I am always surfing the web looking for the hottest fashions to get wardrobe ideas for my clients (and sometimes myself). I was recently introduced to www.PageantDesigns.com who have a comprehensive collection of gowns and accessories suitable for girls, teens, Miss, and Mrs contestants. Designers featured in their collection are Tony Bowls, Sherri Hill, MacDuggal, Alyce Designs, Tiffany Designs and many more. Talk about a one stop online shop! They even feature two very informative blogs devoted to pageant, prom, bridal and beauty advice!
Just for fun, I picked some of my favorite Tony Bowls pieces!
This dress would make a fabulous talent gown for a piano player or a vocalist singing a torch ballad. I can just see this fabulous train draped over the back of the piano stool or a vocalist working the mic stand in this elegant design. This is an affordable and modern choice with the short skirt and unique detail on the bodice. Visit the Pageant Designs website for a better view!
This is from the Tony Bowls Collection, which offers high-end couture for the pageant runway and red carpet. I am such a fan of the front slit. Chiffon is a dynamic fabric on stage, adding vibrancy and life as it flows with your runway walk. I love how Tony has taken a classic style and updated it with an asymmetrical neckline while juxtaposing the detail on the bodice. Stunning!
You know how much I LOVE color, and this emerald green pops! I must have Christmas on the brain, because I think this would be perfect for holiday appearances. Not everyone can wear green, but because this shade is a rich jewel tone, it will work with most skin tones and hair colors. All eyes will be on you in this affordable piece coming in at $318. Fabulous!
SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER:
- Vary your colors. Don't fall into the trap of developing a color scheme for your pageant wardrobe. Express yourself with your fashion choices by being creative and diverse.
- Try it on. You may not like something on the hanger or in a picture, but try it on anyway. You might be pleasantly surprised.
- Ready to wear fabrics. If you are shopping for appearance attire, consider fabrics that won't wrinkle when packed away.