On the long, long list of ways that winter white works, wearing it to a holiday party is right toward the top. Take it from Pitch Perfect‘s leading lady (and star of upcoming films Into the Woods and The Last Five Years) Anna Kendrick, who nailed the look at TNT’s Christmas in Washington 2013 gala yesterday with an ivory J. Mendel gown. We have so many thoughts on the perfection of this dress—starting with how it beautifully complemented her dewy milkmaid complexion. Genius, we tell you!
But even if you aren’t pale like Anna, winter white will still work for you; the color flatters all skin tones. Give it a try with one of the strapless cream cocktail dresses in the slideshow above, all inspired by Kendrick’s killer ensemble.