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Miss Utah 2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?

JessiKate Riley during the evening gown competition. Photo: Miss America Facebook Page.
JessiKate Riley during the evening gown competition. Photo: Miss America Facebook page

Miss Utah 2017 Evening Gown

JessiKate Riley shined on the Miss America stage in this beautiful Jovani gown!

The Color

JessiKate chose a ruby red gown to compete for the title of Miss America in. This shade of red complements her fair skin beautifully and looks great against her dark hair. Not only does this color look great on JessiKate, but it also stands out wonderfully against the stage. She really pops in this color!

Want to check out another red gown from the 2018 Miss America pageant? (Read: Miss Pennsylvania 2017 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)

The Silhouette 

The silhouette of this gown is so unique! It features a strap going across one shoulder, a banded waist, a high slit and a keyhole cutout. There is also a ton of texture added by the fabric right above the slit.

The one-shoulder strap, keyhole cutout and high slit add the perfect amount of sex appeal to this gown. The ruffles above the slit ensure that this gown isn’t too sexy but is rather fun and flirty! The banded fabric on her waistline highlights her tiny waist and shows off her natural curves.

The Styling 

JessiKate kept her hair and makeup on the simple side for this look, which was very smart because of how eye-catching this gown is! Her red lip complements her gown perfectly while still remaining subtle. I like that she parted her hair on the side that included her strap in order to play into the asymmetry of this gown. Finally, the large silver earrings add a nice amount of bling to JessiKate’s overall look and help bring focus upward toward her facial beauty.

Are you considering wearing a red lip during your next pageant? (Read: How To Get The Perfect Red Lips)

The Verdict 

JessiKate absolutely nailed the evening gown portion of Miss America! Not only is the gown unique, but it fits her like a glove. This gown is nothing but a HIT! Amazing job, JessiKate!

Do you agree or disagree with my verdict? Weigh in by clicking HIT or MISS below.

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