Mindy Kaling's Dad Picked Her Red Carpet Dress & It's Clear He Knows His Daughter's Style — PHOTOS

Whenever I see celebrities wearing amaze outfits on the red carpet, I always assume their A-list stylist picked it out for them — but some stars look for advice a tad bit closer to home. Mindy Kaling's dad picked her red carpet dress, according to People, and if her fashion track record is anything to go by, it seems like he seriously knows his daughter's style. Way to go, dad.

The Mindy Project star walked the red carpet at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies event on Friday in Beverly Hills, wearing a super colorful and sparkly ensemble that A) is totally her, B) I totally want to steal immediately, and C) was picked out by her father. Wait — what?!

Apparently, Kaling's dad has A+ taste in fashion, because the black Peter Pilotto dress with a sparkling skirt and green, white, blue, and pink detailing was one of my favorite outfits she's worn so far. “He was just hanging out with me because we were going to go to lunch after and he was like, ‘Oh, I like this dress,’ and I was like, ‘Dad, you have amazing taste. This is Peter Pilotto,'" Kaling said. But it gets even more adorable.

When Kaling said she was going to buy the dress, her dad insisted he get it for her.

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"It was really cool. I have a cool dad," Kaling said. Obviously, coolness runs in this family.

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The colorful detailing is even better up close.

Though Kaling admitted her dad didn't actually know who Peter Pilotto was, one thing is for sure: He definitely knows his daughter's taste in clothes. Here are seven times Mindy Kaling wowed in colorful ensembles as proof.

1. Pretty In Pink

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Kaling wore multiple shades of pink in this feminine dress.

2. Electric Blue

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This traditional dress was bright, bold, and glittering — aka, all good things.

3. Yellow

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Even at an award show like the Emmy's, Kaling went bright.

4. Fuchsia

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She's totally channeling Elle Woods here.

5. Pink/Purple

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Her dress at the Cannes Film Festival was jewel-toned perfection.

6. Emerald

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Green is no easy color to pull off, and Kaling totally nailed it.

7. Lavender


Even though this color is more subdued than some of her others, it still makes a pop, and had plenty of sparkle.

We can always count on Mindy Kaling to make a red carpet a little bit brighter.

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