ESC: Viola Davis

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Viola Davis' style is brilliant in its simplicity. Not in a little-to-no-effort way, but simple as in there is a clear focus.

Based on her best looks over the years, it's clear that the How to Get Away With Murder star pays attention to silhouettes, necklines, hues and fabrics. She isn't trying to go viral on the carpet. She's just trying to find and wear the most flattering, high quality gown for her figure, and she nails every time. 

If you're looking for something to wear to a wedding or upscale event, Viola's fashion is the perfect inspiration. She's classic, meaning you can look at an outfit she wore in 2012 and wear something similar tomorrow. She's also the master of what's flattering: cinched waistlines, necklines that accentuate her toned shoulders and décolletage and colors that complement her complexion. You can learn a lot from this star's wardrobe.

This is why Viola wins the carpet. When the red carpet and award show are over, her outfit is certainly noteworthy, yet it never outshines why she's there. We end up talking about her amazing speech or the scene we couldn't forget. And, for an actress, that's truly the goal.

Take a look at the actress' best looks below! 

Viola Davis, 2017 Oscars, Vanity Fair After Party

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In Brandon Maxwell

Viola Davis, 2017 Oscars, Academy Awards, Arrivals

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In Armani Privé

Viola Davis, 2017 BAFTA Awards

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In Jenny Packham

Viola Davis, 2017 SAG Awards, Arrivals

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In Vivienne Westwood

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In Michael Kors

Viola Davis, 2017 Golden Globes, Arrivals

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In Michael Kors

Viola Davis

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In Christian Siriano

Viola Davis

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In Cinq a Sept

22nd Critics' Choice Awards, Arrivals, Viola Davis

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In Michael Kors

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In Zac Posen.

Viola Davis, Glamour Women of the Year

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In Carmen Marc Valvo

Viola Davis, 2009 Golden Globes

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In Max Azria

Viola Davis, SAG Awards 2016, Arrivals

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In Zac Posen

Viola Davis, SAG Awards

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In Max Mara

Viola Davis, ELLE Women In Television

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In Carmen Marc Valvo

Viola Davis, Golden Globe Awards

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In Marchesa

Viola Davis, Emmy Awards 2015

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In Carmen Marc Valvo

Viola Davis, GLAAD Media Awards

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In a white cocktail dress

Viola Davis, 2015 Academy Awards

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In Zac Posen

Viola Davis, SAG Awards

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In Max Mara

Viola Davis, Golden Globes

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In Donna Karan Atelier

Viola Davis, Peoples Choice Awards Show

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In Escada

Viola Davis, Emmy Awards 2014

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In Escada

Viola Davis, Oscars

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In Escada

Viola Davis, SAG Arrivals

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In Monique Lhuillier

Viola Davis, Fashion

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In Max Mara

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis

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In Alberta Ferretti

Viola Davis, Fashion

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In Valentino

Viola Davis, Fashion

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In Herve L. Leroux

Viola Davis, 2012 Oscars

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In Vera Wang at the 2012 Oscars

Viola Davis, Oscar Luncheon

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in Juan Carlos Obando

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In Marchesa

Viola Davis, Golden Globes

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In Emilio Pucci

We can't wait to see what this star is wearing to the Emmy's!

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