All the Magical Red Carpet Style From 2017 Black Girls Rock!

Yasss, queens!

By Jasmine Washington

Black girl magic was front and center during the 2017 Black Girls Rock! Awards. Not only were some of the biggest and brightest in entertainment, politics and even finance celebrated for their outstanding contributions, they also pulled out their A-plus ensembles to hit the BGR red carpet.

Honorees Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi held things down for the new school while Congresswoman Maxine Waters and music legend Dionne Warwick delivered classic fashion slays of their own.

The guests of honor were not alone. Black Girls Rock! Awards host Taraji P. Henson slayed the night away with a sexy cut out dress and daring new ’do.

Black Girls Rock! is set to air Tuesday, August 22 at 8 pm EST on BET.

  • 1 Issa Rae
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    HBO’s Issa Rae has nothing to be insecure about in this mesh, thigh baring gown.

  • 2 Yara Shahidi
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    Young, Gifted and Black! Yara Shahidi slayed in this vibrant belle sleeved dress.

  • 3 Tiffany Haddish
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    As if we couldn’t get enough of comedian Tiffany Haddish’s vampy lip and top knot combo, the Girl’s Trip star showed off her celeb status with an adorable accessory.

  • 4 SZA
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    “Love Galore” singer SZA was in complete control as she hit the red carpet with her larger than life curls and sexy all black gown.

  • 5 Taraji P. Henson
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    The hostess with the mostest, Taraji P. Henson, was the talk of the night with her skin baring cutout dress and fierce cut and color.

  • 6 Keyshia Ka’oir
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    Keyshia Ka’oir went full glam in this nude mesh number.

  • 7 Anika Noni Rose
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    Power star Anika Noni Rose lived up to her name with this floral strapless dress.

  • 8 Dascha Polanco
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    Lady in red! Orange Is The New Black star Dascha Polanco slayed her way down the red carpet with a chic red fit.

  • 9 Skai Jackson
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    Teen sensation Skai Jackson was the belle of the ball in this dazzling gown.

  • 10 Chrisette Michele
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    R&B songstress Chrisette Michele kept it casual sporting a cozy two-piece set.

  • 11 Maxine Waters
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    Congresswoman and honoree Maxine Waters showed a little skin in this orange cutout dress.

  • 12 Beverly Bond
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    Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond paired her flowing beach waves with a fierce black and white number.

  • 13 India.Arie
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    The colorful train on India.Arie

  • 14 Dionne Warwick
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    Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick kept it short and simple with pairing a fierce blazer with a black shirt and beige pants.

  • 15 Ibtihaj Muhammad
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    Yass! Ibtihaj Muhammad slayed in this long sleeved, embellished gown.

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