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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The Curvy Socialite on

Reblogged this on The Curvy Socialite and commented:
I guess I am not the only one crushing on Kerry Washington :-). Looks like the editors at StyleWatch are crushing on her style too!

Kitchy on

Gosh, I never would’ve predicted I’d see Kerry when opening this article.

Isabel on


Lana on

The shoes are hot!

by the way on

I love that People dissed its readers for Julianne Hough’s outfit the other week cos it was dull but this evenmore dull concoction makes me want to roll over and press snooze.

Journey on

Reigns Supreme??? Compared to what??? She looks very nice and all, but I would hardly gush about this outfit.

thenitenurse on

With the exception of the leopard print heels it’s very funeral appropriate.

Kelley on

So basically, the most boring outfits win…

Mel on


MAR on


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.

Amanda C. on

She looks beautiful!

jamesy on

LOVE Kerry so much, she’s one of my favorites but the dress is not that great, I have to be honest… she looks beautiful but the dress is not outstanding. Love the heels though!

rain on

I dont think she pretty she is average looking no boobs her face is average her outfit ok nothing to be impress with.

ProudAmericanWoman on

What is it with People Mag’s obsession with this “star”? This woman is nothing special. She dresses alright, but she’s hardly a trendsetter or anything special. When she doesn’t get the votes the editor practically chastises the readers. Does she pay the editor? Are they best friends? In a secret society together? There really must be some explanation because she’s just an average tv actress that most people have never heard of. Is it payback for her support of the Obama campaign? I can’t think of many more ideas because her personal style cannot be the reason.

mary on

Um, no.

keepingitreal on

She’s beautiful. And this outfit is simple and classy. Less is more, people! Perfection…love her style!

Most on

Kerry looks beautiful most of y’all are haters… Dang I bet if she was of another race y’all would be gushing over her…

XBrooklyngirl on

Go Kerry!

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