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Miss Arrowhead Teen USA 2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?

Kassidy Neely, Miss Arrowhead Teen USA 2017 - Photo: Michael Solberg
Kassidy Neely, Miss Arrowhead Teen USA 2017. Photo: Michael Solberg

Miss Arrowhead Teen USA 2017 Evening Gown

Kassidy Neely competed for the title of Miss Arizona Teen USA in this ultra-fitted, red evening gown, which earned herself the place of third runner-up!

The Color

This bright red definitely pops on stage, especially with the dark backdrop accented with blue tones! The red looks excellent against Kassidy’s bronzed skin tone and gorgeous brunette hair, only emphasizing her natural beauty and not washing her out under the bright stage lights.

The Silhouette 

Kassidy’s gown presents an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, an ultra-fitted silhouette and a dramatic, mermaid tiered skirt.

The sweetheart neckline is perfect for a Teen division since it is still a modest cut but can be very feminine.

Interested to find out what gowns are great for different age divisions? (Read: What Are The Best Evening Gowns For Each Age Division)

I also really like a mermaid skirt for a Teen division more so than on a Miss contestant. I find that the bottom of the skirt is fun and shows personality, which needs to still shine through for a Teen contestant. However, in this case, the underneath side of the top tier of the skirt needs to have more red fabric since you can see the clear rubber. It’s always important to look at every angle of the gown during alteration fittings to find small things like this.

The Styling

Large, round curls are the perfect choice for Kassidy’s face shape! I’m glad to see she chose to wear her hair down and swept to the back, really showing off her strong but petite shoulder frame.

Want to see what how you should style your hair based on your face shape? (Read: How To Style Hair Based On Your Face Shape)

Red crystal earrings are worn and match the gown very well! I would have liked to see a large teardrop crystal earring for this look because I think it would have matched the gown’s silhouette and sent this look to the next level!

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Kassidy chose a very natural makeup application, which is perfect for a Teen contestant!

The Verdict

A few minor changes could have been made, but without a doubt, this look is a HIT! Way to go, Kassidy, and congratulations on third runner-up!

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