When the red carpet is laid out and the hottest A-listers are gathered under L.A.'s Microsoft Theater, an action-packed awards show is to be expected. It's the live performances and award results that keep things entertaining, but let's face it: The best beauty moments at the 2017 BET Awards are what really drew in an audience.
The annual awards show always conjures up some serious thoughts, whether or not Beyoncé will make an appearance and the chances of Chris Brown taking home yet another Fandemonium award are among the most frequent inquiries. But what jaw-dropping garments celebs will strut the red carpet in is easily a fan's most important concern. Though the BET Awards aren't as formal as say, the Grammys or Oscars, there's always plenty of head-turning style moments to look forward to. All the 2016 BET Awards looks showcased such daring style and every Prince inspired fashion tribute was the icing on the cake of a successful red carpet event. Equally trendy, off-beat, and glam looks made debuts this year, topped off with whopping doses of #blackgirlmagic, of course.
Although every awards show comes with a fair share of misses, these 19 celebs hit it off with the best beauty looks of the night.
She may be only 15, but the Disney Star never— seriously, never— disappoints on a red carpet. Dazzling in a mega, curly fro and a kiss print mini dress, Jackson was the perfect blend of playful and mature.
2Jhené Aiko & Big Sean
And the cutest couple award goes to...Jhené Aiko and Big Sean, of course! The twosome coordinated, per usual, with Aiko in a chic, '70s inspired printed gown.
The braids. The gold statement earrings. The power blazer. 'Twas pure perfection!
Lil Mama looked truly stunning in lush curls and a sweeping nude gown.
5Chloe & Halle
The talented duo had a major style moment posing for cameras. The coordinating footwear alone is to die for.
Palonco was a vision in all-white, rocking a curve-hugging pantsuit embellished with gathered ruffles.
Not sure what was dreamier: Browning's super cute, feathered mini or her totally on trend, blown-out, red eye look.
That leg action though! LeToya Luckett showed up and showed out in a trailing floral gown.
9Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith's glitzy Alexandre Vauthier gown showed off her killer bod in all the right ways. It's just not fair!
Hall's blue number radiated against her rich complexion, flattering her shape and showing just enough skin to keep things sexy.
A power red Givenchy pantsuit and a chic blunt, blonde bob was a recipe for fierceness when it came to Cardi B's award show wardrobe.
Worthy of so much praise, Thusi's entire look slayed. The big hair, leg action, and floral embellishments were just too much to handle.
At just 12 years old Black-ish star Marsai Martin proved to be a red carpet pro. That feathered clutch and those coral heels are just too on point.
No red carpet event should be without loads of sparkle. Streeter came through with a sleek, geo print gown that featured sequins galore and a sultry cutout.
Tran made simplicity speak volumes when she let neutral makeup and soft bleach blonde waves bring out her royal purple dress. Peep those stylish, sparkly heels, too!
As expected, Miss USA looked incredibly beautiful. She gleamed like a disco ball in all the right ways.
Something must be in the water that actresses like Jada Pinkett and Garcelle Beauvais are drinking, and we'd like to know the secret! In a metallic, asymmetric get up, Beauvais looked absolutely stunning.
Because legs were clearly a thing this year. Scoles had the killer LBD and lace-up stilettos to show off her assets.
Minimalist heels and a color-blocked, oversized blazer were a winning combo for Rae, who brightened up the red carpet with flair.
There's a long 364 day wait ahead of us before the next BET Awards show airs. Luckily, some major fashion bombs were dropped on this year's red carpet to keep the momentum going until then.