Too much and not enough, A snapshot of the BET Awards 2014 Red Carpet.

When I think of network awards shows such as the BET or MTV awards, I think the look should convey a fresh, young, fun and well-styled appearance. I do not expect Oscar or Met Gala black tie fanfare, but I also would not want to see the stars dressed for a cookout. I would expect attendees to dress as if they were guests at a really nice cocktail party. These group of gorgeous starlets look as if they are attending three different events. Let’s take a look at some stars who nailed the look, those a tad overdressed and some who kept it very, very chill for the 2014 BET awards.

Paris Hilton and Ashanti rocked their Michael Costello originals beautifully in the white-hot color of the night. However they may have been a tad overdressed for the event. Personally, I would not do floor-length at this type of awards show.

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Draya and KeKe Palmer got their BET red carpet looks just right. I love the sexy, edgy but playful looks. These dresses could go from cocktails to the club which seems perfect for this type of event.

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Tinashe and Zendaya definitely look young and cute but too casual for my taste. I think the BET Awards warrant a little more effort than this. While these are, of course, designer looks, they seem more appropriate at a car and bike show than an awards show.

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Randomness seemed the theme of the night as stars varied in looks from tuxedos to sneaks, gala gowns to jeans. Lots of young Black hip-hop/Hollywood rocked white for the evening, which is always on trend for the summer, but this was the only thread of commonality I saw in this group’s attire.

Photos courtesy of bet.com, sandrarose.com and justjared.com

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