The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

It used to be Stetsons and sequins; nowadays the CMAs are the purview of hollywood stars, the occasional rapper, and some seriously bizarre fashions. (Although, yes, Reba, Taylor, Faith et al were representing.)

The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Nicole Kidman's weird majorette uniform reminds me of those combo shirts-and-sweaters that first appeared in the late '90s and seemed awesome for about 5 minutes until you realized they were really hard to wash and also, ridiculous.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Taylor Swift reps old-school formal. Also, weirdly mature dowdiness.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Reba McEntire thoroughly approves.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Jennifer Nettles does "evil queen."


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Carrie Underwood brings the requisite meringue element.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Hillary Scott's azalea hue is a nice dash of color, even if the overall effect is a little "destination-wedding bridesmaid."


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Jewel will be there, with bells on.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

LeAnn Rimes kind of bridges the gap between ruffles and glitz and the streamlined lines that half the crew adapted.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

See: Kristen Bell.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Faith Hill didn't want to choose between tailored structure and angelic drapery. So she didn't.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Aha, the skintimate portion of the evening! Exhibit A: singer Laura Bell Bundy.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

And B: Camila Alves.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Don't worry, there were still 10-gallons aplenty, like John Rich's.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

And, natch, Cowboy Troy!


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Then we have the just plain odd, like singer Emily West's death-stare and Maleficent getup.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Or Gretchen Wilson's weirdly casual weekend-wear.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

Or Allison Demarcus' black widow.


The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

The Travises had an awesome "Munsters" thing going!

The Country Music Awards Just Get Weirder Every Year

And, oh yeah: LL Cool J was here.



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