Tomorrow night at the 2020 CMA Awards and I am interested in seeing what the ladies of country music are planning. There have been two country music awards since the pandemic hit and both have gone off without a hitch. “It will be an honor to bring the biggest country stars in the world together — in one room — for the first time this year,” said CMA CEO Sarah Trahern to The Boot, who describes the 2020 CMA Awards environment as “fully safe and physically distant.” So I will be very interested in seeing what the event will be. Will there be an actual red carpet? Who will actually show up? The 5 looks below would all make for a very successful night on the red carpet. Ashley McBryd won the Best New Artist trophy at last years CMA Awards and holds 3 nominations this year. She will also be performing in the opening tribute to the late Charlie Daniels as well as performing her own song “One Night Standards.” I don’t know anything about Ashley’s style, but I always look at all the female nominees pictures to decide if I will cover them or not (country awards aren’t known for big fashion moments) and Ashley made me interested. I don’t know who designed her gown from the Grammy Awards earlier this year, but I liked it. I also love her chest tattoo. So I went shopping. As a curvy girl on the red carpet it can be difficult to pick looks or find brands who will dress you. One brand who specifically caters to curvy women is Marina Rinaldi who recently partnered with Antonio Berardi on a capsule collection. I would love to see Ashley rock the china blue water print silk chiffon caftan gown which features a sash collar, long balloon sleeves, cut at the waist with gathering layered over a matching slip, finished with contrasting black lace. I feel like to ensure this look is a major fashion moment for Ashley I would style it with the black leather and gold chain charms detailed belt that it was styled with in the lookbook with a rockabilly inspired updo, defined winged eyes, bold red lips, and matching gold Marina Rinaldi x Antonio Berardi charm detailed gold chain strappy metallic leather sandals. When it comes to country music Carrie Underwood is a queen, but when it comes to the red carpet not so much. I always feel like Carrie has such potential, but often times she just doesn’t live up to it. Her gown last year at the CMA Awards was a mess. It was a sheer monstrosity that had the worse shapewear slip and a dirty dishwater tulle train attached. I want Carrie to rock something major on the red carpet at the CMA Awards this year with this lavender Rami Kadi Fall 2020 Couture strapless mermaid gown which features a crystal embellished sweetheart neckline, a lattice textured drop waist bodice, crystal appliques, and a dramatic feathered skirt. It has been a hot second since we’ve seen Rami Kadi on the red carpet and I feel like Carrie wearing this gown on the red carpet at the CMA Awards would be a triumphant return for both of them. Old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Catia’ strappy ankle strap sandals, and Kwiat ‘Legacy Embrace’ white diamond pear shaped drop earrings would all make this look scream glamour from head to toe. When it comes to the ladies of country music it’s Kacey Musgraves whom is really the only “fashion” girl out there. She is the one who’s brought looks from Valentino, Giambattista Valli Couture, Moschino, Armani Prive, Balmain, Marchesa, and more to the red carpet. For tomorrow night’s CMA Awards I went with another major high fashion moment picking this rose gold chainmail Atelier Versace Fall 2020 Couture gown which features a plunging v-neck, off the shoulder knot draped sash over the shoulders, fitted silhouette, and a thigh high split. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to do an Atelier Versace moment for Kacey and this gown would be phenomenal on the songstress. With a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, soft nude pink lips, rose gold Sergio Rossi ‘sr Gydda’ snake effect metallic leather strappy platform sandals, and a selection of gorgeous David Yurman jewels set in rose gold including a pair of ‘Starburst’ pink morganite and white diamond drop earrings and a ‘Stax’ pave set white diamond cuff bracelet I know that this could easily be a Best Dressed of the Year worthy contender. Maren Morris tries really hard to be a high fashion country princess, but it just doesn’t work. I tend to think that she comes across looking like she’s trying to hard when she steps out for a red carpet. Earlier this year she wore Alexander Wang and Versace for the ACM Awards and both were very disappointing looks. I feel like she should go for the sugary sweet side of country red carpets and that would be better than trying to force high fashion moments. Case and point? I think that this blush pink Georges Chakra Spring 2020 Couture strapless mini dress with a dramatic cape train would be a really great moment for Maren to bring to life on the red carpet. It is soft and sexy and despite its drama doesn’t seem like something that would have to be forced. It was a natural pick. While it would fit the boxes of your typical country music awards red carpet look I also think that Maren would be able to make it her best red carpet moment ever especially if she were to style this gown with a sleek high bun, defined eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of nude crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Cleo’ coil ankle strap platform sandals, and Yessayan white diamond and yellow gold wreath earrings. The final wish I have for this years CMA Awards is for Miranda Lambert. She doesn’t walk many red carpets and she doesn’t have really good style. In fact for this wish I went for something every classic ans glamorous. She isn’t going to push boundaries so why even try. It’s been a while since I’ve even loved one of Miranda’s simpler looks. I feel like this black Tony Ward Spring 2021 RTW Chantilly lace fitted gown which features multicolor floral embroideries overlapped with a draping asymmetrical Georgette gathered on the waistline screams eleganza and would be a super chic moment for Miranda to bring to life on this red carpet. I wouldn’t be a major Best Dressed of the Year moment, but with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a black Judith Leiber Couture crystal embellished slide lock clutch, a pair of black glittered Stuart Weitzman ‘The Amelina 95’ ankle strap sandals, and Gismondi 1754 one of a kind art deco inspired white diamond waterfall earrings I know it would be a personal best for Miranda.
The 2020 CMA Awards will take place tomorrow Wednesday November 11, 2020.