Carrie Underwood Had 11 (Yes, 11) Outfit Changes at the 51st Annual CMA Awards

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Leading up to the CMA Awards, there were a ton of predictions for winners, performances, and of course, Carrie Underwood’s outfit changes. During past CMAs, we’ve watched in amazement and awe as she transitioned from outfit to outfit, each one more stunning that the one before. But for her 10th time hosting the CMAs alongside Brad Paisley, she had a whopping 11 outfit changes throughout the night– well, 12 if you count the glasses.

Honestly, it felt like every time the camera panned to Carrie, she was wearing a different outfit, and every single one was extravagant and unique.

Carrie Underwood’s 11 Outfit Changes at the 51st Annual CMA Awards:


Carrie’s royal blue Red Carpet gown was perfect; the color, the cut, the accessories, her hair– all flawless.


Okay, so this one surprised me a little bit. It kind of reminded me of Britney Spears’ infamous nude diamond bodysuit she wore in her “Toxic” music video.


Does she or does she not look exactly like a Barbie? This long sleeve hot pink dress took me by surprise, but I LOVE the way she looks in it– and those shoes are amazing. And her legs.


Okay, I LOVED this look! It had sort of a 70s-chic vibe, but was still really elegant. 10/10.


I wasn’t sure how to feel about the cut of this one at first, but it does accentuate her best features. I mean, have I mentioned those legs? #Goals


The gown she wore during her stunning ‘In Memoriam’ tribute was jaw-dropping. She looked like an actual queen, but that came second to her beautiful performance.


The red gown she wore for their opening message was actual fire. Like the red dancing woman emoji, but better.


This Idan Cohen dress was gorgeous! Honestly, it looked like she could hop right onto the “Dancing With The Stars” stage, and I didn’t hate it one bit.


Though incredibly detailed, this was one of her more subdued looks of the night.


TBH, I thought she looked like Cleopatra in this floor-length gold fringe dress.


Her nude and white short jumper designed by Elie Madi was gorgeous!

Carrie Underwood’s best moment was when she delivered her chilling and heart-wrenching performance of “Softly and Tenderly” in memoriam of the tragedies over the last year.

“This has been a year marked by tragedy, impacting countless lives, including so many in our country music family. So tonight, we’re going to do what families do: come together, pray together, cry together, and sing together, too,” Carrie Underwood said at the opening of the show.