Shania Twain’s 90s look vs. Miranda Lambert’s plunging LBD at the ACM Awards

As you can see from the photo above, Miranda Lambert was one of the big winners at last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. She took home Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, and Song of The Year for “Over You,” which she wrote with with her husband, Blake Shelton. (These two also won the CMA Song of The Year award for “Over You” back in November.) Other winners included Luke Bryan for Entertainer of The Year and Jason Aldean for Male Vocalist. A complete list of winners is here.

We’re focusing on the fashion in this post. Kaiser has already covered some big names and Bedhead will have more shortly. First off is Miranda’s look for the press room. She’s in a plunging little black dress showing a lot of cleavage. (I don’t have a designer ID on her dress yet.) I do like this dress and find it sexy and flattering, if a bit predictable, but I wish she would have gone with some daintier shoes. Those cage shoes are kind of dominating the look. Miranda wore two other gowns last night: one of those short black sequin dresses she loves along with a leather corset and fringed skirt combo which was killer. You can see those dresses along with her performance here.

In contrast, Shania Twain was firmly stuck in the 90s in this bizarre black strapless tiered mullet gown with a cutout back. She paired it with some awful knee high boots with a floral print. Hideous. Plus check out her too-long curly extensions. I had hair like this in the 90s and I would have thought that gown was hot back in 1991. Something nice: I like her cool cuff bracelet. The logical choice would have been to go with silver jewelry to match this outfit, but she came up with “gold” so I guess that’s somewhat creative. Poor Shania needs a stylist.

Finally, I’m adding Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman for obvious reasons. This lady needs a boob reduction. That looks really painful. If Shania is stuck in the 90s, these people are stuck in the 80s, but even back then this would have been incredibly trashy. It’s like she’s emulating Dolly Parton but thought she needed to take it up a few notches.

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  1. Apsutter says:

    Shania ALWAYS had terrible taste in clothes. But she looks beautiful here. There was a pic of faith Hill and shania together and they both looked lovely.

    • aims says:

      Shania is one of the most beautiful women out there in my opinion. But her taste in clothes is awful. She’s always picks out tacky clothes, for her videos and events. It’s a shame.

    • Jen says:

      Do we know for sure those are extensions? If it’s her real hair, I kinda like it. If it’s not, though, BLAH.

      I also love that she looks like herself – gorgeous – only older. When will these women in Hollywood realize that wrinkles are okay??

      • Kloops says:

        I think her style stinks but I love the way she’s aging!! Nailing it. Her face looks fabulous.

      • nicegirl says:

        I am also LOVING that Shania is aging with grace – her face looks AMAZING! Here’s hoping others follow suit

      • Joanna says:

        I think she has fillers and botox but her doc left some wrinkles to make it look more natural. Look at how skinny her body is but her face is not skinny at all. Like Faith Hill is skinny and so is her face. I’m 37 and have more lines naturally than she does and I’ve lost volume in my face in the last year and I think she’s older than me. She just has a good dermatologist/doctor.

      • Isabell says:

        Don’t know if its real or not but IMO her hair really ages her.

    • ya says:

      Ya I think she looks beautiful too – she’s aging so well, and her hair might be real – it’s been super long for a long time.

      Her outfit is really tacky, but I kind of like that – she’s always had bad taste in clothes, and it’s nice to see her back with her crazy outfits.

    • Me Three says:

      Agree totally! Shania’s dress may not be great (alright, it’s hideous!) but she looks beautiful. I’m sorry but I don’t think MIranda looked good in any of her dresses. She pours herself into dresses that don’t fit her. She’s not fat but she makes herself look heavy by the styles she chooses. Have to say, this event pretty much showcases the worst in fashion!

  2. Lulu.T.O. says:

    Dog’s wife – dear God!!

  3. Arock says:

    Miranda looks whatever. Shania- WTF? It looks like a reconstituted Elvira costume from the 80s. Come on, woman.
    The Dogs- class, be thy name. He looks like a California meth raisin and if one of those safety pins holding that dress together punctures her, we’re all going to be covered in ranch dressing.

  4. Tessa says:

    Shania can’t dress. She’s got crap taste.

  5. Nicolette says:

    OMG! My eyes were so not ready for Beth Chapman, it’s too damn early. Actually no time of the day is good for that sight. It’s a wonder she doesn’t tip over. Ouch!

  6. andy says:

    Beth Chapman is both demure and classy.

  7. SydneySpy says:

    I detest country music and Hollywood celebrities in general, and so I’ve only ever heard of one person in this lot – Shania. That outfit truly is tres tragic, especially on such a beautiful woman. Someone needs to do to her what was done to me, albeit regarding technology – drag her, kicking and screaming if need be, into the 21st century. It would do wondyers, I’m certain. Apart from the unfortunate outfit, she’s just gorgeous. Love the Miranda person’s body. The other two….gagging.

  8. Jess says:

    Shania looks so weird, like she’s had some areas of her face stretched and toxed, but let other areas (around the mouth, chin, undereyes) age naturally.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I agree but I think she did something below her eyes. I can’t tell whether her crows’ feet look natural with respect to her age.

    • Joanna says:

      yep, like i mentioned above, she’s got fillers but they left a few wrinkle to look more natural.

  9. tifzlan says:

    Shania Twain is so beautiful but that outfit is horrendous! Miranda Lambert looks boring, and those shoes are so wrong for the dress. I hate shoes of that style anyway, so i’m a little biased in my dislike for them. Everyone in this post looks awful.

  10. Dinah says:

    When the size of **one** breast exceeds the size of your entire cranium, it’s time to see a surgeon.

    • Meredith says:

      I can only imagine the damage that the weight of those breasts has already done to her spine (degenerative disc disease). The body can only take so much.

  11. Irina says:

    Miranda never gets it right, she looks awful. She is the definition of trashy!
    Home wrecker anyway!

  12. lady mary. says:

    shania was my idol back in the 90′s ,she
    is a very strong woman,and i shall always love her for that and her lovely voice ,despite all the fashion errors she has been making all her life.
    how does Beth carry those girls around ,Dog must be a good”supporting” husband

  13. Jennifer says:

    I love Shania so I am a bit biased. From the front, I like what she wore :0 From the back, not so much.

  14. TeresaKansas says:

    Country music ladies are embarrassingly consistent with tacky, cringeworthy clothing choices, it’s unexplainable. The only exception I have ever seen is Taylor Swift, who dresses better than Hollywood. I’ve seen prom dresses that look better than this typical lineup!

    • Apsutter says:

      I completely agree. I grew up in the 90s and my mom loved all the of awesome country stars(shania, faith, Martina, Reba) and all of them had crap taste. It looked especially weird with Shania who was a genuine crossover artist but dressed so dated and bizarrely.

    • ya says:

      Ya that’s the fun part about country music – it’s like a tradition to have the over-the-top clothes. That’s why I don’t get the fashion criticism of, for instance, Carrie Underwood – she’s just following a long tradition with the big hair and tacky outfits.

    • andy says:


      Dolly, Loretta and Tammy will never be known as fashion icons.

  15. Sisi says:

    Okay, confession time: last week I saw the videoclip for That Don’t Impress Me Much again in like… forever, and I still want that entire outfit desperately. I’d totally rock it when I’m home alone dancing in the living room like a maniac leopard. Anyone else here have an irrational love for bad fashion, and just cannot help themselves?

  16. Shelly says:

    Shania has always had terrible fashion sense. She looks ridiculous, especially with that hair. She is so pretty and has a great figure, she could really look fantastic if she didn’t style herself like this.

  17. It'sJustBlanche says:

    Shania is still so pretty and she’s always had an incredible body (remember how teeny her waist was?) but the might want to get someone to help her with her clothes. Having said that, it’s the ACMs so you don’t expect high fashion.

    Miranda Lambert–I just like this crazy girl but she looks better in jeans and a t-shirt. Dress her up and she just looks off.

  18. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    I second everyone’s thoughts about Beth Chapman, but I have to give her some credit – Dog looks like he is still mad about her, and I actually find that pretty cute!

    Speaking of Miranda Lambert, are you guys going to do a write-up of the hosts last night, hers and mah hubs Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan? I’ve been hoping for a Southern Boy post for awhile to add some variety after all the British Boy posts lately (not that there is anything wrong with those …).

  19. Belle says:

    I guess I am alone on this, but I just don’t see Shania’s look as all that bad. Not great… but not horrible. She is still beautiful, and I’ve always loved her and her music. ;)

  20. t says:

    Looks like Jessica Simpson’s dreams of being accepted in the world of country music have finally been realized. But why did she show up to this event with Dog the Bounty Hunter and not Eric Johnson?

  21. lola lola says:

    Shania looks fabulous. How nice to see someone who isn’t botoxed within an inch of their life. Truly gorgeous & refreshing!

  22. Dawn says:

    i love Shania and I am glad to see her back. That said I hated the hair but only because it looks like its permed and I hate permed hair. Otherwise she still looks great!

  23. yeahright says:

    Despite how ridiculous Shania looks and how eye burning Beth looks… Miranda gets the worst dressed award. She looks like she was trying but that dress looked like it just didn’t want to bother getting off the hanger. Its just awful and doesnt work with her figure at all. Shania and Beth obviously werent trying as hard.

  24. Happy21 says:

    Shania Twain is SO Beautiful. To me she looks like she’s aging gracefully and I could imagine that she would. She has always played on her looks but has never seemed like she NEEDED to be in the spotlight. I’m sure she has more than enough money to never ever work again. Her outfit is horrible but because she is such a likeable person in my opinion I’m giving her a pass.

    Miranda needs fashion help. I always feel like she’s a budget Carrie Underwood. And I’m no fan of Carrie’s over the top pageant look either. Miranda just always seems to wear the same thing but a different cut. Boring, boring, BORING!

    • apsutter says:

      Yea, I think Shania got over the whole superstar thing really quickly. She had a couple of enormous albums and big tours and made a whole lot of money and then she whisked her little family off to Europe for privacy. I really respect that.

  25. DGO says:

    Believe it or not, people, Shania has a stylist. I didn’t say she has a GOOD stylist, but she does have one. :)

  26. Alexa says:

    I’m not a country music fan AT ALL! But I think Shania looks phenomenally GREAT! (Shania – you got Game!) And while Dog and Beth’s style is EXTREMEly not my taste – they seem sincere about it and deeply happy and in love. So ROCK ON to them!

  27. I Choose Me says:

    Ah Shania. My husband had such a crush on her in the 90s. She looks good though.

    As for Beth Chapman – a whole universe of NO!

  28. RHONYC says:

    i feel like those things are going to explode and shoot pink confetti all over the place!!! 8O

    *ducking under my desk*

  29. Lisa says:

    Holy Shania! The crimped hair puts her back in the 90s, but I’m loving it. She’s a gorgeous woman.

    I feel like Beth’s boobs weigh more than I do. I could’ve used them for an umbrella when I got caught in the rain earlier.

  30. Me Three says:

    Have to say I don’t agree that MIranda looks good here. She didn’t look good in any of her dresses. She’s like Mariah–she pours herself into dresses that are 2 or 3 sizes too small and just succeeds in making herself look chunky. I’ll take Shanai’s 90 outfit over most (Taylor Swift looked great) of the dresses worn last night. Yes, it was hideous, but somehow Shania rocked it!

  31. DGO says:

    Those are really bad extensions. You can tell by the extreme differences in length. She has always worn wigs and hair pieces too, even back in her day.

  32. lettylynton says:

    I love Shania’s look! She looks great to me. And I had no idea Beth Chapman was packing all that! How did I never notice those sweater cows?