Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and 18 Other Women Who Ruled the '90s Emmys

We don’t mean to sound stuck in the past, but one of our favorite pastimes is looking at red carpet images before Instagram existed, before we could rattle off the names of every actress’s personal stylist and before the trends of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s made a return in the new millennium. This time around, we have our sight set on the Emmys circa the ’90s.

With the primetime television awards set to take place this coming Monday, September 19, the photos ahead feature some very familiar faces from the shows we’ve binged countless times. What’s more, they also showcase the daring style choices of TV’s leading ladies.

Be it Sarah Michelle Gellar in a corset and tiny sunglasses, Halle Berry in a full-length tutu, or Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen sporting coordinated ruffles, the outfits of the ’90s Emmys are probably even better than you remember them. Scroll down for a reminder.

Jennifer Aniston (with Brad Pitt), 1999

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While Aniston was a master of ’90s minimalism, this ornately detailed halter dress remains one of her most memorable looks. Extra points for her teeny gold handbag and Brad Pitt’s futuristic sunnies.

Halle Berry, 1999

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Berry’s look is one part ballerina, one part black tie, and all kinds of amazing.

Katie Holmes (with James Van Der Beek), 1995

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Who’s the cuter couple: Joey and Dawson or Holmes and her flower clutch?

Cindy Crawford, 1992

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Beret, sheer tights, bustier top… Crawford was serving so many trends in this look.

Lucy Liu and her mom, 1999

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The Ally McBeal star looked stunning is this asymmetric bodice design and cascading train.

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 1991

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Still too young to attend the Emmys unsupervised, the Full House stars were the perfect age to still wear coordinating sibling outfits.

Brandy, 1998

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One of our favorite stylish onscreen teens was an offscreen vision in this fitted floral gown.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, 1998

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Corsets and teeny sunglasses. Is there anything more to add?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 1998

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One of our favorite comics of the ’90s (and today) really leaned into two color trends that 2018 is obsessed with too: bright pink and lime green.

Garcelle Beauvais, 1998

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No ode to the ’90s is complete without a dainty crystal choker necklace. Beauvais provided.

Candice Bergen, 1992

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Murphy Brown’s star piled on the gold accents and experimented with a cold shoulder.

Whitney Houston (with Bobby Brown), 1998

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We love Houston’s elegant and understated approach to bling.

Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres, 1997

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These coordinating brown ensembles in rich, shiny textures are everything.

Lisa Kudrow, 1995

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In the ’90s, it seemed that no look was complete without a stong eyewear accessory.

Paula Abdul, 1990

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Abdul skipped the jewelry and let her dress do all the sparkling.

Calista Flockhart, 1999

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This crisp button-down top tied up nonchalantly? It's everything.

Angelina Jolie, 1998

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We'll call this a prelude to Jolie's epic 2012 high-slit-dress moment.

Margaret Cho, 1994

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We love a commitment to a bold color.

Courtney Cox, 1995

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The sparkly, purple, tri-strand choker really completes this look.

Danica McKellar, 1992

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The silver screen girl next door (a.k.a. Winnie Cooper) went for a coordinated-shoes-and-handbag look.