Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles arrived at the 2018 ACM Awards wearing a maroon J. Mendel gown that looked, um, interesting. While we loved the color on the country music star, which Nettles also rocked with matching stud earrings and eye makeup, we’re not huge fans of the dress’ design. The stripey cut-outs on the gown created a pattern similar to that of the veins of a leaf — but, unfortunately, not in a cool, natural way. The high neck and the long sleeves, along with the velvet-y material of the dress, also seemed like the wrong choice to wear to an event in Las Vegas in the middle of April (Wasn’t Nettles warm?). And the bizarre accent around the dress’ waist was just plain awkward.
One highlight of Nettles’ look of the night, however, was her hair. Parted in the middle, Nettles’ gorgeous blonde hair was styled straight, creating a sleek, modern look that anyone could appreciate.