Taste of Style – Festive Frocks, Glimmering Gold and Winter White at the ACC Awards
With the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards rolling out the red carpet smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, celebrities came looking festive! Gold accents, sparkles, winter white and one big bump were the stars of the
fashion awards show.
The event was toned down in terms of glamor (compared to the black tie expectation of the CMAs), although some A-listers still opted for long and formal. For the most part, however, the dresses were shorter, ties were tamed and everyone was sprinkled with holiday spirit.
Maddie and Tae and Kira Kazantsev (Miss America) were among those that decked their halls with black and gold. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott stunned in red, while Reba McEntire snags an honorable mention in this week's Taste of Style for her black ensemble. The Fashion Diva of the ACC Awards? A star who's still growing!
Sara Evans stunned with a classic look on the red carpet prior to the American Country Countdown Awards on Dec. 15. She channeled her inner (much hotter) Brady Bunch member with bell bottom white pants, complete with a black racing stripe. And no '70s style is complete without high-waisted, which the songstress paired with a black, fringe-tastic top. The shirt's low neckline was offset by mesh on the chest and arms, and Evans adorned her wrists with several bangles in gold. Downright groovy!
We know we shouldn't get used to Kip Moore dressing up, but we are big fans! Though Moore showed up to the awards show looking laid-back in jeans and a jacket, he dressed up for his big performance. The singer opted for black suit pants, a crisp white shirt and an untied black bow tie draped around his neck, and no red hat! The singer was classy while maintaining his originality. Since we'll probably still never see the Breakthrough Artist of the Year in a full-on suit, we'll take what we can get.
Miranda Lambert made not two, but three wardrobe changes during the December awards show. The first? A dress with leather accents and shapes reminiscent of Batman, but on Lambert was super sexy. The singer's long, black Alon Livné gown was formal while still maintaining its sassiness. She paired it with a silver bracelet by Melissa Kaye. Our only complaint is not being able to see what shoes Lambert chose to fight crime in.
Justin Moore's Daughter, Ella Kole
How can we talk about 2014 ACCAs fashion without mentioning Justin Moore's adorable daughter? Although both of Ella Kole's parents looked fabulous, she stole the spotlight in her little, white lace frock. Ella brought Christmas to the red carpet by adding tiny red boots and a big red bow to her attire -- very Southern of her. We hope the 'Lettin' the Night Roll' singer brings his little fashionista out and about much more often. We'll be watching her for style tips!
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott
W-o-w! Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott has found her color for sure. The star's Christmas spirit shined bright in a red Lanvin jersey dress, complete with a plunging V-neck and (very flattering) knotted waistline. Scott, like many others, couldn't stay away from the gold in 2014, adding accents to her long-sleeved dress in the form of a black and gold clutch. She was flawless, and dare we say this is our favorite Scott look ever!
This country newcomer has some serious swag -- this isn't even his first time on our Best Dressed list! Chase Bryant showed up to the ACC Awards looking majorly dapper. He certainly made young women everywhere swoon with those shoes ... that shirt ... his hair! Bryant's coif was perfectly combed and paired nicely with his handsome smile. He wore black pants, a dark jacket with just the right amount of sparkle and a black shirt, leaving at least five button undone. His accessory game was also on point, with his sleek black shoes and turquoise neck bling. He's still a new face, but Bryant is becoming a red carpet fashion staple already.
All about that bump, 'bout that bump, we love it! Turns out, Carrie Underwood's best accessory is her unborn son. The singer took our breath away on the red carpet prior to the awards show, and it's easy to see why. She wore a white Ashdon gown with gold accents that hugged her baby bump in all the right places. Mrs. Fisher paired the dress with an Emm Kuo clutch and L’Dezen jewelry, completing her look as a country Barbie doll with that beautiful blonde hair. The bigger, the better -- right, Kacey Musgraves? We'll remember this important moment of maternity fashion for years to come.
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