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Fiesta de quince anos ... what better way to celebrate a girl's 15th birthday party then to have everyone dress the part. Girls in vibrant colored beautiful dresses; guys wearing tuxedos to match the theme of the party. In the past, the guys would often rent the tuxedos for these 1-day events. Now you can purchase your tuxedo for the same price as if you rented it!
Quinceanera is an old Latin American tradition symbolizing change of a girl from adolescence to adulthood. It refers to the Latin word "Quince anos" meaning "fifteen years," and is celebrated on a girl’s fifteenth birthday. This tradition is especially very popular in Mexico and in the United States. You can almost see it as a rite of passage for girls.
When you attend a Quinceanera, the ceremony is marked with a mass followed by a dinner-dance party with family and friends. There are a few symbolic gestures that should be followed, including a presentation of a doll by the girl to her younger sister, the changing of the shoes from flat to high heeled, and the presentation of a ring or circular earrings.
Much like a wedding, the dress code for a Quinceanera is formal. Choosing the right dress is very important for the girl being honored as she is the belle of the ball and all eyes are on her. What a girl should wear on her Quinceanera depends on her body type and personal taste along with her budget. The dress should make her look like a princess, but comfort should also be a factor.
Modern Quinceanera Tuxedo Styles
Over the years, there have been many changes in the style of the Quinceanera dress, but the ball gown style, with ornate details on fine fabric, is still quite popular. Ball gowns in vivid colors and traditional silhouettes can create a stunning look. The safest shape is an A-line silhouette dress with a sweetheart neckline — it will compliment any figure.
Corsets have always been known to emphasize the feminine aspects of the female form. Well-structured corsets are available in a huge assortment of colors. If carefully chosen, a good corset will bring out the best in a girl. Empire gowns are also suited for most figures with a sweetheart neckline or a halter neck.
Traditionally, a Quinceanera will take place in someone’s home. This means you can dress a little more casually, such as a pair of skinny jeans, wedges or heels, and a pretty top. Alternately a nice pair of slacks, casual shoes (not sneakers) with a freshly pressed dress shirt are perfect for young men.
Choosing the Right Color and Accessories
Though pastels, pink, green, and ivory are all-time favorites, black dresses are always in style and are timeless. Blue has a cool appeal. Sapphire and turquoise gowns are also great options. Add a final touch to the princess look with the right accessories. All jewelry like tiara, earrings, and necklaces should go well with the dress. In terms of shoes, choose subdued tones if the dress is a dazzling color.
Remember, here are a few olden rules:
For the Guys
Dressing for a Quinceanera should not be difficult, but there are a few things to remember. If the Quinceanera is hosted at a reception hall, the keyword for fashion is “classy.” Young men should be dressed in a sports coat, tie, dress pants and freshly polished dress shoes. However, if the Quinceanera is occurring during the late afternoon or evening, dressing up a bit more is recommended. Keep in mind that a Quinceanera is a birthday party, not a night club event. So, keep it fun, but classy.
One final thing to consider deciding what to wear to a Quinceanera is to know your role at the event. If you’re part of the official Quinceanera party, you will need to be more aware of your attire. Prior to the big event the Quinceanera and her parents ask close friends and family members to be “damas” and “chambelanes” at the Quinceanera. It’s comparable to a bride picking out her bridesmaids and groomsmen. They’ll have a theme color that they’ll be wearing and the Quinceanera traditionally (but not always) wears a white dress with a small incorporation of her selected theme color.
You should ask whoever invited you what that theme color is and avoid wearing it or white to the event. You can them prepare buy browsing through a range of Quinceanera outfits from Buy4LessTuxedo to ensure that you get the perfect outfit for your needs. We work with you to find what you need, in the color and style you want. You can also compare different items until you find your perfect style.
With over 100 colors in cummerbund sets or vests, you can easily find a style that compliments your special Quinceanera theme colors. At Buy4LessTuxedo, we know how to help you find the perfect Quinceanera outfit. Speak to our friendly team today and let them help you to find exactly what you need.
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