The 2012 CMT Music Awards went down last night at The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and definitely wasn’t all about country music, sartorially speaking! Of course, country superstars were present. Carrie Underwood rocked a Randi Rahm mini cocktail dress covered in silver paillettes. She also wore a pair of hardcore S&M looking Gio Diev heel along with the outfit. Hillary Scott was sexy in a black Hervé Léger by Max Azria dress and David Webb jewelry while Jordin Sparks looked ethereal in a flowing Kevan Hall gown with Jimmy Choo shoes. Sara Evans also went glam in a draped Julian Joyce Made By Mandalay gunmetal sequin dress.
But, as we said, this wasn’t all about the country ladies. Ashley Greene was also at the event in a lovely pale pink Donna Karan atelier dress with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. Denise Richards, Jennie Garth and Hayden Panettiere also posed on the red carpet but the best-dressed of the night definitely went to Kristen Bell. She shut it down in a shimmering gold Reem Acra gown with delicate sheer cap sleeves and a pop of red lipstick. We need to see more of that action on Kristen! Take a look at all the fashion in our gallery below.
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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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