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How To Determine Wardrobe For Miss California USA

So, now that you are aware that I’m in Miss California USA 2013, let’s get down to business.  One of the most important aspects of the competition is of course wardrobe.  There are three components that are judged: Swimsuit, Interview, and Evening Gown.  Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence and personality.  There is also the opening act, not judged, whereby we are to introduce ourselves to the audience in a black dress.

Gretchen hackmann Miss California USA 2013 Wardrobe Bandage Dress

Here I am trying on dresses for Interview.

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One’s swimsuit can be either black, gold, silver or white.  Evening gown is up to our own preferences, and interview outfit should be fitting of something one might wear to an interview at a fashion magazine.  Heels are to be silver, gold, metallic, or nude and we are allowed to accessorize and style our hair however we wish.  Clearly, there’s a great deal of choice allowed when it comes to determining wardrobe for Miss California USA, so that’s why I’m going to need as much input as possible from you, my readers!  Below, I have listed some options that I like for Evening Gown, Interview, and Swimsuit.  I’ve also listed some heels that are at the top of my list, and lastly, several black dress options for Opening Act.  I would greatly appreciate your help, please leave comments below!

Wardrobe Options For Miss California USA 2013:

1. Interview – should I choose a dress that’s a pretty color like blue, green, or purple?  Or, should I opt for an understated hue like burgundy, black, or nude?  Something beaded or simple? Also, regarding figure type, should I be looking for body-con or looser fit?  Or, do you think that a two-piece suit is more in order?

Aidan Mattox Beaded Dress

Aidan Mattox Beaded Dress

Guess by Marciano Ingrid Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Guess by Marciano Ingrid Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Motel Alex Pleather Peplum Dress in Black and Bead Cluster

Motel Alex Pleather Peplum Dress in Black and Bead Cluster

10 Crosby Derek Lam Pleated Silk Dress

10 Crosby Derek Lam Pleated Silk Dress

2. Swimsuit – should I opt for a simple string bikini or something a little more exotic?  A bikini with small embellishments? Is fringe too much or does it take away from me on stage?  What about bows?  Color?

Vix Swimwear Bia Logo Bikini White Nubry Miss California

Vix Swimwear Bia Logo Bikini

Vix swimwear Senegal Bikini Black Nubry Miss California 2013

Vix swimwear Senegal Embellished Black Bikini

L Space Foxy Bikini Fringe Black Nubry Miss California 2013

L Space Foxy Fringe Black Bikini

Victorias Secret Gold Bow Bikini

Victoria’s Secret Gold Gorgeous Pushup Halter Bow Bikini

Evening Gown – There are so many beautiful gowns to choose from.  First, I need to determine color…a bright color or black or white?  Next, shape – full-skirt or slim-fit gown?  Beaded or simple?  Satin, silk, or chiffon?

Nara Paz Orla Chiffon Halter-Neck Couture Gown Gretchen Hackmann Miss California 2013 Nubry

Nara Paz Orla Chiffon Halter-Neck Couture Yellow Gown

Notte by Marchesa Strapless Lace-Top Gown

Notte by Marchesa Strapless Peplum Lace-Top Gown

Thakoon Kelly Green Silk Gown Spring 2013 Gretchen hackmann Miss California USA 2013 Nubry

Thakoon Kelly Green Silk Gown

Veni Infantino Embellished Trumpet Gown

Veni Infantino Embellished Trumpet Gown

Badgley Mischka Double V-Neck Sequin Gown

Badgley Mischka Double V-Neck Sequin Gown

Son Jung Wan Red Sequin Deep V Long Gown Spring 2013 Gretchen Hackmann Nubry Miss California

Son Jung Wan Red Sequin Deep V Long Gown

Sue Wong Beaded Organza-Skirt Gown Gretchen Hackmann Miss California 2013 Nubry

Sue Wong Beaded Organza-Skirt Gown

Opening Act – should I wear something short, tight, and sexy or cute and pleated?

Aqua Lace Dress - Spaghetti Strap Miss California USA 2013 Nubry Gretchen Hackmann

Aqua Lace Black Dress – Spaghetti Strap Dress

Parker Leather Dress - Strappy with Mesh Panels

Parker Leather Dress – Strappy with Mesh Panels

Herve Leger V-Neck Bandage Dress Miss California USA 2013 Nubry Gretchen Hackmann

Herve Leger V-Neck Bandage Dress

Heels – should I wear gold or champagne? Or, do you think a silver is better? Glitter, rhinestones, or just keep it simple?  I really like the strappy heel, as opposed to a closed pump…what do you think?

Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter-Strap Gold Sandal  Gretchen hackmann Miss California USA 2013 Nubry

Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter-Strap Gold Sandal

via spiga silver strappy promise sandal heel

Via Spiga silver strappy promise sandal heel

Pelle moda glitter gold peeptoe slingback gleam pump

Pelle Moda glitter gold peeptoe slingback gleam pump

Steve madden angyina1 Pump

Steve Madden Angyina1 Pump

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