All the Scoop on Kellie Pickler's CMT Awards Gown (Like Why She Almost Didn't Wear It!)

06/06/2013 at 11:09 AM ET

Kellie Pickler CMT Music Awards red carpet gownMichael Loccisano/WireImage; Jim Smeal/BEImages (2)

When Kellie Pickler hit the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards in a sexy body-hugging sequined number, everyone stopped to stare. But it turns out, the world almost missed out on seeing the stunning Jean Fares creation. And it’s all because of Dancing With the Stars.

Let us explain: Pickler revealed to PEOPLE at the awards show Wednesday night that she had planned to sport the gown to the ACM Awards back on May 17. “I didn’t know it at the time I picked out this dress to wear [to the ACMs] that I was going to go on Dancing With the Stars.”

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Since she couldn’t miss her DWTS appearance (and it’s a good thing she didn’t, considering she went on to win the mirror ball), the Jean Fares ended up sitting in her closet, unused. But when it came time to choose her ensemble for the CMTs, rather than going back to the drawing board, she said, “You know what? Let’s save the hassle of looking for anything. I want to wear that dress.”

Pickler gushed, “I love this dress. I don’t think I’ve worn anything like this. I love the color, I love the cut.” And despite what you might think of a fully sequined, floor-length, open-back gown, it was actually comfortable. “I can breathe in it,” she added. “It’s really stretchy material.”

She may be crazy about the gown, but that’s not the only reason she was grinning all night. Pickler also told us, “I’m just in a happy place right now. Regardless of what I’m wearing, I think I’d have a smile on my face.”

What do you think of the gown? Are you glad Pickler decided to break it out for the CMTs?

–ZoĆ« Ruderman with reporting by Eileen Finan

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Kim H on

Stunning. Few people could pull this off. But Kellie rocked it.

lucy on

Stunning and she needs to keep her hair short. Just too cute!!

kim on

omg, im in love with that dress! gorgeous!

Nina on

Kellie could wear a burlap sack and look fabulous. Designers should be lining up at her door for the honor of having Kellie Pickler wear one of their gowns.

She was fabulous on DWTS – didn’t even notice Derek 90% of the time – and I wish her nothing but happiness and success.

markus on

WOW she looks good on it. Kellie Pickler is so gorgeous. Hollywood loves Kellie.

Guest2 on

SO GORGEOUS!!!! Who designed it? What color would this be considered?

fanofboardwalkempire on

Kellie is just stunning in this Jean Fares Couture gown! WOWSA- Kellie looks old Hollywood glamour for sure!

Sash on

Great gown! Kellie is gorgeous in it!

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dancer92136 on

She looks beautiful

Guest on

Grogeous dress! I love her hair, and she is just a sweet, charming woman!

baca on

No matter Keli, did Tyler Shift sing “E! E! , Aaaaa, Aaaaa” or “Uuuuuu… U U U” songs? Cant find.

Julia on

In response to Guest2….I would call the colour mauve…in the purple colour group.

hill on

What a wonderful person who is stunnig in anything she wears! So happy for her and she looks so fit after doing DWTS.

Madriano on

Gorgeous -inside and out. I smell a pregnancy announcement soon :) well, at least that’s what I’m gathering from her happy place right now comment :)

JRo on

She is absolutely gorgeous!!

Kim on

Gorgeous!! I really wish she would keep her hair in a pixie cut..it looks adorable on her. It appears she’s growing it out though.

kitty62862 on

It’s really beautiful, and very flattering to Kellie

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Lisa on

The dress is gorgeous, and Kelli looks fantastic!

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Teence on

I LOVE YOU KELLIE PICKLER!!!!

Sara on

She is unbelievably stunning. Love her!

Bkable on

GORGEOUS!! Love her hair too!!

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Carolyn on

I agree with everyone of the comments. I have always liked her before all this happened. She’s adorable !!!!!!!!!!

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Chris on

Top country singer and songs, best looking and best dressed!!!!

ellen8 on

Absolutely fabulous dress on a fab body !!! Kellie is looking better than ever. Not only with a great body, but the look on her face spells h a p p y !! She’s definitely flying high right now and wishing for her to continue to soar !!

Norma Paaris on

I don’t care what Kellie wears as long as she does not break Kyle’s heart, and she stays true to him.. He is so sweet and cute too!!!!

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