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Tracee Ellis Ross Perfects Summer Trends in a Peek-a-Boo Blue Dress & Electric ‘Ugly’ Sandals

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Tracee Ellis Ross brought her signature pop of color and personality to the set of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night.

Arriving on set in Los Angeles on Thursday, the “Black-ish” star broke out a bright blue Nina Ricci dress for the appearance; the midi-length number featured a bodycon fit with bold peek-a-boo cutouts across the torso.

Amongst a revitalization of 1990s and early 2000s silhouettes, cutout designs as well are making a triumphant return to the celebrity style scene this season from Cult Gaia’s beloved twisted dress to Monôt’s peek-a-boo designs. Stars like Saweetie, Kim Kardashian, Katie Holmes and more are major fans of the trend for summer.

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Tracee Ellis Ross arrives on set of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles, Aug. 20.
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A closer view of Tracee Ellis Ross’ sandals.
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When it came down to footwear, the actress kept comfortable upon arrival in a neon yellow twist on “ugly” sandals before switching into her Louboutin pumps; similar neon heels retail for $745 from the French brand.

Typically considered “ugly” in the world of fashion, the new appreciation for comfortable sandal styles comes with an increased desire for ease of wear and stability in the fashion world amidst the current environment — and for 2021, too, it appears the shoes are here to stay. Teva and Birkenstock are at the forefront of the trend with celebs like Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Sofia Richie oftentimes spotted in the silhouettes.

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Tracee Ellis Ross arrives on set of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles, Aug. 20.
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A closer view of Tracee Ellis Ross’ sandals.
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Throughout her time in quarantine, the “Girlfriends” alumna used social media as an outlet to connect with her fans about her “Black-Ish” series and about everyday life. And even as lockdown measures have eased, the star has continued to give glimpses into behind-the-scenes style moments from her TV series, as well as real-time looks at her home life and workouts in Asics sneakers.

As a modern style figure, her closet isn’t lacking in designer labels. Some of the luxe brands in her collection include Christopher John Rogers, Loewe and Christian Louboutin. She also has starred in campaigns for Kenzo’s spring ’17 collection alongside Jessie Williams of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Make your outfit really pop like Tracee Ellis Ross in these bright sandals and heels.

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Buy Now: Birkenstock Arizona Sandal, $45.

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Buy Now: Casadei Blade Pumps, $363 (was $725).

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Buy Now: Victoria Beckham Satin Pumps, $354 (was $590).

Check out the gallery for more of Tracee Ellis Ross’ glam style throughout the years.

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