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Dascha Polanco proud of risky style

Dascha Polanco loves wearing colour and isn't afraid to "bring it" on the red carpet.

The Orange is the New Black actress may rock prison overalls in the hit TV show but can be seen wearing stunning ensembles at various A-list events. With her shapely figure Dascha enjoys experimenting with clothes and isn't scared to go for bold looks.

"Even if I am curvaceous I take risks. I love colour," she gushed to WWD. "I always tell them why do I always get black clothes [from designers] I’m ready for the colour, the prints! Hello? I can look like a zebra on the carpet and also I’ll act like one too! I am not afraid to bring it."

Dascha cites Rihanna as one of her style icons. The Bajan singer recently caused controversy at the CFDA Awards in a see-through gown by Adam Selman.

"I love Rihanna’s style. I love risk takers and I love people who are outside the box. She has the masculine meets feminine style. I’m about the outside the usual style. I like to shop," Dascha added.

It was being brought up surrounded by expensive labels which triggered the star's love of clothing. She has fond memories of female relatives rocking stylish outfits and incorporates the inspiration into her own life.

"I grew up around fashion with my family," she recalled. "They always wore high-end Parisian designers. Growing up it was always the Yves Saint Laurent and the satin fabrics, and my mom with her big '80s hair. Within me I love fashion and I love fashion week, and when it’s red carpet I love taking risks."

Although Dascha still chooses her own outfits, she hinted that it might not be for much longer.

"I don’t [currently have a stylist]. But I’m looking for one. I’m taking it to the next level," she smiled.

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