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They don’t call the evening of the Daytime Emmy Awards daytime’s biggest night for nothing. Not only does the annual ceremony shine a well-deserved spotlight on the genre’s standouts, both in front of and behind the camera, it gives everyone involved, whether nominated or not, a chance to make an impression on the red carpet.

As this year’s black-tie back-slaps approach — the ceremony airs on CBS on Friday, June 16, at 9/8c — your friends at Soaps.com have dived into their photo vaults and emerged with a collection of photos of some of the most memorable outfits ever to make a moment of their unveiling at the show. Some of them, let’s be real: You or we wouldn’t have the nerve to put on, much less walk off in. Others are so badass and cool that, whether or not we’d dare to wear them, we can imagine them gracing the cover of Vogue. Or, even hipper, Italian Vogue.

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Among the models are actors from not only the current soaps — General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless — but much-missed daytime dramas like Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Passions and All My Children. And the looks… they run the gamut from simply stunning to stunningly simple.

Want to see who’s who — and, more importantly, what they’re wearing? Just click on the photo gallery below. Then hit the comments with the ensembles that you’ll never forget the stars wearing.