02/28/2014 03:03 EST | Updated 02/28/2014 03:59 EST

Lupita Nyong'o Is Giving Us Serious Crop Top Envy

We didn't think anyone could top Kerry Washington's maternity crop top but of course we should have realized that Lupita Nyong'o would trump everyone.

The "12 Years A Slave" star, who is just days away from learning whether she's won the 2014 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, rocked sleek white separates when she attended the Essence Black Women In Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday. (Fellow style maven Washington also attended the event and wore a striking cobalt blue dress.)

The cream Giambattista Valli ensemble was a bit of a departure for the Kenyan beauty, who has wowed us in colourful prints and shut it down at the Golden Globes in a fantastic red cape.

While we're sure the 30-year-old face of Miu Miu won't be wearing a crop top at the Oscars, we hope that she takes a risk and wears something unexpected.

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