(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
There’s just something about a big event that really makes stars and celebs shine a little
brighter, don’t you think? Because look at all the performers and presenters who walked the red carpet on their way into Wednesday
night’s (June 5) CMT Music Awards.
Swift was simply stunning in her Elie Saab dress. She complemented her dazzling ensemble with Jimmy Choo shoes, along
with jewelry by Neil Lane and a clutch from Christian Louboutin.
Swift and her fellow country stars looked better than
ever, thanks to glam squads and some tres chic trends from a long list of fashion designers. Carrie
Underwood chose Edition by Georges Chakra for her appealing, geometric-inspired ensemble. Ashley
Monroe‘s look on the red carpet was driven by a Haute Hippie dress, Enzo Angiolini shoes, Kimberly McDonald jewelry and
an Edie Parker bag.
So there were cool spring looks, one-shoulder dresses, strappy platforms, high-waisted shorts,
statement necklaces, backless tops, bright bold colors (and yes, a lot of black), about a thousand kinds of denim and a healthy
dose of sparkle. So. Much. Sparkle. And lace. Lace was very big this year.
Pretty much any and all runway-worthy styles
were here in Nashville. It practically felt like New York City’s fashion week, just with a little less couture and a little