Violet expected a ring from her boyfriend, but instead got a dog. The disappointment takes her on a journey of self discovery – starting with getting rid of her weave and embracing her natural “nappy” hair.

Nappily Ever After stars Sanaa Lathan as Violet, who shaved of all her hair for this role. The Netflix movie had its screening recently and the stars all came out to play.

Take a look at these understated red carpet looks that could easily be emulated for a night on the town, office wear, casual Fridays, a wedding and date night.

  • Cocktail party or wedding

Sanaa Lathan (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
  • Casual Friday

Nia Long (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)
  • Special date night

Gabrielle Union (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
  • A night out on the town

Robinne Lee (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
  • Gala dinner

AJ Johnson (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)