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Carrie Underwood’s style evolution

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The girl next door

Before Carrie Underwood won “American Idol,” she was the ultimate girl next door.

Here, her worn-in jeans say, “I’m fun.” Her lacy cami and ballerina wrap say, “I’m girly.” This is the Carrie Underwood you want to take home to Mom. (WireImage)
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Carrie’s first stab at glamour

Here, Carrie begins her transformation into a bona fide glamour-puss. She ends up looking a bit too Beyonce, but you can see where she’s headed. (WireImage)
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The jokes write themselves

Carrie wore this bedazzled ensemble and spooky hair so that fashion critics everywhere would have something to mock. How sweet is that? (WireImage)
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Showin’ some ankle

The new Carrie Underwood would never pass up a perfectly good opportunity to flaunt her gams! The old Carrie was a bit more modest. (WireImage)
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Country cutie

Carrie gets mileage out of her country roots here, sporting a cowboy shirt and glitzy belt.

Savor the image of Country Carrie, because once she wins “Idol,” it’s a straight shot to Hollywood chic. (WireImage)
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I left my wand backstage

“I’m pretty sure this outfit was a message to the producers of ‘Wicked.’ Psst, guys, if I lose ‘Idol,’ and you need an understudy for Glinda, I’m available. Hey, a girl’s gotta eat. (WireImage)
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Carrie flashes her pearly whites

Even during her “Idol” days, Carrie knew one thing about fashion: The best accessory is a killer smile! Now about that dress …

Yes, it’s a little Contempo Casuals, but worse still, it masks Carrie’s assets and magnifies her imperfections. (WireImage)
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Carrie + extensions - pounds

Here, at the CMA awards, a seriously svelte-ified Carrie shows off her new extensions. Watch ‘em grow like a sexy human chia pet in the coming months! (WireImage)
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Nice stems

Here, Carrie has finally realized that her legs are her best feature. She won’t soon forget it. (WireImage)
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An avid pupil

A transformation of this magnitude doesn’t happen by accident; it takes work. Here, Carrie approaches a show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, pen and paper in hand.

The style student is ready to note any hot new trends that strut down the runway. (WireImage)
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