Ashley Wheeler, Miss Vermont 2008

Miss Vermont 2008, Ashley Ruth Wheeler, was looking for an eco friendly locally made gown to wear to the Miss America Pageant in 2008. She hired Tara Lynn to design her pageantry gown. She was the first in Vermont to win best talent in that evenings competition.

Bronze in color the shinny hemp silk was accented with panels of hand sequined gold lace. The lace was from Tara Lynn’s collection of re-purposed and vintage trims. This glamorous gown was built to flatter and accentuate Ashley’s well toned figure. The wrapping low cut bodice, high slit and low back give her all the details she was looking for in an elegant sophisticated way.

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Photos by: Steve Legge, Image North Photography,


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