Carrie Underwood has come a long way since her days as the jeans-wearing ingenue on American Idol. Since breaking onto the scene in 2005, the country star has honed her red carpet choices to ones that perfectly embody her Oklahoma roots and her glam sense of style. See some of her best red carpet moments and most stunning dresses through the years.
"I love dressing up when I’m in front of a crowd," she told Lucky magazine in 2009, "but in my downtime, nothing beats a great pair of sweats." At the 2010 CMT Music Awards she sported a hot pink Jenny Packham dress.