The 2015 BET Awards are going down now! Celebs stormed the red carpet in leggy frocks, loads of embellishment, figure-skimming silhouettes, and unexpected spins on the classic suit.
Let’s get into their looks shall we?
Nicki Minaj served up dark romance in a zip-front lace Givenchy dress and Tom Ford sandals. This gave me modern-day Morticia Addams, so naturally it was hot!
Gabrielle Union skewed sultry in a black sequin cutout gown. One of my favorite looks from her to date!
Ciara won both on the stage in the tribute to Janet Jackson and on the red carpet in Wes Gordon alongside boyfriend Russell Wilson. Beautiful couple no?
Cassie kept it surprisingly simple in an Alexandre Vauthier dress.
Karrueche Tran was virtually unrecognizable with platinum hair and a $995 Stello Whitesnake Venom Crop Jacket and $900 Pant layered over a $327 La Perla Graphique Couture Carioca Bra. Loving this new look!
Draya Michele was notably modest in a $1,508 Galvan Midnight Crepe Bustier Jumpsuit. Hot!
Zendaya Coleman sparkled in a short ‘do, Nicolas Jebran shirtdress, and Roberto Cavalli platform sandals. She always gets it right.
Monica Brown made a statement with eye-catching red hair and a Stephane Rolland cape gown with a thigh-high front slit.
The night’s hosts, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were quite the good looking duo! Tracee’s curls, LWD, and curves couldn’t have been more perfect.
Fabolous and Kelly Rowland posed together on the red carpet, in Givenchy and Lever Couture respectively.
Michael B. Jordan was delectable in a dark teal suit that fit him to perfection.
Janelle Monae loves a cape! She wore a Safiyaa cape dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals before hitting the stage to perform her hit tune “Yoga”. What’s not to like?
Christina Milian was draped in a barely-there metal-adorned top and high-waist matching trousers. This was a lot to digest, but I thought it was fun for the occasion at hand.
Angela Simmons showed off her toned gams in a long-sleeve embellished Patricia Bonaldi dress and Christian Louboutin heels. Pretty!
Brandy gave her long-sleeve, high-neck flare Michael Costello dress a pop of color with pink suede Casadei pumps.
Michelle Williams certainly made a few women green with envy in an olive floor-grazing Hervé Léger bandage gown. She’s never looked better and though I admittedly get a bit tired of bodycon, this was a chic spin on the silhouette.
Sanaa Lathan showed off her curves in a one-shoulder sequin dress, completed with flirty bangs.
From the sleek, straight hair to the python top and trouser combination, I couldn’t help but think Tinashe was channeling Aaliyah for the awards show.
I’m normally all for a jumpsuit, but something about the fit of Laverne Cox’s tuxedo-inspired piece from Project Runway winner Dmitry Sholokhov was a bit off. Her hair and makeup though? Flawless!
Black and gold were on the menu for Justine Skye in a showstopping gold collar, Balmain frock, $490 Stuart Weitzman Leg Wrap Sandals, and Forever 21 cuffs. Isn’t she gorgeous?
Power actress Naturi Naughton couldn’t be missed in a bold mermaid gown from Mind of Kye. I love that she chose to support this talented student!
Single Ladies star Letoya Luckett was a vision in a white House of Zhivago dress.
Dej Loaf left very little to the imagination in a long-sleeve sheer black lace House of Zhivago number. I’m all for transparent dresses, but this missed the mark in my opinion. One thing that is for sure is that she’s a total beauty: her hair and makeup were killer.
Sevyn Streeter bared just a flash of her enviable abs in a hot pink strapless crop top and high-waist maxi skirt.
Blac Chyna and Amber Rose attended the award show as a duo, both in all-white suits.
I was beginning to think an exposed hip bone moment wouldn’t happen, but then Mila J showed up in Michael Costello!
B. Scott had one of the best ensembles of the night with long, cascading curls, a blush pink fringe dress, and Jimmy Choo sandals.
A menswear-inspired moment is always welcomed and Lil Mama was on the cusp of flawless execution, but her trousers needed a bit more hemming.
Omarion felt a bit underdressed in a long coat and olive suede booties, but girlfriend Apryl Jones stole the show in a $500 Lurelly Amalfi Gown and $1,425 Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Studded Ankle Strap Sandals.
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe easily win the Most Beautiful Couple award wherever they go! And though I didn’t love his ensemble for the night, I did love her long-sleeve white lace-inset gown. I can’t wait to see their new talk show!
Morris Chestnut donned a baby blue suit for the night. Not crazy about the tailoring here, but I am quite excited to see The Perfect Guy.
Hakeem would definitely be proud of Bryshere Gray’s lime green jacket and patent shoes. This was a risk, but it worked!
Before hitting the stage with the rest of the Empire cast, Serayah made a statement on the red carpet in a House of Lijon chainmail top and bottom, given added flair with a pair of $850 Giuseppe Zanotti Coline Caged Sandals. She isn’t on the red carpet often, but she nails it every time.
I’m all for a classic man and great tailoring, but Jidenna’s complete getup veered into costume territory. Hmm…
I don’t think it would have killed Michael Ealy to try a bit harder in the style department…luckily he’s fine and can get away with a few fashion missteps!
I love the retro-inspired feel of a suit worn with a white t-shirt underneath, but the tailoring on Big Sean here was off.
“Pretty in pink” isn’t quite how I’d describe Flo Rida’s look for the evening, though he did wear a suit in the rosy hue. His girlfriend, Natalie La Rose kept it simple in a black one-shoulder gown with a thigh-high slit.
Chris Brown always keeps it interesting and though I liked his floral-sleeve jacket, the rest of his look was simply lazy and thrown together.
Big Tigger is normally dressed down in casual wares on the air, but he suited up in eggplant.
Tori Kelly slipped on a black leather zipper-accented frock and $1,027 Rene Caovilla Swarovski Crystal Embellished Cutout Pumps.
We’ve seen Being Mary Jane actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield defy aging for years now and tonight was no exception! She showed off her enviable figure in a glitter-embellished illusion dress.
You know the BET Awards red carpet is all about sparkle, and Shaun Robinson gave that and more with a knee-length sparkling frock with cutout detailing.
The Game actress Brittany Daniel gave an artful touch to the evening in a $695 Nicholas Printed Cutout Sheath. I would’ve loved a simple ankle-strap sandal here in a fun color, but there’s no denying the dress is hot!
Before opening the show with his powerful song “Alright”, Kendrick Lamar hit the red carpet in a stripe sweater and Timbs.
Margaret Avery was a ray of sunshine on the festivities in a gown in the bright shade. Take notes, kids!
The Puerto Rican Princess, Joseline Hernandez brought the drama in a fringe crop jacket, bra top, and mini skirt, finished with a pair of $1,139 Giuseppe Zanotti Chained Platform Sandals.
Lastly, Mimi Faust was another to jump on the all-white bandwagon in a $450 Maje Rire Dress and Gucci sandals.
Who had your favorite look at the awards show? Stay tuned as we updated throughout the evening!