Week’s Best Celebrity Style: Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett and more

By Ava Baccari

Killer head-to-toe style comes down to details – from a perfectly placed cut-out to a hemline that falls at exactly the right spot. It’s practically a science, and one that A-listers like Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington and Lupita Nyong’o nail every single time they step out. This week, the style-savvy actresses turn their detail-oriented focus on ruffle accents that play up their feminine guiles.

Always a sartorial savant, Cate Blanchett donned an all-black Givenchy Resort 2017 skirt suit with a studded blazer fashionably draped over her shoulders and a pearl-encrusted ruffle cascading down the centre – the epitome of Parisian chic. Not too feminine and featuring an asymmetric neckline, the ensemble stayed true to Cate's ever-bold aesthetic with just the right amount of edge.

Lupita Nyong’o also proved that feminine doesn’t have to mean to girly. The star of The Jungle Book opted for a fitted, ballet-pink silk charmeuse Boss dress with a gently folded ruffle that cascaded into a pleated skirt. Strappy gunmetal sandals completed the ensemble and made for the perfect contrast to the delicate nature of the ballerina-inspired look.

Known for her varied style choices, Kerry Washington always brings some Old Hollywood glamour to red carpet dressing. This time, the Scandal star chose a black Giambattista Valli cocktail dress with a pretty yellow floral print and matching chiffon cape over her shoulder. Pro details? Her glossy pink lip and monochromatic SJP colour-block pumps. This is the stuff of maternity style #goals.


Fanciful ruffling also made its way onto Karlie Kloss (in colour-block Prabal Gurung), Lucy Hale (in a pretty Storets blouse), Freida Pinto (in sequinned Burberry) and fashion girl Caroline Issa (in a resort-inspired Hilfiger Collection shirt). Newcomer Bella Heathcote also showed some serious style chops in a gilded Alexander McQueen dress with cut-outs, sequins and a chiffon ruffled skirt – oh my, indeed!

Tell us which looks you loved most on Twitter and Facebook!

HELLO! Canada magazine is available for your tablet and smartphone. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world’s best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue. CLICK HERE to sign up for a free trial.