Kerry Washington's Secret Weapon for Flattering Your Body

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Kerry Washington has the kind of effortless style we love. There's an art to looking constantly polished, and Washington has perfected it. We noticed the chic off-the-shoulder jumpsuit she wore last summer. Another case in point? This amazing orange knit two-piece by Tanya Taylor. When it comes to silhouettes, Washington tends to favor the universally flattering fit-and-flare dress—and we're happy to take a cue from her always-chic wardrobe. 

So what makes this style so flattering? It comes in tight at the waist, emphasizing the narrowest part of the torso, before flaring out at the hips. Think of the fit-and-flare dress as an exaggerated A-line, cinching in at the waist and creating a soft curve away from the hips.

Keep reading for some of our favorite fit-and-flare styles on Washington, along with a handful of our picks to snag the actress's stunning style.

Keep reading to see Kerry Washington's tips for the perfect work wardrobe.