Kelly Clarkson shined on the ACM’s red carpet in a chic black lace dress by Alexander McQueen.
Her stylist, Candice Lambert shared, "To me, the gown we chose for the red carpet is pretty much Kelly in a dress. It is her favorite color, it has lace, it’s a little rock 'n' roll, a little country, a little pop, strong, and sexy.”
She added that when it comes to dressing Kelly, she's really digging throwback trends: "I love a good shoulder pad right now. The ‘80s comeback is a favorite.”
As inspiration, Lambert considered song choice and other performers when choosing what Clarkson would wear for her on-stage performances.
She wore a blue, sequined, and furry ensemble for her duet with Jason Aldean.
It was a little black mini Dolce & Gabbana dress for her song with Dan + Shay.
What pulled each look together were statement accessories like big and bold earrings and belts. Lambert adds, “We love to wear belts to show her figure and shape. I always think the more accessories the better. I am opposite of Coco [Chanel]—do it all!”
On March 30, at the final concert in her Meaning Of Life tour in Greenville, South Carolina, while she wrapped up the tour, Clarkson showed some emotions and said, “I’m so sad. This is our last show. Here’s to literally my favorite tour, totally gonna cry.”
She added, 'This has been the most amazing tour that I’ve ever been a part of, getting to tour a record I’ve wanted to make since I was a little kid. And just being so phenomenally blessed.'
Clarkson is back as a coach for season 16 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
The 36-year-old has been married to Brandon Blackstock since 2013 and they have two children, River Rose, four, and son Remington, who will be three years old on April 12.
Indeed, power dressing of the late ’70s and ’80s is back—suits with padded shoulders and the menswear-inspired slouchy look as women made their mark in a male-dominated workplace. Today, women still fight to be heard demanding parity as well as ending sexual harassment as seen through the #MeToo movement.