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The Kristen Bell CMT Music Awards Look You Didn't See on TV

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CMT Music Awards hostess Kristen Bell had five fabulous on-screen outfit changes last night — but there was more to her wardrobe than met the eye.

Backstage in Nashville, the petite star stunned in black pants, matching shoes and a plunging black-and-gold beaded jacket by Jenny Packham. She held her blonde hair up and back with a headband, and made sure her accessories and makeup were minimal.

Bell kept the designer looks coming throughout the country-loving telecast; hitting the red carpet in Reem Acra (longtime love Dax Shepard complemented her in an Anthony Franco suit) she first changed into a feminine one-shoulder Collette Dinnigan gown before trying a Monique Lhuillier feathered mini, sparkly Lhuillier halter and finally, a sexy gold sheath.

The actress wasn’t the only big star on hand, though; Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Greene and more made a splash on the red carpet, too. Check out our gallery of looks and tell us: Whose dress was best?

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