Gwen Stefani's Outfit At The ACM Awards Has Fans Talking

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards looked a lot different than expected. For one thing, the ceremony was originally supposed to be held in April in Las Vegas, but it ended up happening in a socially-distanced split among three venues in Nashville. The stars made the most of the changes, and the presenters and performers put on a great show for audiences at home. One of the night's most-anticipated performances came from Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, who sang their song "Happy Anywhere" together on stage.

As Shelton explained before the performance, he and Stefani weren't in Nashville. Instead, they were in front of a green screen with a backdrop made to look like the iconic Bluebird Cafe. The pair also wore fairly casual outfits, and Stefani's choice of clothes earned both positive and negative comments from fans. Here's what you need to know about Stefani's outfit at the ACM Awards and what fans are saying about the No Doubt singer's look.

Gwen Stefani's ACM Awards outfit had country flair

It wouldn't be a Gwen Stefani look without fishnet tights, but the Grammy winner's attire for the Academy of Country Music Awards had a distinct twang. The singer opted for a white denim jacket that had gold fringe on the sleeves, complete with white denim cutoffs (also with gold fringe) and knee-high gold boots. Stefani completed the look with gold bangle bracelets, and of course, her signature red lip.

Stefani looked right at home on stage with Blake Shelton, who was wearing a casual button-front shirt and jeans while strumming his guitar. But some fans who commented on Stefani's ACM Awards Instagram post didn't love her country get-up. "Please go back to No Doubt and follow your original roots," one person pleaded. "You gotta go back to old Gwen. This country Gwen is just a no for me," another follower wrote.

But YouTuber Kandee Johnson shared some positive words, gushing, "You are the cutest human!!!!!!" on Stefani's Instagram post, and Jenee Fleenor, the fiddle player in Shelton's band, made a joke about Stefani's outfit, writing, "I'm so glad we're fringe!" One fan tweeted that Stefani's ACM Awards look was "iconic," and another wrote, "Wow!!! Those boots!!!! That outfit!!!" 

Wow, indeed.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have plenty of fans

Even though not everyone loved her ACM Awards outfit, Gwen Stefani received plenty of support on Instagram about her relationship with Blake Shelton

"Blake and Gwen are sooooo cute. Two very different vibes and style comin together," one fan wrote. "You are so gorgeous. Love you and Blake together," another said. "Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are such an odd couple but I really hope they stay together forever," tweeted another supporter after their "Happy Anywhere" performance.

Speaking of that duet, Stefani swapped the gold boots from her initial AMC Awards look for a pair of cowboy boots during her performance with Shelton — a move that didn't go unnoticed by fans. Her embroidered white boots truly completed the country look. "Love @gwenstefani 's whole vibe! #ACMs awesome look! Sounded great. Cute green screen thing," one fan tweeted

While Stefani will always face some criticism over her relationships, her music, and her wardrobe choices — you can't please 'em all, there is no doubt that plenty of fans enjoyed both her ACM style and her performance with Shelton. They're "Happy Together," and that's all that matters.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's ACM Awards performance shut down a rumor

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's performance of "Happy Anywhere" at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards was all the more poignant given some recent rumors about their relationship. Just hours before the show, a source told Us Weekly that the couple felt "stretched to their limit" after spending the majority of quarantine together at their ranch in Oklahoma. "They feel suffocated and stressed," the source claimed, noting they also purchased a home in Los Angeles in 2019 and the move between the ranch and Encino had been wearing them out.

Quarantine seems to have taken its toll on a relationship that was already a little stressed out. The couple was supposed to get married in summer 2020, but pushed things back a couple months due to the ongoing pandemic, per another Us Weekly report. There are no more updates on the when and the how of their wedding, but a source said they definitely plan to have multiple celebrations. One in Los Angeles, and of course, one in Oklahoma for Shelton. The same venue that's been supposedly "suffocating" them also serves as an ideal wedding location, the source said. "Oklahoma gives the couple more privacy and the possibilities are endless for a wedding reception people will talk about for years."

Given their sweet performance of "Happy Anywhere" at the ACMs, the relationship issues don't appear to be all that deep — the wedding will surely go on.