I am just pushing along with all of my wishes for the red carpet at the 2017 CMA Awards. November starts the push into all of the big awards that take place at the beginning of the year. I think that is why the red carpet at the CMA Awards is one of the more formal of the country music awards shows. While film and television stars are campaigning for Golden Globes and Oscars, music stars are campaigning for Grammy’s. And the country music categories are always changing, especially in the female country artist category. I am really excited to see what all of the stars will wear on the red carpet at the CMA Awards next month.Lady Antebellum front-woman Hillary Scott has always been one that I keep my eyes on. She has worn some really great looks in the past with the help of stylist Ilaria Urbinati. It isn’t very often that we see Hillary wearing off the runway looks, but more off the rack looks. I was searching for the perfect look for her to wear in the online shops when I saw this wine Versace asymmetrical ruched cold shoulder gown from FarFetch. I think that this dress would showcase Hillary’s curves beautifully. The color is rich and I think perfect for a fall red carpet. When it comes to styling this look I want to see Hillary add voluminous waves, smokey eye, nude lips, a gold Edie Parker ‘Flavia’ confetti acrylic clutch, gold and diamond Annoushka ‘Metamorphosis Kernel Seed’ earrings, and a pair of wine Christian Louboutin ‘Ramour’ suede crisscross pump/booties to really make it beautifully. While I was shopping for the perfect dress for Hillary to wear for the CMA Awards I saw this black lace Oscar de la Renta gown which features a hot pink silk bow waist detail, a modest v-neckline, and a rise and fall hem and immediately thought of rising fashionista and country music star Kelsea Ballerini. Kelsea has worn looks from Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Versus Versace, Zac Posen, Pamella Roland, and Ines di Santo this year alone. Her style has continued to get better and better over the year and I am excited to see what she will wear at the CMA Awards. This black lace gown might not be a runway dress, but I think that it would be such a chic moment for Kelsea and a major Oscar de la Renta red carpet moment would put her firmly in fashionista territory. I want to style this look in such a major way with a multicolored floral embellished Oscar de la Renta clutch, sleek updo, kohl rimmed eyes, a hot pink lip, black Oscar Tiye ‘Malikah’ sandals, and Forevermark jewelry including a pair of diamond cluster earrings and a statement diamond cuff to really make this a totally major moment for Kelsea.Maren Morris is another rising star in country music and she has been on several red carpets this year. Most of her looks have come courtesy of Michel Costello. I looked at his Spring 2018 RTW collection, but there wasn’t really anything that I could really get excited about. So I went on a search for a glamorous option for Maren to wear on the 2017 CMA Awards red carpet. When I saw this black Georges Hobeika Spring 2018 RTW gown which features a plunging neckline, column silhouette, dramatic cape, and white floral embroidery I got chills and I think that Maren would definitely be able to make this a very chic moment on the red carpet. The gown is such a dramatic statement on its own that the styling should be very simple and chic. A loose wavy updo, smokey eye, nude lip, simple black Schutz ‘Cadey Lee’ sandals, and a pair of dainty Neil Lane diamond chandelier earrings would all ensure that Maren is glamour personified. Nicole Kidman is almost always on the red carpet at the CMA Awards next to her husband Keith Urban, as she is at almost all of the music awards shows. As I have said the CMA Awards are the most formal of the country music awards shows and in the past Nicole has always worn a gown on the red carpet. I went for a tea length ensemble for Nicole to wear this year, but a look that is still elevated to the level that Nicole could definitely be the most dramatic look on the red carpet. I think that if Nicole wore this black and white Proenza Schouler Spring 2018 RTW gown which features a pieced floral embroidered one sleeved top and a midi length feather skirt with the top modified to cover the side cutout with more of the embroidered flowers that she would definitely ensure that this is a major moment. I think that this would fit right in with the edgy glam looks that Nicole has worn so well this year. This dress is similar to a look from the same collection that Nicole’s Big Little Lies co-star Laura Dern wore to the Emmy Awards last month, but I think that they are different enough that Nicole could feel comfortable that she wouldn’t be placed in a Who Wore It Better poll with her friend and co-star. Simple black Gianvito Rossi asymmetrical patent leather sandals, a loose updo, simple lined eyes, a red lip, and a pair of vintage diamond and pearl Cartier earrings all would ensure that Nicole slays the CMA Awards red carpet.
The CMA Awards will take place on Wednesday November 8, 2017.