RED CARPET ROYALTY
Coming into her fourth year cohosting the CMAs with Brad Paisley, the star shows no sign of nerves, gliding down the red carpet in a sparkling portrait-neckline Reem Acra gown, Jimmy Choo bag and Johnathon Arndt jewels.
No one – not even Kim Kardashian! – was safe from Underwood’s opening song with Paisley. At least she looks sweet in a snow-white tiered Cengiz Abazoglu mini, Cuffs Couture bracelet, Royal Asscher earrings and showstopping Ryan Haber heels!
Underwood shows that hosting the CMAs requires a lot of train-ing in her Georges Chakra Couture lace-and-tulle confection, worn with Sethi Couture earrings and silver Jimmy Choo sandals.
HAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING
Flaunting her enviable stems in short-shorts and a sequined blazer (both by Nikki Rich), Underwood channels a sexy showgirl, completing her look with the same Ryan Haber gem-adorned heels and a just-so fedora.
PIGGY IN PINK
Though momentarily upstaged by Miss Piggy, the star holds her own in a look similar to the one the famous Muppet diva selected: a baby-pink Cengiz Abazoglu mini plus blonde-bombshell locks, finished with Sergio Rossi shoes and Kabana jewels.
PLEATS TO SEE YOU
A few hours into the show, the star remains unruffled, leaving that detail to the black satin organza neckline of her glittering Georges Chakra Couture dress and completing the ensemble with an updo and Stuart Weitzman sling backs.
Putting her hosting duties on hold to perform her hit duet “Remind Me” with Paisley, the singer shows a little leg – and some serious pipes – in a flowing, tie-dye printed Tony Ward gown with a sweetheart neckline and Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Switching it up from short and sparkly to flowing and romantic, the star accessorizes her flowery silk chiffon Zuhair Murad gown with an embellished rosette headpiece, Christian Louboutin shoes and MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza jewelry.
She’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll in her heavy-metal Mandalay miniskirt, Sutra tassel drop earrings and lacy Jimmy Choo booties.
The singer closes out the night in a dramatic watercolor Grecian-inspired Jean Fares Couture gown featuring a plunging neckline and cutout sleeves, plus plenty of bling, including a Royal Asscher diamond pendant necklace and Victor Velton earrings.