The beautiful and talented women of the Miss America 2013 pageant each have their own unique sense of style. The Top 5 contenders took a few fashion-forward risks with their formal gown choices, with daring cutouts and modern details. Read on to see how you can channel your favorite beauty queen by picking a gown inspired by the Miss America 2013 contestants:
Miss Wyoming - Black & Nude Sequins With Lace Strapless Gown - $222
Lexie Madden's black mermaid gown included a sheer nude panel adorned with crystals. Black and nude is an unexpected color combination that adds a fun twist to a classic silhouette.
Miss South Carolina - Blush White & Gold Sequin Strapless Gown - $319
We applaud Ali Rogers for having the most risque and fashion forward dress in the bunch, with cutous and silver sparkles. This white and gold gown has a modern and youthful teardrop lace pattern that is reminiscent of the swirl pattern on Ali's gown.
Miss New York - LM White & Silver One Shoulder Prom Dress- $319
Mallory Hayes Hagan was crowned Miss America wearing a sleek and simple body-hugging white gown that is anything but boring. The one shoulder adds contemporary interest to a dress without taking away from the shape.
Miss Iowa - Nina Canacci Black Gathered Strapless Mermaid Gown - $298
Mariah Cary's black ruched mermaid gown is timeless and versatile. To emulate her classic style, look for a strapless black dress with a straight neckline and a dramatic trumpet skirt. Ruching throughout the bodice is a bonus, as it is flattering on most body types.
Miss Oklahoma - Mignon LM Dove Sequin Cap Sleeve Dress - $270
Alicia Clifton's pewter satin cap-sleeve gown features romantic and feminine details. Sheer chiffon cap sleeves and crisscross draping around the waist can add shape and create curves.