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The Neptune Theater in Seattle[/caption] Back in St. Louis after a whirlwind weekend at the 2014 Miss Plus USA pageant in Seattle where Sydney's Closet was the official evening gown provider and a proud sponsor. We were there for the highly anticipated moment when the winners were crowned on stage at the historic Neptune Theater. Congratulations to the new 2014 Queens:
- Miss Plus USA Tara de Alicante, Miss Oregon Plus USA
- Miss Teen Plus USA Mackenzie Barnes Miss Oregon Teen Plus USA
- Miss Plus USA Woman Apriel Biggs from New York
- personal interview
- personal introduction
- evening gown competition
Evening Gown CompetitionMust mention Mat made a fashion splash in a black tuxedo by Ralph Lauren with scarlet bow tie and matching vest. As the head designer everyone wanted to know if I made the color selection. Sorry to say I can't take the credit. Mat made his fashion savvy selection of formal wear on his own. So Hollywood! On stage the contestants impressed the audience and judges when they walked the runway in dramatic plus size evening gowns. Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Florida lit up the night in white gowns. Miss California took her hue cue from the Pacific Ocean wearing an aquamarine sheath studded in rhinestones. Miss Texas looked striking in a multi-color sequin gown with a peplum at the waist that showed off her great curves. [caption id="attachment_6263" align="aligncenter" width="490"]
Caitlyn Greer, Teen Oregon Plus USA, sparkled as she was crowned Teen Plus USA wearing a body hugging mermaid evening gown with a sequins splashed on skirt. Runner up Hannah Sivret Teen Maine USA Maine rocked the runway in a red sequin body-con gown that showed off her great curves.
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Winner of Teen Plus USA[/caption]
Miss Plus USA Woman Apriel Biggs from New York glowed in a soft coral V-neck chiffon gown with elaborate tone on tone beading when she put on her crown.
[caption id="attachment_6260" align="aligncenter" width="490"]The crowd said a sentimental farewell to Tracy McNeal the reigning Miss Plus USA when she walked the runway for the last time wearing a Sydney's Closet sapphire blue flowing chiffon gown with a beaded bodice. Kaydee Weddle, the Teen Plus USA also opted to say "good bye" in a blue gown I designed for Sydney's Closet. She looked like a Prom Princess in a Sydney's Closet plus size ball gown in with sequin bodice, lace waistband layered tulle skirt. Highlight of the weekend getting to see so many friends of Sydney's Closet at the pageant: Chenese Lewis looking striking in a purple one shoulder formal gown. Tiffany Braxton, who wore a Sydney's Closet plus size wedding dress when she tied the knot, also looked stunning. Gwen DeVoe, hostess and emcee extraordinaire , opened the pageant in an eye-popping one shoulder short white plus size cocktail dress. She made a quick wardrobe change to appear in a sunshine yellow jersey slinky, a sexy formal that created a splash on and off stage. [gallery ids="6266,6265,6267"]
Apriel Biggs Winner Plus Woman with Chenese Lewis[/caption]