When it comes to red carpets, the mega awards shows tend to draw the statement dresses, couture looks and daring décolletages. But sometimes a feminine and fun look works just as well. At Sunday night’s 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, actresses from your favorite soaps were on their best behavior (no dramatic backstabbing here!), strolling the red carpet in sweeping gowns in an array of cheerful hues.

Of note? Elizabeth Hendrickson of The Young and the Restless (above, center), and who was up for the outstanding supporting actress in a drama award, was quite the sunny vision. The strapless silhouette with gathered waistline and gentle plissé was both flattering and stand-out. (Also, a fine choice for a fancy summer wedding.)

Likewise, Amelia Henle also of The Young and Restless (above, right) and nominated for the same category was a tangerine dream in romantic style trimmed with feminine florals. The dreamy combination was a win when worn with a simple updo and flirty drop earrings.

Actress Ashlyn Pearce of The Bold and Beautiful also had flora in mind (above, left) Her berry red gown bloomed with allover tone-on-tone flower embellishment. With the rich color, the gown could easily play the transitional piece all the way into fall.

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