Best Dressed: 2021 BET Awards
June 29, 2021
Penelope Trent

Now that the world is opening more and more, so are the red carpets. On Sunday, The 2021 BET Awards – which honors Black individuals’ achievements in music over the past year – aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It was a delightful return to form for live events, as we have to admit that despite everything, a look is just not the same through zoom. The theme of the night was the “Year of the Black Woman,” with Taraji P. Henson taking on hosting duties. Whether on-stage or off it, these stars dressed to impress. Here are some of the must-see looks from the evening.

Taraji P. Henson

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Other than her red carpet look above, the show’s host, Taraji P Henson, dazzled us with several outfit changes that paid homage to Black female icons including Diana Ross, Erykah Badu, Tina Turner, and H.E.R. To the carper, the Empire actress wore a stunning Versace dress, styled by Jason Bolden. The sleeveless number featured sheer black panels with sparkling trim and a flowing pink and yellow printed skirt with a thigh-high slit. Henson accessorized the outfit with a sparkling pair of drop earrings and several rings.

Megan Thee Stallion

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