Take a look at why the Scandal starlet is landing on everyone's 'Best Dressed of The Year' list.
Kerry may have missed out an Emmy, but she certainly won the award for Best Dressed of the night in this ethereal Marchesa gown.
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A couple of months ago the fashionista celebrated her ELLE Magazine cover (with supermodel Iman) in a creamy one-shoulder cocktail dress by Lanvin that was simply dramatic.
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The actress clearly has a penchant for clean, bold statements. Jason Wu's canary gown was a shining moment for Washington at the 2013 Council of Fashion Designer Awards.
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Occasionally Washington takes fashion risks and this moment was one of them! At the Django Unchained premiere in Rome, the actress arrived daringly in a print mix and ruffle concoction by Peter Pilotto.
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The sassy starlet arrived at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards in a lace Marchesa LBD. Washington usually shies away from black on the carpet but this was a number she couldn't pass up.
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Crazy, Sexy, Cool
What's not to love about this quirky Stella McCartney dress bedazzled with lips and matchstick crystals? Washington paired this playful number with sparkling Christian Louboutin pumps for a look that stole our hearts at the Teen Choice Awards.
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Washington serves fabulousness on-or-off the red carpet! At the Late Show with David Letterman, the fashionista wore this amazing purple peplum, and sheer-hem midi dress by Prabal Garung.
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Even Kerry Washington's minimal moments on the red carpet are wow-worthy; and her second Django Unchained premiere in Rome called for a cut-out Prada dress, naturally.
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Out of The Box
The actress is no stranger to donning a nude number. At the Django Unchained premiere in Berlin, Washington made this demure Louis Vuitton midi dress look anything but boring.
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While everyone was decked in floor-length gowns at the Golden Globes this year, Washington took the road less traveled in a crystallized Miu Miu dress that showed her sheer beauty.
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Washington makes glam red carpet moments look effortless. In a Giles floor-grazing gown at the London premiere of Django Unchained, the actress looked ready to be whisked away on horse and carriage.
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The White House Correspondents Dinner called for conservatively chic measures. Kerry Washington kept it stylishly, black tie appropriate in a Wes Gordon gown with a clean ebony bodice and lace motif skirt.
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Kerry Washington is always a sight to behold on the red carpet. This time around at the MTV Movie Awards, the actress sported a marigold high-low design by Michael Kors with Roger Vivier pumps.
We can't think of anything prettier than a pastel ball gown and this Oscar de la Renta lace selection at the 44th Annual NAACP was simply sweet.
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All Lined Up
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Kerry Washington's matching Giambattista Valli Couture dress and Bottega Veneta shoes at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards is a tricky trend to pull off, but the actress did it boldly.
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When all else fails go back to black. Kerry Washington did exactly that at the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner where she was elegantly wore a satin bustier Jason Wu gown.
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The Miu Miu gown that Kerry Washington sported to the the 85th Annual Academy Awards was so stunning that the actress added this beauty to her closet as a personal keepsake.