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Red Carpet to Real Way: Affordable Dresses Inspired by CMA's Best Dressed

CMA Red Carpet trends for less

Country Music's biggest stars walked the red carpet on Wednesday for the 47th Annual CMA Awards, and the fashions did not disappoint! Our best-dressed female stars wore a range of embellished neutrals, bold shapes in bright colors, and dramatic black dresses with deep necklines - with a healthy dose of sparkle across the board! Inspired by our favorites, here are 5 ways to embrace the trends seen at the CMAs on a real gal's budget:

Nude dresses shine at the CMAs

Embellished Nudes: Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, and Kimberly Perry dressed in neutral colors made glam with floral appliqués, beading, and gorgeous texture. Get the look with a flirty floral dress in a soft ivory hue - perfect for a party with heels, or paired with tights and boots.

Get the look: Lace Skater Dress $34.26

Taylor Swift at the CMAs

Geometric Red: Taylor Swift takes her bold red dress to the next level with sharp edges off the shoulder and bateau neckline. A backless maxi dress mimics the angular lines of Taylor's dress in a subtle way; the deep red commands attention!

Get the look: Lulu's Backless Red Maxi Dress $65

Black dresses at the CMAs

Daring Black: Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Kellie Pickler look sharp in black, but their daring necklines make an even bigger statement. Try the trend with a dress that plays with different textures, like black sequins on top and a matte black on the bottom.

Get the look: Forever 21 Combo Dress $24.80

V-necks at the CMAs

Sequins and V-necks: Miranda Lambert and Jennifer Nettles sparkle in sequins from head to toe. These dresses are sure to bring back the v-neck style! I'm loving this flattering silhouette on cocktail dresses that are perfect for the holidays.

Get the look: Lulu's Gray Sequin Dress $53

Long dresses at the CMAs

Having Fun with Strapless: Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman wore party strapless dresses. Karen's bright orange brightened up the night, and Kimberly's gold and sequin embellished top and poofy black skirt stood out from the sleek dresses. Go long with a floor-length maxi to get these va-va-voom looks for less.

Get the look: Victoria's Secret Strapless Maxi $88 / Victoria's Secret Sequin Dress $88

Who wowed you on the CMAs red carpet? Will you be trying any of these dress trends this holiday season?
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