18.03.14 Best Dressed

Which Was Your Favourite Kerry Washington 2014 Awards Season Look?

Which Was Your Favourite Kerry Washington 2014 Awards Season Look

Kerry Washington was very much part of awards season, both as a presenter at many of the major events, and as a nominee for a SAG Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance in ‘Scandal’.

With so many celebs expecting this year, maternity style is taking centre stage on the red carpet right now.

While Olivia Wilde has been knocking it out of the fashion ballpark, going from fitted in Gucci to bump-concealing in Valentino, Kerry’s style has in some cases been frankly disappointing and not on a par with the fashionista we all know and love.

She started awards season glowing in Balenciaga at the Golden Globe Awards, then gorgeous at the SAG Awards nominees party, but at the main event she left me baffled by her Prada choice. It is one thing to show off your bump proudly, but on this occasion the look was highly unflattering.

An awkward yet pretty Oscar de la Renta dress followed, with a beautiful Thakoon custom look at the NAACP Image Awards, and as pretty as the Jason Wu was at the Oscars, the creases took the sheen off this look.

My favourite, looking back, was the Balenciaga, followed by the Thakoon.

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03.03.14

Kerry Washington In Jason Wu – Oscars 2014

Kerry Washington In Jason Wu - Oscars 2014

Kerry Washington, and her baby bump, stunned at the Oscars 2014, hosted Sunday night (March 2) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

The ‘Scandal’ actress wore a custom-designed Jason Wu amethyst satin crepe gown with a side slit and gold tie bar detail at the bodice.

She accessorized with Jennifer Meyer jewels, including double bracelets and petite earrings, along with embellished platinum pumps.

The beautifully draped dress, which floated over her burgeoning curves, suffered from a few unfortunate wrinkles and was a casualty of the wet weather, given its rain-soaked hemline.

Still, Kerry was undeniably glowing, rocking a vampy oxblood lip and a soft, wavy half-up, half-down ’do.

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28.02.14

Kerry Washington In Calvin Klein Collection – 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington In Calvin Klein Collection - 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington attended the 7th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held at Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (February 27) in Beverly Hills, California.

We’ve had a lot to say about her maternity style, but the finally nailed it at this event wearing a flattering Calvin Klein Collection azure-blue, baby-bump concealing dress which draped off one-shoulder.

Keeping accessories to a minimum, she added an Emm Kuo ‘Guggenheim’ oyster shell, black resin and stingray minaudière clutch with blue lapis details to complement her frock; plus Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ black pumps and EF Collection diamond X ring.

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23.02.14

Kerry Washington In Thakoon – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Kerry Washington in Thakoon - NAACP Image Awards 2014Kerry Washington’s red-carpet maternity style has been hit-or-miss, so I was eagerly anticipating what statement she’d bring to the NAACP Image Awards 2014, presented by TV One, on Saturday (February 22) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The ‘Scandal’ actress wore a custom Thakoon royal-navy and peach, double-faced-silk gown to clothe her burgeoning baby bump.

The strapless, shawl-sleeve silhouette, coupled with the floor-scraping train, give this look its romantic, mod-fairytale appeal.

Not adding much in the way of accessories, she carried a matching blue envelope clutch by Prada and wore simple diamond studs, topping off the look with a Rapunzel-like, fishtail braid and peachy-pink lip.

If you recall, last year Kerry was dressed in a hyper-memorable Oscar de la Renta gown that stole many of our hearts. I’m not sure the same amount of favour will be laden on this high-sheen dress. But there’s no denying she’s positively glowing.

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Kerry Washington In Oscar de la Renta – 2014 Directors Guild Of America Awards

Kerry Washington In Oscar de la Renta - 2014 Directors Guild Of America Awards

Kerry Washington attended the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards held last night (January 25) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, California.

Having failed to excite in Prada at the 2014 SAG Awards, Kerry chose a billowing Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 white tulle daisy cotton guipure embroidered dress for the occasion.

The ultra-pretty trapeze dress which concealed Kerry’s bump was styled with a pair of killer PVC Christian Louboutin ‘Bollywood Boulevard’ heels with embellished detailing helped push this pretty dress into a more glamorous direction.

A simple Smythson ‘Soho Diary’ clutch, Martin Katz jewels and sleek tresses kept the look paired back and enabled the dress to become the stand-out of the night.

Kerry is really mixing thing up when it comes to red carpet dressing. Do you think she is leading the way in maternity dressing with her directional choices?

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19.01.14

Kerry Washington In Prada – 2014 SAG Awards

Kerry Washington In Prada - 2014 SAG Awards

Kerry Washington made quite the attention-grabbing entrance at the 2014 SAG Awards, hosted at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Saturday (January 18).

No longer disguising her burgeoning baby bump—at all—the ‘Scandal’ star and nominee put on a custom Prada ensemble that was worlds away from standard maternity style.

Showing us that even expectant mothers can work the current cropped-top trend, she flaunted a fuchsia, silk gabardine elbow-sleeve, open-back top that glittered with hand-embroidered crystals, paillettes and tiny flowers.

The top was paired with a midnight-blue, high-waisted Mikado silk skirt with layered pleating detail, alongside lace-embellished Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalace’ pointy pumps.

Harry Winston jewels contributed even more sparkle, while the pop of a fuchsia and red silk Prada clutch added more colour. She topped off the look with a bouffant-style ’do and a simple headband, not to mention a matching pink lip.

This was a bold style move from Kerry, who was obviously having plenty of fun with fashion tonight. Did the risk pay off?

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18.01.14

Kerry Washington In Tory Burch – Entertainment Weekly’s SAG Awards Nominees Party

Kerry Washington In Tory Burch - Entertainment Weekly's SAG Awards Nominees Party

Kerry Washington continued to showcase her chic maternity style at Entertainment Weekly’s celebration honoring the 2014 SAG Awards nominees, held at Chateau Marmont on Friday (January 17) in Los Angeles, California.

The ‘Scandal’ actress, who is nominated for an award this evening, wore a Tory Burch ‘Edna’ halter dress with bold graphic floral print – which defines this dress – along with a magenta House of Lavande statement necklace, fuchsia Kotur box clutch and multi-coloured python Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pumps.

I’m sure you will agree that the beauty of this look is in the accessories, which is not to say that there is anything wrong with the flattering frock.

You can buy Kerry’s Christian Louboutin So Kate Artistic-Print Python Pumps from
Saks.com and Saks.com UK.

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