Kelsea Ballerini’s Outfit Changes at the 2021 CMT Awards


The CMT Music Awards co-host, 27, was a bright spot during Wednesday night’s show – literally. During her time on stage with co-host Kane Brown, she rocked five different looks, one more eye-catching than the other.

Ballerini kicked off the night (and the red carpet) in a pink pleather corset top/pants combo with matching heels. It must’ve been good luck: she also wore it to accept the award for CMT performance of the year, for her 2020 CMT Music Awards duet of “The Other Girl” with Halsey.

From there, she slipped into a shimmering blue dress with coordinating earrings and eye shadow (below) for a rain-soaked performance of her new song, “I Quit Drinking,” with Paul Klein of LANY.

Her third ensemble was a sparkly, long-sleeved creamsicle-orange mini paired with strappy sandals and statement earrings. She followed that one up with a tailored yellow suit and jeweled barrettes in her hair.

Her final look of the evening was possibly her most daring: a pink-and-gold belted peekaboo number that wrapped around her torso and arms. Not bad for someone who joked on Instagram on Tuesday.

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