Tracee Ellis Ross' Dress At The 2017 AMAs Has Twitter Going Crazy
Before a single award was handed out at the 2017 American Music Awards, people had a lot to say about AMA host Tracee Ellis Ross' dress. Some found it appropriately Thanksgiving-themed, while others compared it to The Hunger Games and cupcake wrappers. Regardless, it's definitely caused quite the stir, and that's likely what Ross intended to do by wearing it. Well, maybe she wasn't specifically hoping to get those comparisons, but it was definitely a look that commanded attention from the fans.
The ruffled copper number was Ross' first of many outfits of the show, which fittingly honored her mother, the legendary singer Diana Ross, with an AMA Lifetime Achievement Award. And there's no better way to make a mark with a clothing decision than to become a meme. Ross was the talk of Twitter the instant she stepped out on stage.
From the people who praised her for stepping outside of the box with her fashion choice to those who couldn't help making some pop-culture references, there are jokes to suit everyone's sense of humor when it comes to Tracee Ellis Ross' standout orange gown.
Check out some of the most hilarious comments from some very vocal Twitter users.
She Was Celebrating Thanksgiving Early
Is Tracee Ellis Ross feeling festive for Thanksgiving? Her dress is very turkey-ish. 🦃 #AMAs2017— Ryan Moyer (@RyanMoyer10) November 20, 2017
There's nothing wrong with getting in the holiday spirit a little bit early, and it's way better than people celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. She's giving Thanksgiving the shine that it deserves!
She Was Impressing Her Fans
Jokes aside, it genuinely is a beautiful garment and she is definitely pulling it off.
The Dress Is Reminiscent Of A Cupcake Liner
Who doesn't love cupcakes? Why not embody their essence for an outfit?
Maybe She's Just a Big Hunger Games Fan
Tracee Ellis Ross was rocking her Hunger Games dress. Consider me slayed. #AMAs2017— The Black Gambit 🦃 (@Cybersoulja) November 20, 2017
The Hunger Games movies did always come out around this time of year. Maybe Tracee Ellis Ross just misses the movie franchise and she decided to wear a dress in its honor?
It Really is SO Hunger Games
Idk why I love Tracee Ellis Ross’ dress but I do. I love it and I wanna wear it and pretend I’m from the Capitol in The Hunger Games and strut around like a bad bitch. pic.twitter.com/SYvANIPwaV— Babs (@BarbaraJoyce3) November 20, 2017
This could be a coincidence, but it would be pretty funny if she was a big fan of the franchise and purposely wore this dress.
Is This A Diana Ross Hand-Me-Down Outfit?
The only other person who could pull of this look is Tracee's mom — the legend herself — Diana Ross.
A Lot of People Are Getting Diana Ross Vibes
Any chance Diana Ross wore a version of this dress that Tracee Ellis Ross is wearing? #AMAs— misterNel (@MistaFeller) November 20, 2017
That would make a lot of sense, since Diana Ross was one of the biggest guests of the night and received a lifetime achievement award. Oh yeah, and she's her mother. That definitely makes a lot of sense.
Is She Channeling A Fish?
If she is actually channeling a fish, it's not necessarily in a bad way.
The Dress Is Inciting Cupcake Cravings
I feel like I want a cupcake after looking at Tracee Ellis Ross’s dress on the #AMAs.— Kristina Hansen (@missuptowngirl) November 20, 2017
There's nothing wrong with being reminded of a cupcake here and there.
She Could Star In A Remake Of The Wiz In That Dress
That's another Diana Ross reference, of course! It's only fitting.
It Was Tough To Describe
Ok, I really don’t want to be rude... but what the heck is Tracy Ellis Ross wearing?!?! Love your work girl, but that dress looks like a sea shell wrapped in tin foil mixed with a space suit #AMAs— V. Clarke (@v_clarke16) November 20, 2017
That's one way of putting it. All of that doesn't go together on its own, but given the context of this outfit, it does make a lot of sense.
It Looks Like A High Class Version Of Finding Nemo
This presenter looks like she belongs on a broadway version of finding Nemo as part of the coral reef #AMAs— brittany (@brittany_moyer) November 20, 2017
In all honesty, that's a pretty valid description.
It Was Giving Off Costume Vibes
Oh 😯 did Tracy Ellis Ross get that dress in Party City? Uhhhhh no! #AMAs— Jennifer L Bonnet (@JennBonnet) November 20, 2017
That would be a very high quality product by Party City standards.
She Could Rock That In A Beauty Pageant
All she needs is a crown and a sash to complete the ensemble.
It Is Perfect For The Stage... The Broadway Stage
Tracee Ellis Ross in that dress is a Broadway play waiting to happen #AMAs2017— jo (@AGirlABookEtc) November 20, 2017
This dress is definitely made of Broadway material (pun intended).
Some people loved the dress. Others loved making fun of the dress. Either way, Tracee Ellis Ross wins the night because she had the most talked about outfit at the AMAs.