Think about all of what Angela Bassett had going on in 2018:┬áThe premiere of 911 — and then another premiere of 911, because it became a hit and got a second season — Mission: Impossible Fallout, an appearance on American Horror Story, recurring voice work on Bojack Horseman, voicing a character in Bumblebee, and oh yeah, that little indie flick called Black Panther. No wonder we saw a lot of her. She chose a lot of pantsuits, jumpsuits, and a couple sheers, and let’s be honest: Not all of them are great. Some of them are majestic, but some of them are terrible, or hilarious, or hilarrible. But it’s a fascinating array nonetheless, and when I am 60, I hope for even a FRACTION of the way she’s so confident and in command of her own awesomeness.

Oh, and there’s a bunch more we had to embed from Getty (any ads are theirs):

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She went with peach velvet for a recent Black Panther screening (to remind Academy voters that it’s legit, I believe). I kind of wish she’d worn it with black leather pants.

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The turquoise earrings are just perfect with this.

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Oh, Angela. This needs to be burned. LOOK AT YOUR HEAD. It deserves the world, and this is a very sad corner of it.

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Here is your palate cleanser from all the pants.

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That’s a Siriano jumpsuit that I SORT OF like? The idea is really fun and she’s doing what she can, but it might be a bit snug. Although sometimes these things just sort of turn on you as the night wears on, and maybe it looked fine at the beginning.

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Too much misdirected froof.

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That’s a suit from a menswear line, and I think dipping into that well was genius. It’s a fabulous look on her, and it makes me excited anew to see what sort of creativity Team Bassett is going to pour into 2019.

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