Lena Dunham With Platinum Bowl Cut in Used Tampon Dress

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Lena Dunham did not win any trophies, but she’s one of the most talked-about from the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Lena Dunham's dress was compared to a cupcake, a piñata, and a used tamponLena Dunham’s dress was compared to a cupcake, a piñata, and a used tampon

The Girls actress has her Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 couture ensemble to thank — or not.

Featuring a prim Peter Pan collar, a saccharine-sweet pink ombré color, and layers and layers of ruffles on the skirt, the couture creation has Lena being compared to a cupcake, a piñata, and worst, a used tampon.

Lena Dunham's platinum bowl cut and heavily outlined eyesLena Dunham’s platinum bowl cut and heavily outlined eyes

The outfit itself isn’t bad. In fact, we ourselves wouldn’t turn down the chance to wear something so fluffy, fun, and feminine.

But it was in the styling that Lena failed this potentially fabulous red carpet moment. Going with a platinum bowl cut, heavily outlined eyes, and an unironed, untailored fit? It was one bad styling choice after another for the 28-year-old actress.

Lena Dunham wore a used tampon dress at the 66th Primetime Emmy AwardsLena Dunham wore a used tampon dress at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, on August 25, 2014

Lena also looked like she might need to learn some red carpet poses, but it’s hard to keep hating when she and her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, looked this cute together:

Lena Dunham and boyfriend Jack Antonoff posing together on the 2014 Emmys red carpetLena Dunham and boyfriend Jack Antonoff posing together on the 2014 Emmys red carpet

Lena also didn’t seem to care about the criticisms and just thanked Giambattista Valli for creating the dress of her dreams. Sometimes, how you feel about yourself is all that matters.

Lena Dunham's after-Emmys Instagram pic captioned, "Thank you @giambattistapr for the dress of my #dreams"Lena Dunham’s after-Emmys Instagram pic captioned, “Thank you @giambattistapr for the dress of my #dreams” – posted on August 26, 2014

The pairing of a button-down shirt and a ball skirt remains to be our favorite. If you don’t mind the cupcake comparisons, grab your favorite shirt and wear it with these lovely tulle skirts from Etsy sellers:

3 lovely tulle skirtsWardrobe by Dulcinea’s Knee-Length Gradient Tulle Skirt, $169+ / Fanfaronada’s Maxi Tulle Skirt, $230.32 / Wardrobe by Dulcinea’s Full-Length Gradient Tulle Skirt, $169+

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN

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