Beauty queens

Three beauty queens at the opening of new dress shop Elegance Designer Wear in March. LtoR - Charleen Meredith, Sue Pyke (owner), Jessica Megan and Ellie Pownall.
Three beauty queens at the opening of new dress shop Elegance Designer Wear in March. LtoR - Charleen Meredith, Sue Pyke (owner), Jessica Megan and Ellie Pownall.

A March dress shop had a glamorous opening on Saturday, with not one but three beauty queens cutting the ribbon.

Elegance Designer Wear has opened new premises on Dartford Road and owner Sue Pyke invited three of her clients to formally open the store.

The three girls stopped traffic as they posed for photos outside the shop in their pageant gowns and tiaras and Sue also dressed for the occasion in a sparkling gold dress.

“It was a really good day,” Sue said. “We had a lot of people come and everyone was digging into the champagne!”

Sue, who is also a pageant judge, met the girls at contests and has also supplied them with dresses in the past. She is a champion for beauty pageants and would love to see more local girls taking part.

One local pageant is the Miss Spirit of True Beauty Peterborough competition. For details visit www.ddsevents-pageants.co.uk