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Reba McEntire Creates Her Own Red Carpet Wardrobe

03/04/2009 at 12:00 PM ET

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Reba McEntire won’t have any trouble answering the inevitable question of “Who are you wearing?” at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which she will host on April 5th. That’s because the country queen designed all her own gowns for the awards show. “The hardest thing for me [about hosting] is probably finding the right thing to wear,” she tells PEOPLE.com. “People will say, ‘Well, you know, just go down and buy something!’ It’s hard to do that because you don’t want to be wearing something when you’re hosting that somebody in the front row has on too.” To avoid a fashion faceoff, Reba and her longtime stylist Terry Gordon teamed up to create five looks for the evening. And although the country music scene has turned casual in recent years, Reba hopes that her glamorous awards night wardrobe will inspire her country peers to keep jeans and cowboy boots in their place. “I saw that on the Grammys and Oscars, everyone was more buttoned up, a little more classy — elegant. I’m hoping that’s how it’s going to be at the ACMs also.” Don’t forget to come back to PEOPLE.com for our complete coverage of the Academy of Country Music awards. – by Christina Yoon

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micargi cruiser on

refreshing to see someone who knows how to design their own clothing. she’s always been somewhat down-to-earth.

christina on

I love Reba, she is a strong woman with a regular american girl background. I hope she does bring classy back!

Esther on

One word to describe Reba — CLASSY!!

Courtney on

I love her. This just proves how awesome she is. I wish her show was still on, Reba is still one of my favorite sitcoms!

jessica on

i love reba mcentire .she is the most strongest,sweetest,most down-to-earth person in the whole world.that’s one of the things i like about her .i don’t know what i’d do without her in my life. i always watch her on t.v. and i always listen to her music alot. i love her new song “strange”. it’s one of my favorite songs of hers.this may sound weird but i just love her to pieces.no body really understands the way i like her but me.i’d be lost without her.well reba i hope you see this cause it’s true. gotta go

jessica on

i will always be reba’s #1 fan and no one else can be her #1 fan.besides me and only me.

 

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