Fashions for Proms

Evening Dresses Inspired by BET 2016

The Black Entertainment Television Awards'red carpet boasted fabulous dressesthat expressed the diverse personalities and styles in the industry. It wasn't easy to pick the best dress, but Mayte Garcia's gorgeous open back mermaid gown topped my list. Lavishly embellished with appliqud flowers from the neck to the long train this gown rocked so many fantastic details.

Want to capture the BET Mayte Garcia look in your next formal dress? Take a look at these

5 Embellished Mermaid Gowns

Sequins cover the bodice of ared lace mermaid dress. This dress shimmers luxuriously thanks to the sheer black overlays. The lace motif repeats itself on the sheer back for a dazzling formal look.

Who can resist the flowers that cascade downJovani's floral embroidered evening gown? This black evening gown has a short train and sheer fabric that gives you a coverage yet still shows a bit of skin.

I love the baroque appliqus that cover the back and godets of this red Jasz evening dress. The sheer fabric gives the impression of an open back. Built in bra cups makes this floor length gown easy to wear with maximum sophistication.

Looking foropen back red lace mermaid dressthat costs less than $100? Here you go. This long sleeve gown has an ivory lining that highlights the red lace. A large keyhole cut out gives the open back look, but the top closure and back zipper keep everything in place.

That same keyhole cut out is featured in thisblack and silver open back tulle dress. Lace appliqus embellish the flared mermaid skirt, giving this gown flashes of light as you walk. This lace and tulle gown embodies an elegant style.

Not everyone can claim the ties to Prince that Mayte can, but at least we can emulate her red carpet style with a gorgeous open back mermaid gown.

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