10 Years of Carrie Underwood’s Most Iconic CMA Awards Looks

When the CMA Awards roll around, one of the things that fans anticipate most is Carrie Underwood’s show-stopping fashion.

Taking fashion risks left and right throughout the past decade of her appearances, Underwood never veers off the path of her glittery and sexy, but elegant, style. Nevertheless, she continually stays on trend by dressing up to the nines and getting glam for “Country Music’s Biggest Night.”

Experimenting with full-skirted ballgowns to shimmery shifts showing off those defined legs fans all know and love, Underwood typically lands herself on the best dressed lists on everyone’s radar and doesn’t show signs of stopping with her fabulous wardrobe any time soon.

Sounds Like Nashville rewound time to look back at some of Underwood’s hottest ensembles over the years and it’s all ‘Just a Dream’ of what the country superstar keeps in her fashion repertoire:

2007

Carrie Underwood on stage at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville TN; Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage

Carrie Underwood at the 41st Annual CMA Awards on November 7, 2007; Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage

Say yes to yellow! Underwood exquisitely held her own throughout her performance of “So Small” just 10 years ago in this buttery confection with butterfly accents. This beauty definitely continued to grow her wings for the next decade as one of the strongest voices in all of country music.

2008

Carrie Underwood at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards on November 12, 2008; Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage

Carrie Underwood at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards on November 12, 2008; Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage

What dazzles brighter: Underwood’s silver-sleeved mini, her Female Vocalist of the Year award trophy or her joyous smile? Answer: they all exude the winners’ luminescence that Underwood felt when receiving her prize for the third consecutive year.

2009

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards on November 11, 2009; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards on November 11, 2009; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Ms. Underwood…Little House on the Prairie called and they want to know who designed this Southern belle-inspired ensemble. The delicate lilac pattern embroidered from the torso to the full skirt seems like a modern day Gone with the Wind tribute and it proves that traditions of the South never grow old.

2010

Carrie Underwood at the 44th Annual CMA Awards on November 10, 2010; Photo by Bryan Bedder/WireImage

Carrie Underwood at the 44th Annual CMA Awards on November 10, 2010; Photo by Bryan Bedder/WireImage

‘Jesus, Take the Wheel,’ because this plum-hued ballgown stopped the whole entire show when Underwood performed during the 44th Annual CMA Awards. Underwood almost looked as though she channeled a Disney princess with her radiant beauty and that jaw-dropping number. And she surely lived happily ever after…

2011

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at the 45th annual CMA Awards on November 9, 2011; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at the 45th annual CMA Awards on November 9, 2011; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

She may have been holding a Tim McGraw Barbie doll, but Underwood looked like an actual doll in her asymmetrical cream-colored mini. The fan folds complement her satin stilettos with their unique structure, and yet Underwood still played the role as the country music Barbie perfectly.

2012

Carrie Underwood at the 46th annual CMA Awards on November 1, 2012; Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Carrie Underwood at the 46th annual CMA Awards on November 1, 2012; Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Is that Carrie Underwood or a Greek goddess in the flesh? This ethereal white gown made by Reem Acra flowed beautifully through every graceful step the singer made that evening. Bonus: she glowed all night long with her platinum blonde locks pinned up with cascading curls.

2013

Carrie Underwood at the 47th Annual CMA awards on November 6, 2013; Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage

Carrie Underwood at the 47th Annual CMA awards on November 6, 2013; Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage

Um, hello legs! *insert heart eyes emoji* Underwood made everyone envious of her powerful pins while rocking this Swarovski-embellished romper. Let’s just say the audience was ‘Blown Away’ after seeing her own that stage.

2014

Carrie Underwood at the 48th Annual CMA Awards on November 5, 2014; Photo courtesy Country Music Association

Carrie Underwood at the 48th Annual CMA Awards on November 5, 2014; Photo courtesy Country Music Association

Preggers or not, Underwood stuns in any chiffon floor-length frock. Tucking her baby bump away for her “Something in the Water” performance, the mom-to-be commanded the CMA Awards in the Rhea Costa dreamy dress. Preach it, girl!

2015

Carrie Underwood at the 49th annual CMA Awards on November 4, 2015; Photo by John Shearer/WireImage

Carrie Underwood at the 49th annual CMA Awards on November 4, 2015; Photo by John Shearer/WireImage

Orange you glad Underwood showed up in this tangerine concoction worthy of a sexy Miami Beach gala? The peplum waist feature makes the singer look svelte and sultry. Bonus points for that sparkling earcuff and multi-finger floral ring!

2016

Carrie Underwood at the 50th Annual CMA Awards on November 2, 2016; Photo courtesy Country Music Association

Carrie Underwood at the 50th Annual CMA Awards on November 2, 2016; Photo courtesy Country Music Association

‘Remind Me’ of another time when Underwood looked better than in this 70s throwback look complete with golden fringe and Jimmy Choo heels?! Celebrating 50 years of country music history, Underwood upped her fashion game for the black-tie affair and didn’t disappoint while looking like an A-list star in her sleeved masterpiece.

The 51st Annual CMA Awards, co-hosted by Underwood and Brad Paisley, will air live on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.