Jennifer Aniston broke our hearts with the announcement earlier this week that she won’t be attending the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, even though she’s snagged a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special as executive producer on the internet-breaking Friends reunion earlier this year. In 2020, Aniston made a triumphant return to the Emmys scene with her first nomination since 2009, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series after her star turn as Alex Levy in Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, and charmed the crowd as usual in a long sleeveless black dress (and an epic look at her behind-the-scenes prep for the night). But the Emmy queen — nominated a whopping five times for her role as Rachel Green in Friends — is well within her rights to red carpet or not red carpet as she sees fit, and that leaves us looking over her awards show looks from years past for our fix of Aniston fashion.
From appearances alongside the entire Friends crew to a series of ’90s and ’00s date nights with ex-husband Brad Pitt that make our heart hurt, Jennifer Aniston has showed up and showed out on the Emmys red carpet in exceptional style time and time again, and particularly proving that no one works a strapless gown quite like she does, from her 2000 strapless red Prada minidress to her white Grecian-style strapless gown in 2005.
Read on for Aniston’s best Emmys red carpet looks across her many years at these awards.