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Subject: Re: there is a new site similar to pageant resale that you should check out. http://www.primandposeencore.com/

There are some great gowns listed
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Date Posted: 09:24:49 06/24/10 Thu
In reply to: state contestant 's message, "Taking a poll: If you are in a competitive state... please share the cost of your gown." on 15:27:33 06/23/10 Wed

>Just curious. I want a new gown for my state pageant
>and everything I like is 3K.
>I know... I have checked pageant resale and Ebay. Just
>getting sick of seeing the same Toby Bowls and Jovani
>gowns over and over again. So, are you actually paying
>these prices?

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Date Posted: 09:27:38 06/29/10 Tue

I have judged many pageants in the past, from Teen to Mrs. And the judges get the same instructions. Do not judge the gown, judge the girl wearing the gown.

We all have seen it in the past, a girl with the ugliest or most simple gown wins. Judges never know who designed your gown or how much it cost. I coached a teen who won with a sinple re-sale black dress which cost $150.

99% of the time , if you win your state, you'll never wear the same gown at nationals.

My advice is. Get a gown you like and you feel pretty in and practice your walk. When it comes down to it, you could be wearing a gown with 1,00 crystals and it may glitter on stage as if it was on fire, but if you don't have the confidence or you allow the gown to wear you instead of the other way around, you'll never win. Don't allow the gown to ooutshine you. Judges want to see you sparkle, not the dress.

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