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Most of the fashion on the 2009 Emmy red carpet wasn't exactly out there. But there were quite a women who weren't afraid to put their best assets out there.

Yes, we are talking about breasts.

Padma Lakshmi; Blake Lively; Sarah Silverman; and Marcia Gay Harden (above, clockwise from top left) were among those who took the plunge.

Did it work?

I don't know. Nothing wrong with a little skin; what woman isn't above showing off sometimes? But in some cases, these styles just looked painful or a little scary.

Better to learn how to get a perfect bra-fitting and lift up the girls a little more gracefully, in our opinion.