Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

The 2nd Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon yesterday brought out some awesome women with serious class.













The Good:

Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

How chic and easy is Jurnee Smollett's 80's fab frock?


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

When Halle Berry does classic sexy, there's no one in the world who does it better.


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

Tracee Ellis Ross stays just shy of sweet - but stays nice and grown up.


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

Maybe not the glitziest, but does anyone look more elegant than Anika Noni Rose?


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

It's like there was a memo for everyone to do understated fab tonight! Gina Torres got it.


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

Taraji P. Henson continues her reign of fab.


The Bad:

Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

I am not sure why Omarosa is here, why she's in a Legally Blonde: The Musical costume.


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

Lorraine Toussaint's is one of those cases where "bad" really means endearingly kooky.


Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

I love Sanaa Lathan, which is why I hate to see her in this frumpy mother-of-the-bride lace.


What Say You?

Endless Elegance At The Essence Awards In LA

The lovely Kerry Washington: flirty and fun or bizarro?

[Images via Getty]