The Spanish word 'Quinceanera' comes from the word 'quince,' which means 'fifteen.' In many parts of Latin America, this is the glorious celebration of a young girl's fifteenth birthday. In some countries, this day comes with religious overtones, while in others it just marks the transition from a young child into the early stages of being a woman.
In many ways, the Quinceanera event is not unlike the American version of a "sweet sixteen" party. Both of these occasions are times to acknowledge that a young girl is growing up. It is only natural on these occasions that the young woman should pick out a dress that celebrates her youth while acknowledging her milestone towards womanhood.
Of course, these gowns shouldn't be all about formality and symbol. They should also be about having a blast with your friends. Here are a few incredible Quinceanera dresses
that will have the wearer feeling like the belle of the ball.
Strapless Taffeta Ball Gown with Beaded Bodice
This incredible ball grown will have that special young lady looking like a beautiful princess from days of yore. Add a sparkling tiara and a fanciful necklace to add to the regal presence of this luxurious dress.
It has a strapless bodice that features a delightful detail of metallic lace. The back of this dress laces up as well, to give it another extraordinary effect. The empire waist of the gown comes in a figure-flattering inverted "V" design that helps to create a striking look and appeal.
The lower portion of the dress looks full and incredible with pick up details all over. You can find this phenomenal gown in color options of Apple, Horizon, Malibu, Regency, Sunbeam, Watermelon or White. It is also available in petite sizes from 0P through 16P.
Strapless Tulle Ball Gown with Beaded Satin Bodice
Want to really pay homage to your Latin roots? Or do you just like the look and feel of a spicy south of the border style? This incredible ball gown is perfect for senoritas of all backgrounds.
It has a strapless bodice made of satin, so the shoulders and neckline
of the wearer can shine. The dress has intricate beading details all over the upper part to sparkle and shimmer in the sun.
Flowing down, the full tulle skirt of this dress adds extra dashes of femininity and romance. It is sure to swing majestically whether by force of the wind or your sweeping dance moves. The dress comes in color options of Apple, Horizon, Malibu, Regency, Sunbeam, Watermelon or White.
Satin A-line with Beaded Lace and Tiered Skirt
Throw a colorful flower in your hair and get ready to dazzle all onlookers in this incredibly festive and flirtatious dress. It has an absolutely beautiful tiered skirt that is as hip today as it was over a hundred years ago in old Mexico.
The bodice of the dress is strapless and has fanciful beaded lace detail flowing across. The sides of the dress drape down to create an A-line silhouette that flatters just about every figure. You can look for this dress in the colors Apple, Horizon, Malibu, Regency, Sunbeam, Watermelon or White.
Tulle Over Satin Gown with Metallic Embroidery
When Cinderella had her legendary makeover, she turned from a poor girl from the village into a beautiful woman who won the love of a handsome prince. This dress is so intricate and lovely that even a fairy godmother couldn't dream up something so fantastic.
The bodice is strapless to give the upper portion of the dress a delicate and streamlined look. The entirety of the gown from bust to skirt features intricate and elegant metallic embroidery with beads bustling about to add to the allure.
The waist of this dress is designed in a Basque fashion to create an A-line silhouette that highlights your curves while still slimming your body. This dress fit for a princess can be found in the colors of Apple, Horizon, Malibu, Regency, Sunbeam, Watermelon or White.
Strapless Tulle Ball Gown with Satin Bodice
While the Quinceanera represents a step toward womanhood, the next journey for a young girl will be the day that she gets married. This gown comes in one color option: White, mimicking the look of the day that the young woman takes her next step towards becoming an adult.
It has a strapless bodice that has beaded metallic embroidery in an intricate fashion all over. The ball gown skirt has full tulle rustling about and has embroidery that complements the bodice. The silhouette of this gown is figure-flattering to look fabulous on young women of all shapes and sizes.
The Quinceanera celebration is designed to signify the journey to adulthood. However, it is also a transitional period where the young woman can enjoy the carefree time of childhood. Make the most of your big day with one of these luxurious gown options.