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A Look at ‘West Side Story’ Star Ariana DeBose’s Bold & Vibrant Style

Ariana DeBose will serve as the first host of “Saturday Night Live” of the new year come Jan. 15. The “West Side Story” star, whose other credits include “Hamilton” and Netflix’s “The Prom,” has a head-turning sense of style and often opts for bright colors when she steps out. Here, we rounded up some of her most stylish moments in recent years. Keep reading to see what the Tony-nominated actress likes to wear and how she wears it.

Last month, DeBose was spotted stopping by the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show. The 30-year-old performer waved to fans while showing off a vibrant red look complete with strappy red velvet platform sandals featuring a sky-high heel.

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Ariana DeBose arrives at the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show in Los Angeles wearing a red-hot look on Dec. 8, 2021.
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Similarly, she hit the red carpet for the premiere of “West Side Story” the night prior in a red-hot suit with a sultry top underneath and pointy black patent pumps.

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Ariana DeBose wearing a red suit with pointy black patent pumps at the premiere of West Side Story in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, 2021.
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For the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala in Los Angeles in September, DeBose made waves in an ethereal lime green gown featuring intricate beadwork and a gauzy off-the-shoulder design.

Ariana DeBose at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2021
Ariana DeBose at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at The Academy Museum in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2021.
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At the 2021 Oscars, the Broadway star popped in a vibrant orange one-shoulder dress featuring a cut-out design and a thigh-high slit. She paired the bold dress with towering platform sandals boasting a shimmery metallic finish.

Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)
Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.
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The actress donned a pale pink double-breasted suit with platforms at the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood: Lancome Women in West Hollywood on Feb. 6, 2020.

Ariana DeBose at the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood: Lancome Women in West Hollywood on Feb. 6, 2020
Ariana DeBose at the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood: Lancome Women in West Hollywood on Feb. 6, 2020.
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At the 2018 Tony Awards, where she was nominated for her role in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” DeBose opted for a glittering navy blue gown featuring a thigh-high slit and strappy gold metallic sandals.

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Ariana DeBose wearing strappy gold metallic sandals with a glittering navy blue gown at the Tony Awards in NYC on June 10, 2018.
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