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Girls weren’t just Bringing it, they were BLINGING it
I know I promised that my next blog would focus on prom dresses with cut outs, but I recently had the opportunity to attend the Miss Illinois United States pageant, which included six categories: Ms, Miss Teen, Jr. Teen, PreTeen and Little Miss — I was so excited I had to blog about it! Let me tell you, these girls weren’t just bringing it, they were BLINGING it. It was so great to watch them in their gorgeous pageant gowns and see how incredibly poised they were in the interview portion.
One trend I noticed was the trumpet pageant gown or also known as the mermaid. This style is so flattering on all body types! It’s form fitted and accents your curves creating a beautiful silhouette. I can’t imagine how difficult it was for the judges to choose the winners as all of the girls were so beautiful and each of their pageant gowns were stunning! Here’s one of my fav mermaid styles from Charlotte’s Closet:
I also spotted some great variations on the two-piece gown. The first was worn by Marsha Lowe, Ms. Illinois United States 2014. She was wearing a stunning fringe beaded blue two-piece dress with a knee length skirt and looked amazing! The other two-piece that caught my eye was worn by Tabitha Turner, 1st runner up for Ms. Illinois United States 2015, She wore a nude color gown with a beautifully beaded top, which was shorter than what we normally see. The under skirt hit just at the knee with a chiffon flowy illusion skirt with ribbon trim on top. I was thrilled to get the chance to speak with her after the pageant and she was as sweet as could be! Check out the pic I snapped!
Bejeweled is another huge fashion trend in the pageant world that was showcased in the Miss Illinois United States Pageant, not only with the contestants but with some title holders who also attended. During an intermission I spotted Megan Reisner, Miss Illinois Teen USA and noticed her wearing a beautiful white sequined short dress with a green leather jacket. I also got the chance to chat with her and she is not only beautiful but so sweet! Check out our pic:
It goes without saying that bejeweled dresses make a statement on stage. Something about the way the lights reflects on these gowns really makes the girls shine, which is why I think when it comes to pageant fashion BLING is the new black! Congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next edition of Harleigh hearts, which will focus on the cut out prom dress! Scroll down for my favorite pageant dress color trends!
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