We don’t care if you’ve seen all the Star Wars movies or a grand total of zero: Kelly Marie Tran deserves to be on your radar. The actress, who plays Rose Tico in the blockbuster hits, has quietly been ruling the red carpet for a few years now, stepping out in a variety of show-stopping gowns, structured suits, and not-so-basic jumpsuits.
Going back through Tran’s fashion resume, it’s hard to find a time where she looked anything less than spectacular. Sequins? She loves ‘em. Bright colors? That’s her specialty. There have been at least 25 times where Tran convinced us she's a style icon on the rise.
And now, it’s time to give credit where credit is due.
She Loves a Bold Color
Such as blue, green, or even red, like the gown she wore to the London premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
She's Mastered All the Trends
Puff sleeves and cut-outs? Tran seems to be a fan, and she wear them rather well.
Her Gowns Always Steal the Spotlight
TBH, we're still dreaming about the sequined navy number she had on at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker world premiere.
Even the Details Are Worth a Zoom
We won't let Tran's crisp white look distract us from those drop earrings. And while it's not quite a western belt, that buckle sure makes a statement.
She's Not Afraid to Show Some Skin
Or a little leg, which popped when she took a power stance at the CNN Heroes event.
She Knows All About Those Statement Pieces
It didn't matter that Tran's Star Wars costars were all wearing bold colors — our eyes are focused on her shiny green skirt, which was paired with a simple black turtleneck.
She's a Fan of Comfy and Cozy
On top of breaking out a beanie and baggy, striped denim, we love how the actress tied the laces on her Converse sneakers.
She Tends to Make Us Do a Double-Take
Nope, Tran isn't wearing a blazer and pants combo to the season two premiere of Sorry For Your Loss — it's actually a Simona Corsellini jumpsuit!
She's Into Texture
Velvet and tulle appear to be staples in the actress's wardrobe, giving classic pairings a bit more oomph.
Her Black Outfits Aren't Basic
This neutral-colored look was still pretty eye-catching, thanks to Tran's satin pants and long, sequined jacket.
She Knows About Balance
The star decided to make her oversize, printed suit the center of attention by skipping a shirt and keeping accessories to a minimum.
She Loves Sequins
As you can probably tell, there have been plenty of events where Tran opted to sparkle and shine.
We've Seen Her Pull Out a Pop of Color
When she supported Mark Hamill as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tran wore bright yellow heels, which stood out again her black, cut-out jumpsuit.
She Has Great Award-Show Style
Prime example: the sleek, silver gown she wore to Oscars afterparties in 2018.
Some of Her Best Gowns Include Tulle
Such as the princess-like Jenny Packham she wore on the Oscars 2018 red carpet.
...And a Fun Sleeve
We hope she held onto this white, ruffled, off-the-shoulder design.
Timeless Styles Are Her Bread and Butter
Can't go wrong with a classic, one-shoulder, tea-length dress.
Prints? Been There, Nailed That
And the hoops? A perfect addition!
She's Coordinated With Her Costars
We're loving the combo of black, red, and copper.
She Proved Turtleneck Dresses Can Be Sexy
Especially when they're embellished and slightly sheer.
She Has a Signature Shade
Like Amal Clooney, red is clearly Tran's power color.
Her Daytime Looks Are Super Sweet
It's hard to think of an event where a printed mini dress and red heels wouldn't work.
We Can't Stop Staring at Her Shoes
Strappy, platform, full of sparkles — it's always worth peeking at what's on Tran's feet.
Her LBDs Are Anything But Boring
Two words: flutter sleeves. They bring a playful, feminine vibe to any ensemble.
She Set the Bar High From the Start
Even one of Tran's first appearances — at People's Ones to Watch event — proved she was a fashion pro. She wore a blue lace dress with a sheer, mesh-like top, and completed the look with peep-toe heels.