2013 CMA Awards Best and Worst Dressed Stars

By Candace Bryan
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What's black, white, and sparkly all over? Last night's CMA Awards red carpet. All of country music's most beloved celebrities stepped out in Nashville, Tenn. and had a celebration full of musical performances, country pride, and lame jokes about Obamacare. And of course, lots of pretty dresses.

While the phrase "country music fashion" usually conjures up images of ridiculous, over-the-top outfits à la Dolly Parton, all the stars seemed to keep it (relatively) toned down this year. The red carpet was flooded with white and black dresses that were, naturally, still covered in beads and sparkles. Hair and makeup also seemed simpler than usual, with mostly natural faces and loose curls. There were strong looks from Connie Britton and Jana Kramer, but no complete disasters.

Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert were notably the only two stars wearing bright colors. Lambert opted for a sexy low-cut dress that was a gorgeous shade of blue. Taylor Swift went with red, and looked almost exactly like a Christmas Barbie.

There were an unfortunate number of cowboy hats, as is expected at such an event. But we'll focus on the positive here and take a look at some the better looks of the night.

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