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June 30, 2012  | by: Latonya Darrisaw

Former "Today" co-host Ann Curry

“Today” show co-host Ann Curry delivered a tearful goodbye on Thursday, confirming what audiences have speculated for months.  Curry said, “This is not easy to say, but today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of ‘Today.’” While her presence will be missed, Curry will continue on NBC as an anchor-at-large and correspondent for NBC News. Even though she wasn’t able to attract ratings for “Today,” she certainly commanded attention for her stylish and colorful outfits.

Rather than the tried-and-true neutrals and stiff suits that some news anchors wear, Curry delivered morning after morning in bright and bold hues.

Curry told USA Today, “I’ve tried very hard to be what they need — even in the crazy-colored highlighter-toned dresses I wear that you could probably see from outer space. I’ve worn them because I know every one of us needs a little brightness in the morning.”

As we bid adieu to Curry, read on to see our ode to some of her most fashionable morning moments.

Curry in bright ensembles

There’s nothing like starting the day with some orange. Last week, Curry wore this Nanette Lepore tangerine eyelet dress with matching accessories. Colorblocking is a huge trend this season, and Curry got into the spirit of things on her first day as a co-anchor in a Lisa Perry dress. The combination of red and orange got Curry off to a good start with viewers. “Little Miss Sunshine” also looked great in a yellow floor-length cinched dress paired with colorblock platforms.

Curry in retro styles and the trendy peplum

Curry got into the swing of things (literally) in retro-inspired swing dresses in fun prints. She rocked the sunny “Today” show logo on a white custom-made Lisa Perry frock. The style could have easily come off as kitschy, but the morning anchor kept things sleek and sophisticated in red peep-toe pumps.

In yet another Lisa Perry stunner in cream, Curry wore the floral motif  “Fleurty” dress with bright pink heels.  Both the swing dress and A-line shift were flattering silhouettes for the star, and we love her interpretation on “mod” style. And Curry’s style came full circle in a more contemporary trend: the peplum. She managed to still work color into her outfit by infusing the bright green blouse with the neutral cream skirt.

Curry's colorblocking style

In a more streamlined ensemble, Curry wore contrasting shades of orange at the summer concert series with country star Kenny Chesney. The cardigan and pencil skirt paired with the simple blouse was a chic look for Curry, and she broke up the orange with nude platform pumps and a gold metallic belt.

In a simple, mid-length sheath, the co-host wore some amazing B Brian Atwood colorblock pumps to spice things up. Just two days before she made her big announcement, Curry wore a teal and orange A-line shift dress. She completed the look with a matching cardigan and T-strap platform pumps. Despite the sad departure, her look was quite cheerful as much of her style has been.  And we’ll certainly miss waking up to her youthful and bold style!

What did you think of Ann Curry’s wardrobe choices for the “Today” show? Was it too daring or did you find it refreshing? Do you think Curry’s exit was fair?

 

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