Country Music Awards Fashion: Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow Rule The Red Carpet

Long, flowing dresses and dangerously high slits flooded the Country Music Awards last night, as some of our favorite celebs from Taylor Swift to Gwyneth Paltrow (yep, she’s a country singer now!), hit the red carpet. Some stars were on fashion-point, while others just barely missed the mark.

T. Swift seriously turned things up a notch when she arrived in a sleek, red Monique Lhuillier dress with a deep slit. We thought the cut of the gown perfectly flattered Taylor and loved that she paired it with a simple set of dangling earrings and a classic up-do. But Taylor wasn’t the only one showing a little leg. Country music newbie Gwyneth arrived ready to dazzle in a sparkling, one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown, featuring a cut up the front and cutout at the waist. As with Taylor, the form-fitting dress looked great on Gwyneth, who rocked it with confidence and ease.

Waist-up, Carrie Underwood looked great last night. We loved her hair and makeup, as well as the hue of her gown. But while her top-half was simple, her bottom-half was simply over the top, and we just could not get on board with all of that pleated fabric. Next time C, remember that less is more. Joining Carrie on the carpet was “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Katherine Heigl, who wore a strapless, royal blue Farah Angsana gown. We loved the color on Kat, but wish she had opted for a more casual hair-do, à la Gwyneth.

Some of our favorite “CW” ladies also lit up the red carpet. Gwyneth’s “Country Strong” costar and “Gossip Girl” actress Leighton Meester attended the event in a flowy brown and beige Emilio Pucci gown, and while we’re big fans of her style, we wish she had opted for a darker color and a less laid-back look for the awards show. Former “Reba” star JoAnna Garcia, on the other hand, totally impressed us in a deep purple gown. All it lacked were some sparkling accessories!

Click on any of the photos above to see our entire red carpet flipbook, including Kellie Pickler, LeAnne Rimes and more!

What was your favorite look at the CMAs?