Carrie Underwood arriving at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in a LaBourjoisie crystal embellished gown. Carrie Underwood arriving at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards in a LaBourjoisie crystal embellished gown.

Carrie Underwood has fabulous glamour down pat.

In time for the singer’s 35th birthday this March 10, here’s a review of her most astounding ensembles to date. It helps that the majority of the events Carrie attends are so high profile that they require a true masterpiece of a gown. This allows her to fully exercise her title as the reigning queen of contemporary country music.

Crystal embellishments are Carrie’s favorite and she’s also unafraid of sheer fabrics. Her best looks approach levels of fairytale grandeur that few celebs ever reach. Yet she looks like she was born for each and every one of these ensembles. Don’t be fooled: it takes real confidence and poise to make any of them work.

On the rarer occasions where the American Idol alum gets to relax a bit, she steps out in fun, spunky minidresses, often decorated with fringe and glitter. A designer clutch usually provides the finishing touch, sometimes from Swarovski’s studio.

One thing you’ll notice right away, especially at the biggest events of the year such as the Golden Globes and the GRAMMYs, is that Carrie loves a good train. What’s more, she has a real knack for picking out flattering shapes, whether a mermaid skirt or a high side slit. Ruffled and printed pieces have made a few outstanding appearances over the course of her career. And as far as color goes, this star is willing to try them all, whether romantic red, bubblegum pink, or royal blue.

She also rarely repeats a designer, which is pretty amazing when you stop to think about all the appearances she’s made. Rather than opting for well-known names, she likes to search far and wide for creations that really speak to her, whether from Gauri & Nainika, Nicolas Jebran, or Elie Madi. — jas