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Making a dazzling entrance, Carrie Underwood strolled the red carpet in a yellow Roberto Cavalli gown with a beaded offset waist and flowing train, Jonathan Ardnt jewels, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Nancy Gonzalez clutch.
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All eyes – and ears! – were on Taylor Swift as she made a stunning arrival in her glittering gilded Kaufman Franco gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
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For Underwood's first costume change, the CMA presenter showed off a sizzling strapless silk Naeem Khan dress in an attention-getting blue hue, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Jonathan Arndt jewels.
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All she's missing is the crown! Swift donned a romantic plum gown fit for a princess to perform her hit "Love Story" from the top of a castle backdrop that even included a fountain.
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Underwood did a quick-change into a one-shoulder Nicole Miller cocktail frock with diamond detailing, Jonathon Arndt jewels and strappy silver Stuart Weitzman sandals.
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After a fast costume change, Swift hits a high note in a soft white angelic goddess gown with a beaded bodice to finish out her hit single.
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PRETTY IN PINK
Performer Kid Rock got a warm greeting from show co-host Underwood, who showed off a shoulder that was anything but cold – this time in a pink ombré Pamella Roland column gown paired with Stuart Weitzman sandals and Jonathon Arndt jewels.
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Balancing cute and sexy, Underwood stepped onstage in a white Georges Chakra babydoll dress with glimmering jewels at the bust, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Jonathon Arndt jewelry.
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Before winning female vocalist of the year, the presenter turned performer to sing her hit "Just a Dream" in a black strapless Badgley Mischka dress with a sequined bodice and ruffled skirt that flowed into a dramatic train, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Jonathon Arndt jewels.
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From country's princess to glamour girl, Swift easily shifts gears to a ruffled one-sleeve, knee-length frock to present Lady Antebellum with the new artist of the year award.
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Showing off a fresh look to introduce Kenny Chesney's performance of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," Underwood is sweet in an embroidered floral cocktail dress by Naeem Khan, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Jonathon Arndt jewels.
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