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Worst Dressed Emmys

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As sure as the Emmy Awards will bring us winners, the annual show will also, unfortunately, turn out a few losers—and we're not just talking about the gals who don't go home with statuettes!

Yep, while certain stars will hit the red carpet in gorgeous gowns, others are sure to hit the show in risky getups that will  undoubtedly get tongues wagging the next day.

In a tradition as old as the 65-year-old show, actresses have left us speechless with over-the-top outfits throughout the decades. 

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Take Family Ties star Tina Yothers' hard-to-miss '80s getup of tons of tulle, lacy gloves and even a teased side ponytail, or Playboy model Tess Smith's scanty frock which was one gust of wind away from becoming a scandalous wardrobe malfunction.

And then there was Everybody Loves Raymond's Patricia Heaton, whose daringly colorful 2004 gown left us dizzy with its multihued design.