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!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


Jimmy Dickens keeps it real.


The Future.

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