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."
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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.
Washington steps out at the "Peeples" premiere in Hollywood on May 8, 2013.
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.
Washington is photographed outside the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011.
Kerry Washington arrives at the NAACP Awards in Los Angeles on March 4, 2011.
Washington attends the season opening of the Metropolitan Opera in New York on September 27, 2010.
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.
Cannes Film Festival
Washington takes the stage at the awards ceremony for the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2008.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
MTV Movie Awards
Washington walks the red carpet at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California, on April 14, 2013.
Washington walks backstage at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 24, 2013.
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.
Washington arrives at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 27, 2013.
'Django Unchained' London Premiere
The actress arrives at the U.K. premiere of Django Unchained in central London, January 10, 2013.
'Django Unchained' Berlin Premiere
Kerry Washington poses on the red carpet for the German premiere of "Django Unchained" in Berlin on January 8, 2013
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.
Washington arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 18, 2011