Viola Davis in Talbots

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A Day in the Life
As if to offset their on-camera sexiness, actresses were often photographed looking blissfully domestic (Lena Horne tied on an apron and posed next to an oven for one publicity shot). This cool, demure dress (Talbots, $149) is a perfect showcase for Davis' well-toned arms, and the dragonfly pattern makes it delightfully summery. 

Earrings, Moon and Lola. Belt, Hobo International. Bracelet, Carolee. Shoes, Christian Louboutin.