Underwood opted for the new kind of cleavage — belly cleavage. Instead of a deep V-neck, Underwood’s halter-top floral Roberto Cavalli had an upside down V under her chest.
And that cutout gave the whole floor-length gown a classier kind of peekaboo vibe. And Underwood wasn’t the only one showing a smidge of her midriff.
Cassadee Pope was in a floor-length pink skirt and a little pastel Theia crop top. And Kellie Pickler‘s fuschia bodycon dress showed some side torso. Which still, even long after her Dancing With the Stars win, looks amazing.
Other looks I adored from the night were Miranda Lambert‘s super sexy (and super short and super low cut) Celia Kritharioti dress, LeAnn Rimes‘ God-I-wish-I-had-the-body-for-that slinky white Rani Zakhem gown and Jennifer Nettles in a stunning Halston Heritage outfit with an embellished black leather top and billowy white pants.
Pants! She’s the Katharine Hepburn of country music.
But as for my very favorite style from the show? That’s a tough call. It has to be a tie between Underwood and her belly cleavage and Kristen Bell in her black Zuhair Murad perfection of a host dress. I couldn’t take my eyes off her.See more photos from the 2014 CMT Music Awards red carpet.