It was a big night for Kristin Chenoweth when she took over co-hosting duties with Trace Adkins for the American Country Awards 2011 on Monday night at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The petite blonde songbird hit the red carpet in a satin emerald green gown by Honor that featured a jaw-dropping bustier neckline that more than “showed off ‘the girls’” and a “up-to-there” thigh slit. I’m normally a fan of Kristin’s red carpet looks, but that many revealing details going on was just too tacky for me.
To match the black gathering bands at the wide straps at the shoulder, Kristen wore a pair of black leather peep toe “Surf” sandals by Jimmy Choo. Now those I liked. She let her hair down as the night went on, but for her arrival, Kristin pulled her curls into a ponytail with center parted front pieces tucked behind her ears to show off her diamond and onyx earrings.
During the show, Kristin wore a prosthetic butt for a funny dance number before taking the stage to perform in a sequin long-sleeve violet dress. I much preferred this cocktail dress to her red carpet look; I like how she complimented the dress with purple satin “Debra” pumps by Brian Atwood
. It was much more fun than playing it safe with black shoes.
For a ventriloquist skit with Trace, Kristin wore a beautiful strapless white bustier gown from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection by Naeem Khan
. The pink tulip design was gorgeous, but once again, the main focus was Kristin’s ample chest — although her bust was contained a bit better this time around.
For her final look, Kristin donned her best dress of the night. The 43-year-old host looked sensational in this strapless canary yellow gown
with black floral embroidery through, another look from the Naeem Khan
‘s collection. Kristin is very petite, in fact, she’s barely five feet; she’s obviously wearing heels, but her body looked long and lean in this figure hugging silhouette that had just the right amount of flair starting at her thighs.
I would love to see her in more looks like this in the future. It wouldn’t been a country music award show without the host embracing some “big hair”. Kristin did, and she did it well.