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Miss North Dakota USA 2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?

Raquel Wellentin, Miss North Dakota USA 2017 - Photo courtesy of Miss North Dakota USA.
Raquel Wellentin, Miss North Dakota USA 2017. Photo courtesy of Miss North Dakota USA.

Miss North Dakota USA 2017 Evening Gown

Raquel Wellentin captured the title of Miss North Dakota USA 2017 wearing this striking red evening gown!

Interested in seeing an evening gown wore at last year’s Miss North Dakota USA pageant? (Read: Miss North Dakota USA 2016 Finalist Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)

The Color

Most contestants can never go wrong with a bright and bold color choice like this one. Red is a great choice when contestants do not know what the stage is going to look like because this color truly pops against any potential background color.

This dazzling color complements Raquel’s fair skin tone and dark hair exceptionally well.

The Silhouette

Raquel’s evening gown presents a mermaid silhouette, tank sleeves, a wide plunging vee neckline, and dual crystal waistbands wrapping around her natural waist.

The tighter, mermaid silhouette that Raquel chose looks stunning on her slim frame. The combination of elements allows for the overall look to be both regal and sophisticated, as well as fun and lively!

With such a dramatic skirt, I am glad to see a more simplistic and form-fitting silhouette throughout the remainder of the gown. This particular silhouette does a great job defining Raquel’s figure as well as elongating her frame.

Tank sleeves and a wide plunging vee neckline add tasteful elements of sex appeal to Raquel’s overall look.

The jeweled detailing found throughout the gown’s neckline and waistband adds just the right amount of glitz and glamor.

Want to take home the crown at your next pageant, like Raquel? (Read: How To Create A Winning Pageant Mindset)

The Styling

From head to toe, Raquel did a great job styling this look to allow it to be as strong as possible! Her dark hair is perfectly styled in large soft curls, framing her face.

The earrings she chose to wear tie in perfectly with the red color of her gown. The earrings allow for a nice flow from one detail to the next.

The Verdict

Raquel is a showstopper in this red mermaid gown. It’s no wonder she walked away with the crown. It’s a HIT! Excellent choice, Raquel. Good 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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