25 Reasons Why Star Wars’ Kelly Marie Tran Should Be Your New Style Icon

You don't want to sleep on this star and her spectacular outfits.

Kelly Marie Tran Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Premiere
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker European Premiere
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at Jimmy Kimmel
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Puff sleeves and cut-outs? Tran seems to be a fan, and she wear them rather well.

Her Gowns Always Steal the Spotlight

Kelly Marie Tran Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker London Premiere
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at SiriusXM Studios
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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

Kelly Marie Tran attending CNN Heroes at American Museum of Natural History
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Or a little leg, which popped when she took a power stance at the CNN Heroes event.

She Knows All About Those Statement Pieces

Kelly Marie Tran and the Cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Disney Parks Star Wars Attraction
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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

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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

Kelly Marie Tran at Sorry For Your Loss Season 2 Premiere
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at D23 Expo 2019
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at The Rise of Skywalker Panel
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This neutral-colored look was still pretty eye-catching, thanks to Tran's satin pants and long, sequined jacket.

She Knows About Balance

Kelly Marie Tran at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Party At 2018 TIFF
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at Sorry For Your Loss TIFF Premiere
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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

Kelly Marie Tran at ceremony honoring Mark Hamill with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

Kelly Marie Tran at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Prime example: the sleek, silver gown she wore to Oscars afterparties in 2018.

Some of Her Best Gowns Include Tulle

Kelly Marie Tran at the 2018 Academy Awards
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Such as the princess-like Jenny Packham she wore on the Oscars 2018 red carpet.

...And a Fun Sleeve

Kelly Marie Tran at 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards
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We hope she held onto this white, ruffled, off-the-shoulder design.

Timeless Styles Are Her Bread and Butter

Kelly Marie Tran at AARP's 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards
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Can't go wrong with a classic, one-shoulder, tea-length dress.

Prints? Been There, Nailed That

Kelly Marie Tran at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018
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And the hoops? A perfect addition!

She's Coordinated With Her Costars

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We're loving the combo of black, red, and copper.

She Proved Turtleneck Dresses Can Be Sexy

Kelly Marie Tran at Star Wars: The Last Jedi London premiere
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Especially when they're embellished and slightly sheer.

She Has a Signature Shade

Kelly Marie Tran at Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere
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Like Amal Clooney, red is clearly Tran's power color.

Her Daytime Looks Are Super Sweet

Kelly Marie Tran on Despierta America
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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

Kelly Marie Tran on Extra TV Show
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Strappy, platform, full of sparkles — it's always worth peeking at what's on Tran's feet.

Her LBDs Are Anything But Boring

Kelly Marie Tran at ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration
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Two words: flutter sleeves. They bring a playful, feminine vibe to any ensemble.

She Set the Bar High From the Start

Kelly Marie Tran at People's Ones To Watch event
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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.

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