How-To: Accessorize a Sparkly Pageant Dress


By Nalissa Cuthbert of MissesDressy

As a leading online retailer of high-fashion evening and wedding gowns, MissesDressy is thrilled to be a guest contributor on Pageant Professors! Our posts will feature current beauty and style trends, tips on how to get pageant ready, as well as new arrivals and designer updates! We could certainly get cozy around here…

Amid the must-haves for a beauty pageant, a fabulous dress is the obvious priority. Choosing the right color, ensuring the right fit and finding the right accessories all contribute to making that stroll across the stage spectacular and memorable. This got us thinking up pageant-perfect ensembles and suddenly… embellished gowns came to mind! Take a look at three sparkly looks that will get you to the crown in no time!

Look #1 – Classic edge

Take classic black and add pizzazz by choosing a dress with lots of detail. To complement this gown’s bodice, we paired it with teardrop earrings and gave the option of a black or pink pump — how could we choose? Finish up with soft pink eyeshadow and you’re set!

Pageant Evening Gown and Accessories

Dress: Mori Lee 91066 Shoes: Alisha Hill S1076 and S1072 Earrings: CZ Teardrop Earrings Makeup: Sweet Lilac Eyes


Look #2 – Glitz and Glamour

Create a regal image by pairing a statement necklace with an equally high-impact gown. A colored heel can bring up the entire look, along with a matching eye. *This is a Staff Fave*

Pageant Evening Gown and Accessories

Dress: Sherri Hill 2801 Shoes: Tony Bowls 55070 Earrings: Givenchy Silk Glass teardrop Necklace: Kate Spade New York On the Town Makeup: Natural


Look #3 – Smokey Color 

More often than not a colored gown speaks volumes. Complement it by picking one other color accent and sticking to it. We decided on black as the ideal companion to use in accessories and make-up.

Pageant Evening Gown and Accessories

 Dress: Scala Q4132 Shoes: Tony Bowls 55086 Earrings: BCBGeneration Glass Stone Linear earrings Necklace: Cara Accessories Multi-Stone statement necklace Makeup: Glamorous Gunmetal Eyes


Now all you need is a layer of confidence and a winning smile! Check out more Pageant Dresses on!