Underwood wowed in another sheer gown this time from Gauri & Nainika at the American Country Countdown Awards in May 2016. The dress, including a trendy tiered skirt and panels of nature scenery with a gazelle, is probably the singer’s most eccentric choice for a red carpet--but she pulls it off anyway!
Carrie went totally sheer in this green-gold Davidson Zanine column dress at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2016. The dress is certainly more subtle than the show-stopping curvy silhouettes she usually walks red carpets in.
We don’t often see Underwood in such a stark black. The country girl loves her prints, sequins, and bright colors too much. The 58th Grammy Awards were the perfect occasion to go formal and don a leggy Nicolas Jebran gown with just the right amount of texture.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
A shimmery see-through cape and mini dress by Elie Madi are in the running to be Underwood’s most glamorous look. Here she is at the 2015 American Music Awards in November 2015.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images for dcp
As Carrie Underwood celebrates her 32nd birthday on March 10, we look back at her fashion evolution through the years -- from country cute to sleek and stylish.
The singer showed off her baby bump on the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards red carpet in a form-fitting Ashdon dress with edgy gold accents.
At the 2014 CMT Music Awards, the singer kept things loose and summery in a Roberto Cavalli dress, Pasquale shoes, a Swarovski clutch and John Hardy jewelry.
Mireya Acierto/Getty Image
Underwood looked the picture of polish in the front row at Peter Som's New York Fashion Week presentation in 2014 in a Ted Baker London blush-colored shift and floral pumps.
While performing her hits "Blown Away" and “Two Black Cadillacs” at the 2013 Grammy Awards, Underwood sported what at first seemed like a simple silver ball gown by Don O'Neill. Then, the projections started: butterflies, roses and more emerged on the dress as each image was timed perfectly with Underwood’s music.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS
At the 2013 Grammys, Underwood went vintage with an ornate Roberto Cavalli -- but the real star of the outfit was the 380-carat diamond necklace Underwood sported, worth a reported $31 million dollars. Music's biggest night was the perfect time to bust out the bling.
There was nothing neutral about Underwood's 2012 American Music Awards gown, a daring magenta piece by Abed Mahfouz. She kept the accessories simple, with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Jacob and Co. jewels, and a Jill Milan bag.
The red carpet went blue and gold for the 2012 American Idol finale, as Underwood showed off her enviably bronzed legs in a navy-and-silver Badgley Mischka mini. The dress's celestial patterns were complemented by her shimmery Jimmy Choo accessories.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Underwood stayed sparkly for the 2012 Grammys in a long-sleeved, backless Gomez-Gracia gown, which she made just a little more country with a teased updo.
As co-host of the 2011 CMAs, Underwood chose to dress to theme in a statuette-gold sequin gown by Reem Acra, with extra sparkle courtesy of Jimmy Choo shoes and Johnathon Arndt jewelry.
To celebrate the 2011 American Idol finale, Underwood wore a Lorena Sarbu minidress and nude Sergio Rossi slingbacks, looking glamorous and a little boho -- perfect for L.A.
At the first annual American Country Awards in 2010, Underwood went all-out glam in a stunning, off-the-shoulder red sequined Edition by Georges Chakra gown, completing the look with Coomi earrings and a Rene Caovilla clutch and shoes.
Underwood took a turn in a grown-up schoolgirl look for her 2010 performance on the Today show’s summer concert series in 2010 with shorts and blouse courtesy of Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet and a Topshop cropped blazer -- but the accessory that stood out the most was her brand-new wedding band.
Underwood rocked a black-and-silver metallic frock by Rafael Cennamo, accompanied by Jimmy Choo sandals and Carla Amorim jewels.
At the 45th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, Underwood sported a Basil Soda Spring 2010 Couture cocktail dress.
Underwood kept it casual with a pup at the 6th Annual Pedigree Adoption Drive in an Alice + Olivia blazer.
Continuing the cut-out metallic trend, Underwood walked the Grammy carpet wearing a Georges Chakra white gown with a metallic clutch and Ippolita jewels.
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Underwood dazzled in this Reem Acra metallic gown, which she accessorized with a simple metallic belt.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
For the 2010 People's Choice Awards, Underwood got adventurous in this Christian Cota dress, accessorized with Johnathon Arndt jewels, a Lauren Merkin clutch and Rock & Republic heels.
Frederick Breedon/Getty Images
As the host of the 43rd Annual CMA Awards in 2009, Underwood showed off a sleek silhouette in a metallic column Theia dress.
At the 2009 American Music Awards, Underwood once again bet on a metallic one-shouldered dress.
During the 2009 AMAs, Underwood dropped the metallic dress for a pair of metallic shorts and a gauzy cape.
At the 44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in 2009, Underwood wore a delightfully simple Grecian toga one-shouldered gown.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Onstage at the 2009 ACM Awards, Underwood wore this voluminous Rafael Cennamo dress, which she described as "kind of like water, maybe? Like red water? That sounds scary, doesn't it? Maybe like lava. It's like lava. Or icing. Red icing."
Underwood went retro in her '70-style minidresses for the 2009 Grammy and Pre-Grammy ceremonies.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images for PCA
Underwood moved made a splash in this orange mini embellished with multi-colored beads at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards in 2009. She completed the look with sideswept hair.
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
At the 42nd Annual CMA Awards in 2008, Underwood continued her neon streak in this vibrant halter dress.
At the 2008 CMA Music Festival, a casual Underwood paired an orange halter with camel shorts and metallic brown heels -- comfort with a kick.
Underwood made a colorful statement in a Grecian-style one-shouldered blue minidress at the 2008 CMT Music Awards.
At the 2008 Idol Gives Back show, Carrie wore this pink/yellow metallic piece on the carpet and during the show. Although a bit stuffy for her age, the dress is flattering with a lovely neckline and interesting sheen.
This much-talked-about dress by Zuhair Murad worn at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008 put Underwood on the designer radars. The floral watercolor gown was both a beautiful and a very personal choice. Naeem Khan, Georges Chakra, Zuhair Murad and Badgley Mischka would all become among the singer's favorite designers.
Underwood plunged into a vibrant Egyptian-esque deep-cut Naeem Khan Resort 2008 gown with a layered gold waist at a 2007 event.
Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images
At the 2007 American Music Awards, Underwood donned a short patchwork dress with a halter neckline.
At the 2007 CMT Music Awards, Underwood reasserted her love of the cummerbund with this halter/metallic shorts ensemble.
Before winning best new artist and best female country vocal performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007, Underwood walked the carpet in this flattering metallic floor-length gown.
Rusty Russell /Getty Images
At the 2006 CMA Music Festival, Underwood got playful and slightly sexy in this frilly pseudo-jumper piece.
At an event in 2006, Underwood paired an all-black ensemble with a red cummerbund and heels.
At the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, Underwood wore this pleated gauzy dress -- a demure and ladylike choice.
In 2005 for an appearance on the Today show, Underwood would've looked at home on the prairie with her cowboy boots, leather sash and loose paisley dress.
During the 2005 American Idol finale, Underwood wore a leopard sheath with crimped beachy hair. The flowing halter dress became one of her trademark looks.
Carrie Underwood became the dominating voice during the 2005 American Idol competition. The Oklahoma native's style was classic country -- big curls accompanied by a rodeo jacket paired with a sash belt.