14/08/2014 12:32 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Style File: Kerry Washington

It's official: Kerry Washington is the best dressed star of 2013. The actress beat the likes of Victoria Beckham and the Duchess of Cambridge to the top spot of Vanity Fair's list and after a quick flick through Washington's recent red carpet looks, it's pretty easy to see why.


After impressing at every single appearance on the month-long Django Unchained promo tour (and there were plenty of them), Kerry proved she knows a thing or two about looking chic without trying too hard. That's not forgetting her brilliant style choices throughout red carpet season. What's not to love about the pretty peach Miu Miu gown she wore to the Oscars?

The best thing about this star's fashion past? Often bright and always daring, Kerry's style is never boring. Here's why she's been crowned best dressed of the year: