1. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez smolders in any color but when she dons a little black dress, like at the American Idol XII Finalists party, she’s even sexier than usual.

2. Beyonce

Beyonce took no prisoners at the launch event for her self-titled album in an embellished black Tom Ford mini dress and matching thigh-high boots.

3. Kelly Rowland

Skin is in, as Kelly Rowland proved at the 2013 Grammys in a black halter gown with daring sheer slits throughout the bodice.

4. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian was one part vixen, one part glamour girl in this black Stephane Rolland high-low gown with a plunging neckline at the MTV Music Awards.

5. Rihanna

At the AMAs, Rihanna chose the only ensemble rebellious enough to match her doobie wrap hairstyle: a black bra top and mermaid skirt number with embellishing and sheer panels.

6. Tamera Mowry-Housley

Wowza! Tamera Mowry-Housley put her curves on full display in a black flared dress with boning along the bodice to accentuate her waist. Well-played.

7. Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson proved why every woman needs a simple black fitted dress in their closet with this Black Halo frock she wore to the Eagle Eye premiere.

8. Tracee Ellis Ross

At the 2014 Black Girls Rock! taping, Tracee Ellis Ross fully committed to the “all black everything” trend in a black leather jacket, pleated dress, ankle boots and dark lips to boot.

9. Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige embodies elegance at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in a black sheath with a sheer overlay, black pumps and a blonde updo.

10. Regina King

Regina King is all about the tease at the 2013 Black Girls Rock! taping in this flirty black short-sleeve mini with sheer cut-outs on the bodice and hem.

11. Jourdan Dunn

No one could take their eyes off Jourdan Dunn at the GQ Men of the Year party, thanks to a new sharp blonde bob and this jaw-dropping black netted gown with cut-outs throughout.

12. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks’ golden blonde hair is the perfect contrast to her chic long-sleeve black dress at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

13. Ashanti

Ashanti went for full on glamour at the red carpet at the 2012 Angel Ball with Old Hollywood waves and a sultry black gown with a slit at the legs and the bust.

14. Estelle

Estelle was a sight to behold on the red carpet at the 2013 Delta Pre-Grammys party in a long-sleeve black gown with a front slit and sheer panels along the bodice and sleeves.

15. Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon was the picture of elegance at Debra Lee’s 2013 Pre-BET Awards dinner in a sleek floor-length black gown and a regal updo.

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