Vibrant in velour? Tracee Ellis Ross gets mixed reviews in gold-and-blue ensemble at American Black Film Festival

Tracee Ellis Ross is always a style risk-taker (just like her iconic mother, Diana Ross!) -- but her outfit at this year's 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards wasn't one of our favorites!

The actress wore a chunky turtleneck velour gown Sunday night, which she paired with a matching shoe for a look that certainly seemed comfortable but would flatter no figures. 

While the ensemble was questionable -- you don't often see turtlenecks on the red carpet! -- Ross still looked confident as ever, which is really what can make or break a look. 

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American Black Film Festival 2018: Red carpet
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American Black Film Festival 2018: Red carpet
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Issa Rae attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Issa Rae attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Television Host Shaun Robinson attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Betty Gabriel attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Kimberly Elise attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Anika Noni Rose attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Meta Golding attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Yvonne Orji attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Antoinette Robertson attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Elise Neal attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Sydelle Noel attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Rene Willett attends the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
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Seemingly by coincidence, Issa Rae also wore a blue and gold gown in near-identical shades. However, Issa's look was an undisputed win -- how gorgeous is that bodice?! We also love the volume in her ponytail!

Take a look at all the red carpet arrivals in the gallery above -- and see Tracee with mom Diana at last year's American Music Awards in the one below.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross at the 2017 AMAs
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Tracee Ellis Ross and Diana Ross at the 2017 AMAs
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Tracee Ellis Ross onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2017/FilmMagic for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Honoree Diana Ross performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Honoree Diana Ross (C) performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Guests, such as Smokey Robinson (R), Berry Gordy (4th L), host Tracee Ellis Ross (holding award trophy) and Evan Ross stand onstage as Rhonda Ross Kendrick (2nd L) presents the Lifetime Achievement award to honoree Diana Ross (C) during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Honoree Diana Ross performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Honoree Diana Ross performs onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Honoree Diana Ross attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
2017 American Music Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 19/11/2017 ? Actress Tracee Ellis Ross. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
2017 American Music Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 19/11/2017 ? Tracee Ellis Ross. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Diana Ross attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Tracee Ellis Ross backstage the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Tracee Ellis Ross poses backstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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