Your Quince only comes once in a lifetime! So why settle for your mother’s old dress, or something you found on amazon when you could wear a truly stunning and magnificent dress?
Here are the most popular colors and styles for Quinceanera dresses you have to see before choosing your dress!
Colors / The History:
This is the first night of your life in which you will show the world the woman you’ve grown into over the past 15 years. With that being said, every carefully curated element, statue, ornament, item, outfit and set up selected for this event must be perfect.
You are the star of the night, the bell of the ball. As tradition would follow, you would wear a dress, grand and fabulous whilst also remaining modest and formal. The style of dress you’ve selected for this night is seen as a reflection of you, your future intentions, and frankly, will be judged by your friends and family (depending on what crowd of people they are).
This is why color choice is so important! Traditional Quinces would depict a woman wearing a white dress, symbolizing purity, transition and light. You could also wear other colors back then, but they were limited to light yellows, pinks and blues - pastels.
Today we see young women rocking much brighter and bolder colors, as with time the idea of what women should wear and how they should present themselves has evolved.
The most popular colors are now royal blue, crimson red, as well as other rich colors to symbolize enrichment, power and excellence. Of course, the possibilities are endless for what you want to wear “birthday girl”! So let’s check out some beautiful colors that will surely compliment you as a woman and in your truest spirit.
Colors / The Meaning:
White: White Symbolizes Purity and Enlightenment. A woman wearing a white quince dress, walking down the steps of the banquet hall would likely resemble a bride on their special day. You will evoke a semblance of what traditional quinceanera women would wear, and that would not only look terrific on anyone but also surely make for excellent photos, followed by an array of compliments. Truthfully, you can't go wrong with a white dress especially on a day like this.
Pink and Yellow: These are both cheerful, hopeful and joyful colors, that are just fabulous when worn as extravagantly as a Quince dress can be.
Crimson Red: A bold red will surely make an entrance; all eyes will be on you. Evidently, red tends to represent passion, awakening, intensity, ambition, and love. It is a color that exudes confidence above all else, and with the transition into womanhood, confidence in one’s self is key to future success. Start your journey from child to adult on the right foot!
Royal Blue: Royal Blue is as royal as it’s going to get. Blunt, royal blues are very popular amongst Quinceaneras. As of recent decades, this bold color compliments the young woman as it is no longer a childish or soft color choice, but isn’t a muted mature color either. It’s a perfect balance between child and adult.
Emerald Green: The perfect color to symbolize maturity and elegance. It is electrifying, yet earthy and humble. If bright reds and blues aren’t what you’re looking for but you still want a deep shade to make your presence known, green ought to be your top choice.
Rich Purple: Purple has been a color used to signify royalty for centuries. It is regal, powerful, eccentric and a little dramatic. Theatrical if you will, because it’s your day after all! A happy mixture between red and blue, with the same power only more sophisticated and alluring.
Black: No, we aren't talking about your basic little black dress! We’re talking about a dress that will look absolutely breathtaking on you! It's unconventional, yet so underrated. Black is a color associated with strength, death, transition, evolution, often worn by mysterious and seductive characters. Dark, chaotic and maybe even a little bit mad… a clean transition into becoming the anti villain of your story. Assuming your parents would let you rebel against traditions and stand proudly in your dominance, your power, a dress of this color would make for a new era.
White accents on a dress like this will make your Quince dress look even more classy and tasteful. Pearls, lace, silver or gold, jewelry, jewelry, jewelry! You don’t want to just be a black whole ladies!
What styles are popular?:
Quince A-Line Ball Gown Silhouette (traditional):
Quince Empire Waist:
Quince Organza Dress (Most Popular by far):
In consideration of the dress...
Modesty is preferred
Extravagant, not tacky
It should compliment you in every way possible
Read our blog on "What are Quinceanera Dresses"
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