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40 of the Most Stunning Miss America Pageant Evening Gowns

Cosmopolitan Logo By Jillian Selzer of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 41: The Miss America pageant has been around since the 1920s and, despite the many changes the Miss America Organization has undergone in recent months, this year's competition in Atlantic City is still promising full-on glitz when it comes to the gown portion of the show. To celebrate the competition's 92nd year, check out the complete evolution of the ever-glam pageant evening gown. Watch the final night of the competition on Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

The Miss America pageant has been around since the 1920s and, despite the many changes the Miss America Organization has undergone in recent months, this year's competition in Atlantic City is still promising full-on glitz when it comes to the gown portion of the show. To celebrate the competition's 92nd year, check out the complete evolution of the ever-glam pageant evening gown.

Watch the final night of the competition on Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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