“Teen Mom 2” star Leah Messer, 30, caught fans’ attention on Instagram on Sunday, January 29, after sharing a photo of herself wearing a sparkly blue dress.
“About last night: We had a lot of fun celebrating a great cause. Everything was so blue and beautiful. Great event! 🌊🤍🧜♀️,” she wrote in the caption.
Messer was attending the Carnaval 2023: Atlantis fundraiser held at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston, according to Monsters & Critics.
Fans shared their thoughts on Messer’s look in the comment section, several writing that Messer looked “sexy” in the blue ensemble.
“Sexy but elegant dress. Love it!🔥,” one Instagram user wrote.
“That’s a revenge dress 🔥,” another fan commented.
“Leah, your a** looks so sexy in that dress,” someone else added.
“You look gorgeous! 😍🔥,” another user wrote.
“Can we just appreciate this women for a minute 🔥,” another fan said.
How Did Leah Messer Put Together Her Look?
Messer kept to the oceanic theme for the Carnaval 2023: Atlantis fundraiser. According to Monsters & Critics, the MTV star’s sparkly blue number reminiscent of waves was from Terani Couture and retails for $803. She paired the ensemble with seahorse earrings.
Messer wore her hair down for the event, in loose, mermaid-like waves, styled by West Virginia hairstylist and “color and extension specialist” Katelin Ferrari, whom Messer tagged in the Instagram caption. According to Ferrari’s Instagram bio, the licensed cosmetologist works at The Parlor in St. Albans, West Virginia.
Messer also tagged makeup artist Courtney Porter in the Carnaval post. According to her website, Porter specializes in photo shoot, event and bridal makeup services in Charleston, West Virginia, and uses “color theory and other advanced techniques” to give clients a personalized look.
Messer also sought the expertise of North Carolina-based stylist and self-described “fashion insider” Stacee Michelle to help her put together a look for the event.
Why Was Leah Messer All Dressed Up?
Messer was all dolled up for the Carnaval 2023: Atlantis fundraiser, an annual event held to support the local “creative economy and access to arts and education,” particularly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, according to the Clay Center’s website.
The Carnaval 2023: Atlantis fundraiser is not the first time Messer has shown her support for the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia.
According to Celebuzz, the “16 and Pregnant” alum attended the event in 2022 alongside former fiance Jaylan Mobley. Messer shared photos from the event on Instagram, which were reposted by “Teen Mom” fan account Teen Mom Tea.
“Date Night at Carnaval ‘22,” Messer wrote alongside a photo of her and Mobley at the event. Messer has since deleted the photos, following her split with Mobley in October 2022.
Fans Have Not Always Approved of Leah Messer’s Fashion Choices
In the past, Messer’s fashion choices have drawn mixed feedback from fans. In October 2022, Reddit users criticized the reality star for donning a gown one fan described as a “Morticia Addams dress” to a wedding she attended with Mobley.
“The dress is not flattering at all…it’s a bit busy. But, hopefully she had fun,” one Reddit user commented at the time.
Post-Mobley breakup, the star may be finding her fashion groove. On the heels of fans’ praise for the Carnaval 2023 dress, Messer wowed fans and colleagues again by donning a black sequined bikini and see-through mini skirt in a video posted to her Instagram on February 3, 2023.
The video appeared to be a behind-the-scenes clip from a photo shoot featuring the star modeling outfits for The Fab House.
“Girl you are SO pretty !!” Instagram model Rachel LeAnn commented on the post.
“LEAH CAME TO SLAYYYYY 🔥” wrote former “16 & Pregnant” star Nikkole Ledda.
Floribama Shore star Nilsa Prowant commented her approval of Messer’s look with a string of “fire” emojis.
“Leah’s out here living her best lifeeeeeeeee yes ma’am,” another pleased fan wrote.
Another fan summed up the Messer’s back-to-back fashion wins with the comment, “Leah is in her Icon Era.”
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