Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Photo: Carrie Underwood Arrives at the American Idol Grand Finale on May 25, 2011

If this year’s country-crooning contestants, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, can hope to follow in the footsteps of just one Idol, we bet they’re wishing it’s past winner Carrie Underwood, who has dominated the charts since her AI days. We also bet they wouldn’t mind dominating red carpets like this gal, either.

Country music’s sweetheart stepped out to show some support and perform at the American Idol finale in this adorable short-n-sweet shift dress. Carrie looked gorgeous donning the glam embellished frock, along with simple drop earrings, a neutral clutch, and some major heels. Oh, and that pretty nice rock on her left ring finger, too!

If you’re looking for a chic almost-summer look, channel the country darlin’ with these key pieces — without breaking the bank.

Start with a pretty long-sleeve shift. Oasis Stitched Sequin Embellished Shift, $41; Slide into some sky-high pumps. Tinley Road Alisa Pump, $49; Grab a cute clutch. Mendbur Halden Clutch, $29; Work a pair of drop earrings. Topshop Metal Facet Drop Earrings, $25; Finish with some Carrie-esque ring bling. City By City Ring, $25.