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Carrie Underwood Wears 12 Dresses to the CMAs! Do You Have a Favorite?

11/02/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Carrie Underwood CMAs 2012
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Miranda Lambert promised to awe us, Kellie Pickler got our attention with her head-turning look, but it was Carrie Underwood who stole the show at Thursday’s CMA Awards, wearing 12 different dresses during her time as cohost.

Arriving in a gorgeous Reem Acra gown, Underwood went on to wear 11 more dresses by designers like Alice + Olivia, Georges Chakra, Sally LaPointe, Tony Ward and more.

Some of our favorites included (from left) a dramatic black-and-gray one-shoulder Ines Di Santo dress with a sexy slit, a strapless embellished red Chagoury Couture number (it’s a good color on her!), a frothy, floral tea-length creation and her performance ensemble, a deep-gray high-low Tsemaye Binitie dress with sheer sleeves.

Considering she also changed her shoes, jewelry and sometimes even hair without a hitch, too, we have to say we’re quite impressed. And we’re left wondering how she pulled it all off! Tell us: Did you watch the CMAs? Did you have a favorite Underwood ensemble?

–Kate Hogan


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Halina on

Carrie looks absolutely wonderful.
Comment from Kelly – who are to judge Taylor over Carrie.

Gina on

I don’t understand why she needed to change a dozen times but that red dress is beautiful.

Mandy on

Love the red dress!!

Kimi on

She is like the Barbie Doll I never had.

D on

She’s gorgeous in everything she wears!! Though, it seems over-kill when the female hosts of these awards shows change SO many times. We get it… but let us enjoy a few gorgeous dresses for the entirety of the show :)

D on

She looks gorgeous in everything she wears!! Though, it seems overkill when the female hosts of these awards shows wear SO many dresses (12, really?) We get it…but let’s enjoy a few gorgeous dresses for the entirety of the show :)

Gennifer on


Janis on

In typical Carrie fashion she looked gorgeous in every dress but the red one was by far my favorite.

KAR on

I think Carrie Underwood looks good in anything. She has not let her fame go to her head. Most female hosts change their dresses. It’s more like a fashion show and she gets to try on all of them. What’s wrong with that? She may not have even bought all of them. They actually could have been donated or borrowed for the evening. Get a grip. She is not snooty or full of herself. She is very grounded. Love her!!

Sharon on

I love Carrie and she usually looks great in anything, but I have to say that the dark grey frock she wore during her singing performance along with the fingerless gloves and the shoes was just U G L Y! And, her hair is just way too blonde and fake looking. She used to have it highlighted and natural looking. While I am no fashion expert, I just didn’t understand the gun-metal grey dresses!

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