This Week's Best Dressed Star: Reese Witherspoon Stuns In Basic Black

06/29/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Reese Witherspoon best dressed Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Looks like black is back as a StyleWatcher fave! Not only did Reese Witherspoon blow away the competition in her simple black look at Benjamin Millepied’s dance benefit in L.A., your top four best-dressed stars this week are all wearing black numbers.

And though we are still wondering where all that summer color is (c’mon, ladies, it’s nearly July!) we can’t deny that Witherspoon kills it in this simple strapless look. The embellished hem really adds a pop of sparkle that keeps basic from being boring — and the mini length perfectly showcases her fabulous stems.

RELATED PHOTOS: Check out the rest of the Top 10 Best Dressed stars here!

We just wish she hadn’t stopped there, perhaps livening up the look with a neon clutch or bold blue pumps? Even her 13-year-old daughter Ava knows to brighten up basic black with a little color!

But you obviously thought she didn’t need to change a thing; despite some stiff competition from Zoë Saldana and Sandra Bullock in drop-dead dresses, Reese took the top spot by a landslide. Our takeaway from this week’s top 10: Safe and steady can trump the competition as long as there’s a little element of surprise.

Tell us: Do you think Reese Witherspoon deserved the top spot? If not, who did?

–Rosie Lai

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tshape on

I couldn’t help but laugh at Reese’s bowling bag in the photo her in the orange/white outfit. that’s fashion? lol!!

Life goes on on

Its ok, but nothing to brag about.

BooBearBlue on

I think it’s unbelievably boring. But I can’t complain that she won, because I never vote in these things.

Fefe on

She looks fantastic!!

Rebecca on

I don’t like the fact it’s double patterned. It’s pretty lame. She herself looks pretty, but the dress is blah.
Glad she dyed her hair blonde again, she looks a lot more striking.

Jfer on

I can’t stand her anymore. You would think she would b too embarrassed at her actions to show her face in public…

Amber on

It seems as long as you where one color, people will give you a like it. There is nothing controversial about a plain dress.

Mimi on

Blah…this look is dull. Not fashionable or worthy of best honors.

Seena on

She has a good publicist. Why else would a dress this boring be best dressed of the week… Day… Or even for a minute.

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