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The Best Dressed at GMA’s 44th Annual Dove Awards

by Alexis A. Ansley


The Gospel Music Association’s 44th Annual Dove Awards returned to Nashville October 15th this year to honor recording artists in all genres of Christian music, and they obeyed fashion laws to the letter. Hosted by Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant, the awards show exhibited Christian music powerhouses like TobyMac, Lecrae, Tamela Mann, Colton Dixon and Jason Crabb.

Here’s a peek at the show’s best looks.


Jason Crabb in a velvet blazer, fuschia tie, white shirt, and olive leather jeans

Jason Crabb, one of the night’s top winners, performed in a dashing crushed velvet blazer complimented by olive green jeans. This is a signature look for Crabb that embraces his conservative sense of style.


Cole Walowac wearing an athletic jacket with black pants

Cole Walowac of the Capital Kings performed in this letterman jacket and dark pant combo. He accented the look with an oversized gold watch. This look is a direct representation of the culture and style that influences Capital Kings’ music. Walowac and his music partner Jon White are both young musicians who represent youth culture in their clothing.


NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15:  Tamela Mann performs "Take Me to the King" at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards on October 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association)

Tamela Mann looked gorgeous in a fitted black leather/fabric dress that accentuated all of her curves. Leather is hot again this fall season, and her dress is on point. This look is similar to what Mann wore during the BET Awards this year, and it really works for her.


Joyce Meyer and Pastor Rick Warren presenting an award

Pastor Rick Warren and author and speaker Joyce Meyer presented an award in both formal and casual looks. Meyer wore a simple A-line black ensemble that was perfect for the occasion. Pastor Warren chose a more casual look, but still obeyed the season’s fashion laws with a plaid button-up shirt jeans.


Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant at the 2013 Dove Awards

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15: Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin host the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards on October 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association)

Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant stole the show in their fashion choices for the evening. Franklin’s known for his boisterous fashion choices, but he chose to wear a traditional American ‘preppy’ look that included white pants, gingham shirt, bow tie and navy blazer.

Grant also chose a traditional look, wearing a stunning floor-length bell-shaped gown (upper photo) that featured a gorgeous gold lace overlay (also on point with the season).


Colton Dixon in a rock-inspired blazer and black and white suit with Jamie Grace

American Idol rocker turned Christian Colton Dixon brought his trademark rock look to the awards. His intricate blazer (and matching tie) with black studs and safety pins on the lapel and pockets add a nice edge to his otherwise simple black and white suit.


If you ever thought Christians lacked style, think again. 😉


Which is your favorite look? Let us know in a comment below.



All photos courtesy of Getty Images.



Alexis AnsleyAbout the Author:
Alexis Ansley is a Central Florida fashion blogger, fashion consultant and co-founder of Lex&Pooch Styling Co. An avid enthusiast for all things vintage, Alexis has made a name for herself by uniquely combining vintage and contemporary styles within her personal fashion choices and while styling clients. Alexis is a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) community and work towards bringing fresh and unique fashions to the forefront of all her style ventures.



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