2012 Academy Of Country Music Awards

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Some Sour Notes On The Academy Of Country Music Awards Red Carpet

We’re so chuffed with our best-dressed at the Academy Of Country Music Awards list that we almost didn’t have the heart to whip up a worst-dressed version. LeAnn Rimes wore a Stella McCartney dress which Nicole Kidman had worn the longer version of last year, which some of you loved. We still don’t like it. We’ll even concede the Nicole version to you, but this one worn by LeAnn just doesn’t want us to like it! Joining her on the list of shame is Sara Evans whose pink satin gown sadly looks crushed and gaudy. Satin can work against you that way!

We would have liked Beth Behrs beige gown had it not been for that very twee oversized bodice bow. Same case with Grace Potter, who we want to love, but whose pantsuit looks too tight and she looks choked by her choker. Then we have Nancy O’Dell whose scarlet gown pops really nicely against her skin tone, but it’s ruined by that weird sash at the hip. Less is more! Unless you’re Martina McBride. Because her two-tone sheath just fell short amidst the gowns and frocks. Don’t get us wrong. There’s nothing like a fab cocktail dress at an awards show. But the one she wore did not distinguish itself in any way. See what we’re talking about in the gallery below.

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Related: Gowns Rule The Best-Dressed List For The Acadmey Of Country Music Awards

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Gowns Rule The Best-Dressed List For The Academy Of Country Music Awards

Country music stars were seriously out to play last night. The Academy of Country Music Awards took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the hardware came out. We spotted some really beautiful gowns that looked positively Oscars worthy. Looking much like that coveted statuette was Miranda Lambert who rocked it in a Randi Rahm gold dress. On the softer side were Carrie Underwoodwearing a sheer draped Abed Mahfouz Couture gown, as well as Kimberly Perry who floated around in a princess-like soft gold dress. Extra points for the mussed hair!

Other stand outs for us were Laura Bell Bundy in a dramatic draped silver gown covered in sequins and Taylor Swift who was a tall drink of water in white J. Mendel. The gown itself had small cut-outs on the waist, which were a nice, minimal touch. The most unusual gown goes to Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland who wore a fabulous pink-coral gown, but with a yellow waistband. Who would have thought that would’ve looked as good as it did? We would have also thought that Hillary Scott‘s long black Emilio Pucci would’ve been a little too Morticia Adams for us, but it was jazzed up with a big buckle cinched at the waist. Apart from all the gowns, the one cocktail frock that made it to this list was Nicole Kidman who looked severe, but incredibly sexy in a black L’Wren Scott dress. Way to stand out! Take a look at all the photographs in the gallery below and let us know what you think?

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