A Guest Post by Maya of Dress Diva
A quinceanera is often one of the highlights in a Hispanic girl's life as it signifies her transition from childhood to being a grown up woman. It's a deeply cultural practice that brings together the girls' friends and relatives on her 15th birthday to celebrate her transition to adult hood. A major part of this celebration and culture is the dress that the girl wears. It makes her look elegant and grown up. A good dress maintains the balance between elegance and maintaining decency since a quinceanera is mostly a family event.
A big challenge that Dress Diva choosing quinceanera dresses presents therefore is picking a dress that looks good, is decent and appeals to the personality of the girl. This is in addition to considerations that need to be made in regard to the girl's body shape, type size and also her budget. The perfect dress will make the girl look like a princess at a fair cost while still retaining comfort. Apart from the dress, choosing the right accessories is critical as they can decide the success or failure of the outfit.
Over the years, the dress has evolved into many variations but one that has stood the test of time is the classic big ball gown design as it's suited for a wide range of body types perfectly. Other types include the princess cut that starts out narrow at the shoulders and flares out as it goes down. Below are some considerations and guidelines you can follow to enable you choose the perfect quinceanera dress for you.
Body type- While the ball gown design may work with different body types other variations will call for specific body types in order to pull off successfully. A safe choice here therefore is the ball gown in a vivid color, silhouette and embellished with jewels to create a breath taking look. A- Line silhouette dresses are best for complementing all kinds of figures especially when it has a sweetheart neckline. A corset will tend to create an emphasis on the female form when chosen correctly and also bring out the best. Empire gowns with sweetheart or halter necklines can suit different figures.
Color - Although green, ivory, pastels and pink have considerable appeal, black has stood out over time due to its elegance and stylish look. Sapphire, turquoise and blue gowns can also have this effect
Accessories - A major part of the outfit, the accessories should coordinate with everything else for a perfect look. Jewelry like earrings, necklaces and tiaras can be used to complement the dress and complete it. Opt for the subdued shades if the dress is dazzling color wise. Color contrasting the clutch and shoes can create nice touch if don well
Hair - A good hairdo ensures the elegance of the dress flows from the bottom to the top completing the dress elegantly. Choose a hairstyle that frames the face well.
Finally getting an expensive dress isn't necessarily the best and you should always look around for what appeals and suits your preferences best. The idea is to make sure the dress you have chosen makes you stand out in the crowd.
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