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The Quinceañera is a time-honored event in Latino culture and is celebrated throughout Latin and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and in Mexican-American communities in the U.S. It is both a religious and social event commemorating a girl’s fifteenth birthday and emphasizes the importance of family, society, and tradition in a young woman’s life. They can be considered something of a “coming of age” ritual. Quinceañeras are usually lavish affairs, similar to a debutante’s “coming out” ball, but are celebrated by people of all social strata. The event traditionally starts with a Mass attended by the girl, her immediate family, and godparents, which is then followed by a large reception featuring food, music, and dancing.
Quinceañeras require a lot of planning, and families start preparing up to a year in advance. Planning for a quinceañera is not unlike planning for a wedding, and, just like a wedding, the quinceañera dress is all important. The dress is so important, in fact, that many families start dress shopping nine months before the big day. Everything revolves around the dress, as flowers and other decorations at the reception are chosen specifically to match it.
The style of dress a girl chooses for her quinceañera is fairly limited. These dresses are always formal, full length ball gowns, with a demure neckline, fitted bodice, and a wide, exceptionally full, ballroom skirt. Some can even have a train, much like a wedding gown. Traditionally these dresses were white, but pastels such as pale yellow, baby blue, and light pink are also common. Today, bolder, jewel tone colors are gaining in popularity.
The quinceañera dress is where the young woman being celebrated can show her personality. While the dress style remains conventional, her choice of colors and fabrics can make her dress uniquely hers. Delicate details on the bodice can reflect her individuality, as can her choice of fabric—from satin and lace to silk and organza. Here at Bridal Veil Fashions, we can help you find an unforgettable quinceañera dress, one that will both show the world who you are and fit you perfectly.
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