The 6 Celebs Who Crushed The 2017 BET Awards Red Carpet

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We love an LBD as much as the next girl, but getting dressed up should be fun. Enter the best dressed at the BET Awards—hosted by the hysterical Leslie Jones—who proved taking a style risk pays off. Our girl crush Issa Rae complemented a multicolored jacket and shorts with a punchy pink lip and bold blue eyeliner, while fashion-world darlings Chloe and Halle (who were on hand to deliver Beyonce’s acceptance speech) served up fresh alternatives to the oversized red carpet styles beloved by the Olsen twins. And don’t even get us started on how insanely good Jada Pinkett Smith looked. Click through for our favorite looks and get inspired.

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Yara Shahidi in Philosophy

Lesson: A midi silhouette lets you play with prints, lace and tiers without skewing too loud.

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Chloe And Halle Bailey In Ms. Min

Lesson: Keep oversize silhouettes feeling fun not frumpy by adding off-the-moment accessories like chokers and shoulder-grazing earrings.

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Issa Rae in Balmain

Lesson: A statement blazer and shorts are just as appropriate as a cocktail dress.

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Jhene Aiko in For Restless Sleepers

Lesson: The boudoir dressing trend is equally at home on the red carpet.

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Duckie Thot

Lesson: You can rock a red dress with a red pout.

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Jada Pinkett Smith in Alexandre Vauthier

Lesson: metallics are always a good idea.

Solange Knowles

Lesson: Keep head-to-toe black from feeling boring by looking for pieces with interesting details.