On Saturday night, 53 young women competed for the coveted title of Miss America. They danced, they sang, they wore evening gowns — and for us, the audience, there were a number of fashion lessons to be learned: for instance, everyone over the age of 10 looks ridiculous wearing a dance recital costume. Also, padded bikini tops instantly make you look like…well, a Texas beauty queen. Here are some of the best and worst looks:

Photos via Zimbio/ by Ethan Miller