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SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss World 2016: Best of Miss World Fashion Show Gowns

Fashion Show Divas: Miss World 2016 contestants during the "Miss World 2016" Fashion Show
All photos courtesy of Miss World Facebook

In my last post HERE, I discussed my Top Favorites from the recent "Designer Dress Dinner" event for the Miss World 2016 Beauty Pageant. The Finals are Sunday night and in the lead-up to the all-important Crowning Night, there was a "Fashion Show" event last night where the contestants wore some fabulous gowns. From looking at the photos in the Miss World Facebook site, there were two types of gowns worn: Kenya-inspired one provided by Kenyan designers, and for a lack of a better description, "regular" evening gowns from Puerto Rican fashion designers. Here are some of my FAVORITES:

Dominican Republic Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez: The super tall and super gorgeous Yaritza wore one of my favorite gowns in the "Designer Dress Dinner" event from a couple of nights ago and here, she wins again with one of the most perfect gowns during the "Miss World 2016" Fashion Show event. While the design is quite simple, this strapless gown is elegant, red carpet-ready and fits her beautifully. I love her up-do bun, and button-earrings (and I'm usually not a fan of those!). This is really quite perfect in so many "pageant Gown" points.

Venezuela Diana Croce: Diana is on a roll when it comes to gowns. I liked the bubblegum pink ballgown she wore at the "Designer Dress Dinner" and here, for this "Fashion Show", she wore this off-the-shoulder nude/blush sequined organza style. The gown design is very elegant, Haute Couture-esque and 1950's Grace Kelly-Meets-Evita Peron Dior-like. She looks quite beautiful in this, like South American aristocracy.

Kenya Evelyn Njami Thungu: Three words: Go On Girl! I love this gown on Miss World Kenya She was one of the contestants who wore a Kenya-inspired design and it was perfectly suited for her (naturally!). I loved the color blocking and especially the gold halter neckline and pearl-like draped torso details. This gown was literally...made for her! From head to toe: Perfection.

Argentina Camila Macias: From this photo, I was instantly drawn to this gown; the bright canary yellow color, the "Obi"-like back detail and dramatic "Watteau"-like back...she looked like a runway Diva!

Honduras Kerelyne Campigoti Webster: Miss World Honduras also wore one of these Kenyan-inspired designs and it looked amazing on her. I loved the strawberry-like red color, the gold dripping embellishments...that Cleopatra-like neckline...she looked like an Empress! Or at the very least, a member of African royalty...even if she is from Honduras!

Slovenia Maja Taradi: One of the contestants to wear a more "traditional" evening gown was Miss World Slovenia and she looked divine. This organza and tulle gown had a blush/nude lining and very beautiful black lace sequined embellishment. This dress was very Valentino Haute Couture even though I'm sure it wasn't (those gowns cost $100,000 and well, there's no way they would lend a "Miss Slovenia" one of them). Nevertheless, she looked like a modern red carpet version of Shakespeare's "Juliet".

Indonesia Natasha Mannuela: Natasha wore this ivory silk satin and tulle gown for the "Miss World 2016" Fashion Show event. The design looked quite expensive and very intricate (especially the silver sequin applique). The top section was magnificent. I just wish that it was TO THE FLOOR (it was too short) and that tulle overskirt wasn't really necessary.

Uruguay Maria Romina Trotto Morales: Miss World Uruguay wore this very fabulous Kenya-inspired gown and let's just say, she NAILED IT! She looked perfect! I loved her poses, attitude, and the gown fit her perfectly (correct length) and the bronzed colors were impacting...I could go on and on. Oh and did I tell you how much I loved the headdress accessory??!! Well, now I did!

Guadeloupe Magalie Adelson: This is the second time I am writing about Miss World Guadeloupe and how she's done VERY GOOD with her gown choices. Here, for the "Miss World 2016" Fashion Show, she wore this strapless silk damask mermaid-shaped gown.

Trinidad and Tobago Daniella Walcott: Daniella wore this red and nude colored gown and I thought she looked quite Gown Fabulous! The dress featured a satin criss-cross strap detail and sequins throughout. I thought it was an impacting design and was a fan of the fact that it was the correct length!

Croatia Angelica Zacchigna: Miss World Croatia wore this golden colored gown which featured gathered chiffon draping at the torso and a very sequined gown body. The design was very "Pageant Right" and fit her very well. It wasn't re-inventing the Gown Couture wheel but I was a fan. I just wished her hair wasn't so "I'm 16 years-old going to a Prom!".

Turkey Buse Iskenderoglu: Miss World Turkey seems to be quite the Model Fab contestant and here--for the "Miss World 2016" Fashion Show--she wore this red and nude gown. The design featured red sequin applique over a nude tulle base and nude lining. The basic halter style wasn't anything new but the overall effect was red carpet and fashion show impacting.

Uganda Leah Kagasa: I loved seeing this "different" kind of gown. Miss World Uganda wore this golden sequined design featuring billowy blouson sleeves, a keyhole neckline and satin waist tie. The gown was elegant yet eye-catching and reminded me of a very flashy Moroccan caftan.

People's Republic of China Jing Kong: Miss World China P.R. looked like a column of black and white in this printed design. The gown featured a high side slit, one shoulder neckline and black semi-sheer back. It was quite impacting.

Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle: While I like the black and white contrast of this gown and the bottom organza section looks quite elegant and pretty, the top feathered section is distracting and reminds me of an oversized makeup powder puff! I would just want to tear that thing out PRONTO! On a good note: Love the elegant top bun hairstyle!

Belarus Polina Borodacheva: Poilna wore this black and gold gown and I thought it was quite nice. The design looked regal and expensive and fit her well. The gown featured a strapless design, a billowy overskirt and gold applique. While I am usually a fan of the modern center-parted hairstyle, I'm thinking here it might have been too "sporty" for this grand gown.

Mongolia Bayartsetseg Altangerel: Miss World Mongolia wore this gold jacquard strapless gown and made quite an impression--even in this photo. This contestant is one to watch (a future "Miss World" for Mongolia??!!). If there was something that I wasn't a fan of was the unnecessary black tulle; CUT THEM OFF!!!

Peru Pierina Sue Wong Mori: How could I not comment on this fabulous--and very happy--contestant, Miss World Peru. She wore this look for the "Miss World 2016" Fashion Show and I give her major points: The gown was nice, fit her well, her attitude was EVERYTHING, liked the circular waist detail and arm cuff  but yeah, IT'S ALL ABUT THAT TURBAN!

1 Response to "SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss World 2016: Best of Miss World Fashion Show Gowns"

Unknown said...

There are 3 designers, one from Kenya, one from PR and 1 from Indonesia...