Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Look, everyone knows the country music community is totally modern and sophisticated. But is it wrong to wish that Reba, Taylor, Carrie, Faith and, yes, Nicole Kidman, were a little less elegant and a bit more...festive? Thank goodness for Stetsons!

Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Lee Ann Womack: comfortingly 80s-retro amid all this sleek elegance.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Kelly Pickler embraces the glitter trend to stunning, deco effect!


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Robin Roberts may not be reinventing the wheel, but sometimes "Lady in Red" elegance is hard to top.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

LeAnn Rimes also rocks bombshell - and works it. (Even after Labor Day.)


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Kind of in awe of how totally balls-out Martina McBride's Grecian-princess-infanta-Barbie fantasia is!


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

This level of understated chic may disappoint those secretly hoping for hairspray and sequins - but it's hard to argue with Faith Hill.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Kimberly Williams Paisley (she's married to country singer Brad) goes slightly Haight - but keeps it totally elegant. Can we get some sequins?!


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Thank you, Reba - even if this is concert-hall-understated.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Vintage Nicole Kidman: empire-waisted and vivid. Personally, I love. (Beside the middle-school nails.) What say you?


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Seriously: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is totally Oscar-ready. In fact, screw the Oscars; the CMAs are apparently where it's at.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

While minis and pansies aren't exactly what we had in mind, Ashley Monroe's getup is still - although. technically, ill-judged - a welcome hit of festivity!


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

I love that Taylor Swift has made high-glam Glinda her thing, casting herself as a beautiful, innocent Good Witch! And this is flat-out lovely.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Hm. Michelle Branch's space-age Egyptian Shumba is not the sort of glitz we had in mind - although a hit of color is refreshing.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

I'm still getting used to the "Klimt" trend, as we know, but Carrie Underwood is balm to my glitter-hungry soul!


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Wow, even the normally gaudy Nancy O'Dell has toned it down and classed it up. (Yes, I still hold Wendy/Austin against her.)


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Am seriously considering forcing bridesmaids to wear exact replicas of Diana DeGarmo's frock - because I can. But don't know if I can afford the karmic price.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Normally, Patricia Heaton, legs or cleavage is a good rule of thumb. But hey, go for it.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

If loving Hillary Scott's Grecian is wrong, I don't want to be right. (She's of Lady Antebellum.)


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

Jimmy Dickens keeps it real.


Where Are The Sequins?! Country Music Awards Styles Go SafeS

The Future.

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