Kristen Bell's CMT Music Awards Style: Which Dress Is Your Favorite?

06/05/2013 at 11:22 PM ET

Kristen Bell CMT AwardsKevin Mazur/Wireimage; Jason Merritt/Getty; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Only two months after welcoming baby Lincoln, House of Lies star Kristen Bell ditched the mom jeans (not that we can really picture the actress wearing those) to host the 2013 CMT Music Awards in — count ’em — four different looks.

All of which happened to showcase her enviable post-baby bod.

For her red carpet appearance, she chose a black leather Zuhair Murad cocktail dress with a conservative neckline and an embroidered A-line skirt that showed off her legs.


From there, she took to the stage, where she went for a more country-glam vibe in a sparkly bronze Monique Lhuillier mini covered in lace and sequins.

Next, the hot mama flaunted some serious décolletage in a black Cushnie Et Ochs column gown with a sexy T-strap neckline.

And to close out the show, Bell let down her hair and slipped into another black number by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti with a gem-encrusted metallic bodice.

But the actress seemed less inclined to discuss her dresses and more into talking about her accessories. Well, two accessories in particular: her shoes and a breast pump kit.

After sharing a snap of her “treacherous” sky-high heels, explaining that co-host Jason Aldean would catch her if she fell (which luckily, didn’t happen!), she Tweeted the following:

“My new backstage beauty routine #pumpit #pumppumpitup #CMTAwards,” she Tweeted, along with a photo of her pump kit.

Tell us: Which one of Kristen Bell’s four dresses is your favorite?

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Dresses , Fashion , Kristen Bell
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navinthecity on

Love the first look on her! The waist hits at the perfect spot and looks so flattering.

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Guest on

Definitely the long dress! It is very flattering. I am sure she is a tiny person in real life, but the pictures make her legs look chunky.

Catherine on

The third one … very glam.

Kitchy on

I actually don’t think any suit her. They’re all pretty, but they don’t look like they were altered right, and the actual style isn’t flattering on her. Which is something I never thought I’d say, since normally you could put Kristen Bell in a potato sack and I’d say she looked gorgeous.

Dolzina on

The real question should be Why is she hosting the CMT’s?

Ella on

The first one looks good. The others are ok but ill fitting on her. He legs look pretty hefty too.

comment queen on

Kristen would look good in a brown paper bag, but I like the first and the long one–sorry couldn’t choose one.

Bubbles2669 on

My fav dress was the second one. Even though I’m not big on yellow gold. That was the best one!

Amazeballs on

She looks amazing! I wish I looked that great two months after my baby.

Jackie on

I like the first one!

Barb on

I think that Kristen looks amazing in all of the dresses,but like the first one most. Kristen’s legs are NOT chunky! She is a petite woman so has short legs, however, they are quite muscular. Think about it and give her a break.

Critical condition on

She looks great, but any one of those dresses would look more beautiful if she had a better hair dresser.

S on

The bottom of the third one and the top of the fourth one.

ninalah on

Agree with…”why is Kristen Bell hosting the CMTs”
Jeez, she looks nice in all….but since People asked the question, 1st dress!

Amanda on

Both short black dresses are cute :) love the first one though :)

Dawn on

I like the long black dress..I think the second one the way it falls makes her still look pregnant..course it could just be a bad camera angle

ann on

She was the worst host ever! Who cares about her dresses! She was Ann Hathaway James Franco bad! Reminded me of Kelly Ripa acting on Hope and Faith! HORRIBLE!

Rebecca on

It’s normal for her legs to look heavier seeing as when you’re pregnant your body stores fat in your thighs to later be turned into milk. Your hips and thighs are ‘maternal fat stores’.

Lyla on

Um how old is her baby girl?? She looks AMAZING for just having had a baby!!!

sally on

Bell stunk! She needs to go away!

Abby on

Love the breast pump tweet! Makes me happy to know that even Kristen Bell is hustling to pump at work!

Tiffany on

#3 is the best but I don’t really like it.

Jay on

She looks great after just having a baby but none of the dresses are nice. She could have looked better. Maybe she was trying to be edgy??

dancer92136 on

Love the black leather…

What on

Yikes, where’s the none of the above option? She is a pretty woman, and I know she just had a baby (I am 2 years PP and still trying to get back to some semblance of shape!) but none of those dresses are flattering. I wouldn’t like them hanging on the rack either!

Smithy on

I understand she just had a baby….but all 4 dresses are horrible looking and look horrible on her. Certainly there were more flattering options.

Kathie on

i like the last one

OnThree on

First One.

Sun on

The First One is great on her! Rest of pictures are EHH

Deb on


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