Author’s note: This post also appeared on April 4, 2011 on HerCampus.com’s University of Iowa Chapter. You can check that out here.
Laura Bell Bundy – Some critics are wondering whether or not Ms. Bundy will be able to make it in the country music industry, this is one fashionista I would hate to be without. She looked absolutely perfect in this Jean Fares Couture gown. The details on the dress made it a unique statement that would have grabbed attention all night long. This is the kind of dress that should be seen more often on red carpets everywhere.
Julianne Hough – Ryan Seacrest’s leading lady looked gorgeous in this spring’s got to coral hue. The gold accessories really gave the outfit the extra pop it needed to really stand out. Not all fair skinned women can pull this look off, but Hough certainly did.
Taylor Swift – Swift tweeted a sneak peak of her dress early on in the night, but she still managed to wow in this gorgeous creation. She was possibly the best dressed starlet of the night, looking elegant and mature in this pale yellow Elie Saab Couture gown. Understated jewelry by Neil Lane pulled the whole look together.
Carrie Underwood – Underwood may not have taken a ton of awards home last night, but she certainly looked fantastic despite it. This Jean Fares Couture dress’s color pops out in the most stunning way possible. Underwood was able to show off her svelte, toned frame and still look like a goddess. Later on she channeled her inner rocker in an entirely different ensemble, which highlighted her long, lean legs. This woman is definitely one of the best dressed former American Idols and arguably the most successful as well.