EXCLUSIVE: The Scoop on Carrie Underwood's Sexy Tour Looks

04/12/2010 at 09:30 AM ET

PEOPLE Country

When it came to costumes for her “Play On” tour, Carrie Underwood was more than ready to shake up her good girl image with some seriously sexy looks. The country star called upon So You Think You Can Danceand American Idol resident costume designer Soyon An to help her create a smoldering stage look–including the opening act’s super-tight, black spandex catsuit.  “She starts off with a white jacket on the top, and then she takes that off to reveal the Swarovski crystal criss-cross halter,” Soyon tells PEOPLE. While this sparkling catsuit may seem more J.Lo than Carrie, Soyon says that simply isn’t so.  “She’s very fashion forward and very open to different types of clothing,” says the designer. “She wasn’t intimidated at all–she was ready for it. It’s a tough look but it’s her attitude–and obviously she’s got the body for it.” And to add an extra glam touch, Soyon designed a guitar strap encrusted with Swarovski crystals. “I designed [it] to match all three outfits in the [opening] segment. It was a very black-and-white formal and girly feeling.” Carrie wears a total of 14 separate costumes and 29 different looks throughout her “Play On” tour designed by Soyon, who got a major vote of confidence from the star. “[Carrie] is really fun to dress. She was very trusting,” says Soyon. “She was like, ‘You are in charge of my clothes and I want to focus on my music.'” For more on Carrie’s tour costumes, pick up the new PEOPLE Country issue on newsstands now.–reporting by Eileen Finan

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Jon on

That’s nice, I liked the sketch!

ellen on

she is so blessed, not only musically but she is such a beautiful, kind and spiritually lovely lady

Dudvillas on

All that selling of “sex” and Taylor Swift is still kicking her butt. LOL you don’t need to sell sex but it’s nice that one can fall back on that when they need to.

Meg on

plays into sensitive subjects in her songs-God, single parents, etc. to get her songs on the radio. has a great voice but losing 30lbs. after idol is why she’s here: she does whatever her record label tells her to do, ie: publicity stunts, inappropriate clothing-very different than her songs about her ‘faith’ on good morning america i saw her with the shortest skirt i’ve ever seen-it was 9 o’clock in the morning!

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Lisa on

I think Carrie is beautiful…. I don’t think she is here because she lost 30lbs. She has an amazing voice.

melissa on

It’s so obvious that she’s trying to change her image…but why? She’ll never be the “tough girl” type…Country already has that covered fantastically! She can’t compete with ML’s talent either!! Sure she’s beautiful and skinny but she looks ridiculously “made up”! Stick with what you know…

Kylie on

Just plain HOT, no matter what she’s wearing. It helps that she’s modest, down to earth, shy and beautiful.

natalie jones on

WOW!!! are yall really hating on her because of a damn outfit…seriosly?? does her being christian mean she has to wear matronly clothes all the time…get real. she is gorgeous and she has a set of pipes that make taylor swift look like a joke!! quit being so judgmental!!!!

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