Black and silver with sheer: Sharon Osbourne. Cool earrings, but the best accessory is Ozzy.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

In theory, Taylor Armstrong's dress — which appears to be held together by slender strings — is quite romantic and sexy, but her hair is ruining it. Imagine it pulled back into a tight chignon. Lips red, smile erased for fierce stare. Better?

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Giada De Lauretiis worked a LBD and major cleavage. That side view is basically a breast exam?

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Bethenny Frankel, who is getting her own daytime show in the fall, had one of the best LBDs. (It's Stella McCartney.)

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

But I think this is the best black dress of the night, with killer accessories. On Kris Jenner.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Elizabeth Hendrickson (of All My Children and The Young and the Restless) wore a really pretty pale gown, which, upon closer inspection, appears to be tie-dye? And then the giant crystal? I'm fine with it, somehow. New Age Good Witch Chic. I'm sure her laughter sounds like bells.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

Sheer layers, just a touch too prommy on Michelle Stafford of The Young and the Restless.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

In white: Holy Crap it's Britt Ekland, 1974 Bond Girl and ex wife of Peter Sellers! Also doing a white/partially sheer thing: The Bold and the Beautiful's Kristolyn Lloyd.

Flashy Fashion and Serious Cleavage at the Daytime Emmys

But here are my favorite outfits of the evening: A white gown with delicate embroidery and bright lips really look great against Aisha Tyler's skin. And Sara Gilbert — in a deconstructed tux and gold chain — looks like the coolest, most modern and most comfortable lady at the party. Darlene Conner for the win.

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