Before any hardware was handed out at the 2023 BET Awards, stars first took a walk down the red carpet. This year, celebrities strutted their stuff on a pink version of the carpet showing off their unique attire and posing for fans and the cameras. Unlike other, more buttoned up shows, the BET Awards celebrate individuality and cutting edge looks.

The red carpet got underway outside of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles where the 2023 BET Awards is taking place. Along with a star-studded lineup, the show is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Trends on the 2023 carpet included sheer black ensembles, bright pinks and metallics. 21Ninety has rounded up some of the looks women of the red carpet wore to this year’s show.

What the Stars Wore


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Latto gave big hair, don’t care at this year’s BET Awards. The blonde bombshell’s flowing locks played perfectly with her elegant, sheer, black gown. Her legs were the main attraction thanks to a thigh high split and simple heels.

Ice Spice

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It was also a sheer look for Ice Spice who wore a lingerie inspired jumpsuit. The rapper’s signature orange hair was parted down the middle and fell past her waist.

Muni Long

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“Hrs and Hrs” singer, Muni Long, also donned all black to the 2023 awards. She showed off her abs with a midriff baring, two-piece, sequined set.


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GloRilla’s dress choice was a nod to old Hollywood. The skirt of the metallic and black gown included a collection of feathers at the bottom. She completed her look with gloves adorned with jewels. The rapper’s hair in deep waves perfectly complimented the classic feel of the ensemble.


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BIA’s red carpet look was a unique collection of strategically placed fabric cutouts.

Lil’ Mama

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Lil’ Mama’s carpet look was a real throwback. The rapper rocked Von Dutch, a brand that saw incredible popularity in the early 2000s. She wore a leather top from the brand paired with metallic silver pants and chunky jewelry.

Coco Jones

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“Bel-Air” star Coco Jones showed up to the pink carpet in an almost matching pink, sequined gown. The dress had a midriff cut out and an off-the-shoulder neckline.

Summer Walker

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Singer Summer Walker walked the carpet with her boyfriend Lil Meech. Both opted for all black attire. Walker wore a beaded, form flattering gown with a high neckline. She paired the dress with a simple black slingback heel. Walker wore a smokey eye and a bang to complete the look.


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Rapper Doechii went for a more casual look. She wore a pair of flare legged denim with a pink studded crop top.

Lola Brooke

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Lola Brooke chose a metallic look for the 2023 awards show. The “Don’t Play With It” rapper wore a chain covered mini dress and paired it with gold heels. Her natural makeup and simple hairstyle allowed her dress to really shine.

Ari Fletcher

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Influencer Ari Fletcher rocked a skin-bearing gown for the show. The black, floor-length dress included sheer arms and skirt, a chain halter detail, and feathers at the hem.