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Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY
On TV, she plays Scandal's no-nonsense fixer, Olivia Pope - a character whose fashion (lots of white and ivory dresses and pantsuits) has become a popular Pinterest topic. In person, actress Kerry Washington's style is just as impeccable, explains People. The magazine has named Washington its best-dressed star of the year.
Washington has been able to flaunt her style a lot this year. She was on several red carpets promoting her movie Django Unchained and had one of our favorite looks at the Oscars (Django Unchained was up for best picture): Miu Miu satin strapless belted gown with a nude tulle bustier enriched with paillettes and Swarovski crystals, plus yellow diamond earrings from Chopard and a Prada bag.
The star has also been on the covers of Elle and Vanity Fair this year. Washington tells People her style is all about balance.
"I like ... an outfit where it doesn't feel too much of any one thing ... I'm not dressing like a nun and it's also not dressing like I'm in a swimsuit competition. It's finding the middle ground."
So what will the stylish star wear to Sunday's Emmy Awards, where she's nominated for a best-actress award for Scandal? Our style team recommends a delicate coral dress with a goddess shape.