Pageant dress shopping is one of the more fun parts of preparing for your pageant. Here are a few tips to make dress shopping a little easier!
- Shop around! Dress shopping can be overwhelming, there are so many different colors, styles and price points. You should go to a couple different dress shops, try on different styles and see what fits you the best. Don’t feel pressure to buy after only looking at one shop!
- Know your budget…and stick to it! You should have an idea of how much you want to spend, and stick to your maximum price point! Also, don’t forget that most of the time you will need to alter the dress to your body…and alteration are expensive! I tried on a few of the more expensive dresses, just for fun, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to afford it. Do some research online before you go to the dress shops, so that you can get a general idea of price ranges.
- Take a family member or friend with you! I took my sister which was great because she tells me the truth! At one shop I took my boyfriend, who bless his heart for coming, didn’t really give me the feedback I was looking for. So bring someone that you trust their opinion.
- At the end of the day, find a dress that you love! I found my dress (not any of the pictures in this blog post) at Glam Squad and it was the first dress I tried on at the dress shop. I continued to try on dresses, but I found myself comparing every dress to the first one I tried on. I knew that it highlighted my best features and I felt like a queen in it!
Enjoy the process of finding your perfect dress! This a fun and exciting time. I will compete this weekend for the Miss Arizona USA title. If you are interested in attending click here for tickets. ( Search Miss AZ USA and both nights will come up) Also there is student pricing ($20) at the door the night of with a student ID.
A special thank you to Glad Squad for helping me find my perfect pageant dress! I have a feeling it is a winning dress 🙂
Which dress is you favorite? Comment below 🙂
Photography by : Jordan Hibbs
XoXo- Bella Hibbs