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Kerry Washington's Signature Red Carpet Look: Trains, Trains and More Trains
People magazine just announced Kerry Washington as their Best Dressed Woman in the World for 2013, and it's easy to see why. Washington has an impeccable fashion sense, both on-screen and off. "I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn't feel too much of any one thing," she once told People about her personal style. "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." READ: How to Wear Lingerie as Outerwear (Without Being Risque) But if there's one thing we've noticed about the "Scandal" star's most glamorous looks, it's this: Washington's favorite gowns are the kind that keep trailing the red carpet long after she's left the photographers' frames. Here's a look at 20 of Washington's fantastic dresses, each featuring an even more fantastic train.
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'Peeples' Premiere

Washington steps out at the "Peeples" premiere in Hollywood on May 8, 2013.
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MET Costume Institute Benefit

Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" in New York, May 6, 2013.
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BET Awards

Washington is photographed outside the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011.
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NAACP Awards

Kerry Washington arrives at the NAACP Awards in Los Angeles on March 4, 2011.
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Metropolitan Opera

Washington attends the season opening of the Metropolitan Opera in New York on September 27, 2010.
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'Visage' Screening

Washington walks the red carpet for the screening of the film "Visage," which is in competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, on May 23, 2009.
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Cannes Film Festival

Washington takes the stage at the awards ceremony for the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2008.
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Cannes Film Festival

Kerry Washington arrives before the screening of "The Palermo Shooting" by German director Wim Wenders at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2008.
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amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS

The actress arrives at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2007 event in Mougins during the 60th Cannes Film Festival, May 23, 2007.
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'My Blueberry Nights' Screening

Washington (left) poses for photographers alongside actresses Andie MacDowell and Gong Li at the screening "My Blueberry Nights" at the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2007.
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'The Last King of Scotland' Premiere

Kerry Washington is seen at the European premiere of her film "The Last King of Scotland" on the opening night of the 50th London Film Festival on October 18, 2006.
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'The Da Vinci Code' Premiere

Kerry Washington (center) is photographed between actresses Aishwarya Rai and Andie McDowell at the world premiere of "The Da Vinci Code" at the opening night of the 59th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2006.
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MTV Movie Awards

Washington walks the red carpet at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California, on April 14, 2013.
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Academy Awards

Washington walks backstage at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 24, 2013.
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NAACP Image Awards

Washington poses in the press room at the 44th NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on February 1, 2013.
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SAG Awards

Washington arrives at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 27, 2013.
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'Django Unchained' London Premiere

The actress arrives at the U.K. premiere of Django Unchained in central London, January 10, 2013.
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'Django Unchained' Berlin Premiere

Kerry Washington poses on the red carpet for the German premiere of "Django Unchained" in Berlin on January 8, 2013
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Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards

Washington gets ready to present an award at the 21st annual Glamour Magazine Women of the Year award ceremony in New York on November 7, 2011.
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Emmy Awards

Washington arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 18, 2011
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Kerry Washington's Signature Red Carpet Look: Trains, Trains and More Trains

People magazine just announced Kerry Washington as their Best Dressed Woman in the World for 2013, and it's easy to see why. Washington has an impeccable fashion sense, both on-screen and off. "I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn't feel too much of any one thing," she once told People about her personal style. "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." READ: How to Wear Lingerie as Outerwear (Without Being Risque) But if there's one thing we've noticed about the "Scandal" star's most glamorous looks, it's this: Washington's favorite gowns are the kind that keep trailing the red carpet long after she's left the photographers' frames. Here's a look at 20 of Washington's fantastic dresses, each featuring an even more fantastic train.

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