Soul Train Awards 2023: Why Classic Black Will Never Go Out of Style

Artists and music influencers hit the red carpet wearing the one staple that will always stand the test of time.

They say once you go black, you never go back and we believe that is the gospel truth. Black is the one color in your wardrobe that can be both classy but comfortable or chic but cute. It's simply magical.

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Here are some of our favorite guests who were invited to this year's Soul Train Awards, wearing basic black but taking it all the way to the top.

  • Honey Bxby

    HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Honey Bxby attends the 2023 BET Soul Train Awards on November 19, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

    A New Jersey native, Honey Bxby takes her role as a singer-songwriter seriously, and she's channeling that energy into her look tonight. This corset-constructed gown with barely-there overlays puts her on the "watch and learn" list.

  • Nicci Gilbert

    Besides her dimples and killer smile, singer Nicci Gilbert gets all the style points for her black tuxedo jacket dress. The Brownstone singer knows how to make the most of a classic look.

  • KeKe Palmer

    Big applause to tonight's Soul Train Awards host, Keke Palmer, who showed up and showed out, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, Keke posed on the step-and-repeat in a short, black spaghetti strap dress that shows off her legs for days.

  • June Ambrose

    Creative director and style guru June Ambrose is dazzling in an all-black sequence tuxedo jacket and matching pants, with a satin black blouse to top it all off. Bet on black, baby!

  • Tamar Braxton

    The goddess has arrived. Tamar Braxton can play when it's time to play, but when it's time to stunt, she is teaching the class, especially in this regal,full-length black gown that hits her perfectly in all the right ways.

  • Sabrina and Field Harrison

    This couple got the memo! Sabrina and Field Harrison run TRUE Music, an independent record label. Between her strapless dress and his relaxed black jacket, they coordinate perfectly.

  • Ms. Pat

    It's Ms. Pat in a stunning lace ensemble from head-to-toe, representing, as always, "The Ms. Pat Show" and her upcoming Christmas special.

  • Serayah

    There's nothing that Serayah wears that's ever been a bust. The "Kingdom Business" actress is here looking beautiful in black with a lace bodice dress as she glides across the carpet.

  • Sean Bankhead

     Sean Bankhead attends Soul Train Awards 2023.
    Sean Bankhead attends Soul Train Awards 2023.

    Famed director and choreographer Sean Bankhead is going for the loose and baggy look. This oversized jacket and pants suit with sunglasses and black shoes is the ultimate ode to all things black.


    “Soul Train Awards” 2023 premieres Sunday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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