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The 2018 Emmys are officially here! And while we’re itching with anticipation to see what the nominees wear this year, we’ll just have to make do with scrolling through the looks of years past. Lucky for us, these 18 women completely knocked their red carpet appearances out of the park. Here are some of the greatest Emmys looks of all time.

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joan collins at the 1986 emmys
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Joan Collins, 1986

Three words: Glittering. Gold. Power-shoulders. It doesn’t get any more ’80s than this, folks.

paula abdul at the 1989 emmys
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Paula Abdul, 1989

Looks like we spoke too soon. We’re not sure if those are attached sleeves or separate gloves, but either way, Abdul is rocking them like no one else ever could. Or should.

oprah iwnfrey at the 1994 emmys
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Oprah Winfrey, 1994

Proof that the sheer red carpet dress trend was cool way before Beyoncé tried it.

jennifer aniston at the 1999 emmys
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Jennifer Aniston in Randolph Duke, 1999

Her hair was as confusing as her dress was stunning. Oh, and can we talk about that adorable mini bag, as well?

sarah jessica parker at the 2000 emmts
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Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta, 2000

This may have been the exact moment that SJP and Carrie Bradshaw ceased to be separate individuals and became one epically chic fashion goddess.

mischa barton at the 2005 emmys
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Mischa Barton in Oscar de la Renta, 2005

This embellished beauty would look just as fabulous on a red carpet today as it did 13 years ago.

jennifer love hewitt at the 2005 emmys
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Jennifer Love Hewitt in Dolce & Gabbana, 2005

Taking a little inspiration from SJP, perhaps? We love Hewitt for taking a risk and going short. There’s no doubt she totally nailed it.

chloe sevigny at the 2009 emmys
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Chloe Sevigny in Isaac Mizrahi, 2009

This polka-dot number was way ahead of its time and right on trend for 2018. Might it be time for a second appearance?

gwyneth paltrow at the 2011 emmys
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Gwyneth Paltrow in Pucci, 2011

The Goop founder’s two-piece ensemble proved to be quite divisive at the time, but we are 100 percent on board with her I Dream of Jeannie vibes.

sarah hyland at the 2014 emmys
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Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano, 2014

Another crop top and skirt combo, this time with a bold ballgown. The perfect combination of chic and simple.

laverne cox at the 2014 emmys
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Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer, 2014

Cox made history that year as the first transgender person ever nominated for an Emmy—and she made a huge statement on the red carpet as well.

kiernan shipka at the 2015 emmys
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Kiernan Shipka in Dior Haute Couture, 2015

Don Draper’s daughter is all grown up and giving her model mama a run for her money when it comes to fabulous style.

taraji p henson at the 2015 emmys
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Taraji P. Henson in Alexander Wang, 2015

Henson looked absolutely gorgeous in sheer black for her first Emmy nomination for Empire.

sarah paulson at the 2016 emmys
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Sarah Paulson in Prada, 2016

As if her fellow nominees weren’t already green enough with envy over her look, Paulson went on to win for her role in The People v. O.J. Simpson. You go, girl.

kristen bell at the 2016 emmys
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Kristen Bell in Zuhair Murad, 2016

It would have been a gorgeous ballgown on its own, but those painted and jeweled flowers take this stunner to a whole other level.

zoe kravitz at the 2017 emmys
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Zoë Kravitz in Dior Haute Couture, 2017

This rainbow beauty is best appreciated when seen in a full 360-degree twirl.

jane fonda at the 2017 emmys
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Jane Fonda in Brandon Maxwell, 2017

And we can pretty much all agree the greatest accessory of the entire evening was Fonda’s sleek ponytail.

tracee ellis ross at the 2017 emmys
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Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel, 2017

Only someone like Tracee Ellis Ross could pile on this many sequins and feathers and still have the shiniest part of her look be that dazzling smile.

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