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SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss USA 2016 Preliminaries TREND ALERT: The Overskirt Gown!

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Overskirt Miss USA: Contestants from the Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition in Las Vegas Nevada showcasing their overskirt gowns

Leave it to Pageant Queens to take an Evening Gown Style Trend and RUN IT TO THE GROUND! This year's Miss USA Preliminary Competition was no exception: There were more overskirts than well...a Zuhair Murad Haute Couture runway show from a couple of years ago. Yes darlings, it usually takes about that long for a runway trend to take effect and grab hold of the pageant gown world. Check out these looks from Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014:

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014

Now, if you really wanted to get time-specific, one could argue that this overskirt gown trend began back in the late 1980s/early 1990's with Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel bringing back a slight nod to those Marie Antoinette panier-and-crinolined 18th Century court dresses...

 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, 1990

Christian Lacroix Couture Overskirt 90's Pouf

So...with all that said, here are examples of how this year's Miss USA contestants took the Overskirt Trend and ran it into the Pageant Runway Ground:
Miss Connecticut USA Tiffany Teixeira--Red strapless overskirt gown

Miss District of Columbia USA Deshauna Barber--Gold and nude overskirt organza gown

Miss Hawaii USA Chelsea Hardin--White lace-and-nude gown with tulle overskirt

Miss Idaho USA Sydney Halper--Red sweetheart neckline satin gown with iridescent organza overskirt

Miss Louisiana USA Maaliyah Papillion--Black sequined tulle gown with black satin organza overskirt and attached inner leotard

Miss 52 USA Alexandra Miller--Red halter neckline satin charmeuse gown with chiffon overskirt

Miss Alaska USA Ariane Audett--Off-white column gown with gold sequin applique and overskirt

Miss Vermont USA Neely Fortune--Teal blue stretch velvet strapless gown with taffeta overskirt

Miss North Dakota USA Halley Maas--Ivory halter neckline gown with sequined waist and satin overskirt

Miss Maryland USA Christina Denny--Gold and nude sequined gown with gold taffeta overskirt

A) Is this a Pageant Gown Trend to Stay? Or is it already Sooooo Last Week? I'd love to read your thoughts. 

B) And if you had a FAVORITE of these Overskirt Gowns, which one would you pick??

3 Responses to "SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss USA 2016 Preliminaries TREND ALERT: The Overskirt Gown!"

Kristin said...

I think the trend will wear off in a year or so. You know a ton of local and state contestants will wear what was worn in Miss USA this year (think the Shandi gown). I'm quite partial but I thought Alex's (Miss 52 USA) over skirt was well executed for the pageant stage. Flowed very well on stage and wasn't as heavy on the bottom like some. Also like LA, DC and HI. HI is just a little too much going on for me, but she worked it. ND is also nice but nothing exciting. Others were too heavy or too ill fitting for me.

Wendy said...

I have a least favorite - Hawaii's lace and shear shower curtain was incredibly ugly and cheap looking to me. I like the color of Miss Vermont but don't think velvet is the right material for a pageant in June. Miss 52's dress was the best of this trend, in my opinion.

Tyramizie Talib said...

This trend got to go! It is obviously a trend rather than the girls selecting a gown that will truly make her shine, just like Miss South Dakota USA. But more importantly, besides all these things, I was very disappointed by Virginia. Out of thousands of gowns in the entire world for her amazing body and face, she picked that 1990s inspired Red number. Really queen? So disappointed. Thank God DC changed hers to a more sexy glam gown for the final night! Congrats DC!