Carrie Underwood likely knew the pressure was on to find the most glamorous dresses for the 2016 CMA Awards. After all, last year was her ninth time cohosting with Brad Paisley. Carrie chose not one, not two, but 10 looks for the show — all reminiscent of decades of the past. Paying tribute to singers like Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, Carrie's outfits included beading, sequin embellishments, and colorful sparkles.
One of our favorite looks was a gold and silver ombré caftan dress by Antoine Salameh Labourjoisie (FYI: he also created Kendall Jenner's 21st birthday dress). The designer said, "This dress shines perfect on stage. I love the sheer ombré details mixed with the movement of the fringe on the sleeves."
For the red carpet, however, Carrie chose a poufier, dusty-pink gown by Michael Cinco. Instead of short, body-hugging dresses like the ones she wore on stage, Carrie wore a princess-style beaded ball gown. Michael revealed to us that he has worked with Carrie in the past and that "this [look] is completely different than anything I have ever seen her in." We have to agree. A year later and we're still dreaming of this birthday girl's never-ending outfit changes. Keep reading to reminisce too.