Having a good Evening Gown is one of the most important factors at Beauty Pageants. We have seen many instances where stunning girls have lost because of poor gown and dark horse girls have aced the competition merely on the basis of an extremely good gown. We have often seen girls opting for Sheri Hill, Mac Duggal, Zuhair Murrad, Roberto Cavalli, Alfredo Barraza etc. but we have listed out 10 all time favourite gowns of pageant fans. These gowns were favourite back then and are favourite even today. Let us have a look at the list.
10) Jacqueline Aguilera
Jacqueline wore a stunning fuschia ball gown in a era dominated by white gowns & gloves. Her pink gown was a breath of fresh air. Why this particular gown made it to our list is because it is a timeless piece and can still be used. The gown was designed by Venezuelan designer Gionni Straccia who is usually considered as a Tzar of Venezuelan couture.
9) Leila Lopes
Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes came out of no where to win the most prestigious pageant in the whole universe and her evening gown played a huge part in it. Leila’s winning gown was custom made by a Brazilian designer. The gown featured sweetheart neckline with a thigh high slit with feathers and rhinestones. She completed her look with a high bun. The moment Leila entered the stage during the evening gown contest, the crowd in Sao Paolo that night went wild as she looked like an African goddess descending on Amazon soil.
8) Riyo Mori
Ines Ligron was a visionary national director as she revolutionized Japanese pageantry and fashion scene in pageant. She gave Riyo a Black full sleeved Gucci gown.The dance teacher from Tokyo strut her way into pageant glory in that simple but yet impact full gown.
7) Ivian Sarcos
Ivian wore another pink gown from Venezuela and it was a stunning creation. Ivian looked like a real life barbie in that baby pink ruffled mullet gown that featured a bodice filled with sequins and Rhine stones. Although the gown was epic but it looked like inspired by Zuhair Murad gown.
6) Jennifer Hawkins
Usually Gowns that have deep neckline and high slits together should be avoided but Jennifer’s case, the gold/ bronze gown that featured floral appliques looked stunning on her.
5) Oxana Fedorova
The white flowy Gucci gown made Oxana look like a Grecian goddess. It was a huge risk that Oxana took and it paid of so well.
4) Claudia Moreno
The first runner up at Miss Universe 2000, Claudia Moreno, wore a stunning mint color column gown that accentuatied her hourglass shape body. Her chic bun with bangs made her look like she was some A list Hollywood celebrity walking the red carpet at Oscars.
3) Diana Harkusha
Lebanese designers have taken the world by storm and Zuhair Murad is one of the most sort out designers in the world. When Miss Ukraine Diana wore a cherry red high low gown it looked like a match made in heaven. Diana was one of the best styled contestant in pageant history. The grey shoes & earrings against the cherry red gown looked simply sensational and helped her make it to top 5 of Miss Universe pageant.
2) Valerie Abou Chacra
Valerie wore a nude tule based column gown with a full overskirt. The gown featured a plungy neckline and ivory and crystal detailing which made Valerie looked like a Arabian princess.
1) Zulekya Rivera
Zuleyka Rivera wore an updated version of her Miss Puerto Rico 2006 gown. The gown was such a master piece that even today people claim it as the best evening gown of all time. The nude gown with silver chain detailing was so heavy that Zulekya fainted post coronation. Well like they say No pain no gain.