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Hot Dresses for your 2017 Quincenera

Jun 21, 2017

If you are about to turn 15 and looking for a Quinceañera dress, then there are so many choices for you. With new trends in these confection dresses, there are more choices, but also more help finding one you really like.

Big Skirt Gets Cute

Quinceañera dresses are big, with full skirts of ruffles and fabric. The gown makes a beautiful entrance, but later in the evening it starts to get in the way of dancing. Dresses with removable ball gown skirts are very popular. The large skirt and petticoats come off to reveal a knee-length skirt like a ballerina tutu, or a sophisticated pencil skirt, among other styles. The trend has been well received. The dress is more comfortable as the evening goes on, and can possibly be worn for other occasions.


Colorful Ruffles

Traditionally, Quinceañera dresses were more often white, sometimes with color accents, but not heavily used. The Quinceañera gown is now available in just about every color from white to pastels, to vivid brights, and even some dark blue and burgundy hues. This is now your chance to choose your favorite color and own it. Are you a purple queen? Pick a lavender gown with a beaded bodice and purple ruffled skirt. Is turquoise your hue? You can pull that shade off, too. Even if you choose white, your options are more natural and softer than traditional Quinceañera designs.


Mixed Media

Gown trends for prom and other formal occasions are making their way into the Quinceañera circuit. Two piece dresses mean you can get a beaded top with a matching skirt, and show off your midriff. High-low skirts that are shorter in the front with a train in the back are also popular. Or there are dresses that keep the full skirt, but hold the ruffles in the back to play with textures.

This is your day to be a princess. Pick the dress that you love, and wear it in happiness and celebrate in style.

Quinceañera Planning Timeline

Jun 16, 2017

The Quinceañera is the first of many big days in any girl’s life, and the celebration is a big one. Events take time to plan, and it is important to start early so that all the details fall into place for the big day. Start planning up to one or two years before your daughter’s 15th birthday.

Start with a Budget

Determine how much you want, and can afford, to spend on a Quinceañera. How many guests do you plan to invite? Where do you plan to have the event? Start to think about the church and priest or minister, where to host the reception and start booking other people and companies such as caterers, DJs and photographers. This is also the time to start appointing the damas and chambelanes to make up the Quinceañera court.


Just Under a Year Away

This is when you should start thinking about a dress and all the accessories that go with it. Start shopping for a Quinceañera dress a few months before the big day. Waiting until inside a year means that your daughter will probably be about the same size, unless she has a growth spurt. So you can feel comfortable in starting the fitting process. Finalize your daughter’s escort and court of honor for the festivities. You also need to find formalwear for the chambelanes and dresses and accessories for the damas. Work with the court and a choreographer or dance instructor to help everyone get in step with the Quinceañera waltz, and a few other moves.

Six Months and Counting

Finalize your guest list and order your invitations. Start purchasing decorations and party favors, and draft out any part of the ceremony and reception that you want to happen.


The Day of the Event

There are so many details that you have worked hard on. Now it is the day of the Quinceañera, and time to celebrate. You want to enjoy the festivities, but there are still a few more details. Make sure all the hair, makeup and nail appointments are booked, and everyone gets to all their appointments. Make sure decorations, floral arrangements and party favors are in place. Appoint someone to handle emergencies that might spring up; keep this person armed with an arsenal of equipment such as a first aid kit, mini-sewing kit, makeup and an extra pair of pantyhose. By handing this responsibility off to a family member or good friend, you can now enjoy the celebration.

Choose a Special Dress for Graduation

Jun 12, 2017

Graduation is a formal occasion and calls for a fancy dress to walk down the aisle, even if it is covered by a cap and gown. That gown might be somewhat shapeless, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear something special underneath, to reveal after the ceremony.

This is your opportunity to go as simple or as fancy as you want. You might not decide on something quite as formal as a prom gown, but this is still a celebration worth dressing up for. First, determine a few factors such as whether the graduation takes place during the day or in the evening, and what dinners or parties will you attend after graduation?


Going to a formal event? Dress up in a sweet little number that will stun the whole class when you take off the wraps – the cap and gown. Choose a color that flatters you, but also one that coordinates with your school colors if your gown is not your basic black. This helps so if the dress peaks through, there is no garish clash. Also keep in mind that if you choose a full skirt or maxi skirt, it will show below the gown. If you plan to go to a party afterwards, choose a dress or gown that fits the party more than the graduation. This is when your dress will get the most visibility, and you will enjoy showing off your ensemble.

Accessorize your graduation dress as you would any other dress. Choose shoes and jewelry to match the dress. Don’t forget to think about your hair. Do you want to pin it up so the graduation cap doesn’t ruin your hair style? Look for hair accessories that will give you the look you want. Buy a small purse or evening bag to tote along with all your belongings, so you can freshen up your makeup, and pull out your phone to take a selfie of the occasion.may-7

Unique Dresses Great for Graduation Parties

Jun 7, 2017

Graduation is a big event. It’s very often marked by party after party. You might have a party for your family and friends. And your friends might do the same. You got your prom dress covered by, so why not also get a dress, or dresses, for all of your graduation parties from us as well?

Ask yourself a few questions. What kind of party are you going to? Is it right after the graduation ceremony? Or is it a few days later? Does the event take place in the evening? Or outside? These factors can help you find a dress that’s right for the occasion.


If you are attending a party right after the graduation ceremony, think about the dress you want to wear under your cap and gown. If the event takes place at a later date, then you don’t have to worry about what dress will peak through the graduation gown. Outdoor parties are a great place for rompers that come with or without an overskirt. Warmer temperatures make two-piece dresses ideal. An evening reception means you can pull off a classy look in a cocktail dress or something more sophisticated. You just graduated! You can pull off adult looks that show off your figure and show you are an adult. Enjoy the summer. In the fall you will start thinking about school formals at college.


Accessorize your dress as you would any other outfit. Pick out the perfect shoes, jewelry and hair accessories for your knockout dress. Add a small purse or evening bag to carry your phone and makeup so that you can freshen up and take selfies with your friends, and enjoy the party.

How to pick the Perfect Color Dress for Me

Jun 2, 2017

Choosing the perfect prom dress is about more than just choosing the color and shape you like best, but also choosing the color and shape that looks best on you. You always want to look good, so you probably think about how an outfit makes you look. Gift the same criteria to your prom dress selection and planning, and you’ll look great for the big night.

Those with olive skin, dark hair and brown eyes typically have warm undertones. Warm undertones tend to look good with bold tomato reds, golden yellows and browns, olive greens and orange colors. You can get away with bright, bold colors, or go for darker dresses.


Cool complexions are common in people with light colored hair, green and blue eyes and pale skin. With cool tones, you can wear bright cherry reds, pinks, blues and silvers. You can play with jewel tones such as teal, turquoise, mint green and purple. Pick some bright, spring like dresses in jewel tones, candy colors or sultry silvers.


The best colors for your skin go for your accessories, too. Warm toned skin looks good with gold, while cooler complexions look good with silver.

You may start to think about these colors when you are selecting a prom dress. But this is knowledge that you can use in all aspects of your wardrobe. You may already find you gravitate toward the colors that look best on you, so you don’t even need to make big adjustments in your wardrobe, or your personal tastes. It helps to know your whole color range, and also how you can combine colors you like with those that look good on you – by adding those extra colors in as accessories or small touches. You can wear the colors you like that don’t always make you look your best, if they are not right up near your face. Think about accessorizing in those colors, and rely on the colors that compliment your skin.