Carrie Underwood's Red Carpet Résumé

Since the days of her American Idol victory in 2005, country megastar Carrie Underwood has been a universal fashion favorite. Here, see her best red carpet looks to date.
Carrie Underwood
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Since the days of her American Idol victory in 2005, country megastar Carrie Underwood has been a universal fashion favorite. Here, see her best red carpet looks to date. For even more Carrie, don't miss all of the photos from her June cover shoot, and check out her exclusive interview with Marie Claire!
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September 18, 2005

Where: 2005 Emmy Awards

Carrie set a high fashion standard from quite early on. She went for that dark and mysterious look at 2005's Emmys with this floor-length, black-and-sequined halter gown, paired with a broody smoky eye, of course.

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May 23, 2006

Where: 2006 Country Music Awards

She won Song of the Year for "Before He Cheats," but looking at Carrie in her nude, mermaid-inspired gown with that sexy, plunged neckline, it's hard to imagine anyone cheating on this classic beauty.

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December 2, 2006

Where: 2006 Kennedy Center Honors

Carrie dressed to impress in this nude and tastefully simple BCBG gown. There, she hung out with big leaguers like Dolly Parton, Steven Spielberg, Smokey Robinson, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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February 11, 2007

Where: 2007 Grammy Awards

Carrie looked like a cross between Disney's Ariel and the legendary Princess Diana in this gorgeous champagne gown from Badgley Mischka. The light lipgloss and easy curls added a sparkle to her already dazzling look.

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April 16, 2007

Where: 2007 CMT Music Awards

Adorable, much? Carrie's floral cocktail dress made her look like the all-American girl we all know and love.

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November 7, 2007

Where: 2007 Country Music Association Awards

Carrie looked like a fairy queen in this floor-length gown complete with vine embroidery. As usual, especially in her early days, her flowing curls added a subtle cuteness to the overall look.

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November 18, 2007

Where: 2007 American Music Awards

This Georges Chakra dress is flawless, and she looks flawless in it! The embroidered neckline and meshed skirt were fashion perfection.

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February 10, 2008

Where: 2008 Grammy Awards

Pulling off full-length florals can be tricky, but Carrie rocked this Zuhair Murad spring gown. The neckline and fitted waist bring some seriously sexy back to the otherwise classic look.

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November 12, 2008

Where: 2008 Country Music Association Awards

Carrie went for a prom-tastic with this bright yellow Roberto Cavalli gown at 2008's CMAs. Not everyone can do prom-wear, and not everyone can do yellow. But as always, Carrie was perfection.

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January 7, 2009

Where: 2009 People's Choice Awards

Carrie sure knows how to rock the seemingly un-rock-able, like this neon Jenny Packham dress that looked incredible on her tanned skin. And just look at that beading!

Carrie Underwood
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February 8, 2009

Where: 2009 Grammy Awards

Carrie looked like a modern-day flapper in this gold Zuhair Murad gown. The look was a little Vegas and a little 1920's Gatsby — a strange but excellent combo.

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November 11, 2009

Where: 2009 Country Music Association Awards

This platinum Theia gown fit Carrie like a glove, highlighting her silhouette subtly, yet sexily.

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January 6, 2010

Where: 2010 People's Choice Awards

This lace and mesh Christian Cota dress was just the right amount of goth for Carrie's blonde locks and light complexion. Sexy, fun, sassy, and a little punk? We like!

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January 31, 2010

Where: 2010 Grammy Awards

Carrie went all out for the Grammy's in 2010! She looked stunning in this white Georges Chakra gown, paired with a Swarovski crystal clutch and Ippolita Silver earrings. Too beautiful!

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May 26, 2010

Where: 2010 American Idol Grand Finale

Carrie celebrated her roots at the American Idol Finale in a short and platinum Rafael Cennamo dress. It was a little retro, a little sci-fi, and a whole lot of cute.

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December 6, 2010

Where: 2010 American Country Awards

As though having six wins — including Artist of the Year — weren't enough, Carrie also caused some serious jaw-dropping in this Georges Chakra gown. That slit leg, shoulder detail, color, and, well, everything, was amazing.

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January 16, 2011

Where: 2011 Golden Globes After Party

Carrie dazzled in this full-length Badgley Mischka gown; a bedazzled gown for a shining star always seems to work.

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November 9, 2011

Where: 2011 Country Music Association Awards

Carrie was the picture of old Hollywood, classic glamour in this golden Reem Acra gown. One thing's for sure: No one pulls off a glittery gown like she does.

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February 12, 2012

Where: 2012 Grammy Awards

A full-sleeved, full-length, full-lace dress may not sound appealing, but Carrie looked epic in this Gomez-Gracia gown.

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April 1, 2012

Where: 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards

Carrie was the perfect mixture of sexy and elegant in this Abed Mahfouz couture chiffon gown. The hip-high slit was risky, but she managed to look demure and couldn't have looked any better.

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November 1, 2012

Where: 2012 Country Music Association Awards

This gorgeous, backless ivory lace Reem Acra gown might be one of Carrie's most memorable looks to date. Those sequin floral appliqués are just mesmerizing.

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November 18, 2012

Where: 2012 American Music Awards

No one has pulled off that shade of purple this beautifully in a long, long time. Carrie's beaded Abed Mahfouz gown got her a spot on dozens of best-dressed lists after that evening's awards.

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February 10, 2013

Where: 2013 Grammy Awards

The star started off this year's Grammy's in a simple Roberto Cavalli gown that showcased her stunning diamond necklace. Of course, she'd end the evening in a digital, LED ball-gown, but this Cavalli was precious.

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April 7, 2013

Where: 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards

As usual, Carrie impressed us all with this flowery Naeem Khan gown which made her look super-lovely and super-fun.

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