Fashion expert Melissa Rivers is sharing her do’s and don’ts of red carpet fashion ahead of the CMT Music Awards in Austin, Texas.
“A red carpet do would be take a page from the award shows we’ve already seen this year. One of the best years for fashion on the red carpet that we’ve seen in a long time,” Rivers said in an interview with Fox News Digital.
The biggest don’t in the podcast host’s book is jeans. “Don’t wear jeans,” she said. “Treat the event with the respect it deserves.”
Rivers, who previously co-hosted “Fashion Police” with her mother, the late Joan Rivers, and currently hosts the “Group Text” podcast, said she puts the country music award shows “somewhere between the Golden Globes and the Grammys.”
“It’s still a glamorous, important event, but you still can have some fun with it,” she added.
When asked what advice she would give stars deciding on their looks for the big day, Rivers said, “I give them the same advice that I give female comedians. Just because you’re funny, you don’t have to dress funny,” she noted. “You don’t have to dress for your genre of performance or genre of entertainment.”
Addressing some of the looks celebrities have worn over the years, Rivers gushed over Shania Twain’s 2002 Country Music Association Award’s show look.
“I loved the 2002 dress,” she said. “She looked pretty and glamorous, and you know, the fit of the dress, the color of the dress. It all worked. Do I want to