This year’s BET Awards was a total fashion let down. Overall, few sistas really stood out to me, and the one sista who I really expected to show out, Rihanna, was the biggest let down of them all. Her yellow sun dress seemed inappropriate for the occasion and the black goth dress she wore for her performance may have been a stunner, but it disappeared into the background of her set and thus it too was a let down. The night’s other big disappointment was Keyshia Cole’s red carpet dress. What was she wearing? It looked like a big yellow balloon. Keyshia is so gorgeous and has a fabulous figure. If she just found the right stylist I believe she could become a urban fashion icon, ala Mary J. Blige in the early days of her career.
Keyshia did however redeem herself with her performance outfit. I loved the big puffy wrap skirt and I loved the white shorts jumpsuit that was worn underneath and revealed when the wrap was taken off. That jumpsuit and those thigh high boot were fierce. Keyshia totally looked amazing and it was my favorite outfit of the night.
Another sista who also stood out to me was Ashanti. Her black dress, dripping in jewels, looked beautiful on television but her hair totally dominated her and drew your attention away from what she was wearing. Lots of fashion blogs are already declaring her the night’s best dressed but I’m not so sure. As cute as she was, I cannot get beyond Keyshia Cole’s white short suit and thigh high boots, thus I’m gonna have to give her my vote for best dressed.
Niecy Nash does however get an honorable mention. That sista has lost a great deal of weight over the last few years and tonight she put a lot a lot of younger women to shame.
For more fashion pics from the 2008 BET Awards check out-> page 2.