BET Awards Red Carpet 2017: Best Dressed

Should you find yourself in need of summer dress-up inspiration, look no further than the 2017 BET Awards red carpet. We expect to see a lot of bright whites, bold colors, and look-at-me prints this time of year—whether that's on the street or, yes, even at awards shows: Celebrities fall into these same seasonal habits when it comes to their wardrobes, whether that means gravitating toward eye-popping hues or opting for choppy, skin-baring silhouettes on the red carpet. The BET Awards were no exception—instead of just taking note of these summer-style sensibilities, though, tonight's honorees turned the glamour all the way up on all of our go-to summertime formulas.

A silky maxi was an instant stunner on Goapele, who went for a one-shouldered silhouette in a stunning shade of magenta. Justine Skye took the innerwear-as-outerwear trend and leveled it up with a metallic train affixed to a satin bodice. Yara Shahidi sees your chambray button-down and raises you a torn-up, reconstructed denim minidress. We thought last year's showing was good, but the crowd at the 2017 BET Awards has us taking notes on how to step up our own summertime party wardrobe.

The unexpected takes on warm-weather formalwear we saw went way beyond column gowns and high-low skirts. Catch up on our favorites looks from the BET Awards red carpet, below.

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Alberto E. Rodriguez

Justine Skye in The Blondes and Chloe Gosselin

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Maury Phillips

Goapele

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Maury Phillips

Yara Shahidi in Jonathan Simkhai, Jennifer Fisher, and Jimmy Choo

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Maury Phillips

Jada Pinkett Smith in Alexandre Vauthier

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Alberto E. Rodriguez

Skai Jackson in Just Cavalli

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Maury Phillips

Logan Browning in Lei Lou by Alex

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Alberto E. Rodriguez

Chloe and Halle

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Maury Phillips

Issa Rae

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals
PHOTO: Alberto E. Rodriguez

Lovie Simone in Elisabetta Franchi

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