It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens' most memorable line had absolutely nothing to do with the fashions of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, of course, but we couldn't help but recall that phrasing after watching the red carpet for this year's telecast go down.
Because while some of the night's looks were completely on-point, there were also far too many TV stars whose glamgear simply missed the mark, for one reason or another. For some, it was a worthwhile effort that just didn't quite work, while for others there were shaping issues, but in all cases the styles just didn't work, and it was a stark contrast to those looks that did make a strong statement.
Click through the gallery below to find out which of the 2019 Emmy Awards looks disappointed the most and why.
PHOTOS: Emmys 2019: Worst Dressed