Finding Your Perfect Pageant Dress for the Miss USA Pageant System

Selecting the perfect pageant dress can be a stressful process, but let PreVue make it an exciting and a smooth experience with our dream team of consultants! The PreVue team is known for creating custom pageant gowns and assisting girls in their dream to take home the crown. With over 30 years of experience in evening gowns, PreVue has dressed titleholders in many major state, national, and world pageants.


PreVue will personally guide you to the perfect gown for every level, in any pageant system. Knowing PreVue’s reputation for unique gowns and fashion forward styles, pageant contestants have traveled from all over the country to try on an exclusive collection of custom designs by Sherri Hill and Jovani. To give your look a finished touch, complete your style with gorgeous earrings by Stefanie Somers.


When doing research for your crowning pageant gown, you might want to consider a unique, yet winning look. You want to find a gown that can stun the judges but continues to portray your personality, so you are consistently yourself throughout pageant weekend. Always remember that feeling confident and beautiful in your pageant gown is far more important than any style trend or opinion of another person.


While you can’t outsmart the judges or other contestants, you can use your resources to find the perfect color, fabric, style, and accessories. Use guidelines as to what is trending in the pageant world and study the “top five” gowns in different states in your pageant system. Because of PreVue’s stature in the pageant world, pageant designers are constantly creating beautiful new custom pieces for PreVue, which means you’ll never have to worry about duplicates. The styles are always fashion forward and unique, yet classically elegant – a truly winning combination as shown by our successful titleholders!

The personalized touch of PreVue’s appointments is a key part of choosing the right gown. When you schedule a one-on-one dress fitting, you will meet with Caitlin in our couture showroom that highlights exclusive styles and the most couture pieces in stock on the West Coast. Throughout the year, there are exciting opportunities at different times to schedule an appointment at the Sherri Hill Headquarters in Austin with PreVue. You can also book a private appointment at the pageant market held in Atlanta in January and August for designers such as Sherri Hill, Jovani, and MacDuggal. This kind of service is what leads PreVue’s customers to their dream of competing at nationals! The style and design experts at PreVue have years of experience helping pageant contestants choose winning gowns and we are ready to help you on your journey to the crown.

If you are competing in California, PreVue is the Official Evening Gown Sponsor for both the Miss CA and Miss Teen CA USA pageant. We provide the state titleholders with their gowns for the national pageant as well as appearance gowns and cocktail dresses for every event in their busy schedule throughout the year. PreVue will also personally accompany the state titleholders to their gown appointment for nationals with Sherri Hill. While at the Sherri Hill showroom in Austin, Texas, the Miss CA titleholders will have their gowns custom sketched for the national pageants. Winners will also have the opportunity to model for PreVue throughout the year and have been booked for Sherri Hill’s exclusive New York Fashion Week runway show through PreVue. You will also get an exclusive invite to attend the Miss Universe Watch Party hosted by Sherri Hill in Austin, Texas. If you are considering competing in California, you don’t want to miss your chance at this amazing opportunity!

PreVue’s favorite design guru, Sherri Hill, is renowned throughout the pageant world for show stopping, high fashion designs. During New York Fashion Week, the Sherri Hill runway show is THE place to find the hottest trends in pageant wear. These gowns offer a glimpse into red carpet styles that celebrities will wear to awards shows and formal events. Sherri Hill designs are sold at a very limited number of stores around the country, and PreVue is very proud to be one of those exclusive venues to showcase these gorgeous gowns. PreVue is the largest store offering the Sherri Hill Couture line, and the only one on the West Coast. This hugely successful partnership between Sherri Hill and PreVue has seen a large number of winners at Miss USA, Miss America, Miss United States, and International Junior Miss, just to name a few.

Whether this is your first pageant or you have been visiting the team PreVue for years, you are probably feeling the pressure to pick the perfect dress! PreVue is here to help and guide you through this process, which puts you in a much better position to make the right choice. For the winning combination of stunning designs, fabulous accessories, and a special touch of personalized advice and service, look no further than PreVue. We truly understand the pageant system when it comes to gowns, and we will be with you every step of the way on the journey to win your next pageant. Make an appointment today to shop our selection!

Choose the PERFECT Prom Dress in 7 Steps

Your prom dress needs to be a showstopper, and you’re probably feeling the pressure! Luckily, choosing the perfect gown isn’t as hard as you might think.

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1. Buy for your body

Whether you’re dreaming of a gown that glitters or you’re searching for a sleek, figure-hugging dress, start by shopping silhouettes that enhance your favorite features.

2. Know the school rules

Strapless styles, low back cuts, and slits may be trending, but don’t risk getting turned away at the door in a gown that’s too revealing for school.

3. Don’t forget your accessories

Keep your eyes open for jewelry and other accessories that will take your look from gorgeous to all-out glam. Find inspiration on your favorite celebrities and try on what your stylist suggests.

4. Think about the theme

Your prom’s theme may inspire you to try on unexpected dresses, but don’t feel like you have to choose a theme-inspired dress.

5. Shop your colors

You’ll definitely stun on prom night when you shop dresses in the hues that make you look and feel like an A-lister.

6. Avoid wardrobe malfunctions

A Red Carpet gown is not always functional… the perfect prom dress is danceable! This will be one of the biggest nights of your life, and you should be confident and comfortable.

7. Be beautifully you

You know your vibe better than anyone. Are you edgy but glam? Do you prefer sparkle like a princess? Is your style minimalist… or extra? Don’t worry about what’s trending; shop whatever makes you feel gorgeous!

Finally, remember that finding the perfect prom dress takes time, but when jaws drop as you make your entrance, you’ll know the search was worth it.