Tracee Ellis Ross is a bit of an obsession of ours here at Who What Wear UK. Yes, she’s the daughter of OG glamour icon Diana Ross, but she’s also an incredible, award-winning actress who can make us laugh until our cheeks ache on shows like Black-ish. In short: Ross is the modern style icon we’ve been waiting for.
Not just a clotheshorse for incredible outfits (styled with the help of celebrity stylist Karla Welch), Tracee is a lover of bold, creative, self-expression—and her wardrobe is an immediate reflection of that. She also uses her celebrity status as a platform to speak out and support causes that matter to her. From wearing black on the red carpet to support the launch of the #TimesUp movement in Hollywood to wearing a hot pink boiler suit at the 2017 Women’s March (where she delivered a rousing speech), the star is a powerhouse—both on screen and off.
Likewise, her style is something to marvel at continuously. If you’re not already enamoured with the goddess who is Tracee Ellis Ross, you’re about to be. Scroll through the gallery below for some of her best looks yet.
In Christopher Kane for The Late Late Show With James Corden.
Pure vacay style goals in a kimono by London-based Nigerian designer Duro Olowu.
Looking stunning in Zuhair Murad for the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscars after party.
Neon Prada dress with box-fresh sneakers? A lesson in summer dressing.
We’re getting serious Mama Ross vibes from this combo. The feather YSL jacket, the embellished Narciso Rodriguez dress… perfection.
In a bold mint-and-red colour clash by Vika Gazinskaya to interview Michelle Obama for the United State of Women.
Looking fierce in a leopard-print skirt and sheer lace blouse—both by Peter Dundas—for a late night appearance on Conan.
Breaking up the red-on-red Proenza Schouler with a black leather bustier. Love.
Leading the charge at the Women’s March in 2017. Now that’s what we call "dressed for business."
Stealing the show at the Wrinkle in Time premiere in a floral-print Michael Kors dress and Manolo Blahnik satin boots.
As pared back as it gets for Tracee Ellis Ross, in vintage Balmain from Shrimpton Couture.
Here she is in a striped Self Portrait outfit for The Ellen Show. We love that Tracee regularly shuns heels for sneakers to give tailoring a fresh feel.
So pretty. Max Mara springtime vibes.
A masterclass in the power suit for Jimmy Kimmel with a little help from YSL.
Oh hello, metallic Balmain tuxedo.
Head-to-toe Chanel? Don’t mind us if we file this under "go-to formal outfits."
A leather take on the sheer trend in Dior for Vanity Fair’s 2018 Toast Women event.
Safari vibes nailed in a Michael Kors suit and Louboutin heels.
Another knockout Balmain look—this time at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscars after party.
Supporting the #TimesUp movement at the Golden Globes in a black dress and turban by Marc Jacobs.
Off-duty perfection? We’d say so. Extra points for making the "dad" sneaker trend so chic.
Polo outfits will never be cooler than this. Céline trousers, an Agnes B blouse plus Stuart Weitzman brogues.
Committing to a print in Valentino.
Sequins and feathers? Yes, please. Pure glam in Chanel for the 2017 Emmy Awards.
Liberated woman, indeed. You can still shop Tracee’s awesome T-shirt—a percentage of each sale goes straight to Planned Parenthood.
Iris Apfel street style vibes in the best possible way.
Hot red Jenny Packham at the 2017 AmfAR Gala in Cannes. Dreamy.
What did we tell you? Tracee is a pure style queen, no doubt about it.