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31 Reasons Why Carrie Underwood's Legs Should be Insured

Mar 10 2014 - 7:00am

Carrie Underwood [1] rose to fame after being crowned American Idol's 2005 winner — and she's been cranking out chart-topping hits ever since. The country queen was clearly blessed in the talent department — we're still coming down from the music-induced high brought on by her performance at the 2012 Country Music Association Awards [2] — but it's her lustrous, figure-flaunting style that keeps us on constant Carrie watch. With an affinity for stem-baring minidresses and haute hot pants, Underwood stands by her no-nonsense approach to fitness [3] to insure her perfectly toned gams are always red carpet ready.

In honor of Carrie's 31st birthday, we've rounded up 31 of her leggiest looks. Get ready to gather major fashion and fitness inspiration.

Carrie Underwood [4] showed off her gorgeous gams in a beaded Lorena Sarbu mini at the 2011 finale of American Idol. She accessorized her leg-baring dress with embellished Sergio Rossi [5] pumps and champagne clutch.

Carrie Underwood [6]'s pastel Editions by Georges Chakra set refreshed the 2013 CMT Music Awards red carpet.

The singer juxtaposed her flashy Randi Rahm mini with edgy ankle-cuff Gio Diev booties at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

For the 2007 American Music Awards, Carrie exuded feminine flair in a floral appliqué Georges Chakra LWD. A high Victorian collar balanced the mini's sexy hemline.

Proving she isn't afraid of a little lot of color, Carrie wowed in an electrifying blouse, tropical-print Rag & Bone shorts, and mirrored metallic sandals in August 2012.

During Fall 2014 NYFW, Carrie was seen around Lincoln Center in a graphic, black-and-white ruffle-hemmed creation. She styled her flirty frock with red-hot booties and a white leather envelope clutch.

A radiant paillette-trimmed mini and perfectly tousled curls for Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party in 2007.

For the 2011 Hollywood premiere of Soul Surfer, Carrie chose a nude silk Zuhair Murad cocktail dress, complete with hand-embroidered black lace, a tiered skirt, and flower-adorned waist.

She was shining bright in a sequin sweater, brocade 7 For All Mankind [7] shorts, and shimmering B Brian Atwood [8] booties for her NBC Today performance in Summer 2012.

This stardust Badgley Mischka [9] micromini is one of our favorites on Carrie.

From her shorter 'do to her dazzling Theia [10] dress, Carrie nailed the Grecian goddess vibe in 2009.

In 2008, Carrie worked a gradient Rafael Cennamo full-skirt mini in the Academy of Country Music Awards press room.

Though this ravishing retro hot pants look is actually from Carrie's 2009 American Music Awards performance, we loved it so much we couldn't exclude it for a minor technicality.

During a June 2012 London excursion, Carrie toughened up her lace confection with a cropped black leather jacket and psychedelic Jimmy Choo [11] booties.

Carrie lit up the 2010 American Idol finale red carpet in a lustrous Rafael Cennamo creation featuring a clustered one-shoulder neckline and sweet bubble skirt.

For the 2012 American Country Awards, Carrie Underwood [12] doubled up on fringe in a swinging sherbet-colored mini and metallic B Brian Atwood [13] sandals.

Carrie Underwood [14] swapped her leggy minidresses for a decorated shorts suit — check out those sequined hot pants! — and rocker ankle boots in 2011.

The singer posed in a regal purple mini and delicate ankle-wrap sandals at the 2008 CMT Music Awards.

Carrie looked angelic in a beaded Jenny Packham [15] ensemble finished with coordinating silver accessories.

Carrie brightened her orange-and-navy colorblock Diane von Furstenberg [16] skirt with gold Stella McCartney [17] glitter pumps in January 2013.

Carrie, in a gilded creation, snuggled up to Tony Bennett at a September 2011 event.

For the 2012 American Music Awards, Carrie swapped her lacy Abed Mahfouz gown for a cobalt origami-style Sarli Couture dress while posing in the press room.

A crystallized navy blue Jenny Packham [18] kimono wrap dress, with shimmering Stuart Weitzman [19] T-strap sandals, at the 2010 CMT Artist of the Year Awards.

Showing off her down-home country roots, she topped whiskered denim shorts with a bedazzled baby-blue tank and two-toned cowboy boots in 2010.

She coordinated her fluttering hot-pink party dress with endearing Hello Kitty [20] Band-Aids in 2009.

She donned a zebra-print tulle-overlay Roberto de Villacis mini, classic peep-toe pumps, and crystal minaudière for the 2011 Country Music Awards.

Carrie had a flapper moment in Badgley Mischka [21] at the 2008 Country Music Awards.

When you've got the goods, show them. Carrie's 2013 CMA Awards performance definitely caught our attention, but it was her stem-baring ensemble that put us under her style spell.

The performer was all smiles while holding her award for female vocalist of the year at the 2008 CMA Awards.

Carrie's disco-approved Pamella Roland [22] dress transported us straight to the '70s.

The vocalist wore jacquard shorts and a ruffled tangerine halter while doing press for the 2008 CMA Music Festival.


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