Style File: Viola Davis

Style File: Viola Davis

Viola Davis isn’t just captivating on screen, the talented actress is just as breathtaking off screen. Credit her fierce fashion picks on the red carpet, which have only grown better with time. From her chic little black dresses to graceful metallic gowns, she’s crafted a wardrobe that’s as fierce as her resume. Check out some of best red carpet moments and see how you can score her style.

Be The Lady in Red

A bold cherry red helps you strike a stunning pose, as Viola does here.

Get Viola’s Look: Red Belted Dress

Red belted dress, $69. Available now at

Try A Bold Color

A bright lime green is as bold as it gets, but as Viola Davis proves, it can look absolutely lovely on warm complexions.

Get Viola’s Look: Lime Green Dress

Shows Your Shoulders

Davis opts for an ankle length strapless cocktail dress which draws attention to her lovely shoulders and decolletage.

Get Viola’s Look: Strapless Black Dress

Peep bandage black dress by Preen, $395. Available now at the

Flatter your Figure With an Empire Waist

A high empire waist, like the one worn here by Davis, flatters every body type.

Get Viola’s Look: Empire Waist Dress

Gold empire waist gown, $210. Available now at

Dress for comfort

The pockets on this casual, relaxed dress add a comfy, relaxed vibe to this chic dress.

Get Viola’s Look: A-Line Linen Pocket Dress

3.1 Phillip Lim Linen Dress, $280. Available now at the

Use Glam Belts to Add Shape

This lush bow-tied belt adds curve and shape to Davis’ frame.

Get Viola’s Look: Bow-Tie Belt

Black lace chain waist belt, $19. Available now at

Invest in a Luxe Leather Jacket

Bold shoulders and an asymmetrical zip closure add edge to this luxe leather jacket. Opt for one to pair with everything from chic pants and a top like Davis’ to a dress and pumps!

Get Viola’s Look: Luxe Leather Jacket

Kaito Leather Jacket, $364. Available now at

Try One Shouldered Dresses

This one shouldered number on Viola Davis is as fun as it is flattering.

Get Viola’s Look: One Shouldered Purple Dress

Purple one shouldered dress, $35. Available now on

Add Glow With Gold

Rich gold, like this gown worn by Davis, complements just about any complexion.

Get Viola’s Look: Gold Cocktail Dress

Gold shirred cocktail dress, $255. Available now at

Take the Plunge with your Neckline

Viola Davis dared to bare in this ultra sexy Little Black Dress with a plunging neckline.

Get Viola’s Look: V-Neck Black Dress

Black V-Neck cocktail dress, $175. Available now at

Compliment Your Look with Pumps

Sexy round toe pumps round out any look, as Viola proves.

Get Viola’s Look: Round Toe Pumps

Caryssa Round Toe Pumps, $95. Available now at

Highlight Your Arms

A cap sleeved dress like this sexy black dress worn by Davis, shows off toned arms.

Get Viola’s Look: Black Cap Sleeved Dress

Black cap-sleeved dress by L.K Bennett, $149. Available now at

Enhance with Embellishments

Davis, here with Ashanti, adds punch to a basic black gown with ornate embroidery at the neckline.

Get Viola’s Look: Embroidered One Shoulder Dress

Black Mini Milena Dress by Alice by Temperley, $380. Available now at