Friday, October 24, 2014

TBDress Style Guide: Pageant Dress Shopping

I'm not a fan of beauty pageants. However, I can't (and I won't) deny that I do keep my eyes peeled for those long evening dresses that the pageant queens wear on-stage. In fact, pageant dresses might be the only reason  I watch them. These dresses have become a good option for women who want to go the extra mile when dressing up for a special occasion. When you choose a lovely long dress, there is little effort needed because the dress does the talking for you. comes to the rescue again, if you are in search of beautiful but affordable pageant dresses. I spent hours to no end browsing through their massive selection - it's so addicting! See below for some of my favorites from the site via this link:

If you need to shop for pageant dresses, here are some guidelines that you need to remember: 

1. Look around as much as you can. Try everything on. There are some dresses that do not look too good on the hanger; you can only appreciate their look and style once you tried them on. 

2. Explore different colors. Some colors work great on certain skin tones, while others don't. If you don't like how a certain colored dress looks on you, try something else. 

3. Know your body. This is the golden rule when shopping for dresses. Choose a style and cut that will compliment your body shape, not go against it.

4. Try the dress on with shoes. Make sure to try on the dress so you know the appropriate length using shoes you intend to wear on pageant night.

Have you tried shopping for pageant dresses? If so, what tip/s can you add?


Disclaimer: I was compensated for writing this post. However, the opinion expressed are my own.


  1. I've never actually gone shopping for pageant dresses before but I have my school formal in a few months and I'll be sure to keep this in mind! Great post. Xx

  2. Love the second and third ones! You have a lovely blog :)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I would love to follow each other! I'm following you now on GFC and bloglovin'
    Have a nice day!

  3. Hello Abby! What a great selection! They are all fabulous but I particularly love the red one.... I always wanted a long red dress:-) Thanks so much for the advice. I definitively look then up as I may have a formal wedding to go next year. Blessings! XOXO, Jeannette

  4. These are definitely some gorgeous dresses! Definitely not going to be using them for any pageants any time soon, but there are some great formals that a dress like this would be so great.

    Thrifting Diva

  5. Pageant fan or not, every girl loves a good evening gown, and you've picked some gorgeous ones!! :)

    Diary of a Debutante


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