Halsey made her CMAs debut on November 13, and it’s clear that she’ll be welcome back anytime she wants. Halsey’s not exactly country royalty, but the Country Music Association Awards have never shied away from welcoming incredible artists outside the genre to perform (Beyonce and Justin Timberlake much?). And thank god they did — Halsey crushed her genre-bending performance with Lady Antebellum during the broadcast, and even before hitting the stage, the “Without Me” singer, 25, tore up the red carpet. Rather than going with her typically edgy fare, Halsey transformed into a literal princess, wearing a huge ball gown!
Halsey was the epitome of glamour when she walked that red carpet, simply stunning in the gorgeous, floral dress from NEDO, which featured an off-the-shoulder neckline and dainty lace sleeves. We’re used to seeing Halsey in things like tie-dye and leather, so it was a total departure from her usual look. She pulled it off perfectly! Halsey — whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, by the way — totally owned the look, posing on the red carpet to show off the gown’s flowy fabric and lace detailing on the chest. Simply beautiful. Rather than a black and blue pixie cut, or a badass undercut, Halsey styled her hair to match the dress, rocking romantic, red waves. Swept up into a bouncy bob, it was pure, Old Hollywood. She played off the tones of her dress for her makeup, wearing a peach, glossy lip and heavy liquid eyeliner.
She donned another beautiful look for her appearance later that night with Lady Antebellum. The pared down performance was a medley of the two artists’ latest hits, including Halsey’s “Graveyard” unlike you’ve ever heard it before. Hearing Halsey and Hillary Scott‘s vocals together was goosebump-inducing. For the quiet, powerful moment, Halsey slipped on a pink, satin suit with a matching, visible bra and earrings. She slicked on bubblegum pink lipstick, too. A cute look, considering Hillary was wearing a pink blazer, too!
Can Halsey perform at every awards show? It really doesn’t matter what it’s for. After dueting on “Boy With Luv” with BTS, and now this, she can do anything! Oh — and for more gorgeous looks like Halsey’s, scroll through our CMA Awards red carpet gallery above!