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Miss District of Columbia USA 2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?

Kara McCullough, Miss District of Columbia USA 2017 - Photo courtesy of Miss District of Columbia USA .
Kara McCullough, Miss District of Columbia USA 2017. Photo courtesy of Miss District of Columbia USA .

Miss District of Columbia USA 2017 Evening Gown

Miss District of Columbia USA 2017, Kara McCullough, brought home the crown in this dramatic black evening gown!

Interested in seeing the stunning evening gown of Kara’s predecessor? (Read: Miss District Of Columbia USA 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)

The Color

A black evening gown paired with her bronzed skin tone and matching black hair is as edgy as it gets. This dress stands out tremendously well against the stage backdrop.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it takes a confident woman with a very strong sense of self to choose a presentation as bold as this. Black is a commanding color on stage.

The Silhouette

Kara’s evening gown features a unique A-line silhouette, bodysuit-like bodice, long sleeves, and a plunging vee neckline covered by illusion mesh.

This fitted silhouette accentuates Kara’s slim yet curvy figure. The trendy bodysuit-like bodice fits her to a T!

This gown has both elements of sex appeal and modesty. A high slit adds a nice element of exposed skin to help break up the heavy nature of the rest of the gown. The long sleeves and illusion mesh keep the gown modest and mature.

The satin skirt moves extraordinarily as Kara walks across the stage. It also adds softness to an overall edgy gown.

The Styling

Kara did an excellent job styling this gown from top to bottom! The earrings match impeccably well, and her hair pulled in front on one side allows for the bodice to really be showcased.

Want to know how to perfectly style a black evening gown? (Read: How To Style Makeup With A Black Evening Gown)

The Verdict

Kara’s evening gown is a clear HIT! Excellent choice, Kara. We wish you luck at Miss USA 2017.

Do you agree or disagree with my verdict? Make sure to weigh in by clicking HIT or MISS below!

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