“There is no question that you can develop a theme or mood with your gown by the line and color.” — Kathleen Munson, pageant gown expert
To achieve the right look for a girl’s personality, Kathleen Munson “meticulously develops a theme with her wardrobing.” She asks the contestant to complete a personal adjective list that defines the image she wants to project to judges.
“Let’s say you want to be considered intelligent, sophisticated, elegant, and glamorous,” says Munson. “You’ve already told me what colors you want. I probably would work with darker colors and straighter lines. If you want to be fun, cute, and darling, I would probably put you in softer colors and softer lines. I might put puffs, ruffles, or bows. There is no question that you can develop a theme or mood with your gown by the line and color.”