The 2013 CMA Awards had glitz, glamour, and plenty of eye-popping fashion — and that was just from co-host Carrie Underwood! The 30-year-old singer, who changed outfits a record 12 times at last year’s show, wowed in 10 different looks on Wednesday, Nov. 6, as she and co-host Brad Paisley joked, sang, and laughed their way through the night. If she’d had her way, though, there would have been another 10 costume changes.
“I don’t know if I’m going to be allowed to change my clothes so much this year, but I will try,” she told On the Red Carpet a few days before the awards. “It’s just a reworking of the show and our responsibilities as hosts and what not. Trust me, I would change clothes approximately every three minutes if I could.”
The “Blown Away” singer first stunned on the red carpet outside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where she rocked a nude Ralph & Russo minidress with a sheer, beaded overlay. She paired the frock with a bronze Jimmy Choo clutch and Johnathon Arndt jewels.
Later, to open the show, she took the stage with co-host Paisley in a gold, black, and gray short-sleeve minidress with a front zipper and jeweled belt. That was followed by a girly pink Christian Siriano gown with ruffle detailing and a layered, high-low hem.
A few costume changes down the line, the season four American Idol winner turned heads in a glittering, iridescent silver sheath gown with a boat neck and a hip ruffle. She replaced that with a black sequined romper — to better show off her famously toned gams — when she performed a medley of her greatest hits, including “Good Girl,” “See You Again,” “Blown Away,” and “Two Black Cadillacs.”
Next up was a daring black cutout dress with strategically placed orange and pink panels. That midriff-baring mod-inspired frock was designed by Georges Chakra.
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