Most women don't have the black tie agenda that Olivia Pope does, but every so often a work event requires you to put on the ritz. As she has proved ever-so-memorably, this can be your time to truly shine. Choose a striking gown that will standout. Remember, Olivia didn't make it to the top by playling it safe.
Sherri Hill Embellished Strapless Chiffon Gown, $550; nordstrom.com.