National American Miss Maryland Jr. Teen 2016 Evening Gown
Karen Hosova represented Maryland at National American Miss Jr. Teen 2016 wearing this youthful royal purple ball gown!
Even though the color choice is a bit dark for Karen, the dimensionality of the purple throughout the gown paired with Karen’s fair complexion makes this gown completely pop! Its unique purple tonal range throughout the skirt allows for this gown to be an instant eye-catcher on stage.
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Karen’s evening gown features a ball gown silhouette, a sweetheart neckline, thin spaghetti straps, and crystal detailings all throughout.
The full ball gown makes this look very age appropriate, while the beading throughout the bodice and the halter neckline make it more unique.
A sweetheart neckline adds to the youthfulness of the overall look.
My main concern with this gown is the outdated style. Ball gown’s made consistently out of tulle are on the outs in pageant trends. I would have loved to see this gown made of a heavier satin fabric and without the thin straps. It would have made this look more clean and polished.
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You don’t NEED voluminous curls and heavy make-up to shine on a pageant stage. Karen’s effortless hairstyle and light, age-appropriate makeup are so refreshing.
She completed her look with simplistic crystal earrings.
Karen’s hair and makeup are superb, but I feel that her gown makes her look a little too young for a Jr. Teen contestant. With the right gown, Karen would truly shine. Karen is a true HIT; however, this evening gown is a MISS for me.
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