It was all work and hardly any play for our favorite country music stars on this week’s all-new episode of Nashville. With Rayna James (Connie Britton) working on her label and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) trying to decide where she wants to sign, the ladies kept it casual in low-key looks. “When they’re not doing something big, I don’t dress them up,” says costume designer Susie DeSanto, who chose to keep the stars’ outfits simple yet luxe.
This episode, she and Britton decided to go with dark hues for a still-troubled Rayna, as evidenced by the black-and-gray leopard Elie Tahari top she wore while spending time with new beau Luke Wheeler (Will Chase). “She’s still in this terrible place,” says DeSanto. “She just lost her father and is essentially severing ties with her sister, so she’s kind of in that mode of coming to terms with everything. There’s just a lot of heaviness.
But don’t worry Nashville fans! If you’re missing some of Rayna’s glitz and glam, you’re in luck: “We’re going to bust out a red Gucci dress next week!” We can’t wait! Until then, check out more of last night’s looks in our gallery.