Dream fashions from singer-actress Jennifer Hudson

Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson rose to fame as a contestant on the 2004 season of the talent competition American Idol. Later, in 2006, she appeared in the film Dreamgirls, which chronicled the rise of an all-girls trio in the vein of the Supremes. Her rousing performance in the film ultimately earned her an Oscar in 2007 for Best Supporting Actress.

Sure, the girl is talented, but what about her fashion sense? It turns out that when it comes to pairing fine jewelry and exquisite accessories with an ensembles, Hudson's assured style is an inspiration to aspiring trendsetters.

Hudson looked chic in a sleeveless cream-colored dress at the 2012 Samsung Hope for Children event. With her bangs cropped and her makeup leaning toward a more natural look, she allowed her dress to take center stage on the red carpet. The dress' free-flowing fit flattered Hudson's newly-slender figure and showed the actress off at her fashionable best.

Hudson paired her dress with subtle stud earrings and two thick gold bracelets woven with strips of copper and amber gemstones. An unexpected burst of violet color on her nails complemented her stunning round cut diamond engagement ring with a pave halo split. Ladies who want to own the room might want to consider gold jewelry like Hudson's that features intricate weaving and a sprinkle of gemstones or diamonds.