History has a way of repeating itself, and since the BET Awards has a history of horrific red carpet fashion…well, you get my point! It’s puzzling that some of the same celebrities who are typically well-dressed at other red carpet events, just show up at the BET Awards like it was an afterthought.
Of course, I’ve noticed the same trend at the Billboard Music Awards. Perhaps, it’s a matter of low expectations on the red carpet that result in limited motivation from both stylists and celebrities. Whatever the reason, it leaves us with too many failed ensembles to call out. Even our favorite dressed celebrities made the list with very little effort.
Rihanna, who decided to skip the red carpet, easily gets best dressed in a Giorgio Armani gold tuxedo shorts suit. Everything about her look was effortless and flawless; from the slicked back ponytail to her simple black sandals.
While I’m not thrilled about these other celebrity looks, the appear to be the best from last night’s popular black and white theme.
Nicki Minaj rocked the red carpet in a lace, zip fron Givenchy gown while the Being Mary Jane star, Garielle Union, went with a Halston Heritage sequin gown. Btw, what’s up with Meek Mills creeping in the background?
Brandy was cute as usual in a two-toned Michael Costello dress and hot pink pumps. Kelly Rowland’s Lever Couture gown is questionable, and we could be here all day, so let’s just give her an A for effort.
The ladies in white were more season-appropriate and singer Monica is at the top of the best dressed list in a Stephane Rolland cape gown. Jazmine Sullivan (minus the overkill with cleavage) looks really elegant, and I’m even more impressed that her caped peplum blouse and skirt from Z by Zevarra runs less than $300!
Letoya Luckett wore a House of Zhivago gown and Sanaa Lathan sparkled in a Walter tea-length fitted dress. Both needed better accessories and hair, but when you look at the overall competition that night, it’s safe to say they slayed (whatever that means).