BET Awards 2019 red carpet: Karrueche Tran, Ciara, and other best-dressed celebs embrace neon and metallic looks for the night
Year after year since 2001, the Black Entertainment Television network has hosted the BET Awards to celebrate the excellence of African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, television, and movies, in the year that passed. And, every year, the celebrities have brought their A-game to the red carpet and 2019 has been no different. Held on June 23, this year's awards, hosted by the infinitely talented and hilarious Regina Hall, was no different.
Here is a look into some of the best-dressed celebrities at the BET red carpet:
Who's bringing neon back? Ciara! The huge puffy sleeves and the plunging neckline, this orange short dress that Ciara sported to the BET red carpet oozes sexy. We can't help but wonder if Kim Kardashian's Met Gala look earlier this year has inspired a wet look on red carpets all over.
The host of the night, Regina Hall, had several costume changes through the course of the event, each more beautiful than the other. Her red carpet look may have been the most subtle of them all since she chose to go with a little black dress. However, those ballooning latex sleeves were the perfect distraction/embellishment that the dress required.
The 'Black Lightning' star is the personification of black girl magic in the metallic dress complete with a metallic headdress. And, even though this look is the personification of less is more, we aren't hating the bling on her fingers from Dena Kemp jewelry.
Having coupled up with Victor Cruz for the red carpet, Karuche Tran looked every bit the boss b***h that she is in a yellow power suit. Like Ciara, she seems to have embraced the neon for the night and complemented her yellow outfit with a pair of purple heels.
The 'Love & Hip Hop' star looked fabulous in her figure-hugging metallic black dress that stood in contrast to her Khaleesi-esque hair. Her thigh tattoo played peek-a-boo from the perfectly measured slit in the dress making the look all the more erotic. She could very well be BET's Mother of Dragons for the night.
Probably the best-dressed man of the night, singer John Legend decided to go with a grey suit and glammed it up - a look at the pant buttons and the golden chain across the width of his shoe will answer your question as to how. Of course, his dimpled smile is what sells this outfit!
Rapper Rapsody is the perfect mix of glamor and comfort at the BET red carpet, and we cannot help but marvel at how she has managed to be authentic to who she is with her fashion over the years. Her face is beat and her cornrows are longer than the night. Complete with a pair of hoop earrings and electric purple boots, this look will inspire any self-declared non-fashionista to glam up for one night of fun without compromising on their individuality.
Reality star and fashion designer Draya Michele proves yet again that she can work the red carpet like no other. The flowy black dress that adorns her perfectly is the perfect love child of Greek and chic.
The 14-year-old actress and producer is living her princess boss fantasy in real life and on the red carpet. She went for a make-up free look with light eye shadow and lipstick that pops her lips, and it complements her yellow and golden dress beautifully. She represents the future of BET as one of the young black leaders of today, and she is holding onto that mantel exceptionally well.
Truth be told, Lizzo's red carpet look wasn't all that great, with a weird hemline that abruptly interrupted the church lady realness she was serving with the top half. However, her on-stage look and performance more than made up for it. She not only sang and rapped during her performance, but she twerked and played the flute - earning a standing ovation from Rihanna herself - all the while rocking a white bodysuit.
You can watch her performance here.