Pioneer Days 2022
BY ELIZABETH BECKY HOUGAARD
The annual Miss Rodeo Utah Fashion Show and Luncheon that is held during the week of Ogden’s Pioneer Days Rodeo was on July 23rd at the Eccles Conference Center Ballroom.
Between the fashion show and the five exciting nights of rodeo action, I had a blast seeing all the western fashions. It’s like Utah Western Fashion Week! We saw all the usual western looks of shirts, western themed t-shirts and tank tops, denim shorts, jeans, and boots, along with ball caps and cowboy hats. I love that even people who don’t usually dress western get into the fun of dressing up for the rodeo. What stood out to me was seeing many ladies and girls in dresses, bell bottom pants, cute short boots, and fun hats. Dresses and skirts with ruffles, fringe, florals, aztec patterns, or animal prints are so popular right now. They are all so fun, feminine, and refreshing.
The fashion show featured great new looks from Smith and Edwards, Reams, and All Out Western Wear (me). The highlight of the show was the contestants modeling their ‘fashion forward’ creations as part of their competition. What a show of creativity and talent from the contestants! We saw elements from capes, full fringe, and jumpsuits to fairytale and superhero inspirations. It was quite the show to behold!
From myself and the two other clothing contributors, you could see that denim is, as always, still a huge part of western fashion. I really enjoyed the florals in the tops paired with the denims. Fringe is still a popular western look as well as great belts with conchos and colored tooling. The boots, shoes, and sandals now have so many styles, colors, and materials that flair is added to any outfit!
Take a look at some of the photos, shop at our local stores, and I think you’ll see that we have some great looks that anyone can wear and feel good in. If you see anything you want or if you’re looking for something special, just ask. I can help! You can contact me (Becky) at RockinHH@gmail.com or text or call 307-248-0252