Sound of Music Live Style Recap: Maria's Wedding Dress, Rolf's Short Shorts and More Set Twitter on Fire

12/06/2013 at 11:37 AM ET

Carrie Underwood Sound of Music styleCourtesy Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

You’ve already read the review. Now, it’s time to talk about the fashion from Thursday night’s Sound of Music Live event. While the hills were alive with you know what, Twitter was alive with the sound of style commenters.

A crowd favorite: Carrie Underwood‘s wardrobe as she took on the role of Maria. From the braids and her demure nightgown to her wedding dress (all from costume designer Catherine Zuber), Maria’s looks were a total hot topic. As were the Nazis’ short (and we mean short!) leather shorts, Captain Von Trapp’s hair and more! Celebs like Cameron Diaz and Anna Kendrick joined in on the live conversation, as did PEOPLE.com editors. And we’re still laughing about their remarks. So we decided to round up some of the most clever (and observant) comments below.

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Check them out and share your thoughts in the comments! Were you fan of the costumes on the show? Do you think more musicals should be reenacted live? Which one would you like to see next?

–Brittany Talarico

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Emry on

Stephen moyer was sooo HOT! LOVED seeing him get all mushy and romantic

smithy on

I don’t care what anyone says…..’live tv is difficult’…..’bravo to the cast’…..blah. blah. blah.

All I can say, is if you paid to see this LIVE, you would want your money back.

donnatex on

I thought it was great, my daughter and I really enjoyed it.

Snow on

Some of those tweets are funny. But we’ve become a nation of critics. No one lost money on a broadway ticket, a movie ticket. It was one show on tv…for free. Some of us enjoyed someone else singing The Sound of Music. No animals were hurt in the process. What’s everyone griping about? I could see if Carrie became a regular on a tv show and she consistently acted badly that people have a right to complain.
I’m not even a fan of Underwood, but I watch True Blood. I thought Steven Moyer’s acting was worse than Carrie’s.

Edie on

Broadway can pull off this stagey production but live TV can’t. Carrie can sing but I am not going to patronize her; she cannot act. It’s very condescending to say it’s live TV, it’s hard. I am sure there are hundreds, if not, thousands of actresses that have done Broadway and could have acted and sang much much better.

Kate on

Most ugliest show I ever seen Underwood with her duckling nose, the dresses ,her clumsiness, I forced myself to find something beautiful but I couldn’t. Steven Moeyrs is a parody he is so not for this role. The children’s play was not real as was in privious version. Please don’t spent money and TV time for such a show.

guest on

I only watched a few mins of the show so I can’t judge it, but I thought the tweet with Kanye was funny…

Patty on

brave of carrie underwood to play the role of maria, no one will ever be able to fill Julie Andrews shoes from the singing to the acting but cudos to her for trying. as far as her acting is concerned she did better than any of rest of the cast.

Dazicles on

I loved it. Haters will be haters.

NotGonnaSay on

Let me just say this as constructively as I can. I myself am a professional Broadway actress and have played Maria myself in two different professional productions. I prefer to be anonymous to keep my current job. And NO I was NOT on the telecast last night though I had many, many friends in the cast. What Carrie did was heroically difficult and my hat absolutely goes off to her. Those of us in the Broadway community are very grateful that these kinds of things are being done to showcase this art form we love and have dedicated our lives to. However, as gallant as Carrie’s effort was, she was way out of her league and grossly out matched by her fellow professionals. No one disputes that her voice is amazing doing what it does best. But it was not appropriate for this role. Telling an emotional story through singing and acting in a theatrical piece is not the same as belting out a country/pop song. But her problems were not mainly the singing. She just does not have the skill set to act a role of this depth. Saying lines and giving an emotionally interpretive performance are massively different things. Her performance, I’m sad to say — and as a big Carrie fan– was painful. We Broadway folk are aware that these kinds of shows don’t happen without a big name attached but there really should be some middle ground. Perhaps next time they can pick someone like an Audra(Mother Abbess) or a Laura (Elsa) –who have relatively decent TV careers but are seasoned Broadway professionals to headline these things. They can showcase this material with the professional execution the material deserves. And give the viewing audience what they want: A great evening of live TV/”Theatre”. With that said I am GLAD they did this telecast, just to start the ball rolling with this kind of thing for future broadcasts. Next time, try not to get someone who is completely unskilled in the vital skills necessary to pull this off. Because if you pick big stars and the thing gets panned—as it looks like Carrie is getting, then they don’t do them again. Thus it defeats the original desire the networks had, which is to set up a precedent to continue doing these things in the future. With that said, Carrie, thank you for the effort. It took great courage to try.

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