The results are in and we’ve heard some of your favorite boutiques to shop at.
The stores in this year’s top 10 list specialize in custom designs and cater specifically to pageant girls and women. To find a pageant retailer near you, visit The Pageant Planet Directory to begin. Or if you’re a retailer who would like to be added to our prom and pageant directory then click here to create your free profile.
Here are this year’s best of the best when it comes to pageant stores, so without further ado, here are the top 10 pageant boutiques of 2016.
Top 10 Pageant Stores of 2016
10. Dazzle Boutique (Dazzles)
Dazzle Boutique, also known as Dazzles, is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. This retailer is a certified Sherri Hill seller. They also have MacDuggal, Alyce Paris, Rachel Allan and Jovani among other top designers.
9. The Competitive Image
Located in Dothan, Alabama is The Competitive Image. “Magnificent Apparel and Finery” is this boutique’s slogan. It has provided attire for hundreds of titleholders dating back to 2001. It’s no wonder The Competitive Image is among the top in the nation, as they also hold events during the year. In April, Sherry Hill will be at their Trunk Show.
8. Lola B
Located in northern Mississippi, Lola B Boutique helps women find that perfect gown. Lola B opened in late 2011 and since then has dressed women in systems ranging from Miss America to Miss America’s National Teenager to local festival pageants.
(Need some inspiration for how you’re next pageant wardrobe should look? We broke down the trends at the 2017 Golden Globes)
Known as one of the largest prom stores, Serendipity has been the stop for contestants like Olivia Jordan, Miss USA 2015 and Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2016, Hellen Smith. Located in Oklahoma City, the boutique features designers like Jovani, Sherri Hill, Ellie Wilde and Rachel Allan. On its website, you can easily search the inventory to find the gown right for you. (Read: How To Choose The Right Neckline You Should Wear In Evening Gown)
Now featured on Lifetime’s “Glamour Belles,” Joann’s is the first stop for many pageant women in Tennessee and across the south. Joann’s is the official wardrobe sponsor for pageants in the Miss Tennessee (America) system, Mrs. Tennessee, Mrs. Mississippi, and three USA state competitions.
Its new show debuts in early April and will show the drama behind the scenes of the shop.
5. Ashley Rene’s
Next on our list is a one-stop shop located in Elkhart, Indiana. Ashley Rene’s has over 5,000 square feet of prom, pageant and formal attire. Boasting close to 10 years of experience, Ashley Rene’s staff has prepared women for the National American Miss, Miss America, USA National Miss, Jr. High, High School and Collegiate America competitions. (Read: Top 3 Miss Earth 2016 Evening Gowns)
4. Ultimate Fashions
For the contestants on the east coast, Ultimate Fashions is the place to visit for your pageant needs. With two locations, one at the Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey and the other at the Staten Island Mall, Ultimate Fashions provides personalized services without the high costs. The staff can work to find your perfect dress from sweet 16 to mother of the bride to prom to pageant.
3. Diane & Company
Another New Jersey favorite, Diane & Company features couture, pageant, prom and cocktail dresses. With over 45 years of experience, this boutique in Freehold works to make its women feel like royalty with its couture legacy. Featured on Oxygen’s “Jersey Couture,” each employee receives training from Diane herself to have an eye for fashion and assist in making customers feel special.
2. Bridal Elegance
Known as the largest bridal, prom and pageant Store, Bridal Elegance has served thousands of customers. With two locations in Illinois, Bridal Elegance is a sponsor for the Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota and Nebraska USA systems among quite a few others. Pageant girls near and far flock to the Ottawa location because of its large inventory of gowns (20,000) where you are sure to find the right one.
1. Henri’s Cloud Nine
Located in Ohio, Henri’s Cloud Nine is a full-service boutique catering women looking for sweet 16 to prom and bridal gowns. Henri’s focuses on creating the perfect image and vows to work within budgets to get the best gown.
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