Miss Iowa Teen USA 2017 1st Runner-up Evening Gown
Looking striking in this royal purple evening gown, Katie Van Sloun competed for the title of Miss Iowa Teen USA 2017! Katie walked away with a 1st Runner-up placement. Interested in seeing the evening gown of Miss Iowa Teen USA 2016?
WOW, this color is absolutely eye catching! This dress definitely lit up the Miss Iowa Teen USA 2017 stage, especially with the stage lights reflecting off of the iridescent fabric of Katie's gown. Royal purple complements Katie's bronzed skin and blonde hair perfectly! I couldn't imagine a better evening gown color for her.
Ball gowns have been all the rage after Miss Teen USA 2016. Katie's evening gown features a ball gown silhouette, straight-across neckline, crystal waistband wrapping around her natural waistline, and a beautiful floral crystal detail around her torso. This photo does not do this gown justice. At first, when I looked at this photo, I did not see the crystal waistband or truly look at the beautiful hue of the color. It wasn't until I looked further that I realized how striking this evening gown truly is. The crystal waistband wraps around the smallest part of Katie's torso, slimming her waistline. The waistband is situated among the floral crystal detailing, which I love, because without the waistband, the detailing would widen Katie's waistline and create an unflattering look. Speaking of the floral crystal detailing, it is an incredibly unique touch. I love that Katie selected a gown with fun and dynamic detailing instead of a plain ball gown. The detailing shows her youthfulness and outgoing personality, which is perfect for a Teen contestant.
Could Katie's styling be any more flawless? Her hair is curled to perfection and her face is effortlessly bronzed. She is the full package on stage. Katie completed her look with gorgeous statement earrings, which feature purple Swarovski crystals to match her evening gown.