2008 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

Nicole Kidman arrived with her husband Keith Urban, looking radiant in this Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2008 maroon gown with braided detail.

The gathered detail on this dress is doing a good job of concealing Nicole’s baby bump, because for 7 months she is barely showing.

What I love about this Badgley Mischa Platinum dress on Carrie Underwood, apart from the gorgeous colour, is the fact that for once, she did not dress like she was going to the prom or a bridesmaid at a wedding.

Knowing this event was coming, I was so sure Carrie would do the big pouffy dress in pale blue, blossom pink or beige, but she surprised me with this embellished asymmetric vampy violet mini dress which gathered at the hip.

She completed her look with strappy silver heels and a matching silver wristband.

LeAnn Rimes evoked the 1920s flapper style, with her layered Julia Clancey dress, with layered necklaces and marcel waves.

LeAnn seems to do well on the red carpet for big events, she is never predictable, which I like.

Miley Cyrus is still dressing far too old for her age. When Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes went short and sassy, Miley goes long and boring. Yes the maxi dress is on trend, but she is 15.

Thankfully, no pouting on the red carpet last night.

I have never been a fan of lace, and white lace just makes me shudder, so Jewel had no chance of endearing herself to me in this strapless mini Gustavo Cadile 2008 Resort dress.

At the 2008 Grammy’s Taylor Swift’s lavendar dress was hideous. Last night she looked much better wearing a sexy v-neck layered, asymmetric hemline dress by Balenciaga.

Ballroom dancer Julianne Hough kept to the short and sassy theme, by wearing this very pale lavender Roberto Cavalli haltered ruffle dress.

Despite Paula Abdul slightly resembling Spider Woman in this dress, I do like it.

It gives Paula a nice silhouette, and she is not in danger of falling out of the dress, which is always a fear with most of her red carpet ensembles.

Faith Hill wore an all black ensemble, which I don’t think it does her any justice.

This is a shame, because Faith usually outshines everyone at these Country events.

On stage Carrie Underwood opted for this prom-inspired Betsey Johnson Spring 2008 strapless dress.

I knew she could not ditch the prom-look for long, but for once I really loved it. The style and the colour really suit her.

Co-presenter Miley Cyrus could have done without the knee-high boots with this ensemble, but I do like the simple white tank top, the leather jacket and the embellished Missoni Spring 2008 mini skirt.

This DKNY Fall 2008 is what Miley should have worn on the red carpet.

It is cute, fun, age appropriate and more in tune with what her target audience would wear. Instead she wore it backstage.


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4 Responses to 2008 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

  1. Ksenia February 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Ok, we really do need to give Miley Cyrus some points for her three looks here. They are not as cringing as we have known, and even though her gorgeous cream and red floral print gown may seem a bit too old for her, she still looks great, comfortable and sweet in the dress. I think the dress works for her and for once I don’t hate long hair cascading over a gown. I am in love with Miley’s fun Missoni skirt but I wish she didn’t wear the boots.
    ~Paula’s dress is crazy, but actually, I find, fascinating. It is complex and quite regal. I would wear that even. But since I am way way way younger than her, i think the dress would have gotten a better look. Maybe it is her age that makes some of the things she wears tacky.
    ~Nicole Kidman looks lovely in her cranberry gown. It is a great shade for her…if only Nicole would return to her natural red hair color!
    ~I love that Taylor was trying out raspberry. It works for her.

  2. jen April 16, 2008 at 1:04 pm #

    Miley’s first maxi dress was Roberto Cavalli.

  3. Anonymous April 16, 2008 at 4:40 am #

    Nicole Kidman looks the best I’ve seen her in a VERY long time!! She looks like a “real” woman again.

  4. jen April 16, 2008 at 2:34 am #

    Check out this Miley Cyrus outfit, also Roberto Cavalli and from the CMT awards. It’s way 2 sexy.

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