The CMT Music Awards, (or the country Grammys as they're often called), have a reputation for accurately honoring the celebrated legends and breakout talent of the country music world. They are also known, however, for having some of the most cringe-worthy fashion to ever grace a red carpet. Part of the musical culture? Perhaps. But that's still no excuse for these songbirds to get away with their tunefully tacky threads.
Comment: Now, if I had to have a girl crush on any country singer, it would have to be Carrie. Her style choices, like her chart-topping hits, are SO good when they're good. But when they're bad, they're pretty downright horrible. This look does not work due to its forced amount of fussiness—from the jeweled belt and weird collar closure to the over-sized bows on her shoes. It becomes reminiscent of a cross between medieval armor and Star Trek uniforms and, as the noble Tim Gunn would say, is overall just a lot of look.
She's Thinking: I was thinking Medieval Barbie
Comment: Underwood's former frenemy from American Idol's Battle of the Blondes does not seem to be faring much better. At first glance, I thought Pickler's frock was some antiquated curtain-looking pattern. But upon closer inspection its even worse—overlapping folds of distressed fabric which comes off looking sloppy and ripped. LIke figure skating goes goth. Though Underwood may have taken the AI title, I think Pickle wins this face-off as worse of the two.
She's Thinking: I'm going through an "edgy" phase
Comment: So apparently Laura Bell Bundy mixed up her dates and thought she was going to the Adult film Awards instead. I don't care how much you think you can pull that off as a red carpet look, one peek at side cleavage and you may as well be carrying a pole with you and asking for tips.
She's Thinking: I was hoping Heff would be here!
Comment: Since they're wearing pretty much the exact same outfit, both Miranda Lambert and Snooki take home the prize for Outfit Most Closely Resembling a Disco Ball. Not that its the most flattering ensemble on either, but they do get points for their boldness. And lack of creativity.
They're (Both) Thinking: I wanted to shine like the big star that I am!
Comment: With all the backlash shes been getting from the media lately, you'd think Rimes would want to emerge breathtakingly beautiful for her social comeback. Not so much. Her dress would be cute if it was any other pattern besides that of an old school Atari game. And her bedhead hair and lack of real makeup just makes her look like she never grew out of the "child" part of child star.
She's Tinking: Atari was really before my time anyway
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