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Carrie Underwood: From ‘American Idol’ Winner To Glamorous Country Star

On the series finale of “American Idol” on Thursday night, things came full circle for country star Carrie Underwood. The cowboy boots-wearing girl who won the show in 2005 was certainly not the same person who belted out her hits onstage during the final show.

Carrie Underwood Shoe Style
The year after she won “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood returned to make an appearance wearing a floral-embellished dress and heels with a bow detail.
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Underwood hit the red carpet in a sexy, sheer Yanina Couture dress and Rene Caovilla heels. When she took to the stage, she wore a Monique Lhuillier gown with sparkly cut-out sandals, as well as a miniskirt-and-shirt ensemble with gladiator-style sandals. It’s clear that Underwood has become incredibly confident when it comes to her fashion choices.

Carrie Underwood American Idol Series Finale Shoes
Carrie Underwood arrived in a Yanina Couture gown that concealed her Rene Caovilla heels.
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Carrie Underwood American Idol Series Finale Shoes
Carrie Underwood performed in a pair of gladiator-style heels on the finale.
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Carrie Underwood American Idol Series Finale Shoes
Underwood sparkled in a Monique Lhuillier gown and sparkly cut-out sandals onstage.
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Despite her questionable fashion choices during the mid-2000s (we all had them, right?), Underwood has always been something of a shoe lover. At the 2007 American Music Awards, Underwood donned a pair of Rene Caovilla’s Snake Seduction wrap sandals.

Carrie Underwood Shoe Style
For the 2007 American Music Awards, Underwood wore Rene Caovilla Snake Seduction sandals.
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Carrie Underwood Shoe Style
A closer look at Underwood’s Rene Caovilla sandals.
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Through the years we’ve seen her rock styles by Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman and others.

At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Underwood wore a Jill Stuart gown with Zanotti sandals adorned with a gold crocodile.

Carrie Underwood Shoe Style
Underwood wore a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sandals with a crocodile embellishment with her Jill Stuart gown at the 2014 Billboard Awards.
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Carrie Underwood Shoe Style
A closer look at Underwood’s Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.
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Click through the gallery to see more of Underwood’s shoe style through the years.

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