Fun fashion is supposed to show off your personality and because of this, a lot of girls choose to wear their favorite colors. But, you need to make sure your favorite color works on stage with your skin tone and with your hair. (Read: What You NEED to Know to Increase Your Pageant Fun Fashion Score)
And, the great thing is, you may not realize just what colors you could wear with your hair color, especially if you have dyed your hair recently.
What Colors to Wear in Fun Fashion Based on Your Hair Color
You don’t have to go for traditional royal blues or emerald greens just because you have red hair.
The blueish purple complements the hair quite well. The hair also helps bring out the red in the floral design of the gown worn here by Jessica Johnson, Miss Teen Arkansas International 2016 in fun fashion.
Don’t be afraid to wear red with red hair. Jessica Rabbit does it in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and there is no reason not to take style pointers from a cartoon character. Lenze Morris, Miss Teen Alabama International 2014, stuns in her look.
If your red hair has more orange tones in it, you can consider light tones, which can help bring out your eyes. Taylor Woodruff, Miss North Dakota International 2016, rocks the white on stage. Be careful that the light tone doesn’t wash you out when under the stage lights.
If you have more of a purple tone to your red hair, you can certainly rock pastels like pink like I did as Miss Oklahoma International 2014.
Blonde locks allow you to rock pastels, so embrace it! While other girls are probably going for bright, bold colors, your light tresses allow you to go to the other side of the spectrum.
Teens can rock soft, youthful hues in a combination of the entire rainbow like Ashlyn Cullifer, Miss Teen Southeast International 2014.
Just like in the Teen division, light colors are a great option for blonde contestants in the Miss division. Keep it with one color versus the whole rainbow and you can take them a Miss-appropriate level. Additionally, go up a few shades to a more mature, almost jeweled tone rather than a pastel in Miss like Samantha Riddle, Miss International 2014 did.
Brunettes have a wide color option, but be careful not to go too dark. Light up your look with a bright color.
Fun fashion is a great time to go with red in Teen divisions. It often complements brunettes well, so take on this bold color the next time you hit the stage just like Marilyn Kennedy, Miss Teen Nevada International 2014.
Brunette women can rock white on stage with no problem! It softens the dark hair and brightens the girl on stage. Proving once again that white often wins, Amanda Moreno, Miss International 2016 took home the crown after wearing this outfit in fun fashion.
Black hair can be difficult to complement, but with the right colors, you can actually have a lot of options. Don’t be afraid to wear darker colors; they look great with dark hair.
Multi-tonal colors like this greenish blue cocktail dress work great with black hair because they aren’t fighting each other. Here is Candice Bannister-Gibbs, Miss Teen Delaware International 2014, looking bold and beautiful in her Fun Fashion.
Neutral tones, silvers and blues work great on stage and don’t clash with black hair, especially when the darker colors of the hair and hue are separated. Khalena Knox, Miss Florida International 2014, looks strong and fierce in her fun fashion attire seen below.
Many pageant systems have added fun fashion over the years, but International Pageants has been doing it for more than a decade! Want to get involved in this glamorous, fashion-forward and fun system? At-large titles for the 2017 pageants are still available in Mrs., Miss and Teen divisions. Mrs. does not compete in fun fashion, however. (Read: 10 Reasons You Should Be an International Titleholder)
The pageant is quickly approaching with Miss and Teen divisions competing August 3-5, 2017 and Mrs. competing August 11-12, 2017, all in Charleston, West Virginia. To get involved, contact International Pageants for more information.
Fun fashion, while a bit intimidating at first, has become my favorite area of competition. In our mock interviews, I always ask the girls who compete in systems with fun fashion to describe their outfit to me and why they picked it. I love to hear the story behind it; it makes it come to life even more on stage.
With that, be sure to pick an outfit that really represents you and have fun with it. It’s called “Fun Fashion,” after all.