Monday, July 01, 2013
By Abbey Khan
White and black ruled the red carpet at the 2013 BET Awards and here’s what the stars wore.
Ciara kept cool in a Saint Laurent top, bottom, and silver shoes also by Saint Laurent, while accessorizing with big pieces from Lorraine Schwartz. Nicki Minaj wore a body-hugging Roberto Cavalli gown with side panels.
Speaking of body-hugging dresses, these ladies also decided to show off the trend but with different hem lengths. Taraji P. Henson went short in an Izmaylova dress that she paired with Jimmy Choo shoes. Kat Graham‘s Versace dress hit about two inches above the knee while Regina Hall‘s Missguided dress hit just at the knee, which she wore with Jimmy Choo shoes.
Long, short, or suited, these ladies opted for sleeves. Ashanti kept her hemline short, but her sleeves long in an Aiisha dress and Givenchy shoes. Paula Patton kept it sheer in a short-sleeved Max Azria Atelier dress. Janelle Monae suited up in Dolce & Gabbana which she bedazzled with a Katarina Maxine choker and silver Jimmy Choo shoes.
Mya wore a menswear inspired jumpsuit while LeToya Luckett did a flashback to the ’70s in a SEN Couture jumper, which she accessorized with a red YSL purse.
Peplum detailing is here to stay, whether it’s downplayed as on Brandy‘s Michael Cinco dress, paired with Iris van Herpen booties or more exaggerated as seen on Michelle Williams‘ Nicci Hou dress.