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.
Washington stuns in a red Giambattista Valli dress during an appearance on Good Morning America. The fit-and-flare dress's timeless silhouette, as epitomized here on Washington, makes it a necessary addition to any wardrobe. To keep with her classic look, Washington paired her dress with Christian Louboutin stilettos.
Washington knows just how to blend color into her look with this fit and flare by Alexander Lewis. The dress comes in a solid color at her torso and waist while stripes emphasize the curve of the skirt, exaggerating the flare and creating an hourglass silhouette.
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This dress features color-blocking around the hips for a slimming effect.
The ribbed torso creates a tailored fit in the waist.
Wrap dresses emphasize the narrowest point in the waist.
This textured dress is a great addition to your work wardrobe.
Get ready to hit the town with this dress's dreamy lace detailing.
A lace-up accent adds a little edge to the traditional LBD.
We love the capped sleeves and gathered shoulders on this wrap dress.
It's the little details, like lacy bell-sleeves, that make the perfect cocktail dress.
Ruffled accents on the skirt add a fun, feminine vibe to this piece.
Fit and flare dresses are an equally stunning silhouette on more formal pieces.
Keep reading to see Kerry Washington's tips for the perfect work wardrobe.