Look Like a Pageant Queen

Beauty pageants have been around for decades, giving women a platform to showcase their beauty and talent in competitions in return for scholarships, prizes, and national recognition. One of the most popular segments of the competition is the Evening Dress portion where the lovely contestants dress up in gorgeous gowns and strut their stuff across the stage. Every detail of this segment is evaluated, whether it be the color of the dress to the style of hair, judges spare no detail. We have gathered some of our favorite pageant looks of the last couple years. Now, you can look like a Pageant Queen in your next event, too!

 

1.) Miss Idaho, Taylor Lance

Miss Idaho 2017, Taylor Lance via  Cosmopolitan

Miss Idaho 2017, Taylor Lance via Cosmopolitan

Tarik Ediz 50309

Tarik Ediz 50309

Taylor Lance competed for the title of Miss America in 2017 wearing this gorgeous white gown featuring a sparkling belt at the natural waist line, a strapless neckline, and a lace column skirt layered with a second, white skirt. Lance radiated in this white gown and you can too with this Tarik Ediz piece that features a similar contrasting, layered skirt and embroidered belt in white.  

 

2.) Miss Maine, Katie Elliott

Miss Maine 2017, Katie Elliott via  Cosmopolitan

Miss Maine 2017, Katie Elliott via Cosmopolitan

Tarik Ediz 93351

Tarik Ediz 93351

Katie Elliott competed for Miss America 2017 in this elegant white gown with a fit and flare silhouette, laced short-sleeve torso and embroidered v-neck. You can get Elliott's look with this beautiful Tarik Ediz dress that also features a fit and flare skirt, laced torso, and embroidered cap sleeves. The skirt has a delicate floral pattern that adds an extra element of detail to this pageant look. 

 

3.) Miss Wyoming, Cheyenne Buyert

Miss Wyoming 2017, Cheyenne Buyert via  Cosmopolitan

Miss Wyoming 2017, Cheyenne Buyert via Cosmopolitan

Alyce 59998

Alyce 59998

Cheyenne Buyert competed for the title of Miss America 2017 in this sexy black, A-symmetrical column gown. Get Buyert's pageant look with this black Alyce dress featuring an A-symmetrical neckline, one-shoulder cut and body-hugging skirt. Oz Boutique can add embroidery, sequins, and rhinestones on the Alyce dress' choker to get the same look as Buyert in her pageant evening gown. 

 

4.) Miss Connecticut, Eliza Kanner

Miss Connecticut 2017, Eliza Kanner via  Cosmopolitan  

Miss Connecticut 2017, Eliza Kanner via Cosmopolitan 

Jovani 36135

Jovani 36135

Eliza Kanner competed in the 2017 Miss America Pageant in this beautiful navy, A-symmetrical gown. The sleeve on her gown features sparkling rhinestone embroidery. You can recreate Kanner's look with this gorgeous Jovani piece. 

 

5.) Miss Wisconsin, Kate Redeker

Miss Wisconsin USA 2016, Kate Redeker via  Cosmopolitan

Miss Wisconsin USA 2016, Kate Redeker via Cosmopolitan

Jovani 46606

Jovani 46606

Kate Redeker competed for the 2016 Miss America title with this timeless navy ball gown featuring a velvet bodice and flared, layered skirt. You can recreate Redeker's pageant look almost identically with this black Jovani gown that also includes a velvet bodice with a batwing neckline and lettuce hemming on the skirt. 

 

6.) Miss New York, Gabrielle Walter

Miss New York 2017, Gabrielle Walter via  Cosmopolitan

Miss New York 2017, Gabrielle Walter via Cosmopolitan

Andrea and Leo A0620

Andrea and Leo A0620

Gabrielle Walter competed for the title of Miss America 2017 in this gorgeous A-line ball gown featuring a sparkling rhinestone belt, v-cut neckline, and a shiny gold pattern across the bodice and skirt. You can recreate Walter's look with this Andrea and Leo ball gown that features a similar golden A-line ball gown silhouette, pattern embellishments across the fabric, a v-neck and thick sparkling belt around the waist. We love this look on Walter with chandelier earrings and hair parted to one side.