At the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards, the stars didn't seem to stick to any patterns, showing up in brights, pastels, short dresses, long gowns, sleek suits, sparkles, and satin. A red carpet rundown, straight ahead:

The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Taraji P. Henson goes for old school Hollywood glam and succeeds.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

There's something a little too bridal about Selena Gomez's gown, isn't there?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

While Keri Hilson's dress is a little too prom, right?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

I love Gabrielle Union's dress, but I'm not sold on the shoes. I do, however, love the fact that her clutch looks like an Airstream trailer.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Vann Jones: yet another man looking so dashing in a bow-tie that it makes me reconsider my general distaste for such attire.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Sandra Bullock's dress isn't my favorite, but I keep picturing the trainwreck that was the All About Steve premiere, and this is definitely a vast improvement.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

The cut and color of Gabby Sidibe's dress are divine, no?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Tyler Perry opted for a white tie, I believe, which didn't photograph well, resulting in this turtleneck-ish look.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

I love the sparkle of Wendy Raquel Robinson's gown, though I'm not really sure what that cutout piece is all about.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Sandra Oh achieves the rare red carpet appearance of being both glam and comfortable. Is there a dumb fashion word for such a thing? Glamfortable? Comfourous?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Jill Scott's dress is tight and shimmery...


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

While Kimberly Elise goes for a soft, flowy pastel.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

America's Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille shows off her smizing abilities...


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

While Precious director Lee Daniels just plays it cool.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Claudia Jordan's dress is very Disney Princess, isn't it?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Though Anika Noni Rose is a Disney Princess, so I suppose she can pull off a dress like this.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Keisha Knight-Pulliam clearly didn't have her dress designed by her on-screen sister, Denise Huxtable. Maybe this is a genuine Gordon Gartrelle?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Alfre Woodard looks gorgeous, and I think she knows it.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Mya looks pretty in pink...


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

while Sherri Shepherd looks lovely in light blue.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Morgan Freeman, looking very dashing with producer Lori McCreary.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

As is Chiwetel Ejiofor, in a simple black tie ensemble.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

I can't see this color dress on anyone—including Regina King—without thinking of Peaches 'n' Cream Barbie.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

I'm kind of loving Cicely Tyson's sleek suit.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

And how cute is Amber Riley's dress?


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Chandra Wilson's gown is simple but elegant.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

As I've said before, I love yellow on the red carpet, and Keke Palmer's dress is no exception.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

I like the shimmer in Tatyana Ali's dress...


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

and I dig Maxwell's square shades.


The Stars Dress To Impress At The NAACP Image AwardsS

Though I think LL Cool J might have had the best accessories of the evening. What can I say? Ladies love cool James.

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