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Carrie Underwood: Best-dressed celebrities at the 2012 ACAs

The American Country Awards went off with a huge bang Monday night thanks to a super-glamorous and star-studded red carpet. Check out our picks for the best dressed at the ACAs.

The American Country Awards (ACAs) kicked off Monday night from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. While fans select the winners and losers at the ACAs, SheKnows brings you our top picks for the night’s best dressed — and the results are a bit surprising.


Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina buttercup dress at the American Country Awards.

Lauren Alaina — an American Idol alumni — showed off her fabulous tan and super-cute haircut in a gorgeous buttercup chiffon dress with tasteful crystal embellishments. The cool reverse razorback cut on Alaina’s chest showed just the right amount of cleavage. We love how Alaina’s look is super glamorous and sexy without being vulgar. Just perfect for a teenage country music star.


Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth at the American Country Awards.

American Country Awards host Kristin Chenoweth blew us away in her beautiful royal-blue satin gown. The dress fit Kristin perfectly and we love how the dress seemed to make Chenoweth glide on the red carpet. Kristin paired her evening look with the perfect statement jewelry and softly styled hair, great additions to highlight the design of her gown.


Casey James

Casey James at the American Country Awards.

American Idol is certainly well represented at this year’s ACAs. We love Casey James’ modern take on the traditional blazer and dress shirt. The steely grey jacket was tailored nicely and paired with a distressed denim jean. Given James’ blond hair and blue eyes, the color palate was a fantastic choice for the 30-year-old singer-songwriter from Texas. The best part of Casey’s outfit was his cowboy boots, which featured an intricate design on the toe.


Rachele Lynae

Rachele Lynae at the American Country Awards.

The dramatic and figure-flattering pattern of Rachele’s bandage dress was seriously cool. We love the use of teal and white to create a dramatic look. However, Lynae’s amazing dress was hampered by her accessory choices: the shoes, purse, and jewelry look like they are pulled from different outfits. We would have gone with a sexy black stiletto instead of snakeskin pumps and a soft large envelope clutch. Also, an updo would have suited the V-neck style of the dress. At the end of the day, however, Rachele’s great dress puts her in our fourth spot for best dressed at the American Country Awards.


Runner-Up: Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood at the American Country Awards.

Carrie Underwood looked great as always in her above-the-knee peach ensemble. The intricate beading was effortless and Underwood’s hair and makeup made the look seem breezy. Our only complaint is the look is a bit expected from one of our favorite country style icons.

Photo credits: Getty Images

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