The Miss Collegiate, Miss High School, and Miss Junior High School America pageants all happened recently and we saw some amazing gowns from titleholders of all ages! Their gowns were so amazing that we started thinking of what else you could wear them for.
Given the versatility of the gowns, I started thinking of pageants that have an included talent portion and what contestants who are instrumentalists wear. There is such a wide variety of gowns that instrumentalists wear that when I saw the versatility in the Miss Collegiate America gowns, I had to put the two together! Here are six different instruments paired with six outfits that would work for your performance.
Note: Junior High School America and High School America contestants are also included in this post.
6 Miss Collegiate America 2016 Dresses for Talent Instrumentalists
1. Cello Players
Tori Timme, Miss Wisconsin Collegiate America 2016, rocked this feathered black ballgown for Miss Collegiate America 2016! I love how there is so much going on in this dress but it is all muted by the chic black fabrics. This gown would be great for a cellist because the instrument would be up against the black feathers, which would give it an awesome background. Additionally, with everything going on in the dress combined with your beautiful playing, the judges wouldn’t be able to keep their eyes off of you!
2. Violin Players
Ava Hampton, Miss Indiana High School America 2016, looked fabulous and elegant on the Miss High School America Stage in this bright gown! The heavily beaded top paired with a light chiffon bottom made this gown balanced and beautiful. It would be wonderful for a violinist because the top would draw your attention to where the violin sits.
Also, many times when we think of a violin, we think of slow and classical music but this gown would definitely bring a pop and wow factor to any violin performance!
3. Piano Players
This funky style of dress is definitely in this season and Angelica Parisi, Miss New Jersey Collegiate America 2016, wore it beautifully! I love how detailed and beaded the short dress is and being paired with a thick ballgown skirt, the outfit is very elegant and sophisticated. This outfit would be great for a pianist because the train would fall fabulously over the bench while you play. You can simultaneously show off your awesome legs and fun side on the other side of the bench!
In pageantry, you have to be confident in your personal style and Charlene Westfall, Miss Ohio Collegiate America 2016, is a great example of that! I love this chic, rocker look that she wore because the gold details are just the right amount of femininity in this tough leather outfit. This outfit would be amazing for a drummer because of the blend of rocker and femininity–just like playing the drums on a pageant stage! The pants with a slit would also make it easy to go all out on the bass drum for the judges.
5. Flute Players
Paris Regan, Miss Montana Collegiate America 2016, looked radiant in her column style evening gown at Miss Collegiate America 2016. I loved how she chose a gown with a simple silhouette to show off her figure with stunning details throughout that you can’t take your eyes off of. This outfit would be awesome for a flutist because the silver instrument would go beautifully with the silver details of the dress. This gown is all about balance just like the notes coming from a flute, so they would make a great pair!
6. Guitar Players
Our youngest feature Kaylee Hollifield, Miss Tennessee Jr High School America 2016, looked sassy and sweet in this lace beaded dress at Miss Junior High School America 2016. The color and structure keep her looking youthful, while the sheer details make this dress sassy. The white beading and lace remind me of southern charm, which I then connected with playing the guitar. The bell sleeves would look so elegant strumming an acoustic guitar on stage. Everything about this dress screams guitar talent to me and I love it!
Having a great talent and a great talent outfit go hand in hand. As you can see, the types of outfits for different talents vary, but ultimately it is up to you and what you love! These six ladies gave us some awesome inspiration and we hope they inspired you too!
If you’re looking for a talent outfit similar to these try browsing the Pageant Planet Gown Gallery!
Are you a singer and looking for talent outfit inspiration? (Read: 5 Miss USA 2016 Gowns That Talent Singers Would Love)
Good luck ladies!