Taylor Swift and Nicole Kidman at the ACM Awards: who was better dressed?

Taylor Swift

I always get the country music awards shows confused, probably because I never watch them (or listen to country music). Last night was the… Academy of Country Music Awards. It was held in Las Vegas, not Nashville. Shock! If you’d like to read some highlights of the event, go here. We’re just going to cover the fashion from the event. Let’s start with everybody’s golden girl, Taylor Swift. Swifty wore J. Mendel, one of her favorite designers. She’s always in J.Mendel, but usually Swifty doesn’t go for such a “clean” look. The cutouts are a surprise too – decidedly “mature” for Swifty. As for her hair… I don’t hate these bangs on her. Previously, Swifty has worn wigs or hairpieces with really thick, too-shaggy bangs which didn’t suit her at all. But these bangs are okay. Not amazing, but not bad. Basically, I like this whole look, although there’s something vaguely Star Trek about it.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Here’s Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott. Is it just me, or does Nicole look great here? I’m primed to love anyone in L’Wren, who I think is one of the most talented designers working today. Plus, I love the constructed minimalism of the dress, and how this seems like the kind of thing Nicole would have worn a decade ago, before her face was crazy. Speaking of her face, it looks pretty good from a distance. There were no closeup photos of her lips, that’s what I’m saying. Also: I’ve never noticed Keith Urban’s earrings before. Very sketchy. He seems underdressed, I think. It’s the plaid shirt – it doesn’t belong at an awards show.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. grace says:

    I’ve never seen Taylor look better. Wow.

  2. marie says:

    I’m going with Swifty on this one, she looks good here..

  3. Cherry says:

    Taylor is ridiculously skinny. Hell, she makes Nicole Kidman look chubby in comparison.

  4. Manuela says:

    sure Tylor looks bettere -fesh great and finally new eye make up.

  5. Asli says:

    Eh. Nicole is 20 years older. Most people would die if they were compared to someone 20 years younger than them. Nicole is holding up good, if not for the Botox – great.

  6. MrsBarneyStinson says:

    Both Taylor and Nicole look amazing! But I’m gonna have to give this round to Swifty because this look is so much better than all her earlier ones.

  7. Kimbob says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Swifty, & I’ve always hated the way she dressed and styled (def didn’t like her hairstyle & false eyelashes), & the way she presented herself so “innocent/dainty”…ugh.

    That being said, since she’s had her bangs she looks WAY BETTER, IMHO. She’s still wearing the false eyelashes, though. These pics of her are great! She looks FANTASTIC w/the bangs & a more “grown-up” dress.

    Nicole? Her hair this past year has been looking “off/funky.” But….it looks like she’s left her lips alone (thank Gawd!). However, her face otherwise is as smooth as triple-starched pressed linen, so she’s still spiking up w/botox like mad. That’s a damn shame.

    Also, when I read the headline, am I the only one who thinks it’s kind of unfair to compare Kidman to Swifty? After all, Swifty is a whole generation younger than Kidman, ya know? It just doesn’t seem fair to Nicole to “compare/contrast” her w/someone who is what…almost about 2 decades younger, right?

    Edit: Looking at these pics again, especially Mr. Flat Iron Whatshisname? Again, is it just me, doesn’t he seem a bit effeminate …not that there’s anything wrong w/that…LOL!

    • P.J. says:

      Agreed, there’s something “pretty” about Keith — maybe it’s because he has long eyelashes. Or maybe it’s the hair. Anyway despite this his overall look is quite manly and attractive. He’s better looking than Tom Cruise I think!

  8. Agnes says:

    love nicole’s look (but the collar on the dress is sort of distracting)!

  9. evie says:

    Taylor’s dress is beautiful, but she still meh.

  10. keri says:

    why does she INSIST on having cat eyes????? She needs to try a new look.

  11. Ell says:

    I think they all look great, including Keith. Love his shirt but then I do have a thing about checked shirts.

  12. guest says:

    The unflattering hemline ruins Nicole’s dress. It takes some seriously poor design to make nicole kidman look like she has cankles- no hem should ever hit mid-calf like that! Its like fashion design 101.

    Taylor looks great.

  13. one hung dude says:

    Swifty FTW. wish she had bigger boobs but oh well. this is the verdict of one hung dude.

  14. Jezi says:

    I lurve her look. She looks unbelievable and I think her makeup and hair are gorgeous.

  15. T.C. says:

    Rooney Mara’s cut-out style is taking over but looks great on Swifty. She finally looks her age instead of like a little kid.

    Nicole looks great too. Can I just say I love that she is taller than her husband but he looks completely secure about it. That look of love between them is so sweet.

  16. Sisi says:

    Did Swifty take style advice from her new bestie Gwyneth Paltrow? That’s a dress Gwynnie would wear (she’s worn versions of this look).

  17. Maria says:

    all i see when i look at Nicole with her husband is a mom….she looks like his mother…. not that she looks old, but her height, and his boyish look..the contrast is amusing.

  18. JudyK says:

    Taylor looks beautiful.

    Nicole looks better than she’s looked in a long time, and I’d like her dress WITHOUT that wierd collar thing.

    Keith Urban always looks like he needs a bath to me–I don’t find him remotely attractive.

  19. P.J. says:

    Taylor looks like the young ingenue, while Nicole’s outfit is more sophisticated.

    If they swapped dresses, Nicole would look fine in Swifty’s gown, but Swifty couldn’t carry off Nicole’s black number.

  20. Jackie says:

    nicole’s taste is impeccable, as usual.

    love l’wren scott!

  21. MollyB says:

    Nicole looks good but I prefer her hair curly/wavy instead of stick straight. I think the super fine, straight hair ages her.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Taylor looks amazing. Simply beautiful.

  23. Reece says:

    I’ll give TS this one cuz she looks like an adult. Although I like both dresses equally.

  24. ladybert62 says:

    Like both dresses and hate the plaid shirt.

  25. some bitch says:

    Taylor looks like she came straight out of the 60s and it works beautifully. That dress is fantastic.

  26. Mara says:

    Nicole is such a beautiful woman ,very elegant and lovely looking couple .

  27. Daphne says:

    I like Taylor’s dress, but the girl always looks so virginal no matter what she wears. She’s just got a baby face and makes baby girl music, and I can’t get that shit out of my head. And as far as Nicole, I don’t care what she does or doesn’t do. She is supremely talented and I’ll always respect her ability. Yeah, I wish she’d stop messing with her face/look, but she’s a curly-haired, thin-lipped beauty in hollywood. And there’s only room for the duck-lipped emaciated type in that town. With blown-out hair. You can hardly blame her for what’s happened.

  28. Eener says:

    I hate that collar on Nicole with those sinewy arms, she just does not do cutesy well.

  29. HoustonGrl says:

    Taylor Swift is stunning, and while I’m not crazy about the bangs, I really love her hair color. I’m not sure about comparing these two. It’s a bit like apples and oranges.

  30. Aqua says:

    Seeing as Nicole and I are almost the same age and in no way do I look anywhere close to as great as she does.I’m going for Nicole.

  31. KLO says:

    Swifty looks great, Nicole – meh.

  32. Ravensdaughter says:

    Oh, to be twentysomething again! Of course Taylor looks better…

  33. lalainnYc says:

    Nic looks fantastic! The L’Wren dress really is understated and beautiful. Kaiser, I love it when you talk about fashion.

    Also, Taylor’s cut-out dress reminds me of JLaw’s gold/metallic cut-out dress at one of the Hunter Games’ premieres last week.

  34. carlino altoviti says:

    Wow Taylor, you are a surprise!