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All The BET Awards Red Carpet Looks We Can't Get Over

Eliza Huber

When award season graces us with its presence, we can’t help but flock towards our televisions to take stock of every red carpet we can get access to. While the nominations and winners play a key role in the success of an award show, we have our own category of winners. Obviously, we’re talking about the red carpet. The hours of prep that go into red carpet appearances don’t go unnoticed. From the couture gowns (good and bad), to the many whispers of who will show up (and with who), to the “Did they really just ask that?” interview moments, the pre-show almost wins out as the main event in our hearts.

While we’re suckers for the glitz and glamour of the big award shows (i.e., the Oscars and the Golden Globes), there’s an undeniably exciting edge when it comes to the style choices we often see grace the BET Awards red carpet. And with Cardi B and Rihanna winning in the nominations department and a line-up of performances by Nicki Minaj and Janelle Monae, we’re pretty confident tonight’s red carpet won’t disappoint.

Fingers crossed that the pregnant Cardi B will actually show (and, in a dream world, dawn a matching get-up with Offset). The BET Awards is one of the only award shows where the same cycle of designers and stylists aren’t dressing everyone. Instead, this red carpet in particular celebrates and encourages diversity — from the designers to the stylists to the attendees.

At the mere age of 14, A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid, is bringing all kinds of style tonight in this Reem Acra two-piece set.

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Logan Browning is beating the heat in a white bra top and a far-from-average-pencil-skirt combo by Dion Lee.

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DeJ Loaf is taking millennial pink to a new head-to-toe level.

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This new platinum 'do on Amber Rose goes almost too well with her old-Hollywood velvet dress.

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From polka dots to puff sleeves, Remy Ma is bringing us every trend we're loving for summer with this custom Karen Sabag gown.

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Our favorite sister-duo, Chloe and Halle, aren't just the only women nominated for Best Group without a male feature, they're also proving they're red carpet pros with Chloe wearing Linder and Halle in Natasha Zinko.

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Janelle Monáe took to the red carpet to show off her pride in a rainbow Nicolas Jebran gown.

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We're always a fan of a simple, black gown on the red carpet. Lex Scott Davis takes this one to the next level.

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Star actress Ryan Destiny stuns in this Hugo printed slip dress. And those shoes aren't too shabby either.

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Model, Ajak Deng is showing us what glamour looks like in this white gown.

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Tika Sumpter, how do you do it? This Missoni dress is giving hints that lime green might be this season's next "it" color.

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Luke Cage star, Gabrielle Dennis, is doing orange like we've never seen before.

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A white power suit will always come out on top. Especially when it's worn by Yolanda Adams.

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British singer-songwriter Ella Mai took fashion to the next level in this all-black ensemble.

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Everything about Annie Ilonzeh's lavender suit is perfection. Keep up the good work!

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