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Tracee Ellis Ross plays many roles—not just as an actress, but as an activist, a life coach, and someone who knows how to wear the hell out of a good suit. Remember that stunning white wide-legged Christian Siriano suit she wore for the AMAs in 2017? It's etched into our sartorial souls. And Ross has gone and done it again: For W Magazine's pre-Golden Globes party Friday night, she stepped out in a gorgeous all-white suit covered in glimmering sequins—and symbolism.
Her stylist, Karla Welch, captured Ellis' look on her Instagram on Saturday with a shot of the actress posing in her #OOTD next to a doorway. Her look, by Carolina Herrera's new-ish creative director Wes Gordon, features high-waisted, wide-legged trousers, a long tuxedo jacket with buttons elegantly placed at the waist, and minimalist crop top that transforms the look from straight-up showbiz to need-in-my-closet-going-out-look.
But it also pays an important tribute: All-white suits have become a symbol of historic female members of Congress and the legacy of women's suffrage. And with a record number of women sworn into Congress last week—women now hold roughly a quarter of both houses, with more than a third being sworn in for the first time—it's the perfect time to make a statement in one.
That's exactly, it seems, what Ross and Welch intended: As the stylist captioned the pic, "For Our Ladies in Congress ⚡️"
The best part? Check out her footwear. Yep, that's a pair of Nike Air Force One high-tops—because heels for evening wear should be a choice, not a must.
Enjoy a few more pics of this suit, because it's so darn stunning.
And can we just talk about that zap of electric cobalt eyeshadow?
Ross is no stranger to making larger statements with her outfits: Last year, for example, she wore black designers to once again host the AMAs, showcasing and lifting up some of the industry's greatest talents.
Here's to you, Tracee Ellis Ross—and a 2019 filled with more all-white suits.