This Week's Best Dressed Star: Julianne Hough. Wait, Where Was Kerry Washington?

05/18/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Julianne Hough styleMichael N. Todaro/WireImage

StyleWatchers, we’re surprised at you.

After weeks of voting looks like this, this and this to the top of the Best Dressed list, you picked something that’s, well, a little snoozy.

We certainly won’t argue that Julianne Hough doesn’t look great. She looks darling. In fact, this may be in her five best looks ever.

But in a week that included outfits like this, this and this, we think you could have picked something a little bolder.

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

That being said, we can’t deny the simple elegance of her Calvin Klein Collection LWD, worn with clean, classic accessories by the line. And her hair and makeup were perfectly on-point. Okay, we concede, she looks terrific, but we can’t help thinking that one of the other ladies on the list could just as well have nabbed the top spot.

There were other notable appearances in the top 10 (we’re thinking Olivia Munn and Jennifer Lopez, both in perfectly fitted, ladylike sheaths) and one major absence: Kerry Washington, who’s been looking unbelievable on every red carpet lately.

So while we can’t nitpick the top spot this week, we can cross our fingers for a more surprising win the next.

Tell us: Did Hough deserve this week’s Best Dressed title? If not, who did?

–Alex Apatoff

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by the way on

If you’re not keen on it…then wh y pick it for one of the best looks of the week?

sherrilyn on

Well this artcle seems kind of a slam to your readers. If the readers chose it, why not celebrate something that could look good on women of all szes and economic means? I’m not against high fashion, but what’s wrong with never goes out of style?

KiKi on

Then, why ask for the reader’s opinion?

Cari on

You say it could be one of her top 5 looks and then call it “snoozy”? I think she looks great and sometimes simplicity is striking.

Liv on

I hardly ever comment but seriously? This article has a really bad taste to it. If your readers picked it why bring them down for it because it’s not what you like?

Penny on

The only thing in bad taste in this article is chiding readers for their pick after you placed Julianne in the choices. I looked at your this this and this and Julianne beat all three hands down. Bad taste to question your readers pick. Very unprofessional.

Guest on

Every poll result I saw said 80 something percent of readers thought it was miss.

amy on

This is a classic look that will never go out of style. Also it’s on trend: black and white.

amber on

you’re rude, People Magazine…don’t ask for opinions of the people, if you won’t value them.

Kitchy on

Well given that most of what People picks as best dressed is pure cr*p, I’m not surprised the readers overruled you. And seriously, this is one horribly written and condescending article. Well done, you come across like a second grader who wasn’t getting their way.

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