Miss America is proud of its heritage and is more relevant than ever as an enormous opportunity for some of the most intelligent, outgoing, multi-faceted and stylish women today.
Opening Number & On-Stage Interview
You should wear something appropriate for a job interview, but a little dressier. Dresses, business suits, and shirt/skirt combinations are all possibilities. The Miss America Organization seems to be heading away from the typical "pageant" suit. Please keep this in mind when selecting your outfit, but know that suits are always appropriate.
Opening Number & On-Stage Question / Social Impact Pitch
You will compete in the outfit/costume of your own choosing which reflects the talent presented. Props are allowed only if they are essential to and used during the talent presentation.
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You will compete in an outfit of your own choosing, representative of what you would wear to a formal, black tie event. Floor length evening gowns are the most popular choice, but not required, for this phase of competition. (Tip: A floor length gown should just touch the floor in front of your big toe.) Remember, it doesn't matter how much the ensemble costs, but how the candidate wears it.