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Perfect Pageant Playlist: Sharing Your Talent

May 31, 2013

You can dance, act and sing. You’re a triple threat! But this pageant, you want to belt out your favorite tune for the talent portion. Golden vocal chords can only really be appreciated if they’re singing the right song. Like any talent competition, the winner not only had a great singing ability, but they chose the right song. Being able to pull off some of these songs will lock in the talent portion of the pageant.

  1. Mariah Carey – My All
  2. Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
  3. Judy Garland – Somewhere Over the RainbowTalent-Pageant-Gown
  4. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  5. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  6. Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
  7. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  8. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
  9. K-Ci and JoJo – All My Life
  10. Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
  11. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  12. LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
  13. Colbie Caillet – I Do
  14. Carrie Underwood – I’ll Stand By You

Don’t forget about the classics either! A good performance of a show tune can take you a long way, too. Learning a song from Annie or Guys and Dolls might just be the right decision. So remember when you’re on stage in your beautiful pageant evening gown, keep your head up and sing the song that is right for you!

Have the Quinceañera of Your Dreams with These Themed Ideas

May 24, 2013

Turning 15 is a huge milestone in your life and that’s why your quinceañera should be just as large! With many different

Have the time of your life during your Quinceañera with one of these party themes!

Have the time of your life during your Quinceañera with one of these party themes!

ball gowns for you to choose from, the theme of your 15th birthday bash should be everything you dream of! At, we have some awesome quinceañera themes for you to choose from so that you enjoy your big day exactly how you like it to be!

A Midnight Summer’s Dream Theme: Shakespeare will set the tone for your quince party with a mystical, enchanted theme. Try using hanging vines, low lighting, and many of your favorite flowers to decorate. If you’re committing to this theme the whole way, dress up in the tradition Shakespearian-era garb!

Alice in Wonderland themed: Don’t fall down the rabbit hole with excitement about this theme, but it really is the queen of our hearts! With the crazy, unique, and fun decorations you could have a world of your own imagination with this childhood theme!

Polka Dots themed: No matter what colors you incorporate into your quinceañera bash, Polka dots are always in! This theme is a little more on the simple side, but there’s so much you can do with polka dots. Plus, everyone loves them and you can coordinate it to your ball gowns!

Have more quinceañera themes for us? Leave them in a comment below!

What Your Pageant Dress Color Says About You: Part 2

May 23, 2013

Did you know that the color pageant dress you choose may directly relate to your personality? That’s right, if you want to give off a certain vibe for the judges the color dress you choose is definitely something to think about!colorful-pageant-dresses

Green – Hope, peace, harmony and balance all come to mind when you think of the color green. If you want to appear modest, patient and refined, a green pageant dress may be just what you’re looking for! Try on this stunning green Jovani evening dress, and wow the judges during your next beauty pageant.

Blue – There are many different shades of blue, but no matter which shade you choose, you’ll look poised, self-controlled, compassionate and caring in your blue pageant dress! People who enjoy the color blue tend to be loyal and have a steady character.

Purple – Wearing a purple pageant dress can make you appear witty, unique, sensitive and dignified. The color purple is often related to sophistication, luxury and wealth. Choose a pageant dress in your favorite shade of purple and be prepared to stand out amongst the crowd!

Brown – Show the judges how reliable you are by wearing a brown or tan colored pageant dress. Brown is a conservative color, and people who wear it are often responsible, kind and genuine.

Black – If you want to give off an air of mysterious and classic beauty, choose a black pageant dress. The color black is dignified and can be impressive without being too showy.

What color pageant dress would you choose? Let us know with a comment!

What Your Pageant Dress Color Says About You: Part 1

May 17, 2013

When given the option, do you typically choose one color pageant dress more than another? Believe it or not, the color beauty pageant dress you choose may say something about your personality.  This blog post series will give you an introduction into the colorful world of beauty pageant dresses. Pageant-Dress-Colors

Red – The color red is intense and aggressive. It creates energy, and can set you on fire as you walk across the pageant stage. This color is often chosen by people who are outgoing and impulsive. If you’re looking to make a hot impact on the judges, a red pageant dress could be just what you’re looking for!

Pink – A very popular color among girls, the color pink symbolizes love and affection. If your pageant dress color of choice is pink you may tend to be maternal, charming and gentle. A pink pageant dress can make you appear delicate and fragile.

Orange – Often associated with luxury and pleasure, the color orange is commonly chosen by people who are adventurous and fun-loving. An orange pageant dress will make you feel fearless and strong, as well as dramatized and popular.

Yellow – The color yellow is often associated with happiness, wisdom and imagination. It’s sunny and happy, and is typically the color chosen by people who have a great sense of humor, and who are adventurous.

No matter what color pageant dress you choose, you’ll be stunning as you grace the pageant stage, wearing a beauty pageant dress from Make sure you check back with us next week for the second part of our colorful pageant dress blog series.

Save Money, Skip the Salon: a DIY Manicure that Will Blow You Away

May 17, 2013

Going to prom can be expensive: from the prom dresses, to the shoes, and right down to the last minor details in making your day even more special.  So why not save money where you can? With our fun and easy DIY Salon-worthy manicure, you can pinch a penny and not sacrifice your style!

Cut some extra spending for prom season and check out our DIY manicure that will leave your hands feeling glamorous!

Cut some extra spending for prom season and check out our DIY manicure that will leave your hands feeling glamorous!

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Fingernail clippers
  • File
  • Nail Buff
  • Cuticle stick
  • Cuticle trimmer
  • Vaseline
  • Lotion
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sugar
  • Nail Polish (top coat, base coat, and the color of your choice)
  1. Start by trimming your nails to manageable length.
  2. Next, file the edges of your nails so they are smooth.
  3. Buff the tops of your nails to get out any ridges, which will make it easier to paint.
  4. Next, soak your nails in warm water for five minutes. After you’re done soaking, clean them off with a nail brush and soap.
  5. After you’ve cleaned and dried your nails, apply a small amount of Vaseline to your cuticles. This will help soften them.
  6. Next, push your cuticles back with your cuticle stick then trim them with the cuticle trimmer. Make sure not to get too close to the skin on your finger.
  7. After you’re done trimming your cuticles, combine the coconut oil and sugar in a bowl and rub it on your hands to exfoliate.
  8. Wash the coconut oil/sugar mixture off, and then apply a generous amount of lotion to your hands.
  9. After you’ve rubbed the lotion in, apply the base coat to your nails.
  10. Once the base coat has dried, apply two coats of your favorite nail polish. Let sit until dry.
  11. Lastly, add the top coat. This will seal in your color and protect your manicure!

Hot Current Events for Pageant Interviews

May 10, 2013

No matter how beautiful your pageant dress is, or how stunning you look as you’re walking across the stage, you still have to ‘wow’ the judges with your knowledge and wit. For this reason it’s important to stay caught up with current events in the news and media. Below, we’ve listed some hot topics that the judges may have hidden up their sleeves.pageant current event topics

  1. Gay rights – This is a heated topic no matter who you ask, but since the story of the Miss Universe contestant, Jenna Talackova was booted from the contest for being a transgender, this topic has taken on a whole new controversy. Make sure you stay knowledgeable about the gay rights community, and use your best judgments.
  2. Bullying – Bullying is an ongoing problem in schools and online. Whether it’s cyber bullying or a traditional form of bullying, you should be prepared to answer questions that involve this rising issue among today’s youth.
  3. Shootings & Gun Laws – From the recent shooting in New Orleans to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., be prepare to discuss gun laws and your opinions on them.

Stay tuned in to Pageant Designs blog for more current events and topics that you should keep up to date on for your pageant interview. You can find more beauty pageant tips and advice at

Sweet Sixteen Dresses? More like Fierce Sixteen Dresses!

May 10, 2013

Turning 16 only happens once in your life, so why not do it the way you want to? has the most fashionable, fierce and fearless sweet sixteen dresses for any diva! Want to know which dress (or dresses) you should rock for your themed, big birthday bash? has them!

Vegas themed: Turn 16 the best way you know how—with a theme as big as your personality! A Vegas themed sweet sixteen calls for bright, colorful, and flashy dresses. Check out our Sparkling Mermaid Gown by Allure in Fuchsia, which reminds us of something a Vegas socialite would sport on her special night out!

Rock star themed: Rock out the best way you know how and celebrate 16 years on this planet with a rock star themed sweet sixteen! Getting glammed up and ready for the finer things in life should be your top priority on your special day, so your dress shouldn’t be anything less than that! Our Strapless Cocktail dress with Colorful stones at the Bodice, by Sherri Hill, will definitely bring out your inner-rock star during your party!

Masquerade themed: Channel a different era for your 16th birthday bash with a masquerade themed party!  With all the fun masks and creative decorations at your party, you’re going to need a dress that plays the part too. How about our Playful Corkscrew Formal Dress by Sherri Hill for you party? It has everything you need for your true personality to be unmasked!

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Celebrate your sweet sixteen with some of these fierce dresses that will fit into any theme!

Celebrate your sweet sixteen with some of these fierce dresses that will fit into any theme!

Get Your Diploma in Style with These Graduation Dresses

May 3, 2013

Look fierce while grabbing your diploma with one of these graduation dresses!

Look fierce while grabbing your diploma with one of these graduation dresses!

Getting your diploma, whether it’s from high school or college, is a huge event for you and your family. That’s why you should have the dress of your dreams for that day! Even though you’re mostly under a regal, plain robe, you should still have a dress underneath that celebrates all your achievements. At, our collection of graduation dresses has a little something for every lady graduate, regardless of what kind of style she has!

Sweetheart Blush Clarisse Dress:  This adorable, feminine little number is perfect for any graduation—inside or outside. With its unique and flashy beading underneath the busy, along with the fun and flirty ruffles on the bottom of the dress, the Clarisse dress will bring out your soft side while letting the world know you’re taking it on!

Sequin Beaded Strapless Soft Tulle 2013 Sherri Hill in Blue: If you’re feeling a little more adventurous about your big day, you’ll definitely make a statement of sparkles with this fun cocktail dress! The sweetheart neckline along with the tulle skirt makes for a rocking, dazzling, and eye-catching graduation dress.

Hannah S. Shiny Fitted Cocktail Gown: No one will forget this blingtastic cocktail dress from Hannah S.! With its spotlight-catching, sequined bodice, everyone will be asking for a pair of sunglasses when glancing your way. Do your graduation day the shiny way with this hot, strapless dress!

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