Kelsea Ballerini has been giving country music some serious fashion credibility in recent years! As she turns 30 on Sept. 12, 2023, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the country darling's best sartorial moments, starting with this look…
Kelsea Ballerini looked anything but mellow in yellow at the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2023. The country music cutie stunned in a sunny Prabal Gurung gown with a thigh-high slit, a ruched drop-waist, a keyhole cutout with sequin-embellished piping along the bust and a criss-cross halter neckline. She completed her look with Brilliant Earth jewelry.
Keep reading for more of Kelsea's best style moments…
In November 2022, the "Heartfirst" singer attended the CMA Awards in a body-hugging bright blue Balenciaga gown with built-in gloves. Look familiar? Kelsea donned the stunning frock seven months after Kim Kardashian was seen in it at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March 2022.
Kelsea Ballerini didn't let COVID stop her from making a fashion statement! While hosting the CMT Music Awards from home in April 2022 after contracting the coronavirus, she posed on her own personal pink carpet (it was set up in her driveway) to show off this stunning look. She accessorized her gorgeous Michael Kors Collection set — a white pantsuit with silky lapels paired with an embellished silver bandeau — with equally phenomenal bow-clad shoes to complete the WFH look.
Kelsea Ballerini arrived at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in April 2022 in style in this strapless Raisa Vanessa design. The slinky black gown included a thigh-high slit and a darling bow detail at the hip in ivory. She completed the ensemble with simple strappy black heels.
For the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors in August 2022, Kelsea looked to icon Shania Twain for fashion inspiration and wore the same sparkly long-sleeved white Marc Bouwer turtleneck gown that the Canadian country music legend wore to the 1999 Grammys.
Now this is a statement suit! Kelsea Ballerini attended The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Gala in Los Angeles in December 2021 in this pale pink sparkly Pamella Roland suit. She wisely rocked the shimmering coordinates sans undershirt, letting the silky lapels stand out on their own.
Kelsea Ballerini took our breath away at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2020 in this strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress covered in rose embellishments and ruby-red jewels. She enhanced the look with a brighter red lip, silver cuff earrings and simple combed-back hair.
White-hot! For the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville in November 2021, Kelsea Ballerini selected this sleek Valdrin Sahiti gown. It included long sleeves, a high neck, a custom corset belt and a nearly hip-high slit, which made for a good contrast between the otherwise covered-up top half. When it came time to add shoes, she went equally edgy with clear heels with a silver detail.
Kelsea posed outdoors to show off the shimmery blue long-sleeved dress she wore to celebrate the 2021 CMT Music Awards amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the evening's host, Kelsea wore many outfits, but this was the showstopper she chose to perform her song "I Quit Drinking."
Kelsea Ballerini showed off this vampy look at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in March 2022. She channeled Old Hollywood in a black halter-style Saint Laurent gown featuring a beaded embellishment on the bodice and a slinky fitted silhouette and paired it with a diamond choker, gloves and strappy sandals to elevate the look even further.
In 2017, Kelsea Ballerini was positively glowing at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Debra Lee. The country singer looked like a million dollars in an effervescent champagne-colored gown, a shiny silver belt and her hair in a ballerina bun.
Ahead of the 2018 Super Bowl, Kelsea Ballerini opted for a simple but stunning short and shiny blue dress with elongated sleeves at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert.
Kelsea Ballerini was white-hot and super-cool at the 2019 CMT Music Awards where she wore a sparkly one-shouldered gown. The dress featured two high slits and just enough ruffles. Her ultra-high ponytail kept the look feeling young and fun.
Kelsea Ballerini looked like an old pro at her first Grammys back in 2017. The best new artist nominee wore a flesh-toned Ines Di Santo dress with a lace overlay and blue embellishments. A total work of art!
Kelsea Ballerini showed her fashion range at the Michael Kors show during Fashion Week in February 2020. She went for an '80s look in a calf-length dress with puffy shoulders, sheer black panty hose and a studded white belt plus white-tipped pumps.
Kelsea Ballerini walked the red carpet at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards in a princess-like purple gown. Kelsea made the look modern with turquoise earrings and a slicked-back hairstyle tucked behind her ears.
At the 2018 ACM Awards, Kelsea Ballerini expertly balanced an angelic look with sex appeal. She wore her hair in beachy waves, which went perfectly with her white dress featuring a thigh-high slit. The corseted bodice was partially obstructed by the halter-style neckline, striking a beautiful balance between bared and covered up.
At the CMA Awards in 2016, Kelsea Ballerini opted for a darker look but managed to make it just as flawless as her sunnier looks. She also added a deep berry lipstick to match her gown covered in maroon and orange splashes.
"It's sparkly. It's a one-of-a-kind dress from Australia. It's my first CMA Awards, and I wanted to kind of show off and have a cool dress," Kelsea Ballerini told The Boot in 2015 when she was just 22 and nominated for best new artist.
At the 2018 CMA Awards, Kelsea Ballerini looked mature in the best way possible in a Zac Posen gown. Her bright pink dress featured a corset-like bodice, a slim skirt with a small train and pointed shoulders that all combined to deliver a perfect amount of drama.
Dark angel! Kelsea Ballerini balanced edgy and angelic once again at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards. She paired deep, dark lipstick with a strapless white Cynthia Rowley dress and dramatic gladiator-style lace-up sandals.
Kelsea Ballerini's 2019 CMA Awards look — a blue-gray two-piece ensemble that showed off her abs — was pure perfection.
Kelsea Ballerini honored the King of Rock 'n' Roll at the Elvis '68 All-Star Tribute Special in 2018 in a super-sparkly silver blazer that she wore as a dress over a white button-down shirt. Her slicked-back hair gave the look a masculine touch that was well-balanced against her equally sparkly booties.
Kelsea Ballerini's blazer game is strong. At the 57th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards in 2019, she opted for a bright yellow jacket-and-matching-shorts combo by Dundas. The color looked great on her and the embellishments on both pieces added some funkiness.
Showing off some skin in sparkles! At the American Music Awards in 2019, Kelsea Ballerini opted for a glitzy wide-open blazer paired with matching high-waisted trousers, all by Gucci. She styled the look with one of her favorite hairstyles: sleek and straight.
Kelsea Ballerini leaned into a more princess-like feel in Jenny Packham at the 2019 Grammys. The singer skipped the bold colors she's often worn in favor of a flesh-toned twinkling dress topped with a bright coral lip that kept her from looking washed out.
For the 2017 CMT Music Awards, Kelsea Ballerini left little to the imagination in a black-and-white cut-out dress by Haney. Her smoky eyes and parted and tucked-back hair made the look all the more alluring.
Kelsea Ballerini rang in 2019 on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest" special in a gladiator-esque outfit. For her performance on the annual show, Kelsea wore a three-quarter sleeved blouse covered in a gold-and-black cheetah print with a contrasting gold-and-black miniskirt. Even her nails matched the theme!
Kelsea Ballerini's 2018 CMT Music Awards outfit was made for her — literally. "I was in New York … and visited my friend Brandon Maxwell and he was like, 'Can you try on those pants?' And I was like, 'Oh, the black sequin pants?'" she explained to "Entertainment Tonight" of how she ended up in the chic two-piece ensemble. "And I tried them on and he got the roll of fabric and made this top for me."
Kelsea Ballerini has never shied away from showing off her abs, and the two-piece outfit she wore to the 2020 iHeartCountry Festival was the perfect way to do it. Her '70s-inspired look featured sequined wide-legged pants and a flirty lace-up crop top with a ruffle embellishment and flowered straps.