Halle Berry in Reem Acra at the NAACP Image Awards: ageless or inappropriate?

The 49th NAACP Image Awards arrivals

Here are some photos from the second night of the NAACP Image Awards. Sunday night, Image Awards were handed out in a non-televised ceremony, but Monday night was for the red carpet and the televised event. Big winners included Girls Trip, Jordan Peele, Blackish, Get Out and Kendrick Lamar – you can see the full list of winners here. This post is just to highlight some of the fashion from the event, and as you can see, Halle Berry had one of the most discussed fashion moments from the red carpet. Halle wore Reem Acra, a red and black gown which… let’s be honest, needed some additional lining or some kind of better paneling work. Any time she took a side-step, the world became her gynecologist. Also: is she a vampire?? She’s 51 years old, you guys. That should be against the law! (Don’t worry, Trump wants it to be against the law.)

NAACP Image Awards 2018 Arrivals

Kerry Washington in a custom Michael Kors gown, which looks like something Sarah Jessica Parker would wear, right? It’s got that “ballerina” feel to it. But I like it – I think the skirt is slightly too stiff, but it photographs beautifully.

NAACP Image Awards 2018 Arrivals

Issa Rae in Marc Jacobs Spring 2018. I think she’s radiant but I’m not feeling this dress 100%. It’s not bad, to be clear, but I think she could do a lot better.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards arrivals

Danai Gurira in Rodarte. This is actually one of my favorites of the night. I would hate this on someone like Michelle Williams or Natalie Portman, but it’s so striking and unexpected on Danai.

NAACP Image Awards 2018 Arrivals

Tracee Ellis Ross in Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2018. This was also one of my favorites! I love the way the top part is cut with the thin straps and the dipping bust. It’s super-flattering for women who have busts bigger than a B-cup. The color is gorgeous on her too.

NAACP Image Awards 2018 Arrivals

Yara Shahidi in Vera Wang Spring 2018. I was going to say “eh, we were all young and goth at some point” but then I saw the collar on this dress. NO. This is just a bad dress.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards arrivals

Ava DuVernay in Greta Constantine. One of my least favorite looks of the night, and that pains me because I love her so much. This looks like a repurposed costume from The Handmaid’s Tale. Ugh.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards arrivals

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. LAK says:

    Oh Halle….why? Why? Why?

    Are you really this desperately thirsty?


    • LetItGo says:

      It’s strange, when Hallie doesn’t have her signature pixie cut, she looks so pedestrian. That cut is just the best thing to happen to her.

      • imqrious2 says:

        I agree. The pixie shows off her lovely face and fine bone structure. When her hair is long and hangs it just brings her whole face down (IMO).

    • CynicalAnn says:

      She’s so beautiful but the has the worst taste in evening wear.

    • V4Real says:

      I actually like it in the front and she is freaking gorgeous. She has the body for it, let her have fun. But that seems like a dress more fitting for a music award show.

      Speaking of gorgeous, thanks for posting my crush Danai, that’s a beautiful woman.

    • Alix says:

      Exactly my thought — thirsty!!!

    • Milla says:

      Give her a break. Her body is amazing her face is gorgeous. Why not? For the first time i wanna see naked dresses cos it is important to show men that we can wear what we want. And it’s not for their pleasure. Unless we say so.

      • LAK says:

        A woman so beautiful that it hurts must parade her privates and bare bottom because that’s the only way to be cool and on trend and to make a feminist statement?!

        Alrighty then.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @LAK: No, but at a time and place where there’s lots of victim-blaming and slut-shaming going on (due to predators being exposed), and sexual agency and bodily autonomy are under attack in more ways than one, a woman CAN rebel against feminine modesty as a feminist statement, if she chooses to. It’s good to see women still pushing back against respectability politics. That’s all. There’s no ‘must’ involved. Like Milla said, why not?

      • Helenw says:

        I am of the same opinion. I am in love with this woman, she is perfection. No idea how she does it (and I do lasers too but nothing works like that) but she amnd Rachel Weisz are my goddesses. She is daring and I’m here for it.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      If she didn’t have the nudity panels, people would be flipping out over how amazing her face and skin look. That would be the focus. She doesn’t NEED shock tactics to get attention. If she wants to, that’s her deal, but I hope she knows she doesn’t need to use tricks. It just distracts from her natural magic.

  2. Really says:

    Slightly inappropriate. Showing her hoo ha. Top part is fine, needs more coverage for bottom part.

    Makes me think she’s insecure. Wants to show that she still looks good.

  3. Lizzie says:

    Ava DuVernay has the best tailor in hollywood. she always looks impeccable.

  4. Shambles says:

    Bottle up her sweat and let me put it on my face. Truly ageless. I’m not going to say inappropriate because anyone can wear whatever tf they want, but daaaaamn that is one tacky dress.

  5. HK9 says:

    If I look like Halle at 51, I’d wear that dress to church.

  6. What's Inside says:

    Halle is a goddess, but I am so tired of these flimsy, see-through numbers. Danai was fresh, feminine, and utterly beautiful and Halle could not have carried that look off.

  7. LadyT says:

    Halle’s body can wear that dress as well as anyone. I’m just not into crotch cleavage on the red carpet. Seems like a cheap grab for attention.

  8. oOsips.teaOo says:

    Halle we get it. You’ve still got it, but that dress is a no.

    I love what Ava is wearing

    • Pandy says:

      Agree re Halle but not a fan of Ava’s dress. I wasn’t overly fond of Danai’s, but god, she’s got such a gorgeous face!!! I do love Tracee’s dress. YAra’s was a miss, surprisingly.

  9. Sherry says:

    Halle is and will always be one of the most physically beautiful women in the world. That said, the dress needs a lining. It makes her look desperate for attention.

  10. dimsummum says:

    In my opinion, the dress would be inappropriate on anyone, regardless of their age.

  11. my3cents says:

    Please don’t let crotch cleavage become the next thing.

    • Ankhel says:

      Lol. We must remember to use sun lotion, so we don’t ruin our downstairs decolletages, ladies!

  12. Squiggisbig says:

    Danai Gurira really looks like Lauryn Hill to me in that photo.

    I kind of like Kerry’s hair since it is slightly more textured than her usual look.

  13. KBeth says:

    I hate Halle’s dress but as others have noted…..damn, she’s still got it goin’ on!!

  14. Nev says:

    Everybody looks gorgeous. Halle your grown wear what you want. So happening. YES.

  15. Alexandria says:

    Halle looks smashing but I don’t like the bottom of her dress. Kerry finally wears something that flatters and make sense. My vote goes to Danai. I’m not into fussy designs or ruffles like those but she totally made them work and stood out well. Helps that she wore it with a good posture, two thumbs up for a smashing look.

  16. Tiffany says:

    Issa’s smile was the best thing on the RC yesterday. It is beautiful.

  17. Renee says:

    Tracee for the win! I love her & her show.

  18. Tallia says:

    Halle is gorgeous. But no, not for the Image Awards.

  19. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Halle is beautiful, her body is banging, and she is a testament to #blackdontcrack. But there is something desperate and thirsty about a 51 year old woman wearing a dress with her hoohah hanging out. Hell its desperate and thirsty for any woman at any age. But at 51 one would think you would be past that. Im just over seeing her in sheer see through dresses at every event. It’s like she’s trying to prove that she still has “it”. But we all already know she still has it.

    • Helenw says:

      I can’t stand this blackdontcrack piece. We all crack, I know plenty darker people who are very wrinkled, the only difference is that darker skin doesn’t show it so easily at first glance. Rachel Weisz only gets better with age. Nothing to do with race, much to do with genes and care.

  20. Carmen says:

    That’s the first time I’ve ever seen Kerry Washington looking really good on the red carpet.

    • Sullivan says:

      Yes! Kerry looks divine.

      • Pandakeeper says:

        Issa can wear her smile in anything! When I first saw her, what came to mind was a beautiful bunny rabbit! It’s not about her ears at all; just the smile, the alert eyes and her energy! I just got the feeling that should could just bound anywhere!

        The way Angelina played a dangerous tiger in Kung Fu Panda, Jack Black- The Panda…Issa would be the prettiest bunny. Not in a PlayBoy way (boring) but in an energetic, intelligent , quest for life way.

    • tracking says:

      She is perfection here. With Tracee Ellis Ross a close second. Hallee, please take notes.

  21. Nancy says:

    Halle is a Clevelander….named after a department store. Honest to God. I think she is simply beautiful. Not talking about her acting, or personal life, just her physical being. She is lovely. Period.

  22. Mar says:

    Good for Halle she’s a freaking goddess

  23. Chelly says:

    Inappropriate? Maybe for us common folk at some black tie award event but this is Halle f**kn Berry, excuse me, this is classic Halle f**kn Berry.

  24. Mimz says:

    I really really loved yara’s dress. I think the collar gave it an edge. Such a stunning young woman.
    Loved Issa’s dress as well. Different and striking.
    I wish Tracee’s dress was longer but i agree the color and cut are very flattering.
    Beautiful night. Beautiful women.

    Oh except for Halle’s lingerie/sexy night attire. That’s a HARD nope.

  25. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Ageless AND inappropriate.

  26. perplexed says:

    Probably both.

  27. themumy says:

    There sure is a lot of beautiful in this post. Wow.

    It is hard to believe Halle is 51. Not that 51 doesn’t often look great!!–it DOES. But she is an otherworldly kind of agelessness. She honestly looks like she’s in her 30s still. Her skin is perfection. She definitely hit the genetic lottery. And I love that dress! It is slinky, sexy, and lush. It fits her like a glove. I’m not personally a fan of Halle because I think she is kind of nasty and a bit unstable, and her movies really just aren’t that great, but man, you just cannot deny her physical beauty.

  28. kiko says:

    Danai Gurira in Rodarte.

    White towel draped around body in a messy manner.

  29. Her Higness says:

    thank you for covering this!!!! Love seeing my WOC on the red carpet YASSSS

  30. Ozogirl says:

    The top looks beautiful…and then I scrolled down… Ugh.

    Issa, what are you wearing girl??

    • Ange says:

      I think the dress would have looked better with less severe hair. Imagine a gorgeous fro haloing around her face, it would look pretty great.

  31. Candion says:

    Not sure what the big deal is about her age. I’m one year shy of her age and myself and all my similarly aged friends look just as good or even better. This is without any help too. At my parents wedding anniversary party their friends thought I was 21 lol

  32. magnoliarose says:

    I like Issa’s dress but maybe not for her. Danai looks gorgeous. Kerry looks lovely. Tracee looked sexy. Yara is very pretty but I don’t like this on her.

  33. Nibbi says:

    halle berry is indeed ageless, it’s downright fascinating, i don’t even know, plastic surgery or what, but she looks EXACTLY like herself, totally natural, yet, like, the same as 25 years ago, how is it even possible on anybody. still not down with naked crotches tho, call me an uptight old biddy…

    kerry washington on the other hand looks legit STUNNING in that dress.