Mad Men star Jessica Pare went for head-to-toe Oscar de la Renta at the 2013 Emmy Awards last night, rocking a rise-and-fall dress in bold aqua blue with a cut that showed off her satin sandals, which were by the same label, to full effect.

Unfortunately for Jessica, neither her dress nor her show attracted much in the way of praise, as the TV drama lost in every category it was nominated in, losing out to the likes of Breaking Bad and Veep. Have we finally had our fill of 1960s machismo? And about that dress...

Mad Men's Jessica Parr at the Emmy Awards 2013

The strapless, seafoam ballgown was just a little too much for many commentators, who in some cases even saying that the frock 'fell flat', while it was widely reported as being 'a miss'. I have to agree that there is something ungainly and even a little bridesmaidy about this gown, with its gathered fabric and 'interesting' cut - even if I do love the shoes that Jessica is wearing underneath - and the fact that we can see them! 

The sandals are perfect for red carpet wear, combining a thick ankle strap made from satin and minimal twin straps at the front. If only she's picked out something more inspiring to team them with...

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