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Pageant Designs Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013: Part 2

Dec 31, 2013

From pageant beauty tips to industry trends, Pageant Designs is counting down our top ten most popular blog posts of 2013. Sit back, relax, and join us as we relive some of this year’s most popular pageant moments, tips and more! PageantDesigns.com_2013_Blogs

5. 2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 7: From Miss New York to Miss Oregon, number five on our countdown introduces you to six more of the 2014 Miss America Pageant contestants.

4. Win Over the Judges with These DIY beauty Tips: Everyone loves a good do it yourself, and pageant contestants aren’t an exception! This blog post will help you fix a run in your stocking curl your eyelashes without an eyelash curler, and more!

3. 2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 4: Many of you look forward to our roundup of the Miss America pageant contestants every year. This year, several of these blog posts made our top ten most popular blog post list. Part four in our Miss America Pageant contestant series introduces five more contestants.

2. How To: Become a Well-Rounded Pageant Contestant: Beauty pageants are more than just beauty and grace. In order to win the crown you have to become a well-rounded contestant, and number two on our countdown has some great tips to help you do just that!

1. Wow Judges in the Perfect Pageant Shoes: Our most popular blog post of 2013 will complete this series, as well as your pageant outfit. Find the perfect pageant shoes for every dress with these helpful tips!

Which post was your favorite? Let us know by commenting below. Make sure you check back with in 2014 for more great pageant tips and industry news!

2014 Prom Dress Trend Highlight: Sheer Prom Gowns

Dec 25, 2013

Find out about the hottest trend for 2014 prom: sheer prom gowns!

Find out about the hottest trend for 2014 prom: sheer prom gowns!

2014 is a year for many different type of prom gowns, but the trend that we’re most excited about is our sheer prom gowns! With many different designers within our store hopping on this trend for 2014 prom season, we want to highlight some of the most gorgeous, striking gowns for you to head to prom in this spring!

Romantic Lace and Tulle Claudine Prom Dress by Alyce Designs (2192) – This beautiful sheer prom gown is one of a kind within our collection. Covered in lace and bejeweled accents, this beauty is one of our favorite sheer gowns in 2014!

Pageant Quality Claudine See Through Prom Gown by Alyce Designs (2207) – How beautiful is this sapphire colored sheer prom dress? With a halter-top and a high-low effect on the lower half of the dress, you’ll definitely make waves at prom in this blue beauty!

Romantic Sheer Sequin Bodice Prom Gown by Jovani (5480) – A sweetheart top and a mermaid shaped bottom,  this hourglass sheer prom gown is a winner in our 2014 collection. With boning across the center of the dress, you’ll be sure to add a unique flare to your prom this spring!

Sheer Shimmering Prom Party Dress by Jasz Couture (4810) – You’ll love this gold, bejeweled, sheer prom gown as much as we do! It’s definitely a dazzling addition to our prom 2014 collection, and on-trend with the rest of the sheer prom gowns too!

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Pageant Designs Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013: Part 1

Dec 20, 2013

From the 2014 Miss America Pageant to beauty pageant trends, 2013 has been a wonderful year in the pageantry world. Pageant Designs was happy to spend it, updating our blog every week with pageant news and tips. Over the next two weeks, we’ll go through our most popular blog posts of 2013. PageantDesigns.com_2013_Blog_Roundup

10. How to Deal with Losing a Beauty Pageant: After months of training, it’s difficult to see the crown being set on someone else’s head. Here are some great tips on how to deal with the loss of a crown. We’re happy to see that this blog post made our top ten list!

9. 2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 3: Every year, Pageant Designs goes through the states and introduces our readers to the years Miss America pageant contestants. This blog post is the third in our 2014 Miss America pageant contestant series, and it highlights Miss Georgia, Miss Hawaii, Miss Indiana, and Miss Iowa.

8. Step on Stage in the 2013 Mac Duggal Pageant Gown Collection: In June, we introduced you to the 2013 collection of Mac Duggal pageant gowns. This colorful collection features a number of elegant pageant gown options that flatter any figure!

7. 2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 2: The second part of our 2014 Miss America pageant contestant series features Miss Colorado, Miss Connecticut, Miss Delaware, and Miss District of Columbia.

6. 5 Tips for Better Pageant Public Speaking:  Public speaking is one of the key parts of a beauty pageant. Contestants must excel in the art of public speaking, especially during the pageant interview. This blog post has some great tips on how to improve your public speaking.

What was your favorite Pageant Designs blog post of 2013? Let us know with a comment below. Make sure you tune in next week for the top 5 Pageant Designs blog posts of 2013!

Start out 2014 with these Inspiring Quotes About Loving Yourself

Dec 18, 2013

Love yourself in 2014 with these awesome quotes!

Love yourself in 2014 with these awesome quotes!

Heading in 2014 should be a fun, fresh slate for you. We can all get down on ourselves from time to time, especially when it comes to loving our bodies. Trying on different prom dresses can be a task if you don’t fully love who you are, so why not get a head start on loving yourself in 2014?  Here are some quotes to help you get started!

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

“Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward, I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with strength. Looking within, I discover peace.” – Q’ero Indians

“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen

“Aim for the achievable and not the impossible when it comes to your health.” – Joselyn Griffin

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live in.” -  Jim Rohn

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd

“Keep your blood clean, keep your body lean, and keep your mind sharp.” – Henry Rollins

Have more quotes for us to love ourselves in 2014? Leave them in a comment below!

Our favorite DIY Beauty Tricks of 2013

Dec 11, 2013

Find out which of our DIY Beauty tricks were our favorites in 2013!

Find out which of our DIY Beauty tricks were our favorites in 2013!

Not only was 2013 a great year for prom dresses, but it was also a great year of us discovering some of the best DIY beauty tricks! Here’s some of our favorite recipes that can save you from having dry skin, hair, or even better – spending the big bucks on having someone else fix them for you!

DIY Makeup Remover wipes – We know what it’s like to spending a $5-10 each week on buying beauty wipes, so why not make your own? We found this awesome recipe on how to get the most bang for your buck with DIY Makeup Remover wipes! You can find the recipe here from our blog in October.

DIY Deep-Conditioning Hair mask – We love to treat ourselves once in a while, and this fun, DIY Deep-Conditioning mask for your hair is perfect for when you want to indulge! Plus – it’s the perfect pre-pageant or pre-homecoming beauty treatment!

Avocado Dry Skin Face Mask – Not only are they tasty on sandwiches, in guacamole, and in other foods, but Avocados are great for your skin too! We found this awesome DIY facemask with avocado and honey so that you can have a special glow for whatever event you’re going to!

DIY Dry Shampoo Spray – We all have a day where our hair is a bit greasier than we’d like it to be. We found a great recipe for Dry Shampoo spray, while will take care of any extra shine your hair is putting on. You can find the recipe for it here!

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How To: Matching Your Dress Color to Your Hair Color

Dec 6, 2013

When it comes to making that vital first impression with pageant judges, there’s nothing more important than the color scheme that you use to show off your best attributes. The right color pageant dress will complement your natural charms, and present you in the best light. One of the best techniques for creating this kind of a positive impression is to match your beauty pageant dress color to your hair color. emerald-green-pageant-dress

Blonde – Do blondes really always have more fun? When it comes to pageant’s they may! Stick to pageant dresses in warm and bright colors, such as yellow, orange and rust. Neutral colors like white, cream and taupe go well too!

Platinum Blonde – Rock the runway in pageant dresses in shades of red or blue. Your platinum hair will stand out nicely against the brightly colored pageant dress!

Strawberry Blonde & Light Auburn – Stick to a soft colored pageant dress, such as peach, violet blue, aqua, or even golden yellow. These colors will surely make you shine!

Brunettes – Stun the judges and wow the audience in an emerald green or sapphire blue pageant dress!

Redhead – You may have heard this before, but I bet you look amazing in green. Make a dazzling entrance with an emerald green pageant dress! Some other colors to flatter your flaming hair include warm and dark shades of orange and brown. Steer clear of yellow, as it can wash out your pale skin.

No matter your hair color, Pageant Designs has the perfect pageant dress for you at the right price. Be sure to trust your vision to the people who have helped winners create their looks for years. Pageant Designs is one of the most respected authorized dealers of pageant dresses in the industry!

Ring in 2014 with One of These Adorable Holiday Cocktail Dresses

Dec 3, 2013

Check out some of our favorite holiday cocktail dresses to ring in 2014 with!

Check out some of our favorite holiday cocktail dresses to ring in 2014 with!

With 2014 on its way in, why not wear one of the cutest, most adorable holiday cocktail dresses to your NYE party? At – we love glitz and glamour, and these beautiful cocktail dresses are just that! What better way to start off 2014 than with one of these four dresses?

Spectacular Tulle Short Prom Dress by Sticks & Stones (9266) – In Bronze, Fuchsia, Purple, or Turquoise, you can show up to that New Year’s Eve party is a shimmering, fun way! With a sweetheart neckline and tulle skirt, this fun little number will have all eyes on your – instead of the NYE ball when it drops!

Stretch Multi-Color Sequin V-Neck by Tony Bowls (TS11359) – There’s something about a V-neck dress on NYE, and we think that something is for the girl who’ll steal the show! When you put on this multi-colored cocktail dress at your holiday party, you might want to start a line, because everyone will be lining up for a midnight kiss from you!

High Neck Sleeveless Short Prom Dress by Jovani (9535) – If there’s one thing that we’re sure of, it’s that in 2014 sheer dresses will be the most sought-after style! This bejeweled holiday dress by Jovani can be the showstopper of your NYE party!

Short Matte Charmeuse by Faviana Dress (S7038) – Classic but still stunning, this beautiful black holiday cocktail dress is a perfect addition to any NYE- loving girl’s wardrobe! Be prepared to be the center of attention when you wear this Faviana dress to ring in 2014!

Want to see more of our holiday cocktail dresses? Visit us today at for the best selection in short, strikingly beautiful cocktail dresses!