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Miss International Bombshell 2016-2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?

Heather Louise Hughes, Miss International Bombshell 16-17 - Photo: Ant Bradshaw
Heather Louise Hughes, Miss International Bombshell 2016-2017. Photo: Ant Bradshaw

Miss International Bombshell 2016-2017 Evening Gown

Heather Louise Hughes was crowned Miss International Bombshell 2016-2017 in this simplistic berry pink evening gown!

The Color

This berry shade of pink has the sweetness to show youthfulness but the richness that translates to maturity.

Heather has a neutral skin tone that works well with both cool and warm tones, but this color brings out the rosiness in her cheeks and the glow of her skin.

Want to see another contestant looking stunning in a berry pink evening gown? (Read: Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)

The Silhouette

Heather’s evening gown features a simplistic mermaid silhouette, a pointed sweetheart neckline, and a waistband wrapping around her natural waistline.

The bodice presents a strapless, pointed sweetheart neckline and a gathered detail. A traditional sweetheart is more delicate, and there is strength in this structural design.

The fitted silhouette glides over her figure. Just above the knee, a mermaid skirt flares out. It is a bit more on the streamlined side but has just enough shape to create nice movement.

A waistband around her natural waist elongates her torso and helps her appear taller.

The Styling

I love Heather’s gown; however, I am not sold on her styling choices. This look would have been beautifully completed with soft, loose curls and a more natural makeup look. Unfortunately, Heather’s styling makes her features appear smaller and doesn’t enhance her natural beauty.

Styling can definitely make or break an overall look.

Interested in learning how to avoid making common makeup mistakes before your next pageant? (Read: 10 Common Makeup Mistakes And How To Fix Them)

The Verdict

I am a huge fan of this gown choice for Heather; however, I don’t think she optimized her features in the best way possible in this look. Unfortunately, this look is a MISS for me.

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

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