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Edie Falco

Edie Falco arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 23, 2012. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)EDIE FALCO

TV and Emmy stars in optical illusion gowns

In the struggle to make a glamorous impression at red carpet events, many actresses have ditched the Spanx in favor of gowns designed to create the optical illusion of a perfect hourglass figure.