The BET Awards Looks We'll Be Thinking About All Summer

The BET Awards are taking place in Downtown Los Angeles tonight, and the red carpet is filled with stars from the music, TV, sports, and film worlds. When Regina Hall is the host and celebrities like Cardi B, Taraji P. Henson, Yara Shahidi, H.E.R. are performing and/or are nominated, it's no surprise that some very memorable looks are gracing the red carpet.

The BET Awards have taken place every summer for the past 18 years in celebration of African Americans and other minority Americans in the entertainment world. Mary J. Blige will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award this year. With past honorees including Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, and Prince, she's in good company.

Given that summer is in full swing, you can expect plenty of fun, colorful looks on the blue carpet (which, fun fact, hasn't actually been red since 2015). Keep scrolling to see the best looks, which you'll probably be thinking about for the remainder of summer.

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WHO: Yara Shahidi
WEAR: Prabal Gurung skirt; Christian Louboutin shoes; Hanut Singh earrings

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WHO: Ciara
WEAR: Jean Paul Gaultier dress; Stuart Weitzman shoes

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WHO: Regina Hall

WEAR: Yvan Tufenkjian and Borgioni earrings; Borgioni & Mattia Cielo rings

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WHO: Ella Mai

WEAR: Stuart Weitzman shoes; Djula earrings

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WHO: H.E.R.

WEAR: Ray-Ban sunglasses

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WHO: Karrueche Tran

WEAR: House of Holland suit

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WHO: Khoudia Diop

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WHO: Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Jodie Turner-Smith

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WHO: Mary J. Blige
WEAR: David Webb jewelry

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WHO: Marsai Martin

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WHO: Lizzo
WEAR: House of Holland dress; Ryan Storer earrings

Next up, the best looks from the recent MTV Movie and TV Awards.

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