Gold, Gowns and Gwyneth Light up the CMAs

Don’t miss our country-fried jewelry roundup from the 2010 Country Music Awards.

Used to be, country music jewelry style was all about rhinestones, rhinestones and more rhinestones. These days? Hollywood’s A-list is invading the hoedown with designer gowns and a ‘less is more’ approach to red carpet jewelry.

And hair spray.

Case in point? Gwenyth Paltrow who glittered in an Atelier Versace cut-out dress and feathery diamond duster earrings from S.J. Phillips. The actress made a buzz-worthy appearance singing a song from her latest movie, Country Strong, where she plays (you guessed it!) a country singer.

Channeling the style star? Young Taylor Swift in a jaw-dropping red Monique Lhuillier gown with a similar diamond earring look from Neil Lane (see the Jewelry Insider for more on shoulder duster style).

Kellie Pickler’s gold sequined gown didn’t require a lot of bling – so she let her huge diamond engagement ring do most of the talking.

Color came in the guise of a gorgeous Katherine Heigl in a sapphire Farrah Angsana dress with sapphire button earrings and a starburst pendant to match by Ryan Ryan. Country crooners, Miranda Lambert and Jennifer Nettles rocked the statement earring. And Sheryl Crowe brought a little bit of country to cuff couture.

But perhaps the biggest fashion statement in Nashville last night (and we mean that literally) came from icon Loretta Lynn in her traditional Glinda-the-Good-Witch look and co-host, Carrie Underwood, in (count ”m) seven different gowns for the show, including this huge purple creation by Randi Rahm.

Who wore your favorite look? Visit our Facebook Page for a complete look at the CMA style stars (including Nicole Kidman, Leighton Meester and more!) – and weigh in with your rants and raves!

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