Everyone knows that one of the most important elements of a quinceañera is the dress. The very special dress that is chosen for the celebration acts as a centerpiece for the entire event, bringing the birthday girl to life and showing her off beautifully.
The quince gown is also one of the first things that is chosen for the big day. In fact, some girls choose their dress before anything else, and then everything else follows—the theme, colors, décor, etc.
Besides a wedding dress, your quince gown is probably the most important dress you’ll ever wear. But how do you go about choosing the perfect one? There are so many styles, colors, silhouettes, designers, price ranges, and designs that it can quickly become overwhelming to choose.
Here’s our guide on the best ways to find your perfect quince gown!
Do Online Research
Before you begin shopping in person for your quince gown, do research. Look online or in magazines for the type of dress that stands out to you. What styles and colors attract you the most?
There are countless styles and designs: trumpet style, mermaid silhouette, A-line, classic ball gown, all different lengths and materials.
It’s very smart to do this in order to have a good idea in mind of what you’re looking for so that you don’t go in completely clueless, but it’s also good to stay open-minded during the shopping.
When it comes to finding your perfect quince gown, it’s important to know yourself and your specific tastes.
Do you like the quinceañera dresses that are extremely poofy and princess-like, or is a sleek mermaid style more you? Do you like ruffles? Sequins? Glitter? Lots of texture? Do you like lacy material or shiny satin more?
If you’re a big dancer, you may want to consider getting a quince gown that has a detachable skirt so you can dance more easily. If you want to feel super elegant, you may want a dress that has a long train. If you like things to be super extra, you may want a gown with feathers or multiple colors.
The important thing is to know yourself. This will help you infinitely when shopping for your quince gown.
Understand Your Skin Tone
Something that many girls don’t think about when shopping for their quince gown is their skin tone, and what colors look best with either a warm or cool skin tone.
If you’re not sure which skin tone you have, check the veins on the underside of your wrist. If your veins are more blue/purple, you’re cool-toned. If they’re more of a green, you’re warm-toned.
If you have a cool skin tone, colors like royal purple or blue, white, navy, emerald green will look best on you. If you’re warm-toned, colors like coral, cream, bright yellow and orange will look best on you.
Consider Your Body
If you’re like most girls, you want to look absolutely perfect at your quinceañera celebration. This means choosing a quince gown that suits your body. We all come in different shapes and sizes, and different dresses can flatter you much more than others.
For example, if you’re self-conscious about being short, a halter neck can make you appear taller. A halter neck is also good for girls with a fuller chest.
Here are some good things to know:
- Jewels or embellishment on the bodice of your quince gown can make your bust appear fuller.
- If you’re very tall, a defined waist will be flattering.
- A bolero or cape can help take attention away from broad or athletic shoulders and soften your look.
- If you are pear-shaped, a quince gown with a full skirt will be flattering.
- A corset waist is good for curvier girls.
- If you’re very petite, a drop waist will flatter you.
- If you have a very narrow waist, a mermaid silhouette will probably look good on you.
Be sure to select a quince gown that complements your favorite body parts and minimizes your least favorites.
Try On Multiple Dresses
You may walk into a store and fall in love with the first quince gown you try on. If so, fantastic! However, it’s good to try on several quinceañera dresses in order to make an educated decision. Remember, it won’t hurt to try on more than one. You may be surprised with how many you love.
When it comes to quince gowns, comfort is just as important as how it looks. You’re going to be wearing this dress for a long time, and you’ll probably be dancing in it as well. So make sure you feel good physically in it.
Even if you love the way it looks on you, if it hurts or is uncomfortable, you may need to find another one.
We hope that this list helps you on your journey to finding the perfect quince gown! Remember to check out our photo gallery at Hollywood Banquet Hall to see if you’d like to host your party with us, and contact us with any questions you may have. Good luck!