Whether she’s captivating audiences on the big screen or performing for packed crowds, Coco Jones is no stranger to the spotlight. The South Carolina-born, Tennessee-raised singer and actress made her mark on the entertainment industry at age 14, with a starring role in the 2012 Disney film,
Let It Shine. Almost a decade later, Jones landed her biggest role to date—playing the iconic Hilary Banks in Bel-Air, Peacock’s adaptation of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She isn’t just showcasing her talents on the screen, though. Jones released her major label debut EP What I Didn’t Tell You in 2023 (which later spawned a collaboration with Justin Timberlake) and was crowned Best New Artist at the BET Awards the same year.
In her time spent in the public eye, Jones has never backed down from making a statement on the red carpet. She’s gravitated towards glitzy brands like PatBo, Zuhair Murad, and LaQuan Smith and seems to favor cut-outs, sequins, and daring slits in many of her looks. Needless to say, the star’s style has come a long way since her Disney Channel days. Below, revisit Coco Jones’ best red carpet moments, from
Let It Shine to Bel-Air.
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Jones attended the 2023 ESPYS in a diamond-studded, cut-out PatBo dress.
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Taking home the award for Best New Artist, Jones dazzled in this sequin Laquan Smith number and Hanut Singh jewelry for the 2023 BET Awards.
2023: Cannes Film Festival
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The actress and singer made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival in an asymmetrical Valdrin Sahiti gown.
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Jones donned this black fitted dress, complete with a daring side slit and ab-baring cut-out, to the 2023 NAACP Image Awards.
2023: Billboard Women In Music
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For the Billboard Women In Music event, Jones looked straight out of the 2000s in this matching two-piece set.
2023: iHeartRadio Music Awards
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Jones opted for another PatBo dress for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, this one, complete with daring cut-outs and intricate embellishments.
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The star looked as good as gold in this Zuhair Murad gown for the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Bel-Air Season 2 Premiere
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Jones kept things rather simple for the
Bel-Air season 2 premiere, wearing a black halter dress and silver heels.
2023: Spotify Best New Artist Event
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Jones continued her cut-out streak at a Spotify event in an extremely cropped top, low-rise maxi skirt, and coordinating opera gloves.
GQ Men Of The Year Party
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At the GQ Men Of The Year Party, Jones stole the show in a black fitted gown and velvet gloves.
Avatar: The Way of Water Premiere
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Jones’ one-shoulder gown for the
Avatar: The Way of Water was fairly simple, aside from exposed stitch and cut-out detailing at the waist.
2022: American Music Awards
Jones’ sculptural, graphic Annakiki gown was one of the standout looks of the 2022 American Music Awards.
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Jones mixed things up for the
Bel-Air premiere with this glittering purple cut-out number.
2022: Costume Designers Guild Awards
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The star looked straight out of a fairytale in this blush pink gown complete with a tulle skirt and tiered bodice for the Costume Designers Guild Awards.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Premiere
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This red sheer and lace dress was the outfit of choice for Jones to attend the
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere.
2022: Soul Train Music Awards
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The artist once again opted for dramatic opera gloves, which she paired with a fitted mermaid-style skirt and strapless bodice, for the 2022 Soul Train Music Awards.
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Jones packed on the sparkle in this crystallized mini skirt and strappy bandeau for the 2022 BET Awards.
2022: Billboard Women in Music
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The musician’s ruched green and blue dress from Ndigo Studio coordinated perfectly with the light purple carpet at the 2022 Billboard Women in Music event.
Vanity Fair A Night For Young Hollywood Party
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Though she was sans cut-outs for a 2022
Vanity Fair party, Jones still looked as sultry as ever in a deep green peplum dress and overcoat.
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Jones’s bubblegum pink mini dress for the
Sacrifice premiere would’ve been perfect for Barbie.
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The South Carolina-native kept things casual for the Beautycon Festival in Los Angeles, wearing vented leather pants and a cropped turtleneck.
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Then 19-year-old Jones attended a 2017 Grammy afterparty in a classic below-the-knee dress and nude heels.
2016: Radio Disney Music Awards
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The star went print-heavy in this multi-color mini dress for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.
2014: Kids’ Choice Awards
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At the 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards, Jones opted for a floral pencil skirt, bright yellow bandeau top, and blue heels.
2012: Disney Channel Worldwide Kids Upfront
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A pre-teen Jones wore a frilly ivory dress layered underneath a cropped jacket for a 2012 Disney Channel event.
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For one of her first appearances in the public eye, Jones wore a very 2010s look—cuffed skinny jeans, elongated halter top, and slide-on sneakers.