See All The Funky Fresh Style in Soul Train Awards History

There's nothing but must-see looks here.

From Destiny’s Child’s matchy-matchy group ensembles to Elise Neal’s mile-long pant suit, the Soul Train Awards have given us major style moments that stuck with us over time. This is one of those events throughout the year where stars feel free to experiment with playful prints, funky suits and sultry looks that take a fun departure from the everyday red carpet look. Acts like Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, and Miguel always come with that vintage flair we’ve all come to know and love, while Teyana Taylor always serves up major body goals in something form-fitting and seductive.

Flip through the gallery below to see the most memorable Soul Train Awards looks through the years, and don’t forget to tune in to BET and Centric Sunday, November 26th 8P/7C hosted by the returning soul queen Erykah Badu.

  • 1 Michael Jackson, 1993
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    Long live the King of Pop!

  • 2 Tupac & Rosie Perez, 1993
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    Every thug needs a lady. ?

  • 3 Xscape, 1995
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    Look at those baby faces!

  • 4 Aaliyah & Missy Elliott, 1998
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    Two queens are always better than one.

  • 5 Lil’ Kim, 1999
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    No one can make an entrance like Queen B!

  • 6 Tyra Banks, 1999
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    This supermodel was serving nude glitzy glam in this spaghetti strap number.

  • 7 Whitney Houston & Luther Vandross, 1999
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    The two late icons look stunning on the red carpet while showing their pearly whites for the camera.

  • 8 Blaque, 2000
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    When you’re literally getting your shine on.

  • 9 Destiny’s Child, 2000
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    All eyes were on this quartet as they stopped the show in these fire red matching outfits with floral appliques.

  • 10 Left Eye, 2000
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    True to her reputation, this star always commanded every room she was in. R.I.P ?

  • 11 Sisqo, 2000
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    Furs, tattoos and no shirt? Sounds about right!

  • 12 Lil’ Kim, 2001
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    We love when she’s on her rockstar ish. ??

  • 13 Eva Marcille, 2005
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    Who could forget this short-haired beauty?

  • 14 Bootsy Collins and Tommy Davidson, 2009
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    This type of swag can’t be imitated nor duplicated.

  • 15 Miguel, 2011
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    He wins for most impressive vintage swag. ?

  • 16 Slick Rick, 2013
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    Are we feeling the jewels or nah?

  • 17 Bridget Kelly, 2013
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    Once upon a time, there was jet black Bridget.

  • 18 Tamar Braxton, 2013
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    Come through sheer mami!

  • 19 Mase, 2014
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    Who knew silk and snakeskin could be such a winning combo?

  • 20 Flava Flav, 2014
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    He knows what time it is (Wendy o’clock!)

  • 21 Jidenna, 2015
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    The chief cleans up nice. ?

  • 22 Elise Neal, 2016
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    It takes a brave soul to rock pants with a train.

  • 23 Erykah Badu, 2016
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    Analog girl in a digital world.

  • 24 V. Bozeman, 2016
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    We love a girl who’s not afraid of a lil’ color.

  • 25 Remy Ma & Fat Joe, 2016
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    This look is all the way ⬆️

  • 26 Teyana Taylor, 2016
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    That bawdy is nothing to play with! ?

  • 27 Erykah Badu, 2016
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    Just call her the chartreuse chanteuse!

  • 28 Jill Scott, 2016
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    This Minnie Riperton-inspired look was the talk of the night.

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