Whelp, there were some great fashion moments and some considerable style missteps at the 2014 ACM Awards tonight in Las Vegas.
But let's start with the positive: Miranda Lambert, our hands-down favorite of the night. The singer looked like a golden goddess in a plunging, crystal-adorned gown by Randi Rahm.
Also radiating on the red carpet? Carrie Underwood, who rocked a silver fringe-heavy Oscar de la Renta number. While she had considerable less sparkle—only an embellished belt—Kellie Pickler glowed in a lavender Romona Keveza gown. Also in chiffon, Cassadee Pope won us over in a sophisticated red number. And finally, you knew she was going to be on the list: Taylor Swift . The Grammy winner went in a new fashion direction in a skin-bearing J. Mendel combo and we're really liking her sexy update.
Now for the more questionable red carpet looks, like Shawna Thompson's poppy-print gown, which was an overwhelming floral explosion. Or Jamie Lynn Spears Magic Eye-inspired mini. Then, on the not as bright but equally as confusing side of things, were the black and white dresses worn by Jewel and Raelynn. And finally, we love both Shakira and Zuhair Murad but their collaboration tonight? Not so much.
The gals of Little Big Town, Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, also had us scratching our heads. Something about their strapless sheaths just didn't work.
Lastly, we're not exactly sure what to make of Frankie Ballard's embellished cobalt suit by Manuel but we felt it definitely deserved to be pointed out. Not that you could miss it.