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Julianne Hough, Emmy Awards, 2013

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It takes a village—or at least a group of tight-knit friends—to get Julianne Hough ready for the Emmys.

The actress attended the awards with brother Derek Hough, who won in the Outstanding Choreographer category (also marking the first time dancers have been acknowledged at the primetime ceremony).

We know the end result of Julianne's Emmy look—which featured a crystal-embellished Jenny Packham gown with a sheer skirt (the better to show Julianne's fit legs with)—but the actress and her stylist friends took to Twitter to document the pre-glam process. 

Anita Patrickson, Julianne Hough Prep Pics

Anita Patrickson

First, Hough's stylist Anita Patrickson sorted through the fabulous dress and shoe options. The get-Emmy-ready party included Sprinkles cupcakes (to celebrate her one year anniversary of working with Julianne) and a tux fitting with bro-date Derek. 

Anita Patrickson, Julianne Hough Prep Pics

Anita Patrickson

Julianne Hough, Emmy Awards, Instagram

Instagram

Hough's hairstylist and BFF Riawna Capri posted a photo of the actress in the midst of major smoky eye prep.

"A beauty #sneakpeak," Riawna wrote on Instagram. "Keep a look out for @juleshough and @derekhough on the #RedCarpet!!! Wait 'til you see the rest!!!!!"

Julianne Hough, Emmy Awards 2013, Instagram, emmy twitpics

Instagram

The sneak peeks continued on Instagram with Julianne posting a hair progress pic.

"A little sneak peak at us getting ready for the Emmys! So lucky to have this group of amazing artists that consistently create magic! Not only so talented, but the greatest human souls... My best friends on the planet! Love you guys!! @spencerbarnesla @riawnacapri @anitapatrickson @emmarube," the actress wrote.

Julianne Hough, Emmy Awards, Instagram

Instagram

And finally, it was time for Julianne to get into her gorgeous powder-blue gown. She posted this last-step photo with the caption: "Zipping up.... @anitapatrickson #dress #gorgeous#inlove #emmys #suckitin."

She completed the look with Jimmy Choo heels, David Yurman jewelry and a beaded Swarovski clutch. 

What did you think of Julianne's sheer-chic Emmys look? Sound off in the comments.

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