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Not even a country awards show can escape the crop top trend. Taylor is smokin' hot in an abs-revealing shrunken white cutout tee, a high-waist maxi with a major slit (both my J. Mendel), plus chic strappy Casadei sandals.
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Do they hand out statues for Best Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards? If so, we're putting our money on Carrie, whose waves are just as show-stopping as her white-and-metallic allover-beaded fringe Oscar de la Renta dress.
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Rarely do all the editors here have the same exact reaction to a gown, but every single jaw at PEOPLE just dropped. Miranda makes that happen in a bod-flaunting nude Randi Rahm gown featuring crystals and a cleavage-baring neckline, plus shoulder-skimming danglers.
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The singer's lavender Romona Keveza gown, with its sweetheart neckline, high slit and flowy skirt, gets a dose of sparkle via a Swarovski crystal belt.
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How does the saying go? The longer the train, the closer to God? No, that's not quite right, but the singer picks a baby-blue plunging ruched Miu Miu gown with tons of fabric anyway. She adds a sparkly belt and pin-straight strands to the look.
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We started to count the number of cutouts on the singer's supercool blue-green Zuhair Murad gown, but stopped when we realized it would take too long. And really, are they still called cutouts when the dress looks inspired by a spiderweb or a threadbare tee?
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Magnolias may be the ultimate Southern flower, but the Thompson Square singer goes with an attention-grabbing poppy print on her nude gown, which is made up of layers of tulle.
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Art deco isn't a phrase we often throw around at country awards, but that's how we'd describe the Georges Hobeika gown the lead singer of The Band Perry is wearing. She chooses a high-neck, curve-skimming, beaded design that wouldn't be out of place on the Oscars red carpet.
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The 2013 winner of The Voice aims to please again, this time in an embellished blush-hued gown featuring long sleeves (maybe a little too long?) and a deep-V neckline. Now excuse us while we go write a sonnet about those waves.
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We don't know what to note first: the crazy-high slit or the crazy-sexy neckline on the actress's Reem Acra coral creation, which also features crystal detailing at the shoulders and an open back.
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The singer joins the beaded gown brigade (see: the cummerbund and halter neckline of her black-and-white Edition by Georges Chakra dress), but adds another accent to the look with eyelash lace down the skirt.
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Her music may be laid-back, but this gown is all drama. Sheryl selects a geometric black Christian Siriano dress with a high neckline (but no sleeves – the better to show off those toned guns with) and serious gold statement earrings.
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Little Big Town. Big, big hair. The country star sticks to a mostly black-and-white palette (a strapless floral-print midi with a peplum, plus ankle-strap sandals), but veers from those color choices with her bright-blue shadow.