Tracee Ellis Ross Rocked The High Neckline

Serving some major sophistication on the red carpet, Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2016 BET Awards proved that a high neckline can be the height of sex appeal. Ellis Ross' slim-fitting, floor length gown features a slinky, reptile print and texture, as well as a high neck with cutout detail. Pale neutral pumps, pulled-back hair, and a bold fuchsia lip set off this understated yet glamorous ensemble to exceptional effect. I love that Ellis Ross is repping a look that perfectly mixes a sensual, body-loving shape along with a chic, understated finish.

The performer is nominated for Best Actress at the June 26 ceremony, and is also co-hosting the BET Awards alongside Black-ish colleague Anthony Anderson; and it looks like she plans to do both herself and the awards proud. I always enjoy a classic high neck, but Ellis Ross takes this outfit up a notch for an unforgettable evening look. Sometimes, simplicity is the highest form of style. In this case, I think this talented performer proves the benefits of clean lines and sophisticated details without a doubt.

As if talent and enviable poise weren't enough, Eliss Ross has the style chops to back up her acting skills without a pause.

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Do you love this edgy, chic look? Covered with just a hint of skin is definitely in.