The 11 Best Dresses at the CMA Awards

Country has come a long way since the days when Shania Twain caught flak for baring her stomach. At the Country Music Awards, stars like Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes sported fashion-forward looks.

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LeAnn Rimes on the red carpet at the 2011 CMA Awards.
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Country has come a long way since the days when Shania Twain caught flak for baring her stomach. At this year's CMA Awards, the best looks were decidedly fashion-forward, like LeAnn Rimes' ruffled metallic Badgley Mischka gown.
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Faith Hill embraced the minimalist trend with this crisp white gown with sheer panels at the back by Chado Ralph Rucci.
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Nicole Kidman arrived on the arm of husband, Keith Urban, wearing a glittering black strapless gown by Jean Paul Gaultier.
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Taylor Swift, as usual, went for something with a fairy tale look, but the layers on the train of this J. Mendel gown are worth a closer look.
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Co-host Carrie Underwood wore a grand total of 11 outfits during the course of the night, and several were real show-stoppers, like this gold Reem Acra dress.
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For her musical number, Underwood wore jaw-dropping printed dress with the season's ubiquitous slit-up-to-there silhouette.
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Later in the evening, Underwood sported this architectural white mini.
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Of all Underwood's looks, this coral Georges Chakra couture gown was likely the most playful, from the slightly exaggerated silhouette to the bustled tulle at the hip.
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For her performance, Natasha Bedingfield took the stage in a spectacular ruffled skirt by Christian Siriano.
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Jennifer Nettles of the band Sugarland opted for a softer brand of shimmer with this goddess-y Naeem Khan gown.
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Ginnifer Goodwin's black-and-white Prabal Gurung dress felt like it could transition straight from the red carpet to cocktails.
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