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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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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