Mary J. Blige embraces street style and red carpet glamor at the BET Awards – WWD
Mary J. Blige is a fashion chameleon, transitioning from street style to red carpet glamour, embracing many style iterations in between. For the 2022 BET Awards, the 51-year-old singer-actress donned a stark white two-piece outfit, creating a look that embodied the best elements of her signature style.
To attend the awards ceremony celebrating black excellence and black culture, Blige – who was dressed by Jason Rembert – wore a look by Tony Ward. The design’s off-the-shoulder crop top featured an asymmetrical sleeve design with a singular long sleeve on one arm and a beaded strap on the other shoulder. The figure also wrapped around Blige’s neck, giving a choker effect. The hip-hop icon paired the top with a high-waisted ruched white skirt, which featured a slightly off-center thigh slit and a floor-sweeping train.
Blige paired the all-white look with silver-tone metal René Caovilla stiletto sandals featuring a wraparound ankle strap designed to resemble a snake. Blige accessorized with several large diamond rings, a diamond cuff and gold Cartier bracelets. She wore her wavy blonde hair in a half pony, which showed off her large silver coin-shaped earrings. For makeup, Blige wore a dark black smoky eye, pronounced lashes, and a nude lip.
Blige is nominated for Best Actress for her role as Monet in “Power Book II: Ghost” on Starz and Best Female Artist. She’s also nominated for the BET Her Award — an award for uplifting, uplifting songs that center women — for her song “Good Morning Gorgeous.”
The BET Rewards celebrate the achievements of musicians, actors, athletes and more in various fields of entertainment. The first BET Awards were held in 2001 to celebrate black culture and black excellence. Taraji P. Henson is the host of this year’s show with performances from Lizzo, Latto and Jack Harlow. Major nominations include Doja Cat with six nods, Ari Lennox and Drake with four nods each.
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