Red Carpet Affairs always give me celebrity-life envy. I can’t front, I have absolutely no where to go wearing a beautiful floor length gown, but boy do I wish I did. Maybe I need to throw a gala or something, just to get glam’d up, lol There nothing like the extravagant dress, glowing skin, and subtle hairstyles that has me glossy-eyed and in awe of the details and beauty of the big show-off show that is the Golden Globes, or any other major award shoe for that matter. I wanted to compile my top 10 best dressed women of color on the red carpet last night, because I feel like why not…there is often a lack of appreciation for us, so here it is!
10. Viola Davis
She had to make it list. I am a huge fan of sequins! The sequins beading all done by hand and because I know and understand, first hand, how difficult and time consuming it is I appreciate this look. BUT, it is # 10, and for what I feel is a good reason, the sleeves. I think if there were either shorter or gone, it would have looked a lot better.
9. Zendaya Coleman
Say what you will I think this dress was adorable! I thought it was something different with out being too crazy. The oxblood colored gown with the brown lip and sultry eye, very cute and classy.
8. Uzo Adoba
The little FANCY black dress!! The high neck with a slight dipped back was awesome. I love the uniqueness of the asymmetrical sleeves/cape and the fact that there is very minimal accessories is perfect because sequins can easily become too much if your don’t calm it down which I think it exactly what her hair did for this dress.
7. Gina Rodriguez
I love the FU-FU big skirt on this dress. The royal blue is very rich and regal. I loved that her earrings matched and that her shoulders were exposed.
6. Corrie Foxx
Being so young, this was a perfect look of a little skin, and a little young lady. She looks effortlessly pretty. The embellishments on the nude material, look far from tacky, which can sometimes happen with nude beaded looks.
5. Jada Pinkett-Smith
Honestly this dress from behind, (mind out the gutter, please, lol) won me over. I love the tone of green and the flowy-ness from that angle.
4. Queen Latifah
This pale teal color is just pretty. Not much to it, sleek, sophisticated, and just pretty. It looks really wearable too.
3. Angela Bassett
Can you say sexy. I feel like some times when people wear a colored gown it can lose it’s sexiness, but in this case this assymetrical number was owned hunny. She gave me orange is the new black, life for real!
2. Jennifer Lopez
Jenni, call me ‘Jennifer from Bel Air now’, looked like a golden goddess, for real. This gown, and 200 carats for Harry Winston. So sultry, without showing very much, just gorgeous. There was not one item that did not work with this look.
1.Taraji P. Henson
Bayby, this is definetely not Cookie! Taraji looked like an angel super hero, in white sleeves caped dress that came to pick up all the awards. She slayed it, tattoos and all!!
These beautifully women, made me so proud. Color is not everything, but damn they made me even more proud to have some extra melanin, lol. Also gave me some reason to look forward to aging, hopefully as gracefully as they are.
What was your favorite dress of the night? Who would you say “Did that”?