42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008 – Red Carpet Fashion

by Profashionelle on November 15, 2008 · 2 comments

Reese Witherspoon in Marchesa Spring 2009 at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Reese Witherspoon is one of my red carpet favorites as she is consistently looking beautiful on the red carpet while not even trying to. This time was no exception. Reese was a vision wearing Marchesa. The Hollywood actress left jaws open when she walked the red carpet in a black asymmetric Marchesa Spring 2009 gown with lace cut-out details on the bodice and a fanned train. The red lips gave the dress the needed dash of color and the exquisite jewelry multiplied with the gown’s elegance making Reese look svelte yet seductive at the same time.

Reese was the “Best Dressed” at the CMAs though I admit I considered Kellie Pickler in that gorgeous Zuhair Murad, too. But in the end the decision was clear as Reese has soooo much more class than Kelly (just look at her leather mini dress).

Rating: ★★★★★

Carrie Underwood in custom Roberto Cavalli at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Carrie Underwood who hosted the 42nd Country Music Awards wore a custom made yellow Roberto Cavalli halterneck gown with a plunging neckline. She completed her look by carrying a gold Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

I wasn’t a fan of either the dress, its color or anything else about Carrie’s arrival outfit. I wished she’d have worn her hair up and went without the necklace as her neckline looks extremely busy here. This is no more than prom queen quality.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Kellie Pickler in Zuhair Murad Spring 2008 at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Kellie Pickler strutted the red carpet in a breathtaking ivory off-the-shoulder fishtail gown by Zuhair Murad from the Spring/Summer 2008 Collection. The curve-hugging dress gave the nominated singer a sexy hourglass silhouette à la Jessica Rabbit earning her an award for the “Sexiest CMA Nominee“. J’Adore ♥

Rating: ★★★★½

Kellie Pickler in a black leather dress at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

After having such a divine start in Zuhair Murad, Kellie Pickler later changed into THIS to perform onstage. Oh my God! It really hurts my eyes and aches my heart! How could she go from perfectly sexy to oh-no trashy within one hour? It’s like spitting on Haute Couture in favor of wearing some skimpy stripper clothes from some random sex shop. I’m still in shock and don’t know what to say about this horrible disaster.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Taylor Swift in Kaufman Franco Spring 2008 at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Taylor Swift was an ethereal beauty looking otherwordly delicate and graceful when she attended the 42nd Annual Country Music Awards 2008 in a silver crystal encrusted Kaufman Franco Summer/Spring 2008 column dress with a plunging neckline.

I love how she decided against wearing jewelry to allow the dress to shine. This is REAL class. Kellie Pickler, take note!

If it wasn’t for Reese Witherspoon‘s stunning Marchesa gown, Taylor would’ve definitely deserved to be called “Best Dressed“. But she’s a close second.

Rating: ★★★★½

Taylor Swift in a Purple Dress at the 42nd CMA Awards 2008

After being so incredibly beautiful in the glittery Kaufman Franco gown, Taylor Swift performed in an eggplant nightmare of an awful prom dress. I wonder if she’s suffering from the same disease as Kellie Pickler?

This outfit is another reason why I haven’t picked Taylor as “Best Dressed” as she is lacking consistency in her fashion choices. I guess she’s been dressed by up by a professional stylist for the CMA arrival and later changed into something she’s picked by herself.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Nicole Kidman in Jil Sander Spring 2009 at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Nicole Kidman arrived to support hubby Keith Urban in a black fringed Jil Sander Spring 2009 cocktail dress.

I’ve come to know Nicole as a strong and confident woman who likes to experiment with fashion (remember her red Balenciaga bow dress at the Oscars 2007? Loooved it.) and often hits it just right with her red carpet choices. On this occasion however I was far from being impressed with the BBD (=Boring Black Dress) that is her dress. It lacks detail and passion though I have to admit Nicole still exudes grace and style whatever she is wearing.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Jewel in Roberto Cavalli at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Jewel looked beautiful in a navy jersey Roberto Cavalli halterneck dress which she accessorized with matching gold jewelry and a to-die-for gold box clutch.

While the singer could’ve made more of an effort in the beauty department by glamming up hair & make-up, homegirl still manages to look lovely.

Rating: ★★★½☆

Shania Twain in a Black Dress at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Shania Twain chose to go for a flirty black strapless dress which can be easily forgotten. The only things standing out were the super cute Giuseppe Zanotti heels and the bold jewelry which she paired with a memorable silver clutch.

Shania looks good, but I can’t help feeling slightly bored by so much black and lack of details.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Shania Twain in Missoni at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Luckily, Shania made up for her BBD from the arrival by surprising the crowd on stage in a beautifully embellished Missoni column dress. For once, this wardrobe change was for the better!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Miranda Lambert in a Blue Dress at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

Miranda Lambert is on the necklace trend to pimp up her plain blue strapless satin dress. I like the color combination of the golden necklaces and the royal blue of the dress, but there are 3 things that bug me about her outfit: 1) the strapless dress seems to sit too low on Miranda’s chest, 2) satin is unforgiving when it comes to hiding little bulges (unflattering!) and 3) I can’t help but feeling reminded of Mr. T when I see all the gold necklaces.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Jennifer Nettles in a Temperley London Dress at the 42nd CMA Awards 2008

Jennifer Nettles was looking svelte in a black and white trim Temperley London goddess gown. She accessorized her look with a lovely silver box clutch.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Kelly March 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

who ARE YOU?


anushka April 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

i liked taylor swift’s sparkling dress it ws awesummmmmmmm……..!!!!!!!!!!!


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