Emmys 2014: Lena Dunham Says Her Dress 'Feels Like Sweatpants'

08/25/2014 at 06:16 PM ET

We knew Lena Dunham would take a risk with her Emmys dress, but she managed to eclipse her usual fashion-envelope-pushing ways this year. The star selected a tiered pink-and-red tulle confection that reminds us of cotton candy.

Lena Dunham Emmy Awards DressMichael Buckner/Getty

But it reminds the actress of another sweet: “All I’m gonna say about my Emmy dress is that it looks like cake and feels like sweatpants #loveandjoy,” she Tweeted of the design, which features a button-down top and poofy, layered skirt.

The Girls star styled her new blonde bob with bold brows and a red lip for a look that’s bound to secure her a spot on many of tonight’s “risk-taker” lists.

Dunham also Tweeted about her beauty prep routine for the day: “Prepare for the Emmys by enjoying some huevos rancheros and allowing your hair to marinate in its own natural oils.”

What do you think of the star’s bold look? What does it remind you of? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Carrie on

Not really a fan of hers, but I have to say she looks great. Never liked what she has worn before, but she looks awesome. The platinum blond – she looks so pretty.

Unknown on

Her outfit is as bad as her hair color and make up WOOF!

Mona on

Does this chick have a stylist? It doesn’t appear that she does because she always looks horrific!!! Hey Lena- pay a stylist so you don’t look so stupid.

Aussie cathie on

She looks like a lifesaver lolly (Aussie candy) all stripes . Not a fan

stella on

Sweatpants would have been a step-up from this disaster.

Lily on

Sweat pants would’ve looked about the same & been a lot cheaper, probably more flattering too.

yahoo on

I think the blonde bob is an improvement for her. It brightens her face, but jeez it wouldn’t harm her in the least to lose a few pounds.

Bill on

Those arm pits must smell like the Chicago Bears locker room.

stew on

That’s hideous! It’s not very flattering at all.

lala on

I like her show and think she’s very funny. I appreciate that she’s expressing her own unique style and not trying to look like everyone else, but can she at least get her outfits tailored to fit her properly?? It’s hard to take her seriously as a writer/actor/producer when she looks sloppy all the time.

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