by Maria McGill

& Summer Gray


Custom Make your Ballroom dancewear

Getting the Ballroom gown or your latin dress is as exciting as the dancing itself, and we are here to make sure you have a wonderful experience getting your perfect dress.
Stunning one-off creations for ballroom dancewear make Designs to Shine the premier choice for performers, television, movies and special events where more than just a touch of class is needed.

Custom-dancewear by Designs to Shine

From sketch to finish

We specialize in creating glamorous gowns for fabulous women of every shape and age. Every gown looks like a delicate work of art, they are durable, made to withstand extreme dancing.

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Customise your dream dancewear

Provide us with our Measurement form filled out.
Call or use our contact form to get an appointment with a Designs to Shine designs staff.
Check back periodically as planned use chat when available or use our video room on appointment.

New Address:
1033 34th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 Contact no: 727-525-4297

Custom final steps

Our Latin dancewear is constructed in a very similar manor to our Smooth and International Standard gowns. Every Latin dress and Rhythm gown is hand constructed and completely unique.

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In addition to our great dance costumes we also do specialty wear. We design costumes for Ice Skating, Entertainment Productions, Queen of the Parade and many other types of events. Need something special, contact us and let us design your next special occasion costume.

Designs to Shine was chosen to design all of the gowns for the Premier Season of Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars Rematch Special, So You Think You Can Dance, American Ballroom Challenge, and on Skating with Celebrities. Our gowns have also been showcased on the Maury Povich Show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, in several nationally published magazines & newspapers, and we continue to get involved with charity and other special events, locally and nationwide.

Between our love of the dance industry and our desire to make every woman look amazing, we continue to surpass our own standards every year. Designs to Shine by Maria McGill: Style & elegance on and off the Ballroom floor. Experience a whole new world of luxury with our custom designed Dancewear, Evening & Bridal Gowns.

The Krewe of Venus

Krewe of Venus XLV King Adam Levine and Queen Venus XLV Morgan Prevatt

US Pair Skating Champ

Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett are the 2010 US Pair Skating Champions

Miss America Hostess

Miss America Hostess

Guide to buying Our dancewear

“Design is not just what it looks like
and feels like.
Design is how it works.”

Guide to buying-dancewear

Measurement forms

Male and Female measurement forms.
Use our online measurement forms
or open and save the forms for later use.


Specialty Wear

We design fabulous specialty wear,
exiting Ice Skating costumes, Entertainment,
and many other types of events.