This isn’t the type of outfit just anyone could wear. The giant bow hair accessory is super-cute… but could look really childish if you weren’t very careful. The dress, meanwhile, is a great shape, with a great print, but the combination of long sleeves, high neck, loose fit and midi-length hem is a great way to look instantly frumpy… if you weren’t very careful. White, pointed toe stilettos, meanwhile? We still tend to associate them with the so-called “Essex girls” of the 80s – no offence to anyone from Essex (who was alive in the 80s) who happens to be reading this.
So no: this isn’t the type of outfit just anyone could wear.
Kerry Washington can, though. And not only can she wear it, she can wear it pretty darn well, if you ask us: we love the retro vibe she’s brought to this look, and how the sexiness of the shoes and playfulness of the bow help to both cancel each other out (so it’s neither a “sexy” look nor a “quirky” one) AND eliminate even the hint of frump from the dress shape.