Dresses on top of dresses, on top of gowns, on top of rhinestones! The 2018 Miss America evening gown competition sure did not disappoint! From red carpet ready to classic elegance, there was a little bit of everything for everyone.
We’re counting down the top 10 evening gowns for the competition. Be sure to let us know your top choices in the comments below!
Top 10 Evening Gowns at Miss America 2018
10. Miss Mississippi 2018, Anne Elizabeth Buys
This simple, white, fitted, trumpet gown is beautiful and elegant. The styling is flawless and really focuses on letting the wearer’s beauty shine through. This gown is definitely a hit!
9. Miss Connecticut 2018, Eliza Kanner
Fully rhinestoned sleeve and intricate detail down the side? Yes, please! This gown fits like a glove and has enough design detail to be interesting without being overwhelming. Plus, a black dress on a blonde girl seems to work at Miss America! (Read: 10 Reasons You Should NOT Wear a Black Evening Gown)
8. Miss Texas 2018, Margana Wood
During the live cast, Margana said that her gown was inspired by a red carpet dress. This dress is definitely red carpet ready and still looks great on a pageant stage!
7. Miss Michigan 2018, Heather Kendrick
A high neckline, column silhouette and simple styling make the perfect recipe for a great evening gown look. The detailing on this gown is to die for! It is almost a piece of art. However, the dress still doesn’t over power the girl. When having such an interesting dress as this one, styling is crucial.
6. Miss Wyoming 2018, Cheyenne Buyert
Chokers have been the trend in pageant gowns for a while now, but this choker gives us an asymmetrical flare. Black velvet hugs the body and is on trend for this fashion season. Pulled back hair accentuates the neck and draws the viewer to the contestant’s face. (Read: 4 Easy Updos Any Pageant Girl Can Achieve)
5. Miss Colorado 2018, Meredith Winnefeld
What can we say about this gown? There are so many incredible details, yet we still only see the girl. From the soft rose gold color, the one-shoulder flounce, sequined detailing, organza train and perfectly corseted bodice, this gown is absolutely stunning.
4. Miss District of Columbia 2018, Briana Kinsey
One of the few ball gowns seen on the Miss America stage this year, this yellow gown was a beam of sunshine amidst a sea of black and white. The neckline is interesting and draws direct attention to the face, while the silhouette accentuates her waist and gives her height on stage. (Read: What Does Your Evening Gown Color Say About You?)
3. Miss Georgia 2018, Alyssa Beasley
Long sleeve gowns can often translate as outdated, but this gown certainly is modern and a little sexy while still being modest. The portions of the deep neckline and high slit are balanced by the draping on the front of the gown and on the sleeves. The dress is fitted but had movement on stage, making Miss Georgia look gorgeous and ethereal.
2. Miss Maryland 2018, Kathleen Masek
Asymmetry was definitely on-trend in this years’ Miss America pageant. However, this is asymmetry taken out of the pageant world and into high fashion. The rhinestone choker paired with her sleek, straight hair has an edgy flare to it while the slit and cap sleeve have that classic pageant feel. (Read: How to Match Your Hairstyle with Your Dress Neckline)
1. Miss Missouri 2018, Jennifer Davis
What can be said but WOW! This gown is simply stunning. It fits like a glove and leaves a lot to be imagined while giving the illusion of skin. The details are placed perfectly to accentuate her body and give a great silhouette on stage.
So much beauty on one stage! There are only 10 on this list, but all 51 gowns are more than deserving. Which was your favorite? Did it make the list?