2018 NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on January 16, 2018

Kittens, a whole bunch of lovely ladies got their glitter, their shine, and their fashion A games (for the most part) on at the NAACP Image Awards. Shall we count the ways?

 

Andra Day in Giorgio Armani

This is a lot to take in – and we’re not talking about the sheerness. Our first impression is how heavy and stiff this comes across. It may have been mitigated by a lighter approach in the design, but the bodice has a very armor-like feel to it, which is an odd juxtaposition with the sheerness. And if we’re being honest, we don’t love the hem length or the focus-pulling color of the shoe. But for overall impact and drama, it’s a tough look to beat.

 

Betty Gabriel

It’s kind of pretty, but we’re not loving the shape of the bodice. The print is somewhat bedsheet-y, but it’s romantic and  looks good on her. The sheer white under the skirt is a little odd.

 

 

Danai Gurira in Rodarte

We’d probably hate this whipped cream frock on just about anyone else, but it found the woman who was born to wear it.

 

 

Danielle Brooks in Michael Costello

Disney princess. It’s not pushing the envelope in terms of design, but it’s the right place and the right woman for the style.

 

Halle Berry in Reem Acra

There is a LOT of sheerness on this red carpet. Ol’ T Lo’s trying to cope. The thing with Halle Berry is, dressing to look chic or elegant never matters. When she needs to or wants to, she dresses hot. That sheer skirt and accompanying abundance of good china on display is truly awful. Horrifying. But she looks hot and that’s all that matters to her right now.

 

 

Kerry Washington in Michael Kors Collection

Eleganza. We feel like a necklace might have been welcome here. The earrings are gorgeous, but the neckline’s rather plain and could use some help.

 

 

Laverne Cox in Abyss by Abby

Beyonce-ing once again.

 

 

Niecy Nash in Mac Duggal

She looks amazing in gold and once again the cut and fit are flawless. Could’ve done with a bit less slit, though. The shoulders need some balancing out with a bit more skirt.

 

 

Samira Wiley in Romona Keveža

Simple and elegant, helped along with some Josephine Baker-style head styling.

 

 

Sonequa Martin-Green in Christian Dior

Is it us or are she and Samira born to play sisters?

We like the idea of this look – a bit of a “New Look”-with-a-twist take – but there’s a bit too much going on here. First, the shoes are all wrong. We never say this, but plain black pumps were the way to go. And while we’re at it, we’d ditch that heavy necklace too. And since we’re in fantasy land, we would also order our fashion minions to take that black strip off the bottom of the hem because it turns the dress gimmicky.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross in Narciso Rodriguez

Another lady who looks great in gold, but we’re not loving the sporty neckline of this dress. Looks a bit too bathing suit for a semi-formal setting.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

 

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