Actress Kerry Washington proved that one-shouldered cocktail dresses are sexy and fun at the Hollywood Palladium.
Kerry's formfitting black and pink dress hit at mid-thigh and featured a gathered shoulder detail. The bottom of the dress was a textured black fabric, set off by a belted detail at the waist which gave her an eye-catching hourglass shape. The bodice featured a satiny pink cheetah print covered with black lace, pulled over to the shoulder and knotted, creating chic dark diagonal folds over her chest.
She completed the look with black lace peep-toe booties, a black clutch and big hoop earrings. She pulled back her hair into a stylish messy updo and accentuated her eyes with lots of black eyeliner, smoky shadow and mascara. Bronzer highlighted her cheekbones and a light pink lipstick completed her look.
Next time you're in the market for club dresses or cocktail dresses, take a cue from Kerry and go with a one-shoulder piece to show off your arms. Lace will give any outfit a classic look, but black lace amps up the sexiness factor for a night that calls for extra glamor.