Your Quinceañera will be one of the biggest parties of your life, and it’s integral you have a dress that matches your personality while looking stunning. Quinceañera dresses by Amara are the perfect blend of classical and fashion-forward. If you’re looking for a traditional white ball gown or something fun and festive in a shocking deep red, we’ve got your covered. We understand that your Quinceañera is all about you, and we want you to feel like the princess you are on your fifteenth birthday. An Amarra gown will allow you to show you to show your loved ones who you are as they spend the day celebrating you.
Choosing a Quinceañera dress can feel overwhelming, but when you keep a few factors in mind, you can narrow your selection down to the perfect gown in no time at all.
Price – Looking at beautiful dresses that are not within your budget will make you feel disheartened. You will want to talk to your padrinos about their budget for your down. Amarra offers an assortment of gowns in a variety of price ranges to ensure that each young woman feels like a princess on her special day.
Try on several dresses – We know what it’s like to get your heart set on a specific gown. You try it on and think, “This is definitely the right one!” However, you may discover that you like how a different style looks or feels. Make sure that you try on at least 15 dresses before selecting your Quinceañera gown.
Feel comfortable – Layers of tulle and lace can look gorgeous, but if you’re not comfortable in the gown, you’re going to feel unhappy all day. Instead, take the time to make sure that you feel comfortable in your dress by sitting down and walking around each dress you try on. Also remember that you’re going to be eating, dancing and likely will need to use the restroom in your dress, so think about how you will navigate wearing the gown on your big day.
Think about your body – At the end of the day, Quinceañera gowns are made with different body types in mind. You might have loved how your best friend looked in her gown, but it might not make you feel comfortable to wear it. Rather than trying to make a dress fit, you need to find a dress that fits and matches your body. This will make you look great while ensuring you’re comfortable.
Ask questions – At Amarra, we are always happy to answer your questions about our gowns. Whether you want to know which style will work for your body or a color that matches your skin tone, our dress specialists will answer all your questions to ensure you get the perfect Quinceañera gown.
After you follow these steps, you will need to take the time to think about the fabrics and styles of the gowns you are considering. Popular fabric options include:
Tulle – Made from silk, nylon, rayon or a blend, tulle is the classic skirt that most people associate with a Quinceañera gown. It makes you look and feel like the princess you are. However, it can easily snag and tear, so you will need to be careful when wearing the gown.
Glitter Tulle – This fun and festive material includes bits of glitter within the tulle to create a magical effect that sparkles and shines all night long.
Embroidered Tulle – Giving the appearance of lace, embroidered tulle allows your dress to include intricate detailing directly on the material.
Organza – Organza can give the same look as tulle but with a more satiny-finish. It’s also more structured and frequently gets used in intricate gown designs. Many who have their Quinceañera in the hot summer months opt for organza because it’s lightweight.
Satin – Many dresses utilize satin because women want to look like a princess while in a durable fabric. Both duchess and crepe satin are utilized in gowns with duchess satin being a heavier material while crepe is lightweight. Either one delivers an excellent result that gives you a beautiful gown.
Textured Satin – Textured satin delivers the same durability you associate with traditional satin with an appearance that’s best described as brushed metal.
Lace – Almost always used as an overlay, lace is an extremely common Quinceañera gown material. With an assortment of different types, including Chantilly and Venice, you will be able to select the right lace weave for your gown quite easily.
When looking at skirt styles, you will have an assortment of styles you can select from. Ballroom skirts are popular, but just like fabrics, they come in a variety of different tyles, including:
Smooth Tulle – Most Quinceañera dresses use smooth tulle that isn’t embellished. Details are saved for the bodice while the tulle skirt creates that classic princess look people associate with Quinceañera gowns.
Ruffled Peplum – Ruffled peplums are frequently bedazzled and break up a skirt into a layered look that can be simple or intricate, depending on your taste.
Trains – Available in a variety of fabrics, a train gives the dress a classic, fairytale appearance.
Ruffles – Commonly made with organza, ruffles add movement and interest to a skirt, making it an excellent focal point on a gown.
Pickups – Pickups are a newer dress style that brings a modern look to a gown. A textured skirt is pinned to the underlying petticoat of the dress to create a tiered gown that looks just like a cake.
There is an assortment of color options you can select for your gown. Although white is the traditional Quinceañera gown color, many are looking for brighter, bolder dresses that reflect their personality. The main thing to do is select a gown color you love. Some popular options include:
Rose Gold – This classic color brings in a fair amount of sparkle. Because it’s quite popular right now, you will be able to find plenty of décor and accessories to match rose gold Quinceañera dresses.
Gold – Gold dresses are always popular as they flatter many skin tones and make the wearer look beautifully gilded.
Blue – Royal blue Quinceañera dresses are popular for winter time Quinceañeras.
Pink – Pink is girly and another quintessential Quinceañera color that allows you to be the belle of the ball. Hot pink is quickly gaining traction as well.
Red – Bright red Quinceañera dresses let you stand out amongst your party guests.
Burgundy – Depp burgundies are a lovely way to be different from the traditional winter time blues for fall or winter Quinceañeras.
Emerald – Emerald dresses are perfect year-round for a flattering shade that looks great.
Black – Black allows you to make a dramatic appearance, especially when offset with a lot of jewelry.
Purple – The color of royalty, purple Quinceañera dressess are beautiful and timeless.
Pastels – Light blue, lilac, yellow and light pink are all popular Quinceañera dress colors that are perfect for the girl who wants a more traditional color that still showcases her personality.
There are always an assortment of trends that are always changing. Three popular trends right now are:
Lighted Quinceañera Dresses – Imagine entering the dance floor and having your dress light up the stage. Lighted Quinceañera dresses are a show-stopping design that more and more girls are opting for.
Floral Quinceañera Dresses – Embroidered floral accents and floral appliques allow you to add some beautiful designs to your dress along with bright pops of color.
Quinceañera Dresses with Capes – Capes allow you to make a dramatic entrance and exit. Most are made with a sheet tulle material that matches the gown.