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Carrie Underwood's Style Through The Years, In Photos

She's gone from "American Idol" winner to bona fide country music star.
01/02/2018 05:04pm ET | Updated January 3, 2018

Carrie Underwood’s style has come a long way over the past 13 years.

The 34-year-old singer has gone from “American Idol” darling ― she won Season 4 ― to a bona fide country superstar, picking up countless awards along the way. Of course, she’s also walked her fair share of red carpets, giving us almost two decades worth of sartorial choices to look back on.

The singer rose to fame in the mid-2000s, and her early wardrobe choices definitely reflected that. Decorative belts? Check. Corsets? Yep. Empire waists? You bet.

As she left the early aughts behind, Underwood upped the glam factor, often opting for form-fitting silhouettes with plenty of sheer paneling and a whole lot of sparkle ― one thing she’s always loved.

Check out some of Underwood’s most memorable style moments below.

2005
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Performing on "American Idol."
2005
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At the "American Idol" Season 4 party for the top 12 finalists.
2005
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Performing on "American Idol."
2005
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Performing on "American Idol."
2005
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After winning "American Idol" Season 4.
2005
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Performing on "American Idol."
2005
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At the Country Music Association Awards at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15, 2005 in New York City.
2005
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At the Maxim magazine Billboard awards party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Dec. 6, 2005.
2006
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At the 2006 CMT Music Awards on April 10, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2006
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At the American Music Awards on Nov. 21, 2006 in Los Angeles.
2006
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards on May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas.
2006
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At the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas.
2006
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At the CMA Music Festival on June 10, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2006
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Performing during ABC's "Good Morning America" concert series in Bryant Park on Aug. 11, 2006 in New York City.
2007
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At the Grammy Awards on Feb. 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.
2007
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Performing onstage at the CMT Music Awards on April 16, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2007
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At the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party on Feb. 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California.
2007
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At the Grammy Awards on Feb. 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.
2007
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Backstage before the L.A.M.B. Spring 2008 Fashion Show on Sept. 5, 2007 in New York City.
2008
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At the CMA Awards on Nov. 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2008
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas.
2009
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At the American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2009 in Los Angeles.
2009
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas.
2009
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At Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.
2010
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At the CMT Music Awards on June 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2010
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At the CMA Awards on Nov. 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2011
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas.
2011
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At the American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 5, 2011 in Las Vegas.
2012
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas.
2012
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At the CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2012
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At the CMA Awards on Nov. 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2012
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At the American Music Awards on Nov. 18, 2012 in Los Angeles.
2012
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At the American Country Awards at Mandalay Bay on Dec. 10, 2012 in Las Vegas.
2013
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At the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles.
2013
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At the Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas.
2013
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On the red carpet for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, Sept. 22, 2013.
2014
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At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas.
2014
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Leaving "The View" on Oct. 27, 2014 in New York City.
2014
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At the American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on Dec. 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2015
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At the CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2015
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At the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles.
2016
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At the 58th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.
2016
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At the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas.
2016
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At Fox's "American Idol" finale for the farewell season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
2016
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At the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at The Forum on May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, California.
2016
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At the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2016
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On the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2016
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At the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2017
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At the Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
2017
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At the 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles.
2017
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At the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas.
2017
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At the 2017 CMT Music Awards on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2017
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At the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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