How To Pick The Right Quinceanera Dress

A Quinceanera is a special occasion in a young girl’s life. It is an event that is celebrated in most Latin countries. This is a celebration for a girl turning 15 to show her maturity as she enters a new stage in her life. This event is very similar to a Sweet 16.

This special occasion calls for a special dress or gown. It is important that the gown should flatter the young lady wearing it. Here are several things you need to consider when looking for the right dress for the party girl.

Color: The traditional color of the gown is white or pale pink. Aside from these, the colors of light blue or other pastel colors are best options. There are those who prefer to wear white gown with colorful beadings. Young celebrants usually wear lighter, cool and pastel colors as dark colored gowns are more matured. Consider your preference and style that suits your age.

Style: Choose the design that compliments your body type.

Apple Body Type: Elongated bodices and full skirt gowns are not good for this body type. It will make your waistline appear bigger. Gowns with an empire waistline and v-neck will look more appropriate and will create a sharper and less round body.

Pear Shape: To create a balance in the upper and lower area of your body wear puffy or padded gowns in th shoulder area. Don’t pick hugging styles, narrow shoulders or puffy skirts. This design will make you appear bigger.

Hourglass Body Type: Don’t wear a gown that has too much decoration on it or with a full skirt. Think about a design with a v-neck with off the shoulder. This design will give your body balance.

Square Body Type: For young ladies with this body type, you should consider wearing gowns with beaded necklines and full skirts. You can also go for the padded and oversized shoulder designs because it can create an illusion of shape or curve in the body. On the other hand, avoid clothes that are fitting to the body.

Inverted Pear Body type: A gown with simple sleeves and full skirt will suit a young girl with this body type. You should avoid empire cut waistlines and slim skirt.

You should also consider how comfortable you are going to feel in your gown. When the Quinceanera goes to mass she has the option of wearing a shawl so she feels more comfortable going into church. After the program starts she can remove the shawl.

If you choose a strapless gown make sure it is fitted by a professional seamstress. Otherwise you can be very uncomfortable and spend all your time pulling it up. At the reception it is mostly dancing, so you should re-consider a strapless dress.

The purpose of finding the right dress is for the convenience of the person wearing it. The gown should complement the girl’s body type and should feel comfortable so she can feel great and enjoy her party.

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