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On This Week's Best Dressed List, Mindy Kaling Shows Us The Power Of Color Blocking

05/22/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Oct 05, 2015

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This week, Hollywood A-listers stepped out wearing outfits that did wonders for their bodies.

And when we weren't ogling their ensembles, we were busy writing down tips. Between Mindy Kaling's strategically color-blocked dress, Stephanie Bertram Rose's über-flattering sheath and Andie MacDowell's empire-waisted gown, we have enough style inspiration to last us until fall.

Check out the best-dressed celebs of the week and let us know if you agree with our picks.

  • Go big or go home.
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    Nieves Alvarez in Elie Saab Couture: There are certain places where you can wear a stunning couture gown and the Cannes Film Festival is one of them. The ombré detail makes this dress something special, as do the subtle side cut-outs.
  • Dressing for business doesn't have to be boring.
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    Queen Letizia of Spain: Being royalty often means adhering to a strict dress code, something to which those who work at formal offices can relate. But dressing for more serious occasions doesn't mean sacrificing style. Queen Letizia looks smart in this color-blocked dress that says #GIRLBOSS as much as it says #StyleMaven.
  • To each her own.
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    Danielle Brooks, Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba: These ladies are the trifecta of chic and each knows what works for them -- Schilling is rocking a yellow dress with metallic accents and Brooks and Aduba are bringing it home in different white belted dresses. All three look gorgeous and chose outfits that play to their personalities.
  • A sheath dress works on many different body types.
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    Stephanie Bertram Rose: This color is impeccable against Rose's skin and the sheath style flatters without being too tight. We also love how the model chose to wear bold lipstick with a bright dress.
  • Know your colors.
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    Andie MacDowell in Elie Saab: Orange isn't the easiest color to pull off, but here, MacDowell chose the ideal shade for her complexion. Not only is this dress flattering because of the empire waist, but the low neckline shows off just the right amount of skin.
  • Dress for the occasion.
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    Diane Kruger in Jason Wu: The intricate beading on this dress is absolutely stunning, as are the actress' retro waves. This is an ideal outfit for a party at Versailles -- it is just opulent enough for the occasion. And don't even get us started on that slit.
  • Don't be afraid to stand out.
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    Emily Blunt In Peter Pilotto: This dress is attention-getting, but in all the best ways. Although the design is a little quirky, this fashion girl can pull it off. The fun pattern is grounded by the white hue and the sleek silhouette makes her look sophisticated and not cartoony.
  • Figure out which silhouettes look best on your body.
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    Emily Blunt in Stella McCartney: Not everyone can wear this silhouette, but Blunt clearly knows that it works for her. Though she is very covered up, the tight-fitting nature of this gown ensures that she still looks sexy. And it ensured her a second spot on this week's list.
  • Strategic color-blocking is always a smart move.
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    Mindy Kaling in Roksanda: Black is the most flattering color -- that is not debatable -- but there is a way to wear bright colors while still reaping the benefits of the ultra-flattering dark hue. Here, Kaling opted for a tight-fitting black dress, but the pink and orange sleeves add a pop of color and make her look seasonally appropriate.

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