If we found ourselves in attendance at the Pre-BET Awards Dinner and saw Miss Zendaya in attendance dressed like this:
We’d be all “Well! Looks like someone’s bringing her A game!” She looks cute and fresh and stylish, even if the hem bugs and nothing seems to quite match. If nothing else, she’s serving up world class brow and killer hoops. It’s a cute look. We would have no reason to believe she’d do anything to screw it up later. But oh, would we be wrong, darlings. She not only screwed it up, she ditched it entirely for THIS:
Look, we get it. She’s trying for some sort of B Girl/High Fashion blend, but it’s just not working at all. The skirt’s plain ugly and the bra is distracting in an outfit that’s already got way too much going on. Add the braids and the cap and the hoops and the stripper shoes and you’re looking at a right mess. It’s hard to believe that these outfits were chosen by the same person. We’d have kept the jacket, put it over a strapless black sheath with a slit to the thigh, given her an up ‘do, and kept everything else. Yes, even the cap, hoops and stripper shoes. We don’t mind the aesthetic and if she wants to go that route, we’re all for it. It’s the BET Awards, after all. Where else can a gal hit the red carpet working a B Girl look? We just don’t like that it’s interpreted in a less-than-fabulous fashion.
[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Getty Images, IMAXTree, style.com]