Gabrielle Union stunned at this year’s BET Awards 2015 in a long black dress at the Microsoft Theater in Hollywood on Sunday.

Union wore a sultry shimmery dress by Halston Heritage that featured a halter neckline and sexy side cut outs which led to an open back. She paired the look with chunky gold bracelets and matching rings. The actress had her hair straight and slick with a bold middle part while going with a dark smoky eye and red berry lip.

Later on in the evening, Union had a fashion face off with Orange Is The New Black actress Laverne Cox in which both came out onto the stage in the same custom white column gown by Michael Costello with a high slide slit and cut outs. Playing it off well, the two decided that who ever lost in hip-hop trivia would have to change their dress for the after party. Union lost the challenge but was more of a winner when she slipped into her third gown of the night, a sparkly lame halter.

Union has a couple of upcoming projects in the works including a period drama about Nat Turner, an African-American slave who led a rebellion to free black slaves in Virginia in 1831. Nate Parker will star in the leading role as Nat while Union will play Ester Turner, his wife. The film will also star Aunjanue Ellis as Nancy Turner, Nat’s mother and Armie Hammer will play slave owner Samuel Turner. The movie, The Birth Of A Nation, is slated for release next year.

Get The Look For Less: Dress, Neiman Marcus, $147. Shoes, Zappos, $60.

To get this look, check out this dress by Neiman Marcus. This tight-fitting dress features a boat neckline, cut outs at the side and a cropped back. Also a small slit in the back adds a flirty feel to the dress. Pair it with these platform sandals and a dark red lip for dramatic effect.


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