Kerry Washington has ''fun'' dressing for the red carpet.

The 36-year-old actress likes experimenting with her creative team to come up with a look for A-List events and her favourite is the white ball gown by Giles Deacon that she wore in January to the London premiere of 'Django Unchained'.

She told In Style magazine: ''Dressing for the red carpet is a creative endeavor, working with a team to achieve the final look is fun. My favourite was the Giles gown I wore to the London premiere of 'Django Unchained'. I fell in love with it instantly.

''I don't usually get nervous before a red carpet appearance. When it comes to clothes, I try to make decisions I feel good about.''

Although she enjoys experimenting with her look on her red carpet her regular style is an amalgamation of high street and designer.

She explained: ''My off-duty style is really relaxed - comfort is a priority. I like to take sensible classic pieces and throw in trendy elements that are a little more fun. I love MiH Jeans and anything from Topshop - that store is such an essential US import! I'm also a huge fan of Kurt Geiger shoes. Overall, the US high street is nothing compared to the UK.''