leann rimesLeAnn Rimes performed at the Youth National Guard Challenge gala in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, and her voice wasn't the only thing that blew people away -- I imagine it was her see-through black dress and thigh-high leather boots that also wowed the crowd. After pregnancy rumors sparked when she debuted a fuller figure at a Grammy event, LeAnn opted this time for something that showed off her toned stomach. Nothing like some sheer fabric to put the old baby bump rumors to rest. Also, bangs. LeAnn got bangs.

Because LeAnn doesn't exist in a vacuum, I think it's only necessary that we compare this red carpet look of hers to what rival Brandi Glanville recently wore on the red carpet of the Oscars.

One woman chose to show everything, the other chose to subtly hint at her sexiness. One woman chose to smother her face in spackle, one went light and natural with the makeup. One wore her hair in that tired old Hollywood glamour way, one went fresh with new bangs and a blunt cut.

While I'm solidly on Team Brandi when it comes to most things, I have to say LeAnn's red carpet look, in this case, was way better than Ms. Glanville's. Brandi's homemade dress was cheesy and just sort of, you know, ridiculous. LeAnn's look is anything but. (If you don't dig thigh-high boots, though, I'm sure you'll furiously disagree.)

Eddie didn't pose with LeAnn before the event but reportedly attended the concert in which she performed. Meanwhile, back in L.A., Brandi was (maybe drinking) and tweeting about turning her book into a movie.

This round goes to LeAnn.

Do you like LeAnn's look?

 

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