Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Kerry Washington Arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on April 14, 2013

Well, this is no Scandal! Kerry Washington, who’s been dazzling us on the red carpet for a while now, has been named “The World’s Best-Dressed Woman” by People Magazine. Cited for her ability to consistently strike the right balance with her red carpet looks, People’s editors seemed to find this one an easy choice. Honestly, we’re hard-pressed to argue with their assessment!

So how is it that the Scandal actress ensures every red carpet look is “handled” in true Olivia Pope fashion? "I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn't feel too much of any one thing," she tells PEOPLE. "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."

Well, mission accomplished. We also love that Kerry rarely shies away from playing with color. In a sea of black gowns with the occasional pops of blue, pink, and red, Kerry in unafraid to rock a backless yellow gown. She also manages to mix patterns and textures without looking like a fashion victim. (It probably doesn’t hurt that her skin is flawless, or that her makeup and hair are always on point.)

Bow down to this gladiator of fashion — and check out who else made People’s Best Dressed list!

Source: People

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