The BET Awards 2021 Red Carpet was alive with fashion both good and questionable. The 2021 BET awards show has easily had the most pleasing red-carpet segment I’ve seen in a long time. There were several looks that I loved and a few that I found to be really nostalgic. While the ceremony was noticeably smaller than usual, I’ll say that it was good to see the BET Awards as they were before Covid-19 hit.
BET has come a long way since launching the award show in 2001. This year’s show marks 20 years that BET has been hosting the award show.
As far as favorite looks at the 2021 BET awards, I can’t pick one alone. BET awards show host Taraji P. Henson never disappoints when it comes to style. Henson wore an Atelier Versace gown for the red-carpet and later wore a red sequined gown by Zuhair Murad. Henson later changed into a gold bodysuit and robe by Greta Constantine during the awards ceremony.
Ciara is typically a red-carpet winner, but this particular look was less that what Ciara is known for. Jennifer Hudson surprised me in a black Dolce & Gabbana dress with gold belt. R&B songbird Sevyn Streeter looked cool, calm, sexy and confident in a revealing two-piece dress with matching headwrap by Laroxx.
Lil’ Naz X is known to be someone that isn’t afraid to shake the table. His two red-carpet looks, one being a floral and lace suit by Richard Quinn and the other a blue and white dress by Andrea Grossi were well done. The floral suit was my favorite of the two.
2021 BET Lifetime Achievement award recipient Queen Latifah wore a dark suit and cape. I hoped for a bit more from Queen, considering she’s getting the LTAW, but I’ll let her slide since she was in Thom Browne.