Best-Dressed Couples of 2008

Best Dressed Couples of 2008
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 01, 2008

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon certainly compliment each other. Their fashion sense has been on point and in sync throughout 2008. The couple looks Valentine-sweet in sophisticated evening wear.

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Artists Nas and Kelis are always turning heads. As fashion risk takers, this eclectic duo knows how to make an entrance.

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R&B crooner Robin Thicke and his wife, actress Paula Patton, are “Something Else.” These lovers never seem out of tune with their street-smart approach to fashion.

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Will and Jada know how to act out, but when it came to the red carpet this year, they put all jokes aside. The veteran couple knocks us out with this look.

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It seems Mary J. Blige and hubby Kendu Isaacs have the 411 on all things fabulous. This knockout duo look adorable in a matching suit and gown combo.

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Nelly and Ashanti make fashion fun with their sexy style, which includes the perfect mix of hip-hop, chic and glam.

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As the wife of actor-comedian Chris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock has made a name for herself as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The Rocks complement each other well. Celebrating 12 years of marriage this past November, Chris and Malaak are definitely two to watch.

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It appears that former models Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou were made for each other. The gorgeous pair knows how to work the red carpet. The fashion mogul confessed that she never thought she would date again after her divorce to Russell Simmons, but she surely looks like a woman in love.

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Our favorite “Good Girl Gone Bad” looked amazing in 2008, but shined even brighter next to her No. 1 cutie, Chris Brown. Both fashion trendsetters set the tone for glam in 2008.

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Love them or hate them, Beyoncé and Jay-Z did their thing in 2008. The power couple always looks great together, and we love seeing a strong Black man with an equally strong (if not stronger) Black woman.

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The award for Best-Dressed Couple goes to President-elect Barack Obama and our soon-to-be First Lady. Always regal, Michelle Obama has become an international style icon. The powerful pair stay humble, choosing designs that are both affordable and fashionable. Check out Michelle’s Style File featuring the creations of her go-to designer Maria Pinto.

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