One of the amazing aspects about the BET Awards is that fashion is always creative and experimental on the red carpet, bringing you plenty of looks to drool over and gawk at. Yara Shahidi at the 2017 BET Awards proved that theory perfectly, arriving in a denim dress and textured Jimmy Choo heels. But this isn't your average denim pinafore that one would casually wear out to a mimosa brunch or an afternoon coffee date. This is a denim dress with a lot of attitude — one that very obviously shows the wearer's love for fashion.
Shahidi's dress was a slim fit number that hit her right around the knees, but there was nothing demure or old fashioned about it. It had a high neckline, and from one of the straps ran a giant ruffle down her torso that brought drama to her look. The rest of the dress was deconstructed with rips and shreds, giving the outfit a playful touch that was a contrast against the haute-couture-like shoulder ruffle. She rounded out the outfit with shoulder-skimming gold hoops, proving black-tie isn't the only way to do an award ceremony.
The young Black-ish actress isn't new to interesting fashion at award ceremonies, though.
While her denim dress could be seen as a genius sartorial move, she has plenty of those in her awards show past.
For the 2017 People Choice Awards, for example, she wore a sheer, checkered number that was equal parts Edwardian and equal parts '60s mod.
For the SAG Awards she wore a striped sleeveless dress in an array of saturated, citrus colors. The beauty of that look was that it had an elegant, ballgown silhouette, but the sequined print was playful and youthful, just like the actress.
Then for the 2017 MTV Movie Awards, Shahidi went full fashion and rocked a metallic, circle-mirror reflecting skirt, paired with an embroidered rose print top with poofy shoulders. To give it an extra kick she paired the ensemble with heels decorated with sequined bows, to really tie the whole look together.
Shahidi is clearly on her way to being red carpet royalty — and this BET denim dress only contributes to her title.