There was a lot of amazing style out tonight on the 2016 BET Awards red carpet and stage, but there's a certain one piece (pun intended) that really stole the evening. That's right, I'm talking about bodysuits and jumpsuits. While awards shows are known for formal fashion, the stars at the June 26 ceremony proved that event-dressing doesn't have to be complicated. Unlike a lot of formal gowns that can be constricting and uncomfortable, jumpsuits are versatile enough to dress up for a fancy event, but relaxed enough to remain comfortable while posing for the cameras.
The jumpsuit proved its worth as a style staple tonight for sure; looking fantastic on stars ranging from Beyoncé to Alicia Keys, in styles that ranged from the dramatically dapper to bohemian romance, this onesie wonder made effortless red carpet style look easy. What more could a girl want?
Even though not all of us get invited to formal events like the BET Awards all that often, it never hurts to have an easy, glamorous essential like this in our closets for our own major fashion moments. So, if you love sophisticated style without the complications, check out these eight fab styles for a little one-and-done inspiration.
1. LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
LisaRaye rocked an all-white look in a fitted jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, for a super sexy take on the one-piece look.
2. Alicia Keys
This voluminous, satin jumpsuit is the height of boho minimalism, and Keys' head wrap and strappy sandals finish of the look flawlessly.
3. Rocsi Diaz
This sparkly, embellished look proves that the jumpsuit can be just as ornate and embellished as any gown.
4. The "Formation" Dancers
Count on the "Formation" dancers to bring the latest and greatest looks to any event; several of Beyoncé's dance team members were sporting one piece looks that rocked my world.
5. Tasha Cobbs
A white bodysuit creates sleek lines under Tasha Cobbs' black pantsuit, for a look that's simple perfection.
Beyoncé's look during her surprise performance might just be the last word on one-piece dressing. This fringed bodysuit is everything.
7. Janelle Monáe
This sequined dream of a jumpsuit is dapper as can be, and a bold take on one-piece style.
8. EJ Johnson
This chiffon jumpsuit is sensually sheer, and the fringed belt is the perfect finishing touch for an edgy, femme look.
Get inspired by these wildly stylish one-pieces. They might just prompt you to try a similar look for your own next major event.