Take A Look At The Most Daring Outfits Worn To The ACM Awards Red Carpet

Published on 10/13/2020
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Who would have guessed that the biggest risk-takers in fashion are the country stars? We are talking about the likes of Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift! How on earth can we forget about the equally gorgeous plus-ones such as Nicole Kidman? These ladies have no issues pulling off the most amazing looks imaginable on the red carpet. The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, takes fearless fashion to a whole new level. We hope that you are ready to be inspired by these stars and their glorious fashion sense!

Take A Look At The Most Daring Outfits Worn To The ACM Awards Red Carpet

Take A Look At The Most Daring Outfits Worn To The ACM Awards Red Carpet

Carrie Underwood, 2020

Let us start with the more recent ones. Check out the dress that Carrie Underwood wore to the 2020 ACM Awards. It brought out the true star in her. It would have been a modest dress had it not been for the high slit. We love how she looked not only elegant in this but sexy as well.

Carrie Underwood, 2020

Carrie Underwood, 2020

Kelsea Ballerini, 2020

Here is a photo of Kelsea Ballerini. The country pop singer was pretty in red in her Raisa Vanessa ensemble. The cowhide details just scream country without even trying! It is cool to see how daring she was to combine this detail and all the sequins. She toned it down a little by going for a chic ponytail.

Kelsea Ballerini, 2020

Kelsea Ballerini, 2020

Maren Morris, 2020

This lady also looked gorgeous in her bejeweled black number. Maren Morris spiced things up by going for a black dress with colorful embellishments. The front is quite daring, but we can say the same thing for the black and yellow combination. She kept her hair low, which was perfect for the understated look.

Maren Morris, 2020

Maren Morris, 2020

Miranda Lambert, 2019

In 2019, Miranda Lambert showed up to the ACMs in this lime green number. It is not a color that looks good on everyone, but she made it work. She paired the Alex Perry gown with a colorful and unique clutch. As for her hair, she decided to keep it sleek. Doesn’t she look stunning in this?

Miranda Lambert, 2019

Miranda Lambert, 2019

Nicole Kidman, 2019

This actress was another dazzling face at the 2019 ACM Awards! Nicole Kidman wore this black dress by Cristopher Kane to the event in question. The lace, ribbon details, and puffy sleeves made her look even more posh. We are blown away by the effect of the monochrome getup and her silky blonde hair!

Nicole Kidman, 2019

Nicole Kidman, 2019

Kacey Musgraves, 2019

It is often easier to put on a neutral outfit since the colors make you look sophisticated without even trying. That is the reason we can’t help but adore this colorful ensemble by Christian Cowen. This was what Kacey Musgraves wore to the 2019 ACM Awards. She looked nothing short of stunning in it.

Kacey Musgraves, 2019

Kacey Musgraves, 2019

Carrie Underwood, 2019

In case you need a heads up, you are going to find a lot of Carrie Underwood entries on the list. Here she was in her Nicolas Jebran dress in 2019. She decided to go for a darker look this time, although she did not forget to bring on the sparkles no matter what. For her eyes, she donned smokey makeup.

Carrie Underwood, 2019

Carrie Underwood, 2019

Maren Morris, 2019

Let us take a look at what Maren Morris wore to the 2019 ACM Awards. Don’t you just love this lilac Christian Siriano dress? It made her look like a true star! We adore how it was extravagant and simple at the same time. It looked great with her bronze skin! She paired it with rather modest white heels.

Maren Morris, 2019

Maren Morris, 2019

Rebecca Romijn, 2018

Ooh, take a look at Rebecca Romjin in this Uel Camilo dress! This was taken at the 2018 ACM Awards. The actress wore this tight number, which she styled to perfection with her slicked-back hair and gold earrings. She looked fantastic! We also loved the blue and gold combination that she had going on here.

Rebecca Romijn, 2018

Rebecca Romijn, 2018

Kelsea Ballerini, 2018

Who is that angel?! Relax, folks, this is only Kelsea Ballerini at the 2018 ACM Awards. It should not be possible for anyone to be flawless, yet here she is. This is sophisticated and sexy, relaxed but posh all at the same time. She kept her hair in loose, wavy curls that gave the look a more laidback vibe.

Kelsea Ballerini, 2018

Kelsea Ballerini, 2018

Nicole Kidman, 2018

This is what Nicole Kidman wore when she attended the ACM Awards in 2018. She decided to sport all gold this time around! Her shimmery dress matched her blonde hair. We doubt that you were surprised to see that she is a sight for sore eyes. The more interesting question would be this: when has she not?

Nicole Kidman, 2018

Nicole Kidman, 2018

Miranda Lambert, 2018

In our humble opinion, red is a good color on Miranda Lambert. You can figure this out when you see what she wore to the 2018 ACM Awards. It really makes her coloring pop, doesn’t it? This elegant yet revealing piece was the work of Georges Chakra. It was a sweet and simple look that worked very well.

Miranda Lambert, 2018

Miranda Lambert, 2018

Lindsey Vonn, 2018

We have proof that you do not need to expose skin to show off your fashion sense. Lindsey Vonn looked fantastic when she arrived at the red carpet of the 2018 ACM Awards in a dress by Christian Siriano. The yellow number was very modest and came with a flouncy skirt. Despite all of that, she still looked chic!

Lindsey Vonn, 2018

Lindsey Vonn, 2018

Jennifer Nettles, 2018

In 2018, Jennifer Nettles wore J. Mendel to the ACM Awards. The tight red dress accentuated her figure! We love the pattern on it since it only made her look even more sophisticated. She wore her hair down and without much adornment. It was the right choice since anything else would have been too much.

Jennifer Nettles, 2018

Jennifer Nettles, 2018

Jana Kramer, 2015

What do you think about the dress that Jana Kramer wore to the ACMs in 2015? It is quite unlike anything we have seen on the list thus far. The chevron stripes and the plunging neckline make for very eye-catching details. This was a fancy way to show off some skin and look amazing while doing so.

Jana Kramer, 2015

Jana Kramer, 2015

Savannah Chrisley, 2017

Don’t you think that Savannah Chrisley looked dazzling in this sheer black gown? It is incredible to see the contrast between the sheer material and the velvety texture of the rest of the dress. Thanks to the see-through portions, her décolletage was on display. She decided to pair the dress with a short yet stylish bob.

Savannah Chrisley, 2017

Savannah Chrisley, 2017

Julianne Hough, 2011

This is another color that is not exactly easy to pull off. After all, it is so very easy to go wrong. It is not hard at all to get it wrong. We are glad that Julianne Hough did not have this problem. In 2011, she looked fantastic when she attended the event in a salmon backless dress by Rani Rahm.

Julianne Hough, 2011

Julianne Hough, 2011

Carrie Underwood, 2016

Check out Carrie Underwood when she went to the ACM Awards back in 2016. How nice is this intricate dress by Davidson Zanine? It looks super fragile, but this just made the musician look even more sophisticated. She looks radiant in this outfit, so we highly approve of this. Congrats to her stylist.

Carrie Underwood, 2016

Carrie Underwood, 2016

Taylor Swift, 2014

We are sure that you know who the woman in this photo is. In 2014, Taylor Swift rocked the red carpet of the ACM Awards in this two-piece ensemble by J. Mendel. The monochrome look was a simple and sweet look, which is always a winner in our books. She decided to add some color with gold accents.

Taylor Swift, 2014

Taylor Swift, 2014

Nicole Kidman, 2016

The Alexander McQueen dress in this photo just screams “class.” It does not come as a surprise that Nicole Kidman, of all people, can pull it off. As always, she looked graceful and sophisticated at the 2016 ACMs without having to lift a finger. The dress is sophisticated and sexy, which is not something that

Nicole Kidman, 2016

Nicole Kidman, 2016

Shania Twain, 2013

Black is a color that looks universally flattering on everyone, but Shania Twain took it to a whole new level in 2013. Check out how she styled her little black dress! What really makes the ensemble would be the thigh-high boots. She softened things a fair bit by letting her hair down in loose curls.

Shania Twain, 2013

Shania Twain, 2013

Miranda Lambert, 2014

In 2014, Miranda Lambert donned this brown Randi Rahm dress. It looks like the musician is someone who likes sparkles, no matter what. If you ask us, this was a very understated and simple look. Despite this, the plunging neckline and the tight fit of the dress spiced things up quite a bit.

Miranda Lambert, 2014

Miranda Lambert, 2014

Sheryl Crow, 2014

How do you feel about patterns? We love them, especially ones that are bolder and more interesting! Take a look at this Christian Siriano dress that Sheryl Crow wore to the 2014 ACM Awards, for example. The cut of the dress is actually very simple. The pattern is what truly sets it apart from the rest.

Sheryl Crow, 2014

Sheryl Crow, 2014

Kimberly Schlapman, 2015

A lot of people hesitate before they slip on something hot pink. Kimberly Schlapman showed us that it was not always a disaster. In 2015, she decided to try her hand at wearing this shade of pink. The gown was elegant and sophisticated. She kept things simple by going for minimal makeup and jewelry.

Kimberly Schlapman, 2015

Kimberly Schlapman, 2015

Cassadee Pope, 2017

Just so you know, it takes a lot of confidence to wear something like this. We are glad to see that Cassadee Pope had no problems when it comes to self-confidence and all that. Don’t you just love all the tiny floral details all over the dress? It made the ensemble look even more feminine. We love it.

Cassadee Pope, 2017

Cassadee Pope, 2017

LeAnn Rimes, 2012

In 2012, LeAnn Rimes looked stunning on the red carpet. We are sure that it is not particularly difficult to do this when you are wearing Stella McCartney. The dress was so full of various features that it is difficult to pick our favorite thing about it. At any rate, she looked great and very youthful.

LeAnn Rimes, 2012

LeAnn Rimes, 2012

Bebe Rexha, 2018

It is a shame that artists do not use this award to show off their incredible and playful fashion sense. We are so glad that Bebe Rexha has shown up in this black Yanina Couture dress in 2018. The extravagant color of this dress made her look so stylish! We love how well it went with the details near the cuff.

Bebe Rexha, 2018

Bebe Rexha, 2018

Shakira, 2014

We all know that Shakira is drop-dead gorgeous. Despite this, she looked nothing short of dazzling in her Zuhair Murad dress in 2014. Maybe it has something to do with the color of the dress! It truly looked nice on her. If it were not that, perhaps it is all thanks to the cut-out portions of the gown in question.

Shakira, 2014

Shakira, 2014

Danielle Peck, 2013

Yellow is not an easy color to pull off, so mad props to Danielle Peck for wearing a feathered one to the ACM Awards in 2013. The ruffles at the end give it a touch of personality. Despite this, we are sure that she had a hard time avoiding all the jokes about Big Bird of Sesame Street.

Danielle Peck, 2013

Danielle Peck, 2013

Julianne Hough, 2010

In 2010, Julianne Hough stunned us when she showed up in her gorgeous Basil Soda Couture fashion show. It looks like she favors white more than anything else! We are glad that it is a color that looks nice on her. This dress is fairly simple, but we love the addition of some color as well.

Julianne Hough, 2010

Julianne Hough, 2010

Carrie Underwood, 2018

The American Idol singer looked great in her metallic getup when she attended the ACM Awards in 2018! If you ask us, she looked very youthful in this getup. We love the metallic glitter on her face as well. This little accessory added a lot of drama without her having to do anything. Nice.

Carrie Underwood, 2018

Carrie Underwood, 2018

Eve, 2018

Wow! Doesn’t Eve look phenomenal in this pink dress? It was designed by a designer called Prabal Gurung. We love how soft the color and all the ruffles are. Luckily, it did not stay like that all throughout. As a matter of fact, the thigh-high split only made it look very sexy at the same time!

Eve, 2018

Eve, 2018

Kaley Cuoco, 2013

Here is the Big Bang Theory in a gorgeous BCBG Max Azria dress. This photo was taken at the 2013 ACM Awards. We love the gold and black combination, which feels like a formula for class and sophistication. She jazzed things up by going for a pouf. This is not a bad look at all. Good job, Kaley.

Kaley Cuoco, 2013

Kaley Cuoco, 2013

Carrie Underwood, 2017

Do you see what we meant when we said that Carrie Underwood likes glitter? It does not look like she ages either! The country musician looked like the ice queen when she attended the 2017 ACM Awards. There is something about the dress that makes it seem that way even though she is as warm as can be.

Carrie Underwood, 2017

Carrie Underwood, 2017

Jennifer Nettles, 2012

As you can see in this photo, Jennifer Nettles looked pretty in pink in this lovely number from Max Azria Atelier. This was a very soft look that made her look even more like a princess than she already did. We love the gold band around her waist, which added the tiniest amount of detail to the outfit.

Jennifer Nettles, 2012

Jennifer Nettles, 2012

Katy Perry, 2016

In 2016, Katy Perry showed up on the red carpet in a cowgirl outfit! She decided to put on a blue and pink outfit. It is a truly interesting ensemble, as you can see in the photo below. We love how much personality it showed! The fishnet stockings, cowhide boots, and frilly skirt worked well together.

Katy Perry, 2016

Katy Perry, 2016

Taylor Swift, 2012

Can you believe how young Taylor Swift was in this photo? In 2018, she arrived at the red carpet in a white J. Mendel dress. It goes without saying that her style has truly evolved over the years. But in all fairness to her, there was nothing wrong with this outfit in the first place.

Taylor Swift, 2012

Taylor Swift, 2012

Nicole Kidman, 2011

Not everyone can pull off this interesting L’Wren Scott gown in 2011, but she did this perfectly. How is it possible for anyone to be that photogenic? It is unfair for everyone else involved. The actress was able to the harshness of this outfit by wearing her hair in a romantic move.

Nicole Kidman, 2011

Nicole Kidman, 2011

Carrie Underwood, 2011

If you want to look like a million bucks, go and put on something violet! As you can see in this photo, it works very well no matter the event. We are sure that the dinger was going to look the same way she did not in the cartoons. We are glad to report that this was not the case at all!

Carrie Underwood, 2011

Carrie Underwood, 2011

Taylor Swift, 2013

In 2013, Taylor Swift showed up at the red carpet in 2013. She had been wearing a Dolce & Vide number that definitely caught the attention of everyone in the room! It was clear that she was fatigued. After all, Emily could figure out that on her own thanks to 2013. She now looks both very different and the same.

Taylor Swift, 2013

Taylor Swift, 2013

Hillary Scott, 2017

The gorgeous Hilary Scott wore this patterned dress. There is no need to be ashamed that you enjoy it as well. Isn’t it frustrating to see how much work gets piled onto women when these things become an issue? Oh well. In the end, she simply bit her tongue. She decided that it was not going to be worth it

Hillary Scott, 2017

Hillary Scott, 2017

Jana Kramer, 2013

Seen here in Badgley Mischka in 2013, Jana Kramer looked gorgeous in her this golden metallic number! We love that there are so many things going on with this dress. There are various patterns, textures, and details that make it seem very elegant. We also love the contrast of the metallic dress and the lacey frill at the bottom.

Jana Kramer, 2013

Jana Kramer, 2013

Nicole Kidman, 2010

The actress went for a little schoolgirl look at the 2010 ACM Awards! We love just how experimental the actress can be. Nicole Kidman decided to stick with a black and white color combination for this one. To make things a little more exciting, she slipped on a pair of stilettos over her feet.

Nicole Kidman, 2010

Nicole Kidman, 2010

Hannah Blaylock, 2012

Can you believe how smoking hot Hannah Blaylock is? This photo should be illegal! The singer looked great in this white number by Jean Fares Couture during the 2012 iteration of the ACM Awards. In our opinion, the open back is very sexy. She decided to go with dark makeup to complete the look.

Hannah Blaylock, 2012

Hannah Blaylock, 2012

Kelsea Ballerini, 2015

In 2015, Kelsea Ballerini picked a black and yellow dress with a sweetheart neckline. True enough, this outfit made her look very young and sweet. The same can be said of the hairstyle that she wore with this. But if you ask us, the best thing about this photo is the smile that she has on her face!

Kelsea Ballerini, 2015

Kelsea Ballerini, 2015

Laura Bell Bundy, 2012

What do you think of this Jean Fares Couture gown that Laura Bell Bundy wore when she attended the ACM Awards in 2012? Paired with her blonde locks, it made her look like a snow queen! To add some edge to the look, she decided to put on smokey makeup around her eye area.

Laura Bell Bundy, 2012

Laura Bell Bundy, 2012

Miranda Lambert, 2015

This country musician blew us away when she showed up at the red carpet in this Bibhu Mohapatra dress. It looked great on Miranda Lambert! You will probably agree with us on that. We love its plunging neckline, which might be revealing but not trashy. She looked like the very epitome of elegance here.

Miranda Lambert, 2015

Miranda Lambert, 2015

Karen Fairchild, 2017

In 2017, Karen Fairchild decided to go for something a little less conventional. We love her all the more for it! She put on layers and layers of sheer black fabric. The result was a one-of-a-kind dress. The little ribbon at the waist ties the whole look together. We love that she chose bright pieces of jewelry as well.

Karen Fairchild, 2017

Karen Fairchild, 2017

Meghan Linsey, 2013

In 2013, Meghan Linsey put on a black and white outfit. There is so much to be said about this look that we do not even know where to begin. We love the little lace detail in the middle! It added a touch of sophistication to the whole look. If you ask us, it would not have been the same without it.

Meghan Linsey, 2013

Meghan Linsey, 2013

Kimberly Perry, 2016

We have to admit that there is a serious lack of animal patterns on the list. We are glad that Kimberly Perry can help us with that. During the 2016 ACM awards, she donned this beige dress with the sequined tiger stripes. When it comes to accessories, she put on a gold choker around her neck.

Kimberly Perry, 2016

Kimberly Perry, 2016

Tobi Lee, 2013

What a colorful outfit! Who would have ever thought to mix red, cheetah patterns, and frills? It turns out that the answer to that would be Tobi Lee. There is no lack of texture when it comes to her outfit! On top of that, she decided to go with a spiky hairdo to match the rest of her outfit.

Tobi Lee, 2013

Tobi Lee, 2013

Miranda Lambert, 2011

In 2011, Miranda Lambert wore a Lorena Sarbu piece. It made her look rather angelic. The empire-waist dress gave the white number some character. The talented musician decided to go with silver accents to make things more interesting. She also chose to go easy on the makeup for the ACM Awards that year.

Miranda Lambert, 2011

Miranda Lambert, 2011

Shawna Thompson, 2013

We do not know about you, but it is always fun to see celebrities wear something out of the ordinary. What is the point of being rich and famous if you do not do this? Shawna Thompson wore a caped chiffon dress to the 2013 ACM Awards. We love the little updo that she decided to wear with it as well.

Shawna Thompson, 53

Shawna Thompson, 2013

Lauren Daigle, 2017

In case you needed a little reminder, there is nothing boring about chiffon dresses whatsoever. Just take a look at this stunning one that Lauren Daigle wore to the 2017 ACM Awards. What a gorgeous dress on a lovely person! We especially adore the way the gold flowers looked against the sheer black material.

Lauren Daigle, 2017

Lauren Daigle, 2017

Kimberly Perry, 2013

The “If I Die Young” singer looked radiant in this miniskirt gown. This was the outfit that she wore when she attended the 2013 ACM Awards. We love the short in the front, long in the back thing that it has going on here. The soft-looking material also provided great contrast for the sequins at the front of the bodice.

Kimberly Perry, 2013

Kimberly Perry, 2013

Carrie Underwood, 2010

What do you think about this Basil Soda Couture dress that Carrie Underwood wore? The “Jesus, Take The Wheel” was still so young when this photo was taken back in 2010! Her style has evolved a lot in the past decade. This was not quite her best look, but we can already tell that she was a budding fashionista.

Carrie Underwood, 2010

Carrie Underwood, 2010

Miranda Lambert, 2012

Take a look at this golden number that Miranda Lambert wore to the 2012 ACM Awards. She looked stunning! It was a tight halter dress from Randi Rahm that hugged her body in all the right places. It also went perfectly with her golden blonde hair. The earrings, also golden, completed the look.

Miranda Lambert, 2012

Miranda Lambert, 2012

Cam, 2017

Most people shy away from bright colors in the fear that they won’t pull them off. We are glad that Cam was willing to take the risk, to great success! She went with a blazer and slacks combination from Topshop and nothing else. It was a fun and daring look that is not going to work on everyone.

Cam, 2017

Cam, 2017

Lindsay Ell, 2018

What do you think about this patterned gown that Lindsay Ell wore to the 2018 ACM Awards? It was sexy, and we applaud her for it. The dress was cut in specific places to show off the maximum amount of skin without sacrificing elegance. We love that she pulled her hair up in a high pony to go with it.

Lindsay Ell, 2018

Lindsay Ell, 2018

Carrie Underwood, 2013

In 2013, Carrie Underwood went with a very feminine look. We seriously doubt that it can get any more girly than this! After all, how can you top this floral Naeem Khan dress? We love how the black belt and purse since they provide some semblance of balance to the whole ensemble. What a great outfit!

Carrie Underwood, 2013

Carrie Underwood, 2013

Jennifer Nettles, 2011

If you ask us, backs are seriously underrated. They can be very sexy when worn with the right dress! It was a good thing that Jennifer Nettles got it right when she wore this black gown that came with an intricately woven open back. Her mischievous little smile really brings the whole look together for us.

Jennifer Nettles, 2011

Jennifer Nettles, 2011

Miranda Lambert, 2016

Check out this Christian Siriano number that Miranda Lambert sported when she appeared at the 2016 ACM Awards. You would not have thought it, but the yellow dress looked nice on her. Did you notice that she wore very colorful pieces as accessories? Look at those hot pink heels and turquoise necklace!

Miranda Lambert, 2016

Miranda Lambert, 2016

Mickey Guyton, 2015

What an eye-catching dress! We are sure that Mickey Guyton had been the center of attention when she showed up at the 2015 ACM Awards. Who would have thought that you can pair checkers and florals all in one dress? It was an unconventional piece that came from the Oscar de la Renta collection.

Mickey Guyton, 2015

Mickey Guyton, 2015

Brittany Kerr, 2017

We have not seen a lot of jumpsuits in this gallery, have we? In 2017, Brittany Kerr showed up to the event in a sequined jumpsuit that made her shine like a diamond. Even though it completely covered her legs, the top had been a little more risqué. It came with a low neckline and cut-out sides, after all.

Brittany Kerr, 2017

Brittany Kerr, 2017

Kasey Musgraves, 2016

Most of the time, the celebrities on our list tried to play up black dresses with other colors. However, Kasey Musgraves decided to go all-in when she wore this black cut-out dress to the 2016 ACM Awards. She also donned heavy dark makeup, which suited not only the dress but her super black hair as well.

Kasey Musgraves, 2016

Kasey Musgraves, 2016

Taylor Swift, 2010

TSwift wore a lilac dress to the 2010 ACM Awards. It was designed by none other than Marchesa. She looked every bit the princess! This rings true when it comes to her wavy hair as well. A lot has since changed, but we can’t deny that the singer-songwriter still knows how to dress to kill.

Taylor Swift, 2010

Taylor Swift, 2010

Kelsea Ballerini, 2016

In 2016, Kelsea Ballerini stunned in this purple ballgown. You can see just how vivid the dress was in the photo, right? We can’t imagine how much more dazzling it must have been in person. At any rate, she decided to add some balance by wearing her hair low. As we all know, balance is key.

Kelsea Ballerini, 2016

Kelsea Ballerini, 2016

Kacey Musgraves, 2017

As always, Kacey Musgraves looked nothing less than fabulous. We love how feminine this Marchesa dress is, although its dark color added more edge to it without even really trying. The blue details give it a very dreamy effect. The ribbon choker around her neck made for the perfect piece of jewelry to go with the outfit.

Kacey Musgraves, 2017

Kacey Musgraves, 2017

Cam, 2016

We have Cam in yellow again! This photo of her was taken during the 2016 ACM Awards. She was spotted wearing a yellow Christian Siriano dress. It looked amazing on her! Doesn’t she seem very elegant in this? It matched her blonde hair and yellow purse as well. The devil is truly in the details.

Cam, 2016

Cam, 2016

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