Overskirt Miss USA: Contestants from the Miss USA 2016 Preliminary Competition in Las Vegas Nevada showcasing their overskirt gowns
Leave it to Pageant Queens to take an Evening Gown Style Trend and RUN IT TO THE GROUND! This year's Miss USA Preliminary Competition was no exception: There were more overskirts than well...a Zuhair Murad Haute Couture runway show from a couple of years ago. Yes darlings, it usually takes about that long for a runway trend to take effect and grab hold of the pageant gown world. Check out these looks from Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014:
Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014
Now, if you really wanted to get time-specific, one could argue that this overskirt gown trend began back in the late 1980s/early 1990's with Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel bringing back a slight nod to those Marie Antoinette panier-and-crinolined 18th Century court dresses...
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, 1990
Christian Lacroix Couture Overskirt 90's Pouf
So...with all that said, here are examples of how this year's Miss USA contestants took the Overskirt Trend and ran it into the Pageant Runway Ground:
Miss Connecticut USA Tiffany Teixeira--Red strapless overskirt gown
Miss District of Columbia USA Deshauna Barber--Gold and nude overskirt organza gown
Miss Hawaii USA Chelsea Hardin--White lace-and-nude gown with tulle overskirt
Miss Idaho USA Sydney Halper--Red sweetheart neckline satin gown with iridescent organza overskirt
Miss Louisiana USA Maaliyah Papillion--Black sequined tulle gown with black satin organza overskirt and attached inner leotard
Miss 52 USA Alexandra Miller--Red halter neckline satin charmeuse gown with chiffon overskirt
Miss Alaska USA Ariane Audett--Off-white column gown with gold sequin applique and overskirt
Miss Vermont USA Neely Fortune--Teal blue stretch velvet strapless gown with taffeta overskirt
Miss North Dakota USA Halley Maas--Ivory halter neckline gown with sequined waist and satin overskirt
Miss Maryland USA Christina Denny--Gold and nude sequined gown with gold taffeta overskirt
A) Is this a Pageant Gown Trend to Stay? Or is it already Sooooo Last Week? I'd love to read your thoughts.
B) And if you had a FAVORITE of these Overskirt Gowns, which one would you pick??