The mom-to-be struck exactly the perfect balance between Hollywood glam and D.C. sophistication in this twisted Monique Lhuillier.
Somewhere Natalie Portman is drooling over this perfectly gamine, meticulously embroidered Marchesa.
Call it the anti-Effie: the Hunger Games star put a sleek foot forward in a stunning red Antonio Berardi.
The Scandal star looked positively demure in a Calvin Klein column gown.
Hudson certainly dazzled in this sequined Jenny Packham, but it seemed a little Tinseltown for a night out on the Beltway.
The star played to both parties in a Pucci that featured a conservative cut but still showed a liberal amount of skin.
Between her blonde hair, pale skin, and the pearlescent satin of her Vivienne Westwood gown, a pop of color would have helped Danes stand out.
Like another expectant mom, the True Blood star stepped out in a sexy yet sophisticated black number.
Showing them how it’s done, Davis looked smashing in a single-shouldered satin gown.
Who knew there was such a thing as adorkable evening wear? Leave it to the New Girl star to find a quirky polka-dotted Oscar de la Renta.
It wouldn’t be a red carpet without the A-list stylist and another of her signature long-sleeved ’70s-style gowns.
She may only be 18, but the Twilight star has clearly graduated from the kids’ table with this beautifully beaded Prada gown.
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Giving the little black dress a twist with beaded straps, Robinson Peete provides a lesson in what to wear when invited to a White House affair.
We’re oddly mesmerized by Dawson’s iridescent and ombre-shaded gown — though we can imagine two other reasons people might have been staring.
Right-wing, wrong dress. The troubled starlet wore a poorly stitched gown as a guest of Fox News pundit Greta Van Susteren.
We’re not sure what the swimsuit model was doing at a White House-affiliated event, but how handy that she brought her cover-up along.
For once we missed the Modern Family star’s usual mermaid gown, which may have been a little more appropriate for a night with the president.
To the long list of ”What Was Kim Thinking?” moments — her butt x-ray, a mayoral campaign, that wedding — we’re adding this green velvet gown.
Once upon a time, a star stepped out on the red carpet in H&M. No, really!
The Parks & Recreation star can do no wrong in our eyes — though with this printed peplum number by Tory Burch she comes awfully close.