AceShowbiz - The 2016 BET Awards was officially kicked off on Sunday, June 26 and here are some of the stars that shone on the red carpet. Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae and Karrueche Tran showed that they could look fresh despite opting for basic colors like black and white.
The "Girl on Fire" singer, Alicia, was stunning in a silky ebony jumpsuit with elegant draping. Her look was more special with eye-catching gray headwrap, while she wore minimal make-up and jewelry. She completed the black number with strappy sandals.
Janelle was a showstopper in a black-and-white striped Sass and Bide pantsuit and a black hat. She also donned Jennifer Fisher earrings, a number of rings and platform peep-toe shoes. She showed off her purple pedicure which she said was to honor the late singer Prince.
Karrueche showed off her curves in a figure-hugging black minidress topped with gold buttons, metallic Christian Louboutin sandals and a gold choker. Her hair was arranged in a sleek updo.
Nandi Mngoma, who hosted the BET Awards red carpet, also stole attention in a black-and-white dress from her fashion line which was launched at AFI Fashion Week. Naturi Naughton showed some skin a black Nina Ricci minidress with sheer panels. "Community" alum Yvette Nicole Brown, meanwhile, paired a plain black top with a colorful long skirt.
Tia Mowry was dazzling in a Roberto Cavalli minidress with metallic fringe details. Fantasia Barrino rocked a sheer nude dress with metallic embellishment, and Mya brought color to the white carpet with a sunny yellow top with a dramatic cape, paired with matching pants and bone Aldo sandals.
Meagan Good was sexy in an emerald green silk crepe Lorena Sarbu gown with cutouts and a thigh-high slit. Gabrielle Union looked hot in a cranberry and silver one-shouldered Marc Jacobs gown with a thigh-high slit.
In the male department, 2 Chainz showed his high fashion sense with a colorful flower-and-butterfly embroidered denim jacket, white jeans and lace-up boots. Jermaine Dupri was stylish in a sparkly red jacket, while French Montana was handsome in an all-white number.