All The Best Red-Carpet Looks From The ACM Awards 2022

The Academy of Country Music took over Las Vegas, and the town — known for its over-the-top sparkle — could have buckled under the weight of the star power and rhinestones. The country music stars went full-glam for a night of good ol' fashioned country celebration, hosted by the queen of country, Dolly Parton. The diminutive Parton practically held the packed Allegiant Stadium in the palm of her hand with her signature humor — and dazzling wardrobe, of course.

Decked out in a disco ball-themed pantsuit, Parton set the tone for a star-studded evening of glitz with a twang of country flair (via Us Weekly). The ACM red carpet was an endless series of fashion moments, including vintage glam and layers and layers of lavender. 

Yes, indeed — the industry's biggest stars put aside their guitars and vocals just long enough to remind folks that the ACM Awards are as much about the visual as it is about the music. So, who wore leather versus feathers? Here are the best red-carpet looks from the ACM Awards 2022.

Brittney Spencer worked the red carpet in a billowing blush gown

From the red carpet to stage performances, the ACM awards show was a cornucopia of country-inspired style as well as out and out runway-worthy looks. Brittney Spencer's full-length dusty rose gown checked off all the feminine flow and in the know boxes — feathers, sequins, and flouncy tulle (via People). She finished the look with long, wavy hair that mirrored the fluidity of her feather train.

Vogue says go all in this season, wear all the indulgences. Spencer got the memo, and we're 100% here for it.

Don't let the nuetral tones fool you — this is a classic power couple

At the other end of the textile spectrum, Maren Morris ushered in a vintage verve moment with a neutral tone leather Christian Dior dress from the year 2000 (via Instagram). The chic choice is adorned with Western winks like a leather-laced bodice and low-key gold studding.

Not to be outdone, her husband and performing partner, Ryan Hurd, wore a mocha-hued suit. In an interview with People, Morris confirmed the coordinated ensembles are no coincidence. "We definitely try to coordinate, but not full-on Justin and Britney denim VMA looks ... we're just trying to be complementary to each other."

Carrie Underwood's Dolce & Gabbana mini had one especially fierce accessory

Carrie Underwood beguiled in Dolce & Gabbana, opting for a crystal-drenched mini and matching clutch (via E! News). Of course, one of her standout accessories were her ready-for-anything legs that are equally prepared for red carpet moments or any damn challenge that comes her way. Also, she kept her hair long with a few gently askew tendrils — nothing that competes with the long, sleek Radio City Rockette-esque look.

Of course, by the end of the night, she had one more accessory. Underwood and Jason Aldean won for Single of the Year for their hit song "If I Didn't Love You" (via ACM).

Carly Pearce graced the red carpet in layers of lilac

Carly Pearce won Female Artist of the Year by the end of the night, but only after she clocked some serious red carpet time (via ACM). With the help of designer Vera Wang, Pearce transformed a seemingly innocent shade of lilac into a smoldering proclamation of fashion prowess (via Page Six). The gown's matte fabric lends a deliberate duality to the ensemble — a reminder that you can shine without sheen or rhinestones. Then, of course, the abbreviated train adds a bit of drama to the already perfect periwinkle pizazz.