Bold hues and cool cutouts stand out on Emmys red carpet

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By Melissa Fares and Piya Sinha-Roy

(Reuters) - Striking hues and subtle cutouts grabbed the spotlight on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, as television's stars managed to stay cool in the Los Angeles heat.

Dresses in various jewel tones dominated the carpet, such as "UnREAL" star Shiri Appleby's cobalt sequinned Diane von Furstenberg column dress.

"It just felt like it was really fresh and really fun," Appleby told Reuters on the red carpet.

America Ferrera, one of the award presenters of the night, also wore a deep blue, strapped sequin dress by Jenny Packham, an outfit that won praise on social media.

"Transparent" nominee Melora Hardin wore a cobalt blue Zac Posen gown, while model-actress Emily Ratajkowski wore a navy structured Posen gown.

Yellow and red gowns confirmed the stars' penchant for primary colors at television's top honors.

"American Horror Story" star Angela Bassett wore a mustard yellow Christian Siriano gown, "Empire" Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson opted for a canary yellow custom Vera Wang column dress while "Quantico" actress Priyanka Chopra spun and smiled for photographers in her red Jason Wu dress, with cutouts on the shoulder and waist.

"What stood out to me was some of these more modern dresses," said Rickie De Sole, W Magazine's fashion market and accessories director.   Continued...

Model Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson