09/22/2013 02:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Emmys '90s Fashion Was A Thing Of Wonder (PHOTOS)


Popular TV shows are an ephemeral thing, making the Emmys an awesome time capsule of Zeitgeisty moments... and fashion. Remember when Calista Flockhart was nominated for "Ally McBeal" and showed up in a white button-down shirt tied above her bellybutton? Remember when Jennifer Aniston popped up with Brad Pitt on her arm and dozens of twisted '90s waves in her hair?

Yeah, we do. As we prepare for a glamorous 21st century Emmys red carpet tonight, here's a look back at the distinctive fashions worn by your favorite '90s stars back in the day of "Mad About You," "Home Improvement," "Friends," "ER" and even "3rd Rock From The Sun." How many spaghetti-strap dresses and dark red lips can you spy? Bonus points for chokers.

Candice Bergen, 1992 -- "Murphy Brown"

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Helen Hunt, 1993 -- "Mad About You"

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Kirstie Alley, 1994 -- "Cheers"

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Julianna Margulies, 1995 -- "ER"

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Courteney Cox, 1995 -- "Friends"

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Fran Drescher, 1996 -- "The Nanny"

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Ellen DeGeneres, 1997 -- "Ellen"

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Gillian Anderson, 1997 -- "The X Files"

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Kristen Johnston, 1997 -- "3rd Rock from the Sun"

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Helen Hunt, 1997 -- "Mad About You"

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Patricia Richardson, 1997 -- "Home Improvement"

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Jenna Elfman, 1998 -- "Dharma & Greg"

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Jennifer Aniston, 1999 -- "Friends"

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Calista Flockhart, 1999 -- "Ally McBeal"

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 1999 -- "Sex and the City"

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Cynthia Nixon, 1999 -- "Sex and the City"

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Kristin Davis, 1999 -- "Sex and the City"

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Kim Cattrall, 1999 -- "Sex and the City"

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Debra Messing, 1999 -- "Will & Grace"

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What Emmys fashion looks like nowadays...

Red Carpet Style At The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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