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What To Wear To Sweet 16 Party

What To Wear To Sweet 16 Party

A sweet 16 is full of good times, laughs, and dancing. Who could ask for a more perfect night? All you need to complete the fairytale is the perfect sweet sixteen dress. If you just received an invite, you may be wondering: how do I know what type of dress I should be wearing?

We’ve got you covered.

Whether it’s your night to shine or you’re a guest that wants to look her best, we’re here to walk you through the steps of finding the sweet sixteen dress of your dreams.

Vibe Check

Although we firmly believe you can never be too overdressed, you’ll need to know how formal you’ll need to dress. The invitation should tell you how you need to dress here are four of the popular options:


For casual, don’t think jeans and a t-shirt. Think summer dresses, flowy materials, floral patterns. You can play with fun vibrant colors and have some fun with the dress style you choose! Don’t forget to accessorize but there is no need to overdo it.



Semi-Formal events are a sweet spot. You can still rock a short dress to a semi-formal event! Have fun with hemlines, patterns, lace detailing, and everything in-between! Consider some chunky pumps or heels to complete the look.


For a formal event, you’ll want to aim for a long or a mid-length sweet sixteen dress. You can still play with colors but, we recommend choosing traditional colors and styles to stay true to the formal vibe.


Black Tie

If it’s a black-tie event, you’ll want to make sure you wear a long, elegant style dress or gown. You can play with accessories and heels to complete your look.


Where’s The Party At?

Once you know the vibe of the sweet sixteen, You’ll need to consider the venue. If it’s an outside wedding down by the ocean, you may want to play with flowy skirts and laid-back patterns to fit the aesthetic. If it’s downtown, you might choose to play with a little bit of glitz and glam in a gorgeous prom dress style.

Of course, if you fall in love with a sweet sixteen you have to wear, don’t let the venue stop you. The only other thing you should keep in mind is the weather, time of the year, and if the sweet sixteen is inside or outside.

Read the room, come prepared, and get ready to dance the night away.

Birthday Girl Requests

Last but certainly not least, the birthday girl requests. Theme parties are in right now. Make sure to check the invitation to see if there is a theme or anything you need to know before you find a dress.

It’s her sweet sixteen party and you have the option to be part of the magic.

If she wanted everyone to wear pink, wear pink!

Alright, AMARRA babes, we hope you have the time of your life at your next sweet sixteen.

If you’re on the search for the perfect sweet sixteen dress, make sure to check out our collection of prom dresses for a bit of inspo.

If you choose a dress from our collection, make sure to tag and share it with us on Instagram!

We can’t wait to see how stunning you look.

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