Kerry Washington felt "empowered" in the racy ensemble she wore to the Golden Globes last month.
The Scandal star stepped out onto the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton hotel wearing a daring black Altuzarra ensemble which was comprised of a skirt with a thigh-high slit and a blazer with nothing underneath except for a bejewelled harness.
In a cover interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, Kerry explained that the outfit made her feel sexy and empowered that the same time.
"It was both really sexual and sensual but also extremely empowered and boundaried," she said. "My favourite compliment was when this woman came up to me and said that she loved it because it was 'so sexy' but it also implied that 'you can look but you can't touch.'"
The 43-year-old also received praise from her fellow celebrities during the evening, although Isla Fisher was concerned she was going to expose herself.
"Isla Fisher was at a table with J.Lo, and Isla was like, 'I'm so stressed out. I just feel like Kerry's jacket is going to fly open, and it's going to be a disaster,'" Kerry recalled. "Jennifer Lopez, who is the queen of Topstick (tape), just turned to her and said, 'She's fine!' Jennifer and I are from the same neighbourhood in The Bronx, so she's always looked out for me."
Elsewhere in the interview, the actress, who is an ambassador and creative consultant for skincare brand Neutrogena, explained that she keeps in shape by doing exercises such as Pilates and yoga, while she and her children are big fans of swimming too.
"My husband teased me that if I did the (DNA test) 23andMe, it would come back 11 per cent mermaid. My kids are the same way. They're just fish," she joked.
Kerry and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, who have been married since 2013, are parents to Isabelle, five, and Caleb, three.
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