Lena Dunham at The Emmys

Lena Dunham's dress has caused a major stir amongst the media

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Lena Dunham gave the term 'bold' a whole new meaning when she turned up to this years Emmy's in a, needless to say, daring Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture finale piece and - as with anything remotely statement - it's gone on to seriously divide opinion. 

Her extravagant combo of a baby-pink satin blouse paired with a bright multi-layer tulle ballgown skirt, complete with a pink-to-red ombre effect, has been compared not-so-originally to a loo-roll lady and has taken Lena's quirky style satire to a whole new level.

Having frequented pretty well every 'Worst Dressed' list since the awards show aired on Monday, any other starlet might have admitted defeat and cried into her pillow for the following 24 hours. But then again, Lena is not your typical Hollywood girl, and boy do we love her for it...  

Being the strong, unflappable woman she is, Lena has instead taken to her Twitter account to oust the haters of her OTT gown and defend her attire choice without remorse. 

Lena quipped: 'All I’m gonna say about my Emmy dress is that it looks like cake and feels like sweatpants #loveandjoy'. 

And you know what? We think she's entirely on-point.

By not squeezing herself into a fishtail hemmed, bandeau dress modelled in jewel-tone duchess satin and, in turn, opting for comfort over form-fitting aesthetic, Lena has single-handedly redefined the rules of red-carpet dressing. Rather than being lost in a sea of body-con, she chose to stand out from the crowd in a sartorial move that is somewhat reminiscent of her success within the industry. She's never played by the rules and that has to be Lena's appeal, nailed. 

Frankly, we'd like to see more women like her not only on the red carpet but on the A-List scene as a whole. Smart, funny and unapologetic, we don't think we've ever loved Lena more. Oh, and we think that dress totally rocks... 

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By Maxine Eggenberger