On the Scene: The 2015 BET Awards

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?

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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!

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Gabrielle Union skewed sultry in a black sequin cutout gown. One of my favorite looks from her to date!

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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?

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Cassie kept it surprisingly simple in an Alexandre Vauthier dress.

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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!

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Draya Michele was notably modest in a $1,508 Galvan Midnight Crepe Bustier Jumpsuit. Hot!

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Zendaya Coleman sparkled in a short ‘do, Nicolas Jebran shirtdress, and Roberto Cavalli platform sandals. She always gets it right.

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Monica Brown made a statement with eye-catching red hair and a Stephane Rolland cape gown with a thigh-high front slit.

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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.

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Fabolous and Kelly Rowland posed together on the red carpet, in Givenchy and Lever Couture respectively.

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Michael B. Jordan was delectable in a dark teal suit that fit him to perfection.

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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?

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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.

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Angela Simmons showed off her toned gams in a long-sleeve embellished Patricia Bonaldi dress and Christian Louboutin heels. Pretty!

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It was all about prints for La La Anthony in a $1,666 Peter Pilotto Printed Stretch Viscose Dress and $976 Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Circle Sandals. Hot!

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Brandy gave her long-sleeve, high-neck flare Michael Costello dress a pop of color with pink suede Casadei pumps.

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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.

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Sanaa Lathan showed off her curves in a one-shoulder sequin dress, completed with flirty bangs.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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!

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Single Ladies star Letoya Luckett was a vision in a white House of Zhivago dress.

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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.

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Sevyn Streeter bared just a flash of her enviable abs in a hot pink strapless crop top and high-waist maxi skirt.

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Blac Chyna and Amber Rose attended the award show as a duo, both in all-white suits.

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I was beginning to think an exposed hip bone moment wouldn’t happen, but then Mila J showed up in Michael Costello!

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B. Scott had one of the best ensembles of the night with long, cascading curls, a blush pink fringe dress, and Jimmy Choo sandals.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Hakeem would definitely be proud of Bryshere Gray’s lime green jacket and patent shoes. This was a risk, but it worked!

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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.

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I’m all for a classic man and great tailoring, but Jidenna’s complete getup veered into costume territory. Hmm…

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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!

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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Big Tigger is normally dressed down in casual wares on the air, but he suited up in eggplant.

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Tori Kelly slipped on a black leather zipper-accented frock and $1,027 Rene Caovilla Swarovski Crystal Embellished Cutout Pumps.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Before opening the show with his powerful song “Alright”, Kendrick Lamar hit the red carpet in a stripe sweater and Timbs.

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Margaret Avery was a ray of sunshine on the festivities in a gown in the bright shade. Take notes, kids!

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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.

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Jazmine Sullivan was on-trend in a $179 Z by Zevarra White Label Cape Peplum Blouse, $55 a High Waist White Pencil Skirt from the brand, and a pair of $840 Versace Strappy Sandals.

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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!

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