Every Time Tracee Ellis Ross Slayed the Red Carpet

This Blackish star's style is iconic

By Alanah Joseph Sep 15, 2017 11:04 AMTags
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There's no one in the world like Tracee Ellis Ross, and her wardrobe proves it.

"I've always been that person. I've always loved clothes," the Blackish star told E! News. "I've always been ‘the girl caught in mommy's closet'...I am born of a legacy of glamour, but for me, clothing was my armor and my protection growing up."

Well, when your mother is Diana Ross, who can blame you? Despite being a "legacy of glamour," the actress didn't grow up in the fashion spotlight. Instead, her style has evolved alongside her career. Over the years, it is as if she's become more aware of how she wants to express who she is (which is more than simply Diana's daughter). Her journey to becoming an award-winning actress has been marked by transformative styles and an epic wardrobe that make her the one to watch.

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"I think style is a form of how people wear their insides on the outside," she recently told us behind the scenes of the Elle Personal Style Awards.

She's very good at it, so it was of no surprise when she won the Rulebreaker-in-Chief award. There aren't any rules in purely expressing yourself and being who you want to be. For Tracee, that means expressing what it means to be at the top of your acting game and having immense pride within that.

When it comes to the carpet, Tracee just gets it. Her clothes are edgy, cool, yet effortless and ageless. There's almost a guarantee she won't look like anyone else. But, no matter your style, she's rocked something that you'll want to copy.

Check out her best looks below!

Emmys Gold

For the 2020 virtual Emmys, the actress shined bright like an Emmys trophy in this ruffled gold halter gown.

Caped Crusader

Ross made a dramatic entrance to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party in this metallic gold dress and cape.


Ross dons a structured, high-fashion look in hot pink.

Minimal Color Block

The actress and style maven poses in a classic Carolina Herrera white sequined suit... and seems to be twinning with LaKeith Stanfield (pictured right).

Flowy Florals

Tracee Ellis Ross in this two-toned couture Giambattista Valli high-cuff dress at the 2018 InStyle Awards gives us life!

Blooming Pink

Grown-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross saturates the gold carpet in Valentino at the 2018 Emmys.

Icon Status

The Black-ish star honored another fashion icon, attending Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary runway show and dinner.

Fashion Royalty

The actress makes a serious case for bright, monochromatic suits at an event celebrating costume design.

Radiant Goddess

This plunging white caftan dress paired with black boots reminds of the star's trendsetter status.

Abstract Queen

The actress takes on every shape and color in this sparkling, sheer dress paired with bright orange pumps. 

Golden Goodness

This fashionista is killing it in this metallic gold maxi skirt, paired with a golden crossbody bag and matching boots. 

Pink Heartthrob

Serving major Diana Ross vibes, the actress stuns in this vintage-style sparkling gown with an oversized cape. 

What A Combo

Doing her part to brighten up the streets of NYC, the Joan actress steps out in this show-stopping, sequin dress from JCPenny paired with white sneakers. 

Out of This World

This metallic tuxedo-style jumper by Balmain has the actress on a chic futuristic vibe and we are loving it. 

Pretty Pink Parade

This vibrant Esteban Cortazar dress is the perfect summer picnic look, having a flared hemline and circling white accents. 

Disco Diva

Sparkling in a feathered, bedazzled Chanel Haute Couture dress, this celebrity was surely the center of attention for the 2017 Emmys.

Colorful Couture

Looking great in every hue, the actress wears a colorful Rosie Assoulin dress to the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards. 

Looking Royal in Blue

Tracee sports her best high fashion look, rocking an Avant Garde Comme des Garcons dress in Royal Blue for the 2017 Met Gala. 

Standout in Orange

Clearly Dr. Rainbow channels whatever color, whenever she wants in this chic orange shift dress by Victoria Beckham. 

Cannes Do

This chic queen brought all the glamour to Cannes in this stunning Jenny Packham gown.

Tiered Tassels

The Blackish star couldn't have looked more amazing in this innovating, stylish, Yanina couture dress full of decorative details. 

Beaded Beauty

Showing off her elegant style, this Zuhair Murad corset dress at the 2017 Golden Globes stole our hearts. Just check out the jeweled details. 

Rockin' Red

This bright red outfit stands out on the sexy star, complete with some zipper details for a fierce look. 

Lengthening Lines

The actress channels her inner glam in this Ulyana Sergeenko dress. Safe to say the gown adds style and length to her red carpet look. 

Lovely LBD

The actress stunned at the 2017 SAG Awards in this simple and elegant Ulyana Sergeenko black dress. 

Perfect Prep

Grab your shades! This star sparkled on the red carpet in this fun Rosario look complete with a bow. 

Splendid by the Sea

She had fun with these beach themed accessories for this sea foam green look. 

Tasteful Turquoise

The actress looks fresh and ready for the sun in this lacy Zuhair Murad dress at the 2017 Critics' Choice Awards. 

Flirty and Fashionable

This deep V-neck Missoni dress is the perfect look for a brunch in Hollywood. 

Velvet Vixen

The actress opts for a shiny and subtle look in this vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress at the 2016 HBO Emmy After Party. 

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