First impressions are important in pageantry and you never know where the judges will be when you check in for a pageant, so you want to look your very best. (Read: 4 Ways You Can Make a Good First Impression on Pageant Judges) The After 5 and Ieena for Mac Duggal lines offer plenty of options that will help you make that right first impression. Below we have broken down a few options based on what would be most appropriate for your age division.
Jr. Teen 30420C This dress is super cute – it’s not too puffy and offers straps and detail perfect for a Jr. Teen.
30420C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Teen 66571C Who doesn’t love pink and a bow? This fit-and-flare is just the look for a Teen who wants the style of a young lady but the innocence that the bow adds.
66571C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Miss 30511C Fitting much like the Teen style, this dress offers a demure off-the-shoulder neckline and hidden pockets, keeping everything from your lipstick to your cell phone tucked away safely without the need for an additional clutch.
30511C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss 40693C This is certainly a fun look. Teen and Miss contestants can wear this with heels if you are looking to take a fashion risk. If you choose this dress, make sure to have fun with it – it will certainly be an ice-breaker!
40693C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Ms. 66549C A sophisticated look that can also be worn in the interview competition, this dress offers no fuss but a flash of sass with the ruffled sleeve. It presents a girl with her head on but also a bit of fashion sense.
66549C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Teen, Miss, Ms. 30117C The classic combination of black and white stripes paired with a hot pink skirt with ruffled hem can span the age range because it spans decades. This is a true never-going-out-of-style look, so have fun ladies, no matter your age.
30117C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Mrs. 66224C Another look that can be taken into the interview room, this style instead offers two ruffled short sleeves, drawing the eyes up while also offering some shoulder coverage.
66224C. Photo: Mac Duggal
Jr. Teen, Teen 25607I This is a timeless style perfect for young ladies. It offers a fit-and-flare silhouette with a boat neckline and a metal belt for innocent accents.
25607I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Teen, Miss 25680I Full frontal coverage and sleeves give this look its age appropriateness while the plunging back adds some fashionable flare this age group can appreciate.
25680I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Miss 25755I This super cute romper has an overskirt and a plunging neckline to give it grace and sex appeal all at once, making it perfect for a Miss contestant.
25755I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Teen, Miss, Ms. 25701I Heads will turn in this super simple pant paired with a flowy crop top. It works for all three age groups as it is casual yet interesting and not totally office-looking.
25701I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Ms. 25857I Boardroom rebel, this look offers the effortless appeal of pants with a criss-cross top to give you a fashion-forward style that looks like a regular shirt from the back.
25857I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Ms., Mrs. 25785I A look that can go from check-in to the interview room, this dress offers a classic style in a retro color. You’ll get plenty of wear out of this dress for sure!
25785I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Mrs. 25696I Pantsuits are in, and you don’t have to wear the same style as Hillary Clinton to wear one. Ieena offers a fashion-forward style with a figure-flattering cut perfect for the 9-5 working wife on-the-go who is totally about to rock the pageant stage.
25696I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Teen, Miss, Ms., Mrs. 25801I Can anyone really wear this dress? Yes, yes they can. It is a timeless classic with a tea length, off-the-shoulder sleeves, ruffle details and a bow that is perfect for literally any age to wear for a fantastic first impression.
25801I. Photo: Mac Duggal
Purchasing Interested in any of these looks? Click on the style number to be taken to the page. You can also visit the store locator page on the Mac Duggal website so find more dresses near you. Going forward Above all else, make sure your check-in/registration look represents you and your brand. You want to stand out in a good way and for everyone to know who you are and what to expect from you without you having to say anything. (Read: How to Build Up Your Pageant Brand) Good luck!
Was a classical ballet dancer under the Royal Ballet-London!Learn More