2012 CMA Awards best dressed: Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood among top dazzlers

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The CMA Awards 2012 red carpet was largely an elegant affair, with plenty of floor-length gowns. Though there were many beautiful dresses, there was a noticeable absence of wow moments. Still, some ladies managed to pull off class and style, without aiming to hog the spotlight.

Jana Kramer did down-to-there just right in a black Anthony Franco, perfectly accented by a Swarovski cuff.

Taylor Swift, as predicted, dazzled in red to match her new album title, uh ... "Red." The gown was a delicate flesh tone fabric, covered by a bursting -- um, red -- floral pattern. 

The overall winners for the night were the ladies of Little Big Town, who took home Single of the Year for their "motorboatin" anthem "Pontoon." Karen Fairchild wore a gold, subtly Grecian look, while Kimberly Schlapman offset with a silver, sequined --nicely iridescent  rather than blindingly sparkly -- sleeveless gown with a keyhole cut out back.

In a look strikingly similar to Swift's, Carrie Underwood wore a strategically placed white swath, decorated by gold lace and beads in a floral pattern.

Lucy Hale's black and white lace and sequined number looks heavy, but she wore it as if it could float.
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