Keylee Sanders: Miss USA Gown Trends

Keylee Sanders, Miss Teen USA 1995

Beauty pageants are about serious sparkle, glamour and gowns. Keylee Sanders, former Miss Teen USA, pageant coach, executive director of Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA, now a highly sought wardrobe stylist, reports on the Miss USA 2009 gowns and offers a pageant secret:

  • Three of the top five contestants wore white
  • Kristen Dalton, Miss North Carolina, crowned Miss USA on April 19, 2009, wore a  turquoise gown with a crystal band
  • Eight of the top ten gowns at Miss USA 2009 were designed by Sherri Hill
  • The secret to the perfect pageant dress can be summed up in two words: Sherri Hill; Hill is a master at creating gowns that highlight a woman’s body and countless Miss USA beauties have been crowned in her creations

Keylee Sanders, Owner, Style Studio

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