Miss Universe 2015: The Top 10 Slay In Gorgeous Cheap Evening Gowns


OMG, talk about stunning! The Final 10 contestants in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant looked incredible while strutting the stage in their gorgeous cheap evening gowns — we were totally blown away!

The competition is getting intense! After the judges and voters narrowed the Miss Universe field down from 80 to only 10, the remaining contestants hit the stage in beautiful gowns to show off their classy side, and they all looked beyond breathtaking. Seriously, how is there only going to be ONE winner?! Get the scoop on the formal-wear segment right here!

The Band Perry played their new hit “Live Forever” as all the ladies competing initially took the stage to show off their formal looks, but the spotlight was really on the Top 10. After the brief introduction, the remaining ladies were introduced one-by-one as the country group’s music played, eventually changing to the more upbeat track, “Done.”

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Martha’s Evening Gown Wins Design a Cheap Dress Competition

— Gown in shop window now being auctioned for Glass Door charity

A gorgeous evening gown designed by 13 year-old Martha Tromans is being auctioned for charity after winning a competition to find Fulham’s newest fashion talent.

Around 300 budding designers aged between ten and 17 took part in the competition, run by Fulham couturier Antonia Pugh-Thomas. But it was Lady Margaret School student Martha’s beautiful midnight blue gown which most impressed Antonia with her neat, elegant design and carefully thought out detailing.


“Martha was amazed to have won,” says Antonia, who has designed bespoke womenswear for the British and European aristocracy, diplomats and the Queen’s representatives.

” But her design was just what the competition stipulated: elegant, timeless and discreetly sexy.

” It has been very hard as the entries were fantastic and everyone made such a lot of effort,” adds Antonia, who wrote to each entrant individually following the competition to offer advice and encouragement.

After her design was chosen by Antonia and couture assistants Robyn Greenall and Michael Mumford Martha was able to come to Antonia’s shop in Fulham Road to see fabric swatches and see the design take shape.

Now on display in pride of place in the window, the 100% silk satin dress, with beaded lace detailing, is being auctioned on eBay until December 20, with all proceeds donated to the charity Glass Door, which works to help homeless people in west London.

” It has been a really lovely competition, and the standard of entries was very high,” says Antonia. “It has been a lot of work for everyone, but it’s been a fantastic ride and I hope everyone’s efforts will help Glass Door this Christmas.”

If you would like to bid for this unique cheap evening dress this weekend visit Ebay and search for item number 172011818055.

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Deconstructing the Cheap Evening Dresses

On most awards nights in Hollywood I get caught up in the glitz and glam of the online culture and spew of television coverage of what is happening on the red carpet. The next morning I waken with a glam hangover. All the stardust has settled in my mouth, chalky and pasty. There is a staleness that has settled over the subject of ball Dressess and fancy suits. I feel as though I want to flee from pop culture, retreat into the depths of voluminous books of poetry and galleries of century old art work.

During the event I feel frantic trying to keep up with my Twitter stream, the live telecasts of the event and the hashtags. My brain moves much slower than social media and so I end up flustered that I cannot possibly understand why in one sixteenths of a second we have all decided the destiny of a Dresses. It’s brutal, a guillotine of judgment for designers and wearers. This year after the American Music Awards I was really riled about the popularity of Selena Gomez’s Dresses. This is the subject that caused me award ceremony heartburn. Selena Gomez looked lovely, but did she deserve all the attention she got for her Givenchy Dresses?

“What makes the perfect Dresses?” I thought. Why was this Dresses the “it” Dresses when there were other very lovely dresses that went unnoted into the history books with the same quickness as the flash of the camera? My late night musings ended in the development of a new fashion principle. Take out pen and paper, you may want to write this down.

The Cinderella Principle, as I have called it, describes in a few short sentences how to create the perfect evening dresses that will be well received by all. (I sound like a salesman.) It follows as such. The first element is a special concoction of plainness and uniqueness. I see it as two parts plainness and two parts uniqueness. In the case of Selena Gomez’s dress the plainness was in the simplicity of the front of the dress. The bodice was shiny and red. Very straightforward. The uniqueness was in the slit and the fact it was backless. The second element of the Cinderella Principle is that the viewer must believe that this dress could be his/her dream dress. This is when the designer plays fairy godmother makes all our fashion fantasies come true. The viewer must be able to imagine themselves wearing the dress.

What about all those Dressess that don’t fulfill the Cinderella Principle? These dresses are the ones that make the worst dressed lists or are simply forgotten. With the really horrible dresses, the ones that make us look away from the screen for a moment, the ones we believe must be a joke and we feel embarrassed for the wearer, these dresses are trying too hard to garner attention. Instead of Cinderella poised in majesty at the top of the stairs, it is like she enters the room and screams, “Look at me!” Heads turn, but for the wrong reason. The dress drips in desperation and that, frankly, is just unpleasant to look at.

I spent my day after the American Music Awards bathing in Sylvia Plath. I’m feeling much better and perhaps now, knowing this is how Dresses design works, I can ward off some of my fashion indigestion throughout the holiday season and during the Grammys, which are 80 days away (I’m counting). I know there will be plenty of Dressess to gorge on for the next few months, but knowing there is a simple formula to account for the success or the desperation of a Dresses makes it less overwhelming.

Oh, and Selena Gomez’s Dresses does fulfill the Cinderella Principle. I didn’t particularly love it, but many viewers did. They could picture themselves being swept away on a star dust evening wearing that Givenchy Dresses. Therefore it was a huge success. Personally, I loved Celine Dion’s Elie Saab Dresses. It was timeless and beautiful. I think we all have our own Cinderella fantasy as we watch the stars walk the red carpet and in that fantasy we are all dressed a little differently, but not that differently.

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