Posted by | Ray Cornelius

A big round of applause goes to Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington, who was recently named by PEOPLE magazine as the Best Dressed Woman.

Whether she is striking a fierce pose on the red carpet or giving us life  through her numerous photo shoots and magazine covers, Washington always represents herself with impeccable style and “lady like” class. It’s no wonder a clothing line based on her Scandal  character, Olivia Pope is being considered for major distribution.

kerry-washington-435.jpg234According to Washington, her style is all about finding balance:

“I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn’t feel too much of any one thing,” she tells PEOPLE. “It’s not dressing like a nun and it’s also not dressing like I’m in a swimsuit competition. It’s finding the middle ground.”

Also making this year’s list is the recently married Zoe Saldana and our favorite fashionista Solange Knowles, who PEOPLE called the “Daredevil.”

“[Knowles] is so confident with every single one of her fashion choices and knows what really works for her body and her style. She’s not a 6-foot-tall super-skinny model, but sometimes she can pull it off so much better than the runway.”

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