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Melissa Rivers Reveals Which Emmys Dress Was the ‘Most Stress Inducing,’ Plus Her Faves of the Night (Exclusive)

A handful of dresses from the 2023 Emmys red carpet made Melissa Rivers nervous.

“Oh dear God. All I did was worry,” Rivers, 55, said to Us Weekly of Niecy Nash-Betts’ bespoke Greta Constantine gown that featured a plunging neckline, a waist-cinching bodice and a flared mermaid skirt.

“I love and adore [her]. She’s wonderful, but I couldn’t focus on her speech, and she was jumping up and down. [All I could think was] one of the girls is going to get loose,” Rivers said of Nash-Betts, 53, who scored the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Glenda Cleveland in Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

“I don’t like dresses that stress me out,” Rivers — who previously expressed that she wasn’t a fan of the many “boobalacious” dresses at the Golden Globes when discussing the red carpet with Us earlier this month — continued of Nash-Betts’ skin-baring dress. 

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Nash-Betts wasn’t the only star on Rivers’ “questionable” list. The style expert wasn’t a fan of Aubrey Plaza’s yellow silk Loewe gown, calling the look the “most head-scratching” ensemble. “I love Loewe. I’m obsessed, but I didn’t like this standing and I liked it even less sitting,” Rivers told Us.

While Rivers admitted that Plaza 39, is becoming “quite the fashion girl,” she felt her outfit resembled a “paper bag.” 

Well, who did impress Rivers, you ask? The TV personality favored Issa Rae in Pamella Roland and Riley Keough in Chanel. 

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“When she was moving, it was spectacular,” Rivers said of Rae’s high-neck feathered creation that was equipped with webbed sleeves and jewel embellishments throughout. “It felt a little covered when she was sitting, but when I saw the video of her moving, I gasped.” 

As for Keough, 34, Rivers thought the mesh black design that was completed with a hidden skirt was “perfect.”

To hear more of what Melissa had to say, watch the video above.

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