The annual CMA Awards are always an unapologetic homage to big voices, big sparkle, and big hair—though last night’s red carpet appeared to be a little more high-style. With ladies like Taylor Swift (who wore her standby red carpet designer Elie Saab) and Carrie Underwood (looking sleek in Ralph & Russo), we were impressed with the ladies’ modern looks (and hair!).
Granted, a few gowns—namely worn by Little Big Town singer Kimberly Schlambert and powerhouse vocalist Miranda Lambert—wouldn’t look out of place walking across a pageant stage with a sash and a crown, but the looks were definitely a step up from red carpets past, where glitter and hairspray reigned supreme.
Click through the gallery to see all the surprisingly stylish looks from the evening!