Last night’s BET Awards had everything: a Rihanna appearance,Lizzo playing the flute, and performances from Lil Nas X and Cardi B. Oh, and lots of great looks on the red carpet. Host Regina Hall wore a Little Black Dress with voluminous sleeves and a plunging neckline for drama. Lizzo dressed in a brown moiré silk dress with a matching fascinator and acknowledged that she looked like a piece of wood with the cheeky Instagram caption “Did I give you a woody?” Doja Cat, of “Bitch, I’m a cow” fame, came dressed like a cat toy in feathers and crochet. Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mary J. Blige kept it relatively simple in a white-and-gold halter dress.
And we rarely say this, but hats off to the men for bringing their best. Many of them chose to wear pastel suits. Migos, in matching gray, yellow, and blue suits, bought into the harness trend. Lil Nas X obviously went for big yee-haw energy in a suit by Pyer Moss — turquoise, no shirt, with white cowboy boots and hat. Black-ish actor Miles Brown wore a Gucci tracksuit with shorts, which is exactly what one should wear as a teenager at an awards show.