Taylor Swift at CMA Awards 2012 (Pictures)

The CMAs Turned Out a Glamorous Battle of the Blondes

The CMAs Turned Out a Glamorous Battle of the Blondes

With Taylor Swift's red-and-nude embellished Jenny Packham gown, Carrie Underwood's slightly edgier gilded Reem Acra number, and Hayden Panettiere's sparkly Georges Chakra Couture minidress leading the CMAs red-carpet pack, one thing came through loud and clear. The evening's festivities could easily have been reimagined as a glamorous "battle" of the blondes. Only providing more fashion fuel to the fire, Miranda Lambert and Faith Hill added their own brand of award-night elegance, in Maria Lucia Hohan and Roland Mouret, respectively. Each dramatic ensemble deserves a closer look — for every princess-like chiffon skirt and girlie frill, there's a darker element of appliqué and skin-baring detail. And, lest we forget, there were also the high-wattage clutches, bold green accents, and statement earrings to lust after, too. Ready to zoom in? It's time to give this battle its best-dressed victor. Click through and tell us who gets your vote in the comments.

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