Recap: Evening Gowns of Top 10 Finalists and Miss Universe Winner

Recap: Evening Gowns of Top 10 Finalists and Miss Universe Winner

May 17, 2021
By Monito Power and Kathy Zhou

The best part about watching Miss Universe is stuffing yourself with tacos on the couch while watching the most graceful women in the world. The second best part is screenshotting their dresses to look for similar ones on a budget. We’ve got you covered!

Top 10 Miss Jamaica, Miqueal-Symone Williams

Miss Jamaica 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

I am in love with the one shoulder cold shoulder look. It’s like a dress remix! Now, the pattern on this dress looks simple, until you really take a good look at the stones and beading on this gown. Miqueal-Symone herself does a good job of making you do a double take!

Top 10 Miss Costa Rica, Ivonne Cerdas

Miss Costa Rica 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

Do you think Ivonne would be willing to sell me her gown? No, seriously, That’s how in love with it I am. From a practicality perspective, the front slit really helps with a strong walk—for me personally. Walking in gowns is tough work.

Top 10 Miss Puerto Rico, Estefania Soto Torres

Miss Puerto Rico 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

I love seeing fringe on formal dresses. It’s the roaring twenties again! Especially on stage, it creates a “wow” factor of a dynamic photo.

Top 10 Miss Thailand, Amanda Obdam

Miss Thailand 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

Thailand wore something so thrilling and unique. The hues of blues and silvers gave drama and bombshell as people looked on. You get mesmerised looking at it!!

Top 10 Miss Australia, Maria Thattil

Miss Australia 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

After 5 years Australia has finally made it back to the Miss Universe top 10 with Maria! Her evening gown was a bold sartorial move, turning the usual meaning of “square cut” neckline and sheer ombre on its head.

The unworn extra train on Maria Thattil, Miss Australia's evening gown

Bonus Image! Maria originally planned to wear this gorgeous train attachment to this gown. It sadly did not fit on the pageant stage.

4th Runner Up Miss Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jimenez

Miss Dominican Republic 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

You can never go wrong with the slicked up high bun and one shoulder combination. A strong neckline, and delicate back detail, always deserves an updo!

3rd Runner Up Miss India, Adline Castelino

Adline is the queen of strong facial expressions that complement a very elegant walk. I wish we could’ve seen a more daring dress on her, but she carried this classic look beautifully.

Miss India 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

2nd Runner Up Miss Peru, Janick Maceta Del Castillo

Miss Peru 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

She kept her same gown, but I know Janick was her best self in it. It was modern, stylish, and all things complex. The sheer on her legs complimented by the outburst of beading on the bodice made her look like an explosion of stars and light. She was spectacular.

We were inspired to also want to cover ourselves in jewelry, with look like these:

1st Runner Up Miss Brazil, Julia Gama

Julie was a force on stage, through both her well spoken answers and her evening gown. What I loved was the visual embodiment of the “universe” in this gown. From official Brazil media, the gown was crafted with crystals and rich dark blue fabric to represent the stars and the galaxy, perfect for this competition.

Miss Brazil 2020, during the top 10 evening gown segment of Miss Universe

The Winning Gown: Your 69th Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico

Last but not least (and most definitely first!): Andrea was draped in red, and she worked it with power and elegance. The beading... she was dripping in beautiful silver and red. She shined like a spectacle.

Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza during the Top 10 Evening Gown segment
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