Baylee Smith is Miss Alabama USA 2017!
Baylee Smith was crowned Miss Alabama USA 2017 in this bold evening gown design with edgy styling choices!
A black evening gown paired with a fair skin tone and light blonde hair can be a tough look to pull off, but Baylee does it well. It certainly takes a confident woman with a very strong sense of self to choose a presentation as bold as this.
Baylee's evening gown presents a mermaid silhouette with a ruffled skirt and a sweetheart neckline with tank sleeves lined with lace that is adorned throughout the gown. Baylee's toned figure looks incredible in this fitted silhouette! The slight flare at the skirt gives the illusion that her waist is even slimmer than it is. The ruffled detailings throughout the skirt add dimension and excellent movement to Baylee's gown as she walks across the stage. Black lace can sometimes overpower a contestant; however, in Baylee's case, I really like the black lace and illusion mesh combination. It is mature, elegant, and adds sex appeal.
With Baylee's youthful facial features, the elements throughout this gown help her appear older and more mature – perfect for a Miss contestant!
Baylee embraced her short blonde locks and styled them simply in large loose curls, framing her face. I love that Baylee embraced an edgier look overall. Her styling choices remind me a lot of Nadia Mejia's, Miss California USA 2016.
Baylee's bold choices paid off because this gown is a HIT! I love everything about this look and Baylee truly shines. Great choice, Baylee.