Fun Fashion is one of the newest categories to hit the stage and I hadn’t heard of it until I competed at Miss International in 2014. Director Mary Richardson described it as, “Something you would see on ‘Dancing with the Stars.'”
I immediately thought of lots of movement and sparkle. But, as I’ve continued to better understand this area of competition, I discovered that, like on “Dancing with the Stars” and the way the choreographers plan a dance to match with their partner’s personality, your fun fashion has to match yours. (Read: Fun Fashion Style Guide By System)
If you’re bright and spunky like a Quick Step, then find an outfit that fits that. If you’re mysterious and commanding like a Paso Doble, then find the fabric interpretation of that.
Like evening gown, your fun fashion wear could cost you a pretty penny. But it is possible to find something more budget-friendly by searching in a prom line rather than a couture pageant line. Just be careful that the detailing doesn’t look too “Wal-Mart” when you want more “Target.”
Mac Duggal produces multiple lines to fit multiple budgets allowing you to find a fun fashion outfit to fit both you and your budget, and the prom 2017 line features multiple looks that could work perfectly in fun fashion.
10 MacDuggal Prom 2017 Gowns You Could Wear for Fun Fashion
Jumpsuits are IN and they are all the rage in fashion on and off the stage. This look comes in gold and is sure to be a fun show stopper when you step on stage. The pattern is often one seen on evening gowns, but the jumpsuit allows for more movement, fun poses, and eye-catching twirls during your walk. (Read: 5 Ways to Master Your Runway Walk)
This fun design comes in all black and the black and white option below. White is a popular color for pageant winners and the black pants offer a slimming and elongating silhouette. Use the skirt to catch the judges’ eyes while being able to comfortably move and be fashion forward in the popular jumpsuit style all at the same time. (Read: How to Walk in Every Phase of Pageant Competition)
If you love patterns, standing out and bright colors, this is the dress for you. The dress resembles a tile mosaic you’d see on a fountain or facade in a historic Mediterranean city. The blues are calming while the reds give a pop of excitement. This dress is certainly daring and there is nothing boring about it.
If you’re looking for something elegant but with a pop of whimsy, this would be the perfect fun fashion dress. It offers a striking and classic silhouette and evening gown look, but the pops of color are actually butterflies. Show off your sophisticated but youthful side with this fun gown.
Another jumpsuit/skirt combo, this outfit comes in both royal blue and black. It features pants, an overskirt and lace detailing. You’ll certainly feel like you’re busting your best move in a powerful Latin dance in this number when onstage.
To be honest, this gown is the reason I added five more to the list to make it a Top 10 instead of a Top 5. I stopped scrolling when I saw it. Maybe it’s the model’s facial expression, but my immediate thought was “warrior” followed by “powerful” and “Athena.” Command the stage in this dress that also comes in white. The gold detailing is in the shape of feathers and the top resembles a vest. It’s two pieces, which is popular in fun fashion, but different from the overskirt trend.
This gown may look like an evening gown, but its fun feathers give it a fun fashion vibe. The feathers offer some fun bounce while adding volume without bulk. The two-toned top and bottom combo offer an extra bit of neutral color blocking detail to elevate the look from a costumed cygnet to a sophisticated swan. (Read: How to Win in a White Gown)
Like jumpsuits, rompers are in. This lacy and silky combo presents a youthful and free-spirited sense of style. It comes in cotton candy-like colors of bright pink and blue. Be sure to show off those toned legs you’ve been working on in the gym with this outfit.
Stunning TinMan, Zena Warrior Princess and Nike Goddess of Victory all in one – this outfit demands attention and respect. The gown is available in both silver and gold. The top resembles a warrior’s breast plate while the skirt elevates the level of elegance of this dress. You won’t need a knight in shining armor to save you, you’ll slay that stage and capture the judges’ hearts in this gown. (Read: What You NEED to Know to Increase Your Pageant Fun Fashion Score)
The tropical floral in this outfit looks like a summer magazine spread from a Hawaiian or Southern Californian photo shoot. The style is a classic cut from the 40’s/50’s with a sweetheart neckline, a folded top, a large and solid colored belt to accent the waist, shorts and an overskirt for a practical and feminine look. The peach lining will complement your tan and you’ll be able to breeze through the competition in this fun outfit.
Remember, the judges should be able to see YOU in your fun fashion choice, so pick an outfit that accurately displays who you are on the inside on the outside.
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Have fun (fashion) and good luck, ladies!