CMT Music Awards' Best Dressed Wins for Most Courageous Use of Glitter

carrie underwoodIf you didn't catch the CMT Music Awards last night, you missed some camo-undie-throwing, Willie Nelson's performance of "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," and a lot of glitter ... more on that later. The biggest awards of the night went to Miranda Lambert for Best Female Video, Luke Bryan for best Male Video, and Lady Antebellum for best Group Video of the Year. Toby Keith, Kristen Bell, and their respective red Solo cups hosted the event and from the looks of it, everyone from Idol alums Scotty McCreery and Kellie Pickler to country vets like Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney had a grand ol' time. Must have been all that Solo cuppin' that got people, uh, giddy.

But enough about the "awards" and the industry "winners." Let's talk about what really matters -- the fashion.


If you had only watched the ceremony for a few minutes, you would have taken away only one thing: Country musicians and fans like themselves an alcoholic bev or three almost as much as they like their glitter. Almost every presenter mentioned how much fun it is to get drunk, and almost every presenter wore some sort of reflective fabric or adornment that sparkled with the light of a thousand Christmas trees.

Carrie Underwood may have taken home the top honor of Video of the Year for her song "Good Girl" but she also wins the prize for Best Use of Glitter. She looked stunning in her shimmery Randi Rahm mini dress. But that wasn't all the glitter she was wearing -- Carrie also had on $21,000 worth of bling from Tiffany & Co. It was gilding the lily at its best. Carrie sparkled all night, through and through.

Runner-up for Best Use of Glitter goes to host Kristen Bell. She walked the red carpet in a glimmery gold gown by Reem Acra then changed into a off-the-shoulder silver mini dress that was bedazzled to the max.

Both Carrie and Kristen looked twinkly terrific. If I hadn't been drinking along all night out of Solo cup, I might have been able to tell them apart. Glitter has a tendency to blend.

What do you think of Carrie's dress? Like?


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