Katie Austin Glistens in Sequined Red Figure-Hugging Gown on the CMAs Red Carpet

The SI Swimsuit model showed up for her big moment in a major way.
Katie Austin poses in a black dress and wears her dirty blonde hair in a beach wave.

Katie Austin.

Listen, we know we keep talking about the color of the season, but we just can’t help ourselves. With all of our favorite fashionable celebrities showing up to red carpet events in their best take on the trending shade, we feel obligated to take note and voice our approval.

Only the latest to do it—and in a big way, too—was fitness influencer Katie Austin. She had the honor of hosting on the CMA Awards red carpet last night, and her incredible style reflected the momentous occasion. 

She donned a vibrant red fitted dress that was adorned throughout with silver sequins, allowing her to—quite literally—shine in the flash of the cameras. The gown featured underwire detailing, a sweetheart neckline and was fitted throughout the bodice with a slight train at the hem. The 30-year-old wore silver metallic pumps to complement the sequins throughout the dress.

“HOSTED ON THE FREAKIN CMA RED CARPET LAST NIGHT!!!! Biggest night in country music. So much fun. I love y’all @cma @countrynow ❤️,” Austin captioned a series of Instagram photos and short videos she shared from the evening, expressing her excitement for the opportunity.

“looking incredible as always katie!!!” SI Swimsuit rookie Sixtine gushed in the comments.

“Epic!!!! Congrats!!” 2023 rookie Lauren Chan added.

“So hot !!!! This is your color ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥,” a fan wrote—a sentiment that we can absolutely get behind.

The model certainly showed up in style for her big night, and we would expect nothing less of the fashionable fitness instructor.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.