This Week's Best Dressed Star: Kerry Washington Finally Reigns Supreme

06/08/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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For weeks we’ve been hoping Kerry Washington would take the coveted top spot on our Best Dressed list and finally, StyleWatchers, you agree.

Funny enough, all it took was a classic LBD.

The Scandal actress, known for her trend-setting ensembles, channeled her traditional side in this Calvin Klein Collection dress she wore to the Variety Emmy Studio event in West Hollywood this week.

PHOTOS: Vote on more star styles in Last Night’s Look!

To add a touch of glam, Washington paired the timeless frock with leopard-print Christian Louboutin heels and a quilted Roger Vivier bag. Completing the look, which earned more than 22,000 likes, was a flawless face of minimal makeup and bold bangs. A modern-day Audrey Hepburn, we’d say.

Two other black-clad beauties claimed second and third place – Carey Mulligan (in a monochromatic look by Hugo Boss) and Emma Watson (in a Chanel mini) – making it the color of the week.

PHOTOS: See more looks that made the top 10!

Other fashion-forward celebs worth noting in our top 10 list: Angelina Jolie in her stunning red carpet return wearing a Saint Laurent gown (also in black!) and Sofia Vergara, who offered the one bright spot in a neon blue, curve-hugging Michael Kors sheath.

Tell us: Did Kerry Washington deserve the title of best-dressed star?

–Michelle Ward

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Jane on

Love Kerry, but this dress is a sack. What is so special about it? Others were much better than this. Don’t get how you get who wins because they have been dreaful

Amber on

The plain clothes are going to continue to win if you go by how many people approved of the outfit. If you pitted outfit against another outfit you’d get a different result.

Kelly on

I like Kerry but I do not see what the huge fuss is about her all of the time. I think she’s just very normal?!!

Annie on

it’s just a boring black dress…..this girl is overrated

Annie on

boring………! who cares. This girl is overrated…

Carrie M on


Ros on

so simple.

kica on

Classically classy.

Pam on

I was sooo sure it was going to be Angelina! It should have been! Her three “World War Z” premiere outfits were beautiful, and she looked gorgeous in every one. Washington’s incredibly plain LBD was no contest for Angelina! You got it wrong, People!

a tale of two taste-buds on

Yawn. While she looks… fine… I don’t know if slapping on something black & adding a leopard print pair of shoes qualifies as “Look of the Week”. I see something similar to this every day, whether in my office or out on the town.

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