kerry-red-carpet-best-dressed-2013FABulous actress Kerry Washington, who made a stellar start to the year with Django Unchained and cemented her acting credentials with her role in the ABC television drama “Scandal” which aced her an Emmy nomination for is the “World’s Best Dressed Woman” according to People magazine.

Washington headed a list of style icons that included Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Solange Knowles and actresses Nicole Richie, Zoe Saldana, Lily Collins and Kate Bosworth.

“I don’t wear a lot of pants,” Washington said of her style,  “When I go somewhere I want to  know I’m going to be comfortable and I’m dressed for the event.”

Being a style icon is nothing new to Washington who earlier this year, Washington also topped Vanity Fair magazine’s 2013 International Best Dressed List.

“There has been a trend this year in lady-like fashion and I  think she is almost single-handedly responsible for it,” People magazine Executive Editor Elizabeth Sporkin said in an interview.

The celebrity magazine compiled the list after getting input  from its editors, its 42 million readers and fashion directors and bloggers.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence was celebrated as having the best high fashion style, and  actress Jessica Chastain had the best red carpet style, according to People.

The full list can be seen online at  www.people.com/bestdressed and a special double issue of the  magazine with the best and worst dressed of 2013 will be on  newsstands on Friday.

In the meantime why not check out Kerry’s top ten looks of 2013 so far?
Kerry dazzles in monochrome with a hint of neon and midriff at the Rome photocall for Django Unchained in January.

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Hot on the heels of her Rome appearance comes the 8 January Berlin premiere of Django which seems Kerry fight winter in a defiantly vibrant pink and orange two piece.

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At Golden Globes on January 13, Kerry opts for nude in this embellished sheer dress accessorised with nude heels and a nude clutch.

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Only two weeks after at the Producers Guild of America Awards, the actress rocks the red carpet in a sexy figure hugging LBD paired with black heels and a popping red clutch.

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At the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on 23 February, Kerry shows she can do floral just as well as black or nude in a top to toe floral print of complementary green hues.

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That coral dress with embellishments at the Oscars? With matching heels and clutch! Need we say more?

 

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In May, Kerry punks it up for the Met Gala in New York with this black and silver floor length gown with mesh and peplum detail and vampish gloves.

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Kerry looked radiant and every inch the screen diva at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York in June in this yellow floor length gown. We totally adore the burnt orange box clutch too!

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This August at the Disney/ABC Television press tour in Beverly Hills, Kerry kept her hemline short and her prints clashing in this Oriental inspired look complete with an elegant updo that screams classic Hollywood.

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What happens when Hollywood’s best dressed hits Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York? Pure magic – as Kerry shows in this cute ivory number with dainty floral print and cute coral courts.

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