Chock-full of drama, deception, and the destruction of Madam Vice President's personal and political career, the midseason finale of Scandal had us on edge — so you can bet we were personally and professionally ready for last week's highly anticipated return. Every Thursday, we look forward to a power-packed night of suspense and style, courtesy of our beloved gladiators — but we weren't the only ones. Our sartorial-savvy readers voted Scandal as their favorite fashion-centric show of 2013, and it's easy to see why. From statement coats and structured suits to ladylike sets and designer accessories, Olivia Pope, played by red carpet ace Kerry Washington, and company bring their A-games to the small screen — and prove polished separates aren't just for the boardroom. Before a breakdown of tonight's slick styles, let's put on our white hats and take a look back at the most fierce and fashionable outfits from season three thus far.
Hungry for more? We've got the secrets to Scandal's unparalleled style straight from costume designer Lyn Paolo. As well as step-by-step tips for nailing Olivia's professional beauty palette from makeup extraordinaire Denise Hooper.