BET Awards Style: The Most Buzzy Looks of the Night (Like Keke Palmer's Crazy-Sexy Cutouts)

06/30/2014 at 01:28 PM ET

Robin Thicke’s “get her back” plea to Paula Patton wasn’t the only headline-making moment from Sunday’s BET Awards. There were also some very bold style statements made last night. Let’s discuss, shall we?

BET Awards StyleJason LaVeris/FilmMagic(2); C Flanigan/FilmMagic; Kevin Winter/Getty

1. Keke Palmer’s Commando Moment: What undergarments (if any) go with a dress that features major hip-and-thigh cutouts? We’re going to guess Palmer had to get super-creative (and walk very carefully) in her white-and-gold Alon Livné mini dress.

2. Gabrielle Union’s Thigh-High Boots: Pairing a long white gown with a strappy sandal would have been way too expected. So the actress decided to bring a pair of over-the-knee black boots to the carpet — and she still managed to show some thigh thanks to the super-high slit on her Maria Lucia Hohan gown. It’s definitely a Look — though we don’t know how comfortable it was in the 80+° weather.

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3. Zendaya Coleman’s Braids: Plaits are everywhere this summer, but we’ve yet to see someone wear their hair with so much attitude and sass. The 17-year-old star goes for super-long braided pigtails and a black snapback cap to complement her equally bold Emanuel Ungaro outfit.

4. Pharrell’s Button Malfunction: His hat stayed securely on for this entire performance, but Pharrell couldn’t get his star-printed cardi off, fumbling with it for at least 20 seconds. And of course Twitter exploded. Watch the clip below (the button meltdown happens around the 1:40 mark).

What did you think of the fashion at last night’s award show? Who was your best dressed?

–Brittany Talarico

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megan on

Gabrielle Union looks like an idiot.

Jenny on

Keke Palmer shouldn’t have worn that. a) she’s clearly uncomfortable. b) dressing scandalously when you don’t know how to embrace it (like Gabrielle Union’s TRYING to) just makes you looks awkward and like you’re trying to hard (gain, like Gabrielle Union)..

lu on

lol zendaya what are you doing sweetie?

Lila on

Keke, noooooo! Gabrielle is always trying too hard. Go back to acting class bc you act the same in all of your roles.

TL on

I think it is sad that this is the only post from the BET awards regarding style. Every other event (Grammys, Oscars, Cannes etc) gets coverage of what the stars are wearing and this is all the post? 4 photos? Sad. :-(

Jessica on

I love KeKe but that dress… Zendaya looks cute, though!

Pat on

Why isn’t there more coverage of the BET awards red carpet arrivals?? This is it? Four photos??

Susan on

I’m not going to judge the look, but the only way to pull off what Keke is wearing is to have total confidence and own it…and she
she is radiating the total opposite of confidence.

holly on

every award show gets coverage but not this one. Tired of people. Will not renew my subscription.

blackdog on

They ALL look like ignorant idiots. No class whatsoever. Get a grip, people – quit trying so damned hard!! Dumb.

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