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Kelly Ripa with Ryan Seacrest backstage

Ryan Seacrest Keen On Kelly Ripa's Snazzy Pants Outfit

By Rebecca Cukier

Kelly Ripa didn't even need to wait for the official stage moment to land herself compliments today. The 50-year-old "Live! With Kelly and Ryan" host was getting big-time flattered by 45-year-old co-host Ryan Seacrest in backstage and pre-show footage on Tuesday, with the syndicated talk show quickly sharing the video to Instagram. Kelly, who has largely been rocking the tailored dresses and pencil skirts of late, opted for a little variety today – super-snazzy was the vibe, and Ryan was digging it. Check it out below.

Ryan Talking FACTS

Kelly Ripa with Ryan Seacrest and walking backstage

Scroll for the video. "How elegant and smart does Kelly Ripa look?" When "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest speaks, he speaks facts.

The video showed Kelly and her co-host making their way through backstage corridors and onto the set, also hovering around the behind-the-scenes coffee station. Kelly, looking fabulous, wore tailored and loose electric-blue pants, plus a super-jazzy black blouse with metallic-strip detailing and heels to give a little height.

It ain't a Kelly Ripa outfit without flawless coordination. Kelly's pointed-toe stilettos matched her pants. The new Gucci glasses, meanwhile, matched the shirt.

Her New Gucci Glasses

Kelly Ripa walking backstage in a blouse

Keep scrolling for the video. "I needed to see...I can't see" was the first thing fans saw Kelly saying – unsurprisingly, the caption came dedicated to the former "All My Children" actress' designer eyewear.

"Kelly has new Gucci glasses," the caption read.

Fans waited under 15 minutes to start commenting. "Love the outfit Kelly," one wrote – but this fanbase doesn't ignore dapper dresser Seacrest – "Hey Ryan is that cashmere dahling?" the user added. Scroll for more photos after the video.

Told It's One Of Her 'Best Looks Ever'

Kelly Ripa seated and smiling in a short dress

Kelly, whose designer-heavy wardrobes are chronicled via the #KellysFashionFinder, now sees fans gushing over her outfit. For one, this look is one of the best Kelly's worn to date.

"This is one of Kelly’s best looks ever. I don’t know why she doesn’t do wide leg pants all the time because wow they are flattering especially paired with a high heel pointed to pump!" they wrote.

The caption, today focusing on Kelly, is also a giant 180 from yesterday's, when Ryan's clean-shaven face was the talking point.

Staying Socially Distanced

Kelly and Ryan on set with a guest

Viewers will have noticed that social distancing was both mentioned and in place in the video. Kelly, who has outlined "all of these new restrictions" amid the global pandemic, maintained her distance from Seacrest – the two are also seated at least six feet apart on-set, including any guests.

In September, Kelly and Ryan ended 180 days of home-set video-streaming, returning with humor and in full hazmat suits and World War II-style gas masks. October brought drama for viewers, though, after Ryan stayed home while awaiting the results of a COVID test – fortunately, it was negative.

Keep scrolling for Kelly's headline-making spandex bedroom workout!

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