I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pageantry often imitates Hollywood – and sometimes vice versa.
The Golden Globes kicked off Awards Season in Hollywood on January 8th, 2017 and the star-studded affair did not fail to impress on the Red Carpet.
There is no doubt we’ll be seeing some of these red carpet trends gracing pageant stages this upcoming pageant season.
With the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast set to premiere on March 17th, 2017, Hollywood was decked out in yellow at the appropriately named Golden Globes.
Miss California USA 2017, India Williams, won in a yellow gown in December. Miss Teen USA 2016, Karlie Hay, wore a Belle inspired, yellow gown when she won Miss Teen USA last summer. Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, and Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, also won in yellow gowns.
White is a popular color for pageant girls with many winners donning the color. It also showed up on the red carpet. Perhaps the wearers were hoping for a bit of luck from the color? (Read: How to Win in a White Gown)
Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2014, and Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, both were crowned wearing white.
Every girl has a signature color and for many that color is pink. It’s no surprise that we wear it whenever possible. But soft pink hues seem to be on the rise on the red carpet.
Madeline Helget, National American Miss Teen 2016-2017, won in a soft pink gown. Miss World 2016, Stephanie Del Valle, was also crowned in pink.
Continuing with the Belle inspired trends, and a nod to recently coming back 90’s fashions, there were plenty of off-the-shoulder gowns making their way down the red carpet.
Betty Cantrell was crowned Miss America 2016 in a white, off-the-shoulder gown.
We’ve seen gowns like this grace the stage at many glamorous international pageants and it doesn’t seem like the trend is going anywhere anytime soon.
Georgia Frazier, Miss Oklahoma 2015, wowed the world in her lace topped Sherri Hill ballgown at Miss America 2016.
Glittered Fabric/Threading/Liquid Beading
All that glitters is gold, and pageant girls and Hollywood know it.
Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016, was crowned in a gown featuring lots of intricate, sparkling detail.
Are we surprised? The 1990’s closet staple is in every store with a women’s fashion department and it was certainly on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
Savvy Shields stunned in a black velvet gown when she was crowned Miss America 2017 on September 11th, 2016.
Even when you have to be glamorous, we still want to be comfortable. Hollywood brought this flowing trend to the red carpet on Sunday.
Miss California USA 2016, Nadia Mejia, rocked the Miss USA stage in her orange, flowing, Grecian gown. Miss Arizona USA 2017, Tommy Lynn Calhoun, won in a similar style and colored gown back in October.
Florals made their appearance during Prom season 2016 and are still going strong.
Miss Minnesota 2016, Madeline Van Ert, wore a black outfit accented with florals as her talent costume at Miss America 2017. (Read: How to Make Your Own Pageant Perfect Pumpkins)
The trend that graced the red carpet now resembles more of Madeline’s look versus 1990’s home decor.
Hillary Clinton recently ran for president as the first woman to do so after being nominated by a major party and she did it in her signature pantsuit. Hollywood stepped out in their own versions of the working woman classic.
One a more traditional women’s look, the other a tailored menswear inspired look. No doubt both could grace pageant interview rooms with the style depending on the system.
In fact, Mattie Witman, Miss Teen Oklahoma City/Tulsa 2015, won her title in a tuxedo! (Read: Edmond Native Turns Heads at Beauty Pageant, Wins in a Tuxedo)
There are still a few more awards shows in the season which means more red carpet fashions to watch for, and we’ll certainly be paying attention.
As you probably noticed, the trends weren’t exclusive and two or more trends were combined into a single style on the red carpet. Keep in mind, in pageantry, more isn’t always best.
What Golden Globes 2017 Red Carpet trends do you plan to try during this year’s pageant season?