2011 ACM Awards fashion flashback

In honor of the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the best and worst fashion moments from the show’s red carpet 10 years ago. Keep reading to relive the biggest celeb style hits and misses from the 2011 ACM Awards, starting with this look from Carrie Underwood, which was … not our favorite. The “American Idol” alum disappointed in a loose-fitting purple Jean Fares gown with jeweled embellishments at the hips. Unfortunately, it was even worse from the back…

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When Carrie Underwood turned to the side, it became clear that her Jean Fares gown also featured a completely unnecessary train. We bet the blonde beauty is more than happy to leave this look in the last decade!

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Taylor Swift knocked it out of the park in a canary-yellow Elie Saab confection during the 2011 ACM Awards. Let’s take a closer look at her hair and makeup…

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Taylor Swift channeled Old Hollywood by wearing her long blonde locks in loose waves. She wisely went with naturalistic makeup to keep the attention on her gown and those stunning Neil Lane drop earrings.

Here comes the bride? Miranda Lambert clearly had her upcoming wedding to Blake Shelton on her mind when she chose this white Lorena Sarbu gown for the 2011 ACM Awards red carpet. (They tied the knot the following month.) But this wasn’t her only look of the evening…

Later in the evening, Miranda Lambert donned a fun and flirty hot pink Aidan Mattox dress with a belt. She accessorized with sparkly gold pumps.

Nicole Kidman was on hand during the 2011 ACM Awards to support hubby Keith Urban. She sported a midi-length snakeskin-print L’Wren Scott number for the occasion. Sadly, the black fur bolero detail sealed this look as a miss.

Julianne Hough looked peachy keen in a floral-print Randi Rahm halter dress during the 2011 ACM Awards. To truly appreciate this look, though, you need to see it from another angle…

HOW?! It’s a miracle Julianne Hough didn’t suffer an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction in this backless (and sideless!) Randi Rahm dress.

Reba McEntire matched her rust-hued sleeveless gown to her fiery red locks during the 2011 ACM Awards. It’s too bad her choker cheapened the look — her gorgeous drop earrings would’ve worked just fine on their own!

Hillary Scott donned a curve-hugging strapless Georges Chakra gown that flaunted her hourglass figure during the 2011 ACM Awards.

Jana Kramer sparkled in a one-shoulder gold minidress during the 2011 ACM Awards. We especially loved her blinged-out sandals, which featured multiple jeweled straps.

Martina McBride channeled a Greek goddess in a one-shoulder Pamella Roland gown with metallic floral embellishments at the waist. Let’s take a closer look at the back…

Martina McBride’s Pamella Roland gown also featured a shoulder-cape detail.

Jennifer Nettles donned a simple sleeveless column dress with midriff cut-outs during the 2011 ACM Awards. This one actually deserves another look from a different angle…

Jennifer Nettles’ black column dress featured a netted open back.

Brooklyn Decker flaunted her figure in a blush Victoria Beckham dress during the 2011 ACM Awards. While this frock might have seemed plain from the front, it had a fun and unexpected detail in the back…

Brooklyn Decker’s Victoria Beckham dress featured a zipper running all the way down the back.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman showed off her signature wild style in a sleeveless leopard-print dress during the 2011 ACM Awards.

During the 2011 ACM Awards, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild rocked a sleeveless LBD featuring fringe along the neckline, hips and hemline.

Lee Ann Womack played it safe in a sleeveless LBD with lace along the neckline during the 2011 ACM Awards.

Our least favorite LBD of the 2011 ACM Awards? That would be Jennette McCurdy’s. The “iCarly” actress donned a sloppy sleeveless number with a lacy bodice and an asymmetrical skirt. Oddly, she wore a rhinestone-encrusted belt wrapped around her torso and completed her look with hot pink peep-toe Miu Miu pumps.

Laura Bell Bundy had a major mermaid moment at the 2011 ACM Awards in a strapless Jean Fares gown with an embellished skirt. Let’s take a closer look at the back…

Gorgeous! Laura Bell Bundy’s Jean Fares gown featured an open back.

Sara Evans sported a BCBG Max Azria ensemble — a sequined miniskirt, a black top and a black blazer featuring rhinestone fringe along the lapels — during the 2011 ACM Awards.

Marg Helgenberger donned a deep burgundy sleeveless number during the 2011 ACM Awards.

AnnaSophia Robb donned a darling lavender tea-length Georges Hobeika Couture confection during the 2011 ACM Awards.

Thompson Square’s Shawna Thompson donned a curve-hugging plum number with a sweetheart neckline during the 2011 ACM Awards. Now let’s take a closer look at her unique ‘do…

And the award for wildest hairstyle of the 2011 ACM Awards goes to… Shawna Thompson! The Thompson Square singer wore her two-tone tresses in an updo with a crown braid and part of her bangs folded across the top.

A golden goddess! Nancy O’Dell brought some Vegas showgirl glam to the 2011 ACM Awards in a slinky one-shoulder number with a ruched waist and metallic embellishments down one side.

Surfer Bethany Hamilton sported a simple sleeveless navy blue gown with rhinestone embellishments along the neckline during the 2011 ACM Awards.

The men mostly stuck to the basics during the 2011 ACM Awards — there was really only one menswear moment worth mentioning: Jake Owen served us country gangster realness in a gray suit featuring burgundy pinstripes, which he wore with a matching tie and cowboy boots.

































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