Kasey Staniszewski, Miss Maryland USA 2013, is one of those women who you can help but do a double-take when you see – that’s how beautiful she is. A perfect example of a seamless transition from teen to miss. At Miss USA, Kasey opted for an ornate, drop waist ball gown in an electric blue. I loved her choice of color and silhouette. The ultra high slit gave some quality Miss USA sex appeal without allowing the full skirt to take over. I wasn’t gaga over the top of this gown, however. It was one of the first introductions into the illusion panel trend we have seen recently, and I just thought “wow that’s a lot of fabric” and not “dang…. She looks good!” I think without the panel it would have been a huge HIT. The intricate stonework, both the clear stones on the bodies and the various blues in the leaves, is absolutely exquisite.