Kerry Washington: I dress for myself

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington dresses to make herself happy.

The American actress was recently named World’s Best Dressed Woman by People magazine. While she is known for her glamorous ensembles on the red carpet Kerry insists she only wears pieces she feels comfortable and confident in.

She believes dressing to cater to someone else’s taste isn’t satisfying.

“It’s important to always dress to make yourself happy, because if you’re always trying to please other people you’re never going to feel fulfilled,” she told Us Weekly. “You have to make sure that when you walk out of the house that you feel good about yourself.”

The 36-year-old star also shared her love for her tailor. By having outfits adjusted she believes it flatters women’s figures rather than settling for the original fitting.

“Everybody needs to have a really good tailor! That’s the biggest thing. It’s unfortunate that women feel that in the store things should fit perfectly because that’s when you leave feeling like you’re imperfect in some way,” she recommended. “And it’s not true! Everybody should have a good tailor because everybody’s body is different.”

Kerry will be in attendance at the 65th Emmy Awards on Sunday, where she is nominated for Best Actress for her TV show Scandal.

Even before hearing about her nomination she began looking for a dress and has now found one which has the look, comfort and is the perfect color.

“This dress, I just knew [it was the one]. I put it on and was like, ‘I’m done’,” she revealed.

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