Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Last night at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, there were big dresses, big hair, and bold statements. It's safe to say that there were things on this red carpet that you wouldn't see anywhere else.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

For instance: Where else will you see a three-piece plaid tuxedo worn with cowboy boots? Jake Owen has a unique take on formalwear. Kimberly Perry wore a dress with a sequin breastplate and mini-maxi skirt combo.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Noteworthy accessories: pink shoes and bag for Karen Fairchild; huge ring on Michelle Stafford; shades and diamonds on LL Cool J.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

White was a popular hue last night. Meghan Linsey's gown was attacked by fan coral; Nancy O'Dell gilded the lilies.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Jaida Dreyer wore a long ivory column; Kacey Musgraves rocked a cute white frock.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Black was also a big color last night. Faith Hill's sheer lace look? Kind of a mess.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Better black gowns: Kaley Cuoco; Gwen Sebastian.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Shawna Thompson's big bun and sheer sleeves made for Morticia Addams drama. Sunny Sweeney's satiny skirt would definitely get a "looks cheap" comment on Project Runway.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Opting for big hair and tiny clothes: Shania Twain; Tori Kelly.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

While other folks were doing black dresses, Sheryl Crow mixed things up in a strapless navy jumpsuit.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

She wasn't the only on feeling blue: Check out Kimberly Schlapman and Ashley Jones.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Metallic remains a huge trend; Cassadee Pope sparkled from eyeliner to heels.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Golden girls: Jana Kramer, Ashley Monroe

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

On the silvery side: Kelleigh Bannen and Maggie Rose.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Hate Katie Armiger's molten pewter gown… love the glorious art deco shoes.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

In an exquisite but rather stiff-looking bejeweled coppery bronze number: Taylor Swift.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

In a category all her own: Tobi Lee.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Oh wait! Is RaeLynn in that category? She might be in that category too.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Inspired by Big Bird: Danielle Peck.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Now let's look at some pinkish hues! Handling a giant floral pattern quite well: Carrie Underwood.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

In pale pink, Beth Smith looked positively Mae West-ian.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Husband Dog Chapman seemed to like it.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Hot pink lace is very flattering for Beth Behrs.

Ruffles, Rhinestones and Ridiculously Big Hair at the Academy of Country Music Awards

But I think Jewel's dress is my favorite: Peachy, springy, detailed, interesting, flattering and just pretty.

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