The Top Gown Ladies--Miss USA 2018 contestants (L to R) Miss Maryland USA Brittinay Nicolette, Miss District of Columbia USA Bryce Armstrong, Miss Illinois USA Karolina Jasko, Miss Nevada USA Carolina Urrea and Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper--Miss USA 2018 Preliminary Evening Gown Competition
Welcome back to my "Sashes and Tiaras" BLOG! Next Monday are the finals for the 67th Annual Miss USA Beauty Pageant so it's time for my Miss USA Evening Gown Recap! Friday night was the Miss USA 2018 Preliminary Competition, held in Shreveport Louisiana with the 51 contestants competing in Swimsuit as well as Evening Gown. Naturally what I care most about are THE GOWNS and what they wore...
Gowns, Gowns, Gowns--(L to R) Miss Georgia USA Marianny Egurrola, Miss Mississippi Laine Mansour, Miss Massachusetts Allissa Latham, Miss Washington USA Abigail Hill--Miss USA 2018 Preliminary Evening Gown Competition
The beautiful women paraded in lots of glittery, see-through and high slit designs. Sherri Hill is one of the big sponsors and from the looks of it, I assume that every contestant was possibly offered a Sherri Hill gown to wear for the Preliminaries--and LOTS of the contestants chose it (or already had decided to wear Sherri Hill)--while a small group did not. Let's take a look at my TOP 15 BEST--and two "Oh Dear's! (wait for that at the end!):
HERE and take a look at the Custom NIKOLAKI Prom Dress we made for my niece Casia. Allissa was an instant gown DIVA from the moment she stepped onto that long runway and swished--yes swished!--that gown of hers. The dress featured a satin halter neckline with jeweled accent, fit-to-flare long gown-skirt, side front slit and voluminous overskirt which she worked OVERTIME! Allissa gets TEN points for her runway walk and this close-to-10 for her gown:
Score: Ayyy No!!
And the second "Oh Dear" Gown Prize goes to:
NO PICK UP POUF GOWNS!!!!! Please.
...And Don't Forget about my "The Pageant Coloring Book" where you can create your VERY OWN Evening Gown Competition using my Fashion Illustrations! Click HERE to Purchase: