Mac Duggal dresses shine at Miss America 2014

The new Miss America will be crowned in front of a national audience on Sunday night. And it’s been a long road for the future title holder, including this past week of preliminaries, parties, meet-and-greets and endless preparation for what each of these 53 women hope will be their crowning moment.

Mac Duggal has played a prominent role in the Road to the Crown, as the choice of several of these talented women for what to wear to represent themselves and their state in this 92-year-old tradition of pageantry, scholarship, and female empowerment all rolled into one.

These women took to the stage in Mac Duggal creations during this week’s preliminaries:

Miss Illinois, Brittany Smith

MissILBrittanySmithEveningBrittany looked sleek in ivory during the Evening Gown preliminary in style 70002R from the Black White Red Collection, with gorgeous angled accents, a gold belt and structured peplum.

Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly

MissIANicoleKellyEveMaking national news, Nicole is the first Miss America contestant born missing part of a limb. Nicole’s platform is to aid and support children with disabilities, and we’re proud she chose as her Evening Gown choice, style 61359P from Mac Duggal Pageant.

Miss Kansas,Theresa Vail

MissKSTheresaVailEveningTheresa made waves during the preliminaries as well, as this National Guard Sergeant and expert marksman took to the stage in the swimsuit competition showing off her two tattoos. Theresa picked Mac Duggal Couture for her Evening Gown choice, style 61566D.

Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh

MissMNRebeccaYehTalentRebecca double-dipped in Mac Duggal at preliminaries, and we couldn’t be happier. The violinist chose a red peplum creation from the Spring 2014 Mac Duggal Black White Red Collection, style 61726R, to wear during her Talent preliminary, which she won!

MissMNRebbecaYehEveningRebecca also looks picture perfect in purple in her Evening Gown choice, style 43003P from Mac Duggal Pageant.

Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller


Brooke was a vision in white in Mac Duggal Pageant! She chose this gorgeous chiffon gown with cascading crystals for her performance during the Talent preliminary.

Miss North Dakota, Laura Harmon

MissNDLauraHarmonTalent2Laura looked like the picture of style and grace when she took to the stage to sing during the Talent preliminary, dressed in the fabulous taffeta and lace creation from the Black White Red Collection, style 61393R.

Miss Rhode Island, Jessica Marfeo

MissRIJessicaMarfeoTalentWith sizzle and style, Jessica took to the stage during the Talent preliminary in a fringe and lace Mac Duggal custom creation.

MissRIEveJessica took to the stage in the Evening Gown preliminary in a Mac as well, picking this fabulous vintage-inspired mermaid gown from the Black White Red Collection. The taffeta gown with lace and illusion top is Mac Duggal style 61391R.

Miss Maryland, Christina Denny

MissMDChristinaDennyEveOne of our most exquisite gowns, Christina was truly stunning as she walked the stage in the Evening Gown preliminary in style 1195D from Mac Duggal Couture.

Miss Puerto Rico, Shenti Lauren

MissPRShentiLaurenEveWith style and sparkle, Shenti grabbed attention in a sparkling Mac Duggal Pageant gown that glittered with golden embellishments, style 50080P. Between her gown and smile, Shenti was all shine during the Evening Gown preliminary.

Miss Utah, Ciera Pekarcik

MissUtahCieraPekarcikEveWith floating layers of chiffon and a gorgeous beaded halter neckline, Ciera looked stunning in an aqua gown from Mac Duggal Pageant during the Evening Gown preliminary , style 43017P.

MissUTCieraPekarcikTalentCiera also chose Mac Duggal for her Talent gown as well, stepping on to the stage to perform in a Mac Duggal Pageant Collection gown, style 43006P.

Miss West Virginia, Miranda Harrison

MissWVMirandaHarrisonMiranda was the Lady in Red as she stepped out on stage in a Mac Duggal Pageant Collection gown for the Talent preliminary. The blonde stunner looked wonderful in the crystal bedecked style 81619P.

Miss Michigan, Haley Williams

MissMIEveHaley was red-hot in the Evening Gown preliminary in Mac Duggal Pageant, style 43005P, with dazzling beading on the bodice and an exquisite flowing red skirt.

Miss Wisconsin, Paula Mae Kuiper

MissWisconsinEvePaula was looked regal in this fabulous deep purple gown from Mac Duggal Couture. The gorgeous strapless mermaid gown is style 81954D, and Paula nailed it for the Evening Gown preliminary.

Miss Hawaii, Crystal Lee

MissHICrystalLeeEveningCrystal took to the stage of the Evening Gown preliminary looking graceful in red in this wonderful Mac Duggal Custom gown.

Miss Massachusetts, Amanda Narciso

MissMassEveAmanda struck gold in a shimmering body hugging halter top gown during the Evening Gown prelim, a custom creation by Mac Duggal!

Miss Texas, Ivana Hall

MissTXEveIvana was stunning as she graced across the stage in this fabulous white chiffon beaded gown from Mac Duggal Pageant during the Evening Gown preliminary.

444979056_e70ecfae7bWith so much talent, confidence and poise on stage, there’s no telling who will take home the crown this year!

Miss America 2014 will be crowned at the conclusion of the live Miss America Finals, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

*images thanks to Miss America OrganizationThe Press of Atlantic City

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Mac Duggal dresses for “Walking Tall”

They say that the clothes make the man.

But Mac Duggal knows, the clothes enhance the woman.

For nearly 30 years, the designer, who recently won three prestigious industry awards for value and service for his stunning array of social occasion dresses, has designed timeless dresses and gowns to define every stage of a woman’s life, from stunning prom and pageant dresses, to evening gowns and chic cocktail dresses.

“It’s not about the dress, it’s about the woman,” Mac said of the ladies who wear his creations. “It’s not about the color or the cut, it’s how you perceive it. It has to be you.”

It’s the careful crafting and stunning selections that make Mac Duggal dresses perfect for enhancing any woman’s inner and outer beauty. Just ask Erika Rose, a staff writer for Four Points Magazine, a resource publication for the Miss America Pageant. Erika recently wrote about her experience trying on a fabulous Mac Duggal dress, which she’ll don for the Miss America Outstanding Teen Night of Stars Extravaganza, which takes place Aug. 16 in Orlando, part of the 2013 Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant.

“On the hanger, the dress Bridal Elegance stylists pulled for me was stunning, and on, it felt even more ravishing,” Erika wrote in the magazine’s blog. “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.”

Indeed, clad in a gorgeous Mac Duggal gown, any woman can feel on top of the world.

Read Erika’s full blog post at

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