Would you agree that the clothes you wear make a difference in the way you carry yourself? I just found out first hand that wearing a one-of-a-kind Mac Duggal cocktail dress does just that! Bridal Elegance & Pageantry is graciously loaning me a dress for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Night of the Stars event Friday. On the hanger, the dress Bridal Elegance stylists pulled for me was stunning, and on, it felt even more ravishing. Although I'm not an expert on fashion apparel, it's easy to recognize the quality and sophistication of a dress made with practiced hands and creative design.
All day long at the MOATeen trade show, I see princesses, teens, and miss contestants trying on outfits for appearances, interview, talent, evening wear, etc. I see them scrutinize color, style, and fit. And while I think there is so much to be said for finding the perfect gown (read more on this subject in a coming issue of fourpoints), I will also say that there is so much beauty floating around the Rosen Centre this week. It's a beauty that is exuded not because of fabrics, beading, and sparkle, but one that comes from within—from the confidence of young women as they look in the mirror and believe in themselves.
Written by: Erika Rose is fourpoints magazine's staff writer.