Stylish outfits, gorgeous gowns, stage lights, performances and modeling - there are so many reasons to fall in love with beauty pageants. There are numerous things to take into consideration when preparing for one of these glamorous contests. One thing that comes to mind immediately is getting a perfect dress. Pick a crown-worthy gown from our selection of pageant dresses, we carry only the trendiest designs that are sure to make you look and feel like a true beauty queen
Beauty contests have a long and enduring history dating back almost one hundred years to the very first Little Miss America. The two types of competitions are very distinct in style. Natural beauty focus on the non-makeup beauty of the competitor with ensembles that are sweet and adorable, designed to highlight the fresh image of the competitors. For glitz contests girls dress up to the nines for shows in glamorous, embellished outfits, enhancing their natural beauty with the aid of artificial adornments such as flippers, hair extensions, fake tans and false eyelashes. Designer gown retailer Madame Bridal offers a rich choice of dresses for girls online, catering for both natural and glitzy pageants.
Beauty show events cater to children of all ages, ranging from babies to teens under the age of sixteen. The majority of styles feature full-length gowns, but also include short cupcake dresses for little girls and two piece designs. Little princesses will really stand out on the stage in poofy sparkling dresses. These short designs are ideal for performance competitors, allowing more freedom of movement and no worries about tripping over a full-length hemline. Dresses for tweens are very different from those for toddlers: you won’t see cupcakes in this category, as styles of choice are lavish ball gowns and elegant flowy numbers sewn from taffeta, tulle or chiffon. Junior pageant gowns are voluminous and elaborate, with the accent on elegance as contestants are often judged by their evening gown among other things.
Designer gowns come in every color of the rainbow. From bright vibrant colors, pastels such as blush or turquoise, white dresses, gold and silver, red, blue, green, yellow, purple and pink dresses, to almost any shade in between, to elegant gowns in black.
Toddler dresses have adorable features, making the youngest competitors look captivatingly cute. There are polka dot skirts and ruffled puff sleeves, short ruffled skirts with charmingly layered lettuce hemlines, and floral beaded appliques adding a three-dimensional element. Tweens will love their first chance to wear a lavish ball gown, with a full skirt cascading from a beaded basque waistline. Cutout backs top lace-up corset features and bejeweled off-the-shoulder straps are complemented with spaghetti straps for additional support.
Glitzy dresses feature intricate beading, latticework beading and scattered sequins, with beaded appliques lushly adorning impossibly full skirts. Every girl will feel like a princess for the day in a gloriously sparkling ball gown that takes ‘dress-up’ to a whole new level. These amazing styles are created in the finest fabrics. Young girls can rustle in taffeta or sweep graciously in satin, accentuate their innocence in lace or billow beautifully in chiffon.
If you are hooked on pageants there are mesmerizing dresses for every age group in a wealth of styles to suit your preferred competition. Let Madame Bridal tempt you with the Grand Supreme of gowns so your child will radiate happiness and pride as she performs.