The 2023 ACM Awards Swam In Blue Jewel Tones, But The Fashion Was Far From Sad (Mostly)

Country music enthusiasts know that the Academy of Country Music Awards can be full of surprises. From star-studded performances to history-making fashions, there was hardly a dull moment at the 58th ACM Awards, held at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Celebrated country artists Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks hosted the evening's ceremony. Of course, music was the highlight of the festivities, with an eclectic mix of stars performing, from Ed Sheeran to Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll. However, it was the black carpet's bold fashions that caught everyone's attention.

As fans tuned into the 2023 ACM Awards, they couldn't help but notice a consistent color theme emerge as stars funneled into the event. The pervasive hue in question? As predicted by fashion analysts earlier this spring, cobalt blue and other bold, oceanic shades reigned supreme at the ACM Awards. Despite a few fashion flops on the black carpet, the majority of these looks were a sight to behold. Let's take a look at some of the stunning celebs at the 2023 ACM Awards who opted for true blue ensembles.

Lainey Wilson

It's no secret that Lainey Wilson is a fan of bell bottoms — just look at the title of her recent album, "Bell Bottom Country." The self-professed flare lover sported her trousers of choice in a sumptuous shade of shimmering blue, complete with silver studded embellishments on each pant leg. The fit was simply breathtaking during Wilson's performance at the ACM Awards, accentuated by a black statement belt and a tucked-in tank.

Miranda Lambert

Although we weren't big on the fit of Lambert's dress — which made our list of the 10 worst looks at the 2023 ACM awards — we'll be the first to admit that we truly admired its royal blue color and geometric print. Lambert's silky, low-cut gown featured a thigh-high slit, giving fans a glimpse of her matching blue pumps. The star finished the look with a crisp white manicure and bold silver rings.

Tenille Townes

Sometimes, an awards show look comes along and stops you in your tracks. Nearly as mesmerizing as Dolly Parton's parachute dress, Tenille Towne's sparkling blue suit featured clusters of artfully arranged rhinestones from head to toe. The star opted for silver pumps with a mirrorlike finish and natural, flowing waves in a slightly side-parted hairstyle.

MacKenzie Porter

Canadian country star MacKenzie Porter simply dazzled us with her interpretation of the cobalt blue trend at the 2023 ACM Awards. Seemingly inspired by classic midcentury silhouettes, Porter donned an elegant sequined cape over a matching crop top and pant set. To let the look shine, the star kept her makeup to a minimum and sported earrings in a vivacious blue shade that mimicked her outfit's dapper hue.

Caylee Hammack

Taking the stage alongside Brandy Clark, Ashley McBryde, and Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack glittered under the ACM stage lights in a sparkling royal blue ensemble. The singer-songwriter's gorgeous red hair provided the perfect contrast against the sapphire suit, and the unexpected addition of bright red platform pumps was a welcome touch.