Last night at Solaire, Manila, it felt as if another Miss Universe pageant happened as the Miss Universe queens Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere, and Pia Wurtzbach, along with Miss Universe 2017 candidates, shared the stage at the Front Row Universe Charity Gala Fashion Show.
During the charity event, the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh, stunned the onlookers in an immaculate white Rajo Laurel dress, complete with a cape for that regal flair. “I imagined Demi Leigh as a Modern Venus descending from the heavens. She’s truly a QUEEN!” exclaims Laurel in his Instagram post. Even without her Mikimoto crown, the South African was hard to miss.
Days before the event, we can’t help but notice how she has been wearing gowns that are anything but white. While Pia Wurtzbach was a fan of rich, jewel tones during her reign (think red, pink, and blue), it seems like Demi-Leigh is heading to the classic route, as far as her wardrobe is concerned.
Let’s face it: it’s challenging to standout in white. So how does Demi-Leigh effortlessly pulls it off? Below, we’ve listed down three style tricks we’ve learned from the beauty queen.
1. Exaggerated volume is everything
Demi-Leigh’s Rajo Laurel gown neither had any shimmering beadwork nor was it in a striking hue, but its larger-than-life regal cape–made out of a shiny and luxurious duchesse satin fabric–was enough to catch the room’s full attention.
2. Play with texture
During her shoot with Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, the South African beauty was a vision in her white Mark Bumgarner gown that boasts a criss-cross pattern and and a shiny, poufy detail on the hips. To avoid looking bland in an all-white ensemble, mix textures to break it up a bit and to add oomph to the pristine hue.
3. Go for a killer beauty look
Demi-leigh toned down her look for the welcoming dinner, wearing a simple white frock, which elegantly flaunted her curvy figure and toned legs. That said, she balanced its simplicity with a striking beauty look (think killer smoky eye, sleek hairstyle, and diamond drop earrings), making her entire evening getup a complete standout.