There's nothing we love more than talented stars in fabulous gowns and sleek suits. In celebration of the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sept. 16, Wonderwall.com is revisiting the best looks of ACM Awards past, starting with this showstopper: Maren Morris stunned in a lavender number by Christian Siriano at the 2019 ACM Awards. The ensemble, which is actually comprised of two pieces — a ruffled strapless top with an attached sweeping train and an A-line miniskirt — was a standout of the night! Keep reading for more…
We cannot get enough of this one. At the 2014 ACM Awards, country darling Miranda Lambert opted for this beaded skin-toned frock by Randi Rahm. The silhouette, though simple, was also sultry.
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This gorgeous rainbow suit by Christian Cowan x Powerpuff Girls that "Golden Hour" singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves wore to the 2019 ACM Awards is one of our all-time favorites. She looked like an absolute dream in the pretty pastel ensemble.
Kelsea Ballerini wore a mint-hued Monique Lhuillier ballgown with floral embellishments and green strappy heels to the 2017 ACM Awards.
Shania Twain was a vision at the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles in 1999. The "You're Still the One" singer was a standout in this flattering leopard-print wrap dress. Very '90s!
Faith Hill defined chic when she arrived at the 2000 Academy of Country Music Awards in Universal City, California, wearing a high-necked silvery white gown with a thigh-high slit.
Country singer T.G. Sheppard and "Entertainment Tonight" host Mary Hart looked glamorous at the 1987 Academy of Country Music Awards. T.G. opted for a classic black tuxedo and bow tie while Mary wore a white gown with a silver-and-gold embellished neckline, shoulder pads and long sleeves — total '80s chic!
Remember when Taylor Swift was country music's sweetheart? At the 2015 ACM Awards, the "Folklore" singer-songwriter wore this beautifully embellished light blue gown by Reem Acra. The frock, which featured beaded detailing and cut-outs along the waist, was the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
Actor James Brolin brought Hollywood sophistication to the 1993 Academy of Country Music Awards in a classic black tuxedo with a black bow tie.
At the 2019 ACM Awards, Reba McEntire hit the red carpet in this fun and flirty gown by Chiara Boni. What we particularly loved? The way those tiers of maroon fringe moved!
Miranda Lambert arrived at the 2018 ACM Awards in this red-hot number. The country darling rocked a shimmering statement gown by Georges Chakra that featured sparkling ruby red stripes along the bodice and a flowing skirt.
Julianne Hough dazzled in a gold beaded Zuhair Murad gown at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards. Fun fact: Julianne accidentally ripped the beautiful dress while accepting the award for top new artist!
Blake Shelton was classic-meets-country at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. The music star and future "The Voice" coach looked slim and trim in a light gray suit jacket with a dark gray vest, a white button-down shirt and a checkered gray tie with black jeans and boots.
Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins were the definition of fashionable #relationshipgoals at the 2017 ACM Awards. Pregnant Lauren rocked a gold sequined, long-sleeved gown and Thomas wore an all-black suit with a black button-down shirt and bow tie. Adorbs!
"Dukes of Hazzard" actress Catherine Bach rocked a sultry look at the 1982 Academy of Country Music Awards — a plunging sequined gown that fit her like a second skin.
Holding it down for the gentlemen at the 2018 ACM Awards? Kane Brown, who donned a dark red velvet suit jacket with black lapels. He kept the rest of his look classic and crisp with a white dress shirt and a black tie, dress pants and dress shoes.
Michelle Wright was a vision in red at the 1993 Academy of Country Music Awards. The Canadian singer wore a bedazzled red gown with a keyhole bodice and matching red earrings and heels.
Of one thing we are certain: The Chicks know how to coordinate looks! At the 1999 ACM Awards, the "Not Ready to Make Nice" trio — who changed their name from The Dixie Chicks in 2020 — each opted for a different color and wore monochromatic and tie-dye ensembles. We're not sure what what love more — Martie's coat, Emily's embellished crop top or Natalie's babydoll dress.
Jake Owen looked dapper in a blue suit, white button-down shirt and brown shoes at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Lauren Alaina looked radiant in a stunning high-low ocean-blue gown with a pink clutch and silver strappy heels at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Tim McGraw looked as handsome as ever at the 2003 Academy of Country Music Awards in Universal City, California. The singer wore a dark gray suit jacket with a black button-down shirt sans tie and a black cowboy hat.
Miranda Lambert makes our list once again, this time for the gown she wore to the 2019 ACM Awards. The "Bluebird" hitmaker opted for a neon green gown by Alex Perry. The halter neckline, gorgeous sequin detailing and flattering fit made this one a total winner. She paired the gown with an eye-catching clutch by Benedetta Bruzziches.
Maren Morris made us green with envy in this emerald Michael Costello gown with tonal beading that she wore to the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. She paired the chiffon spaghetti-strap dress with a black clutch and strappy heels.
Shania Twain looked gorgeous at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer wore a white spaghetti-strap gown embellished with a metallic belt to form an empire waist and accessorized with a gold clutch and earrings.
At the 2019 ACM Awards, Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman opted for a striped gown by Missoni. Simple, stunning and incredibly flattering, we loved this look on the country singer.
LeAnn Rimes looked classically chic in a little black dress at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were the picture of perfection at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The actress donned a cream floor-length Alexander McQueen gown with multicolored embroidery and emerald jewels while her hubby wore a checkered black suit with a burgundy skinny tie.
At the 1987 Academy of Country Music Awards, "Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat rocked a leather suit and white button-down shirt and accessorized with a big ol' belt buckle. True country fashion!
"Never Have I Ever" singer-songwriter Danielle Bradbery certainly knew how to dress for the occasion! At the 2019 ACM Awards, the country star opted for this stunning teal gown by Jason Greech. From the plunging neckline to the dramatic thigh-high slit, she was definitely award-show ready!
Miranda Lambert looked gorgeous in a plunging white-and-gold Steven Khalil gown paired with diamonds by Hearts on Fire, Djula and Mattia Cielo at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Jane Clayson was a showstopper at the 2000 Academy of Country Music Awards in Universal City, California. The former CBS News correspondent rocked a beaded yellow gown with a yellow shawl and silver earrings that year.
Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker were one hot couple at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards! Jessie rocked a neutral sequined Abyss by Abby Casino Royale sheer gown with a thigh-high slit and silver strappy heels. Her football player hubby, Eric, wore a navy suit with a white button-down shirt and a creamy tie that matched her dress.
Dustin Lynch brought some Old Hollywood glam to the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The singer wore a pale blue tuxedo jacket with black accents, black trousers and a classic black bow tie to the event.
Kelsea Ballerini donned this dress fit for a princess at the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. The stunning design featured a fitted bodice with sheer paneling and a wispy, pleated skirt for a regal white moment.
Ashley Judd proved that simplicity is key when she arrived at the 1997 Academy of Country Music Awards wearing a lovely white spaghetti-strap gown with delicate floral embellishments.
Martina McBride stunned in red at the 2002 Academy of Country Music Awards in a floor-length gown with long sleeves and a plunging pleated neckline.
At the 2019 ACM Awards, Carrie Underwood wore this sparkly statement gown by Nicolas Jebran. The "Love Wins" hitmaker looked glitzy as ever in the one-shoulder dress that featured two thigh-high slits on each side. She completed the look with Jimmy Choo heels, earrings by Heub and rings by Dena Kemp and Djula.
Easton Corbin nixed a traditional black tux for a more colorful option at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The singer wore a burgundy suit jacket with black pants, a black button-down shirt and a black tie to the show that year.
Former "The Voice" contestant Danielle Bradbery donned this beautiful strapless champagne gown at the 2018 ACM Awards. We loved the color and structured bodice and the way the gown's skirt split and ended in ethereal tulle.
Former World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn was a ray of sunshine at the 2018 ACM Awards in this bright yellow turtleneck gown by Christian Siriano. Our favorite part? The voluminous tulle skirt.
Queen of country Reba McEntire looked stunning in a periwinkle blue beaded gown paired with a silver clutch at the 2000 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Taylor Swift brought high fashion to the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards in a sleek white J. Mendel gown with gold trimming.
Sheryl Crow looked gorgeous at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in a black broken-glass-effect Christian Siriano gown with gold earrings and a matching clutch.
RaeLynn brought vintage charm to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards in a strapless mint-green A-line dress featuring a silver belt.
Kelsea Ballerini looked flawless at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer rocked a beautiful strapless purple printed gown with a purple belt and purple-and-emerald earrings.
Nancy Stafford gave us chic Barbie vibes at the 1991 Academy of Country Music Awards. The actress wore a bright pink dress with a wide belt and long sleeves to the show.
Lauren Alaina arrived at the 2018 ACM Awards in style. The country cutie rocked this fun design that featured a sheer floral-print overlay atop an otherwise tiny black minidress. Completing the look? A fun gold belt.
Cassadee Pope dazzled in this stunning backless red-and-black printed gown paired with a black clutch and black strappy heels at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Dustin Lynch was cowboy chic at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards where he wore a blue suit jacket and vest atop a black button-down shirt and black pants paired with a black-and-blue cowboy hat.
This one makes us nostalgic. While it's no longer considered fashionable now, this look embodied '00s Taylor Swift perfectly! At the 2008 ACM Awards, the "Love Story" singer-songwriter opted for a floor-length white gown with a beaded gold bodice. That evening, she took home the award for new female vocalist and put on her iconic performance of "Should've Said No."
Actress Finola Hughes looked radiant in a black-and-red sheer strapless gown with a beaded bodice at the 1994 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Alison Krauss looked effortlessly flawless at the 2004 Academy of Country Music Awards where she rocked a simple yet fashionable off-the-shoulder red gown.
Music icon Dolly Parton brought pageantry glam to the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards where she rocked a long-sleeved cream gown embellished with an embroidered lace overlay and accessorized with diamond drop earrings.
For the 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2019, Cassadee Pope opted for this white gown by Vitor Zerbinato that featured midriff cut-outs and a dramatic thigh-high slit. The "Let Me Go" singer definitely made a show-stopping statement in this frock.
Angie Harmon looked too cute in a raspberry sequined minidress with a gold clutch and gold strappy heels at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Miranda Lambert dazzled in a pleated and plunging yellow Christian Siriano gown and hot pink Joyce Echols stilettos at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. That turquoise statement necklace was the icing on the cake.
Louise Mandrell was a modern Southern belle at the 2003 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas where she wore a black gown with a strappy embellished neckline and carried a bedazzled clutch.
Bobbie Gentry gave us '80s chic at the 1981 Academy of Country Music Awards in Los Angeles. The singer wore a sheer sequined rust-colored gown with a choker neckline and thigh-high slit.
Reality TV star Savannah Chrisley was a showstopper at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards where she wore a sheer black Bao Tranchi gown and carried a matching Tadashi Shoji clutch.