It's Time To Stop Sleeping On Ruth Negga's Style

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With every awards season comes a troop of newcomers that wow us not only with their talents in the arts, but aesthetically, with their impeccable style. Of course, if we're going to call a spade a spade, their talents at pairing themselves with stylists that help secure them spots atop our red carpet radars are pretty impressive, too. But hey, it takes two to tango, so credit is due where credit is deserved. And, ahead of the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and more, we've got our eyes on Ruth Negga, the star of Loving.

No pressure or anything to Ruth, because she's pretty much been slaying it since she first arrived on the A-list circuit a few years ago, but we're convinced the actress is primed to add a slew of tip-top designers to her roster. Who else is ready to see what tricks she has up her sleeve for the coming months of red carpet stunting? To mentally prepare for the impending slay-age, we're looking back at her stellar moments of red carpet's past to figure out what makes the style star tick (hint: Valentino). All signs point to statement sleeves, intricate lace, and sometimes, a killer pantsuit.
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They say all that glitters isn't gold, but technically, this checks both of those boxes. So, there.
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These dandy vibes on Negga are perfect for any step-and-repeat. Or, if you can picture it, a Parisian speakeasy in the '20s and '30s.
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We hope to see many more mock-neck dresses like this one this season.
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Because every fresh face on the red carpet scene has to try the Naked dress at least once.
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One thing's for sure: Don't mess with Ruth.
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And here she is doing the velvet trend à la Valentino before, well, anyone else.
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Bejeweled argyle? Yes, please.
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Is this what "luxury goth" looks like? Because if so, we'd like to see more of it.
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Without taking the emerald green into consideration, the army vibes of this long-sleeve dress are subtle-yet-powerful. The jewels add the perfect feminine touch to her strong presence.
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Can we talk about how much she looks like her character Mildred Loving here?
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Unafraid of a bold print, Negga takes it a step further with balloon sleeves.
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Here, Negga solves one of fashion's most underrated questions: How does one pull off fishnets on the red carpet?
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We've never seen a T-shirt paired with a blazer so effortlessly.
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Is picnic plaid ready for a comeback? (We hope so.)
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Sometimes sleek and strapless is all you need. Well, that and a killer clutch, too.
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Oh, pockets... How are you so magical?
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Black carpet or red carpet, this Valentino number is a stand-out.
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Because what's an A-list actress without a go-to LBD?
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Another Valentino win, Negga looks like she stepped straight out of a fairytale (or the brand's spring 2017 show).
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Two words: Bell sleeves.