Top 10 Quinceanera Dresses
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Info Guru Heather Vecchioni
A “quince” is a special and momentous occasion in a 15-year old teenage girl’s life.
Not only is she entering womanhood, but she gets to have a fabulous party, as well. One of the most exciting aspects of having this party is the choosing the dress. A variety of quinceanera dresses are available, but choosing which one is perfect might be tricky, since there are so many gorgeous choices.
10. One Shoulder Dresses
A dress that features just one strap is not only fabulous, but super stylish, as well. A one-shoulder dress adds some glam to the occasion and leaves you looking unforgettable. One strap is a nice combination of demure and grown-up and has a sophisticated look. Straps are usually either made of straight fabric or feature flowers on them for a festive look. Both options are equally beautiful.
9. Detachable Tier Dress
Dresses for your quince ceremony are often floor-length and formal. Yes, they are beautiful, but they can also get really hot when you shake your tail feather. For this reason, many detachable skirts are a good idea, leaving you with a cocktail-style dress. You’ll still look glamorous, but you’ll be more comfortable dancing with your friends, who will most probably be in short, party-length dresses, no more formal gowns.
8. Corset Gowns
Gowns that feature corsets on top are super romantic and often look very much like bridal gowns. They make you look super slim, plus you’ll remind everyone of a fairy tale princess. These dresses are tight up top, but have skirts that flare out at the bottom, which is also helpful when you want to hide your thighs or hips. Make sure that the top is not cut too low, or it will be too revealing and not appropriate for your age.
7. Halter Dresses
Halter dresses are chic and are a very grownup look. Halter dresses show off your shoulders and can make you look elegant. To really take things up to the next stylish level, choose a halter dress that features embellishments, like an open back or gathered plunging neckline. You can wear a pretty shrug or short jacket to make your halter dress conservative enough for the quince ceremony, and then take off your cover up for dancing.
6. Sweetheart Gown
A sweetheart neckline is extremely gorgeous and perfect for a traditional quince. Sweetheart necklines show off your shoulders, collar bone and arms. And if you like the neckline but aren’t so into showing that much skin, wear a shawl around your shoulders. Choose a gown that features smooth or ruched fabric. For a special touch, choose a gown that also has asymmetrical fabric going down the front. These dresses are super special and set you apart from the rest of the crowd.
5. Feather Dress
Make a serious impression on other party-goers by donning a short dress that features feathers on the skirt. Instead of going with typical fabric, these gowns are gorgeous and look amazing when you’re dancing. Feathers are always fun! Add texture and excitement to your quinceanera dress by adding a sparkly shrug to cover your shoulders and textured white tights.
4. Beaded dresses
If you’re looking for serious stand-out sparkle, why not choose a dress with beadwork? The beads pick up the light and make you look even more stunning than you already are…and that’s not easy to do when you’re glowing with excitement already! Make sure the beaded gown you chose is well made…a dress with cheap workmanship will shed beads almost immediately, leaving you looking tattered instead of magical.
3. Ruffle Gown
Channel your inner princess and rock a ruffle gown. These amazing dresses will make you feel like the star you are. Their bodices feature ruffled material that will make you look like the belle of the ball, which is exactly what you are. Ruffles on the skirt, and down to the floor, make a ruffled gown look even more formal. Ruffles – lots of ruffles – for a quince are always appropriate.
2. Strapless Dress
A stunning designer strapless dress is a sure way to make a dramatic appearance at your quince celebration. Go for color with a daring red, or add drama with a pure black gown. Either way, all eyes will be on you.
1. White gown
Dresses for a quince often look like miniature versions of a bridal gown, and that is part of the excitement that makes you feel like a princess for a day. Look for white in luxurious fabrics, with embellishments like pearls, beads and sequins. A colorful sash will add some playfulness. Everyone will be stunned with your all-grown-up elegance for your special 15th birthday coming out.
Don’t get frustrated when shopping for a quinceanera dress. Girls who are fifteen are often caught between sizes … some can still wear girls dresses, while others are shopping in the misses department. Some styles are too “young” and others are too “grown up.” Patience will find just the right balance for you special ceremony and party!