鈥淕etting dressed鈥 is a term that鈥檚 used very loosely among stars stepping out on the red carpet these days. So, when we tuned into the Emmys tonight, we were expecting our jaws to drop over the racy cutouts, sheer panels, plunging necklines and thigh-flashing slits that have been dominating dresses this past season. But tonight, barely there styles were, well, barely there. It seems like stars have finally had their fill of fashion tape, opting for styles that hit the floor (and stayed there) and proved that shoulders are the new pelvage. Sound boring? Not in the slightest. See the two covered-up, but still-sexy dress styles that dominated the awards show 鈥 and that you can *actually* pull off IRL, no speciality bra or underwear necessary.

Halter Top Dresses from the 2015 Emmys

Necklines spiked on the Emmys red carpet tonight, and the array of halters proved that there鈥檚 a high neckline to suit just about every style, from the 鈥70s-feeling slings on Zoe Kazan and Joanne Froggatt to the 鈥90s style spaghetti straps around Amy Poehler鈥檚 and Taylor Schilling鈥檚 necks to the thicker single-shoulder styles worn by Lady Gaga and OITNB star Samira Wiley. But the halter that stole the show was Mad Men actress Jessica Pare鈥檚 gown, which gave a whole new meaning to 鈥渃hic top knot.鈥 We also loved Uzo Aduba鈥檚 high-neck dress that was in the same stunning shade of rosey pink.

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JoanneFroggatt: New dream dress combo: a halter neck and a floor-length cape. (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

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Zoe Kazan: A statement necklace and a stunning dress all in one is the lazy girl way to look insanely glam. (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

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Amy Poehler: Amy Poehler just became our new fave 鈥90s pinup girl. (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

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Taylor Schilling: The asymmetric neckline is everything (but that ruffled hemline is pretty major too). (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

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Samira Wiley: Here鈥檚 why you should never choose between a minimalist silhouette and a bold pop of color. (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

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Lady Gaga: This might be the easiest way for a black dress to feel anything but boring. (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

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Jessica Pare: Going strapless has never looked so chic. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

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Uzo Aduba: The OITNB actress shows that the traditional criss cross is just as pretty as any take on the style. (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

Off-the-Shoulder Dresses from the 2015 Emmys

Straps aren鈥檛 staying in place, and that鈥檚 a good thing when it comes to these off-the-shoulder styles. The not-quite sleeves style creates a striking silhouette no matter if they zip straight across the chest like on Sarah Paulson鈥檚 sparkly gown and Kiernan Shipka鈥檚 yellow top, create soft curves like on Sarah Hyland鈥檚 and Natasha Lyonne鈥檚 floor-length gowns or go every-which way like on Julie Bowen鈥檚 not-so-basic black dress.

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Sarah Paulson: *Sequins blocking* is our new favorite thing. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

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Kiernan Shipka: Raise your hand if you鈥檙e gonna try an off-the-shoulders dress over ants on Monday? (Photo via Mark Davis/Getty)

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Sarah Hyland: In a burgundy stunner, Sarah Hyland proves that 鈥渇alling鈥 straps can look insanely elegant. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

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Natasha Lyonne: Proof that fringe goes with everything. (Photo via Jason Merrit/Getty)

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Julie Bowen: Turns out three shoulder straps can be way better than two. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

What dress trends did you spot at the Emmys tonight? Tell us in the comments below.