Even If Kerry Washington's Dress Didn't Have Stars on It, She'd Still Be Shining

When you walk the red carpet at an award show, a gorgeous gown or pantsuit can only take you so far. Finding the perfect pose to show off that look is almost as important as whatever you've got on, and for 2017's Critics' Choice Awards, Kerry Washington totally nailed it. Showing off a starry, partially sheer black Elie Saab dress, the star placed her hand on her hip while popping her leg — a powerful stance that commanded our full attention. She knew how to work the room, a glittery manicure, and that fun, short design, and we can only hope to channel her during our next photo opp.

Scroll through to see Kerry's look in full. Then check out what everyone wore to the glamorous event.