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06/06/2013 11:27 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2013

Taylor Swift Rocks Short Shorts, Bustier At CMT Awards (PHOTOS)

Taylor Swift cranked up the heat at the 2013 CMT Music Awards Wednesday night in a sparkling black bodysuit, bustier top and short shorts.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer showed her bad-girl side while performing on stage at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Taking a cue from her title track "Red," Swift donned a split crimson dress over a shimmering bodysuit paired with black booties. And she wasn't afraid to show some leg or cleavage.

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Her performance of "Red" was just as hot as her outfit. Along with killer vocals, Swift spiced things up with some hair flips and cross-stage strutting.

The country crooner is known more for a flirty style than a risque one. Swift, who has a penchant for flowy dresses, has said she doesn't want people to think of her as sexy.

"It’s just a life decision," she told the Telegraph back in 2011. "I like wearing pretty dresses and I like trying out new styles but I don’t feel comfortable taking my clothes off. I wouldn’t wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life so I don’t think it’s necessary to wear that stuff in photo shoots."

Swift might have had the night's most eye-catching performance, but Carrie Underwood went home with the biggest honor of the night, winning Video of the Year for "Blown Away."

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