When sisters gather together to honor and praise each other, you can rest assured that three things will be involved: empowerment, elegance, and phenomenal fashion!  These three things and more were happening at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards which took place in Beverly Hills yesterday, and you know we were on the scene getting all the juicy details on the frocks your favorite celebrities wore.  Without further ado, let’s get into some extravagant fashion below.

Tracee Ellis Ross looked simply stunning in a sheer, blush pink Lethicia Bronstein dress.

Gabrielle Union-Wade came out to celebrate her sisters in an embellished, black Prada dress.

Yara Shahidi looked gorgeous an age-appropriate in a black Chanel dress which included embroidered detailing on the sleeves.

Viola Davis showed up and showed out in a fuchsia dress by Christian Siriano.

Yvonne Orji worked this green and cobalt color block dress from Delpozo’s Resort 2017 collection.

Aja King turned heads in this beautiful sheer gown by Michael Costello.

Cynthia Erivo kept it simple and classy in a Kenzo dress from their Spring/Summer 2017 collection.


Teyonah Parris stayed true to her roots in this fitted African-print midi dress.


The always fashionable June Ambrose brought a little sunshine to the event in this lovely yellow, floor-length gown by Michael Costello.

Janelle Monae was classic and stylish in this tailored white, black, and yellow tuxedo.

Issa Rae dazzled in a floor-length sheer gown by Francesca Miranda.

Last but not least, Common looked dapper per usual in a Givenchy Fall 2016 RTW suit.


We loved the diverse looks that were presented at this event.  The ladies definitely gave us variety, class, and style inspiration.

Which was your favorite look at this event?