Kelsey Swanson, Miss Rhode Island USA 2017, poses after winning the crown at the Miss Rhode Island USA pageant. Photo: Miss Rhode Island USA Facebook
Miss Rhode Island USA 2017 Evening Gown
Kelsey Swanson looked absolutely beautiful in this black evening gown when she was crowned Miss Rhode Island USA 2017!
There is something about a black evening gown that is just so sophisticated and mature, making it perfect for Miss contestants. Black has recently become an immensely popular color to be worn for evening gown and for obvious reasons.
This dark color looks stunning against Kelsey's tan skin and brown hair.
One issue with wearing such a dark colored evening gown, however, is the stage backdrop. Stage backdrops are often dark colors and it's easy for contestants to get lost within the backdrop when their evening gown color is so similar.
Interested in seeing another Miss contestant in a black evening gown? (Read: Miss Benton County USA 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?
Kelsey's evening gown killed it at Miss Rhode Island USA 2017. Her gown features a mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline with a plunging vee, and ruffled detailing along the skirt.
This mermaid silhouette is perfect for Kelsey's slim figure. It showcases every inch of her toned bod.
Many contestants have been opting out of evening gowns with crystals and sparkles recently. This gown does not have a stone on it, so the ruffled detailing along the skirt really adds detail and also gives the gown dimension and movement.
Want to see another evening gown that has excellent dimension and movement? (Read: Miss American Teen Coed 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?
Kelsey's hair is styled in traditional Miss USA fashion: large, soft curls, framing her face. Because her evening gown has a low neckline and is simplistic, keeping her hair down was a great choice on Kelsey's part.
She tied her whole look together with matching black crystal earrings.
From her gown to her accessories, Kelsey's look is absolute and sophisticated. She knew what look she was aiming for and totally nailed it. This evening gown is a HIT! Excellent choice, Kelsey. Good luck on your year of reign.
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