Empire's Cookie Lyons may go the extra mile with furs, chains and bling but the actress kept it simple in a white column dress (with a long train).
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Rebecca Bunch vs. Rachel Bloom
Looks like Rebecca's on-screen "Sexy Getting Ready Song" in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend helped transform Bloom into a green goddess.
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Dev Shah vs. Aziz Ansari
Dev may have been a Master of None, but Ansari himself has mastered the art of a gentleman's suit.
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Annalise Keating vs. Viola Davis
When she's in the classroom and courtroom on How to Get Away With Murder, Annalise is stern in her slim sheaths and suits, but Davis's sparkly look is perfect for a starry, starry night.
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Jamie Fraser vs. Sam Heughan
No loose-fitting shirts or kilts for Outlander's Heughan, who stepped out of his character's traditional Scottish garb for a sharp navy suit.
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Claire Randall vs. Caitriona Balfe
Heughan's on-screen wife, Claire, may be tied down to long, dark plaid dresses and wild tresses, but Balfe chose a more romantic gown and upswept hair.
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Aliyah Shadeed vs. Regina King
In Season 1 of American Crime, Aliyah's hijab reflected her Muslim faith; on the red carpet, King let her hair down and glammed up in a heavily sequined gown with a billowing cape.
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Peggy Blumquist vs. Kirsten Dunst
Peggy may have been a small-town '70s Minnesota girl with high-waist trousers and feathered hair, but Dunst showed off a modern flair with a plunging velvet gown and pulled-back hair.
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Jane Villaneuva vs. Gina Rodriguez
While Jane may prefer short and girly summer dresses, Rodriguez showed off her elegant side in a dark blue, off-the-shoulder ballgown.
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Eli Gold vs. Alan Cumming
Complete opposites, cunning political manager Eli Gold is comfortable in black suits, but Cumming leaned toward a quirky jewel-toned jacket, bow tie and high top sneakers.
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Supergirl/Kara Danvers vs. Melissa Benoist
When she's not suited up on Supergirl, Kara Danvers favors simple dresses and cardigans; on the red carpet, Benoist also favored simplicity but one with subtle details.
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Shelly Pfefferman vs. Judith Light
Transparent's Pfefferman may wear more bohemian clothes, but one thing she has in common with Light: their preference for white and for pants.
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Nicholas Brody vs. Damian Lewis
Homeland's Nicholas Brody have have kept it low-key in a tee and jeans, but Bobby "Axe" Axelrod of Billions leans toward classic black leather jackets; as for Lewis, kept it suave with a classic black suit.
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Claire Robbins vs. Sarah Hay
As a ballerina, Claire's constantly in athletic knitwear and leotards; on the red carpet, Hay channeled the prettier aspect of ballet with a long dreamy tulle dress.
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Jane Doe vs. Jaimie Alexander
No Blindspot tattoos in sight! Off the set, Alexander gets girly with a deep-V metallic green gown that showed off her flawless skin.
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Anna Bates vs. Joanne Froggatt
Despite being a lady's maid on Downton Abbey, Anna's all about the hair buns and dour black uniforms, but in real life, Froggatt channeled chic with loose hair and a happier-looking dress.
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Vanessa Ives vs. Eva Green
As a clairvoyant and witch in Penny Dreadful, Ives lives in dark and brooding clothes and severe hair; Green, however, kept it soft and light in blush-colored gown and polished bob.
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Leslie Graham vs. Felicity Huffman
In the second season of American Crime, Huffman traded season one's mommy button-downs and khakis for a school principal's career-driven outfits and, in real life, the actress stuck to her latest character's sleeker silhouette.