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Half of the fun of award shows is seeing how celebrities will dress for the big night, and we loved watching brown beauties on red — and even blue and white –carpets at major events this year. From the Emmys to Black Girls Rock to the Met Gala and the Soul Train Awards here are our favorite 2016 red carpet moments. Let us know your picks for best-dressed lady in the comments section.

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2016 Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA Featuring: Kerry Washington Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 19 Sep 2016 Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

2016 Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
Featuring: Kerry Washington
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 19 Sep 2016
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Kerry Washington showing off her baby bump at the Emmys.

V. Bozeman Soul Train Awards 2016

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V. Bozeman looking colorful at the Soul Train Awards

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Featuring: Beyonce Knowles Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 02 May 2016 Credit: WENN.com

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Featuring: Beyonce Knowles
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 02 May 2016
Credit: WENN.com

Beyoncé showing us how to do Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Met Gala

BFI London Film Festival Queen of Katwe Premiere - Arrivals Featuring: Lupita Nyong’o Where: London, United Kingdom When: 09 Oct 2016 Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.com

BFI London Film Festival Queen of Katwe Premiere – Arrivals
Featuring: Lupita Nyong’o
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 09 Oct 2016
Credit: Lia Toby/WENN.com

Lupita Nyong’o at the BFI London Film Festival Queen of Katwe Premiere.

The 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater Featuring: Ciara, Ciara Princess Wilson Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 20 Nov 2016 Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

The 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater
Featuring: Ciara, Ciara Princess Wilson
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 20 Nov 2016
Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Ciara showing off baby bump number two at the American Music Awards.

Remy Ma Soul Train Awards 2016

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Remy Ma looking almost unrecognizable at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.

Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Tracee Ellis Ross Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 04 Aug 2016 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel – Arrivals
Featuring: Tracee Ellis Ross
Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States
When: 04 Aug 2016
Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Tracee Ellis Ross glowing in yellow at the Disney ABC TCA Summer Press Tour

BET Black Girls Rock! 2016 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Arrivals Featuring: TEYONAH PARRIS Where: NEWARK, New Jersey, United States When: 01 Apr 2016 Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com

BET Black Girls Rock! 2016 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Arrivals
Featuring: TEYONAH PARRIS
Where: NEWARK, New Jersey, United States
When: 01 Apr 2016
Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com

Teyonah Parris looking golden at Black Girls Rock!

2016 VH1's Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night -Red Carpet Arrivals at Kings Theater Featuring: Teyana Taylor Where: New York, New York, United States When: 03 Dec 2016 Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

2016 VH1’s Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night -Red Carpet Arrivals at Kings Theater
Featuring: Teyana Taylor
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Dec 2016
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Teyana Taylor stunting on ’em at the 2016 VH1’s Divas Holiday

68th Emmy Awards Arrivals 2016 held at the Microsoft Theater Featuring: Angela Bassett Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 18 Sep 2016 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

68th Emmy Awards Arrivals 2016 held at the Microsoft Theater
Featuring: Angela Bassett
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 18 Sep 2016
Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Angela Bassett lighting up the Emmy red carpet.

2016 BET Awards Arrivals held at at the Microsoft Theater Featuring: Janelle Monae Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 27 Jun 2016 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

2016 BET Awards Arrivals held at at the Microsoft Theater
Featuring: Janelle Monae
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 27 Jun 2016
Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Janelle Monae at the BET Awards in her signature black and white.

68th Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater - Press Room Featuring: Regina King Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 18 Sep 2016 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

68th Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater – Press Room
Featuring: Regina King
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 18 Sep 2016
Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Regina King after her big win at the Emmys.

Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Birth of a Nation' held at Cinerama Dome - Arrivals Featuring: Gabrielle Union Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 21 Sep 2016 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’ held at Cinerama Dome – Arrivals
Featuring: Gabrielle Union
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 21 Sep 2016
Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Gabrielle Union at the Birth of a Nation premiere in Los Angeles.

Viola Davis attending the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Featuring: Viola Davis Where: Santa Monica, California, United States When: 11 Dec 2016 Credit: Michael Boardman/WENN.com

Viola Davis attending the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Featuring: Viola Davis
Where: Santa Monica, California, United States
When: 11 Dec 2016
Credit: Michael Boardman/WENN.com

Viola Davis at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, attending the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Featuring: Viola Davis, Julius Tennon Where: Santa Monica, California, United States When: 11 Dec 2016 Credit: Michael Boardman/WENN.com

Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, attending the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Featuring: Viola Davis, Julius Tennon
Where: Santa Monica, California, United States
When: 11 Dec 2016
Credit: Michael Boardman/WENN.com

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