7:05pm PST, Nov 11, 2020
The 2020 CMA Awards did not disappoint in the fashion department! Country music royalty dressed to the nines for the big night, and now it’s time for Wonderwall.com to round up the best and worst dressed stars of the night. First up — a lovely lady in red! Kelsea Ballerini is quickly becoming one of our favorite country music fashionistas, and she didn’t disappoint on CMA Awards night! The singer donned this show stopping number by Dolce&Gabbana at the CMA Awards. The strapless gown featured cascading red roses interspersed with leave motifs, ending in gorgeous massive red roses at the hemline. Let’s check out this fabulous confection from another angle…
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From the back, Kelsea Ballerini’s Dolce&Gabbana design included even more beautiful roses. Next up, we’re taking a closer look and checking out her hair and makeup…
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Gorgeous! Take a look at those stunning rose embellishments! Kelsea Ballerini completed her darling Dolce&Gabbana look with a bold red lip and delicate diamond cuffs up her ears.
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We’re not always huge fans of Carrie Underwood’s style, but we liked this sparkly asymmetrical number by Yousef Aljasmi that she sported at the CMA Awards. The confection featured a high neck, one long sleeve and an asymmetrical hemline that showed off her equally fabulous strappy sandals. Aside from loving that dress, we also loved Carrie’s beauty look…
Look at those perfectly tousled waves! Carrie Underwood rocked big beachy waves on the gray carpet, and when it came to makeup she opted for a smokey eye and peachy lip.
We love a corresponding group fashion moment, and Little Big Town truly delivered! The stars all sported a killer complementary color scheme of blacks, tans and eggplant. It started with Kimberly Schlapman in a simple and sparkly long-sleeved black gown and Phillip Sweet’s tan suit with a black dress shirt with a draping detail from the neck. Then married members Karen Fairchild opted for a black and pearl-embellished minidress, while Jimi Westbrook donned a killer eggplant suit with a black and white striped dress shirt underneath to tie everything together. Well done, ladies and gentlemen!
The Brothers Osbourne seriously disappointed in the fashion department. While their peers rocked tuxedos and suits, they arrived in casual garb — jeans, jackets, t-shirts and cowboy boots.
A dreamy couple in Dolce&Gabbana! Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd arrived in corresponding black looks from the fashion house — with Maren in this three-piece lace number and Ryan sporting a tux from the designer, a white dress shirt and boots from Bruno Magli. Let’s take a closer look at each of these stars’ ensembles…
A beauty in black! Maren Morris rocked an ultra-glam lace robe by Dolce&Gabbana with a dramatic train for the big night, rocking satin pieces underneath straight from the designer’s runway. She complemented her romantic ensemble with a bold red lip and dangling gold earrings.
Though Ryan Hurd’s look seemed straightforward from afar, upon closer inspection his tux was actually pretty unique. It featured a tie detail at the waist, setting it apart from other basic black tuxes of the night.
Another cute country couple who got decked out in Dolce&Gabbana? Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins! The sweethearts both wore looks from the designer, and we’re going to take a closer look at each of their couture getups next…
Thomas Rhett opted for all black Dolce&Gabbana — from his tux to his dress shirt to his bowtie.
Lauren Akins rocked this pretty blush gown by Dolce&Gabbana, which featured delicate spaghetti straps. Let’s get a better glimpse of her beauty look next…
We loved the big golden hoops Lauren Akins accessorized with, and the surprising hair style choice of that wavy side ponytail.
Darius Rucker certainly looked debonair on the gray carpet! The singer rocked a sleek black tux, white dress shirt and tie with black dress shoes for a classic menswear fashion moment.
While most country stars took the chance to get dressed up, Dierks Bentley didn’t seem to get the memo. The crooner went casual on the carpet — opting for a t-shirt, bomber jacket, jeans and boots, underwhelming us and scoring himself a miss.
Gabby Barrett had a shimmering and splendid maternity fashion moment at the CMA Awards. The singer donned this dreamy mint green gown — complete with a cape detail! — that showed off her baby bump and featured subtle all-over sparkle.
Miranda Lambert was thinking pink on the CMA Awards carpet! The star donned this pretty pink knee-length frock, which featured ruching and long sleeves, and completed her look with hot pink pumps. See how her hubby Brendan Mcloughlin supported her color choice next…
Miranda Lambert’s hubby Brendan Mcloughlin matched his lady! He rocked a gray suit jacket, black pants, a white dress shirt and a hot pink tie for the occasion.
Considering the sea of seriously fabulous fashion on the CMA Awards’ gray carpet, Sara Evans’ teal minidress just couldn’t compete. The overly casual frock, which featured buttons and cuffed sleeves, felt out of place on country music’s big night. And adding those tan and clear heels just added insult to injury.
We love a unique menswear moment, and Morgan Wallen served that up in this bronze suit. The unique hue stood out on the gray carpet, and the country crooner added a black dress shirt and boots to finish off this sharp look.
Sorry, Queen Reba McEntire! We’re never a big fan of the half-dress, half-pants ensemble. Her super sparkly top half, which included silk lapels, flowed into a full skirt in the back, but split up the front to show off a pair of black pants underneath.
Carly Pearce wowed in emerald green in this gorgeous strapless frock by Retrofefe. From the stunning color to the thigh-high slit, we loved the shimmery fabric, the subtle belt detail at the waist and the way she paired it with those simple black Jimmy Choo sandals. Next up? A look at her earrings…
When it came time to add earrings, Carly Pearce rocked pretty drop earrings in a matching emerald hue.
Lauren Alaina arrived looking shimmery and stunning at the CMA Awards. The star donned this sleek high-necked, long-sleeved gown that featured all-over crystal embellishments. Equally fabulous? Her pretty high ponytail!
Charlie Puth made an… interesting fashion statement on the CMA Awards carpet. The singer opted for all white separates — is it a sweater or a sweatshirt? Are those sweatpants? — and concluded his look with black sneakers for a stark contrast. Sorry, Charlie, but this one’s a miss.
Model Taylor Hill stunned in this sleek black pantsuit with gold embellishments.And while we loved her look, which included the most unique neckline we’ve ever seen on a pantsuit, it was her necklace that was truly eye-catching. See it next!
Taylor Hill accessorized with this cool chunky gold necklace, which included dangling charms and complemented the gold detailing on her suit.
We don’t expect to see Jason Aldean in a tux, but we wish the country star would’ve dressed up just a bit for the CMA Awards. Instead he arrived in his signature cowboy hat, a graphic t-shirt, leather jacket and jeans, finishing up his disappointing look with brown boots.
Luke Combs kept things classy in a navy suit with a black dress shirt underneath and black boots, while his wife Nicole Hocking Combs shined in a velvety pink number with a thigh-high slit, long sleeves and a plunging neckline.
It was a very unique jumpsuit for Ingrid Andress! The newcomer to the country world rocked this sleeveless look, which featured silky paneling and edgy cutouts, scoring herself a fashion hit for taking a risk.
While we love a matching couples and give kudos for the way Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan coordinated, these CMA Awards looks were a little over the top. The singer rocked his signature cowboy hat with rose-emblazoned jacket and an all black getup, while Summer went with this bright red design with a busy feathered border.
We didn’t see too many jumpsuits on the gray carpet, but we sure liked Tenille Townes’ take on the trend. Her subtly sparkly black number included long sleeves, a plunging neckline and slits up the side for a funky, yet fashion forward gray carpet appearance.
We’re not entirely sure why Patrick Schwarzenegger was on hand for the CMA Awards, but we are sure about this cool look. The actor rocked a bold cream turtleneck underneath a matching suit for a striking monochromatic look, finishing it off with sharp black boots.
The gentlemen of Old Dominion looked dapper on CMA Awards night. They all rocked black pants while varying it up with jackets — ranging from simple to sparkly or even crushed velvet!
Though we liked Natalie Hemby from The Highwomen’s pretty white frock, with its exaggerated long sleeves and dramatic tie detail at the waist, we couldn’t get over her unfortunate shoe choice! The singer opted to rock stark black platforms underneath this dreamy dress, and we weren’t fans of the contrast. Next up? A look at her earring choice…
Natalie Hemby added a little glimmering gold to her look with those Chanel drop earrings!
Ashley McBryde opted for electric blue at the CMA Awards. We liked her simple strapless frock, which featured some ruching and a small slit up the left side.
Jake Owen and girlfriend Erica Hartlein looked sharp in complementary looks at the CMA Awards. The couple hit the gray carpet in black and white — Jake rocking a black tux with embellished lapels, a white dress shirt and black skinny tie, and Erica donning a fitted white strapless frock with a rich textured fabric and a diminutive train.
Laura Veltz kept things edgy in black with this unique number. The frock featured ruching down the short sleeves, sheer netting along the shoulders and at the waist and a thigh-high slit up the front. She finished things off with black peep-toe slides. And before we move on, we’ve got to take a closer look at her jewels…
When it came time to add jewelry, Laura Veltz made a serious statement with this stunning drop diamond earrings!
Chris Tomlin and Lauren Bricken coordinated in black and blue. The singer donned a black suit by Todd Snyder, a blue shirt by Eton and dress shoes from Paul Smith, while his lovely wife sported a sparkly long-sleeved, floor-length gown.