Last night’s CMA Awards red carpet brought us plenty of glitz, sparkle and glam from some of the biggest stars in country music, but it wouldn’t be a proper awards show without taking a moment to acknowledge some of the boldest style statements of the evening. Besides 10-time host Carrie Underwood‘s head-turning 11 (yes, 11!) outfit changes throughout the evening, there were plenty of other stars that deserve some recognition for their truly, well, statement-making ensembles.
See below for our picks for the wildest, boldest and most daring red carpet looks of this year’s CMA Awards!
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The “My Church” crooner — who took the stage with fellow recently-signed Wilhelmina model Niall Horan — couldn’t be missed silver mesh eyelet Francesco Scognamiglio dress with a ruffled skirt, layered necklaces and sparkly sandals.
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She brought the ’80s back! Michelle Monaghan wore a showstopping Paco Rabanne black sequin catsuit featuring grommets, an enormous cutout on one side and ’80s-inspired stirrups around her ankles, plus sheer Stella Luna heels and a Tyler Ellis clutch.
Even Jennifer Nettles didn’t shy away from a daring outfit for this year’s night of country music. The presenter hit the stage to reunite with Kristan Bush wearing a vibrant cobalt Genny gown with a cutout and interesting silver embellishment on one side.
The Little Big Town singer combined two bold trends — oversized bell sleeves and a wild animal print — with this emerald and black zebra patterned Andrew Gn gown.
Oh so sheer! Carly Pearce left little to the imagination in this Hayley Paige gown, which featured a sheer black skirt that revealed high-rise black brief bottoms underneath.
The guys of the CMAs weren’t afraid to experiment with fashion last night either. The “Small Town Boy” singer made a bold move wearing this metallic chrome tuxedo and accessorized the look with a black cowboy hat.
What do you think was the boldest look on the red carpet last night at the CMA Awards? Share your pick with us in the comments below.