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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012

ACM Awards 2012: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Nettles and more fashion winners

Taylor Swift was clearly a winner ar Sunday’s The Academy of Country Music Awards, where she wsa named entertainer of the year for the second year in a row. But she also proved victorious on the fashion front.

Swift looked regal on the red carpet in a J. Mendel gown that was completely devoid of her usual trademark sequins.

Perhaps the sleek, sophisticated look is the new face for T. Swift, who also ditched her typical expressions of shock during her acceptance speech. The singer/songwriter seemed to own her role as country’s reigning queen in ways her sparkly dresses and looks of awe have distracted from in the past.

Who were some of the other ACM Award fashion champions?

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland was certainly one. Her neon pink Max Azria gown was light and flirty, and perfectly on trend with the bright hues emerging this season.


Martina McBride’s Georges Chakra mini was another fashion standout. The coral stone detailing added a fun layer to the dress, which McBride smartly paired with nude pumps.

(Jason Merritt - GETTY IMAGES)

And though host Reba McEntyre stuck to the classic sequin-and-glitz looks of all country award shows, she deserves credit for being so radiant at age 57.

(Mark J. Terrill - AP)

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were undoubtedly the best dressed couple of the evening. Although Kidman played it safe for the event, which is traditionally less formal than other awards shows, she was undeniably chic in a L’Wren Scott shift with sheer mesh panel that has also been trending on runways and red carpets. Urban looked the part as well in a black suit, checkered shirt and sleek hair.

(Isaac Brekken - AP)

What was your favorite look of the evening? Cast your vote or tell us in the comments blow.


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