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What to wear for quinceanera- please help!!!


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#1 la_chinita

la_chinita

Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:18 PM

Hi all!!! I'm going to this quinceanera tonight and I am undecided with what I'm going to wear...I desperately need advice!!! I've been to these things before but I never know what to wear...I was always sort of dressed down. This time I was planning on wearing this black halter dress that's knee-length. Do you think this is okay? Too dressy? Or just right? My boyfriend's sister is a dama, and his parents are the padrinos de honor (main godparents). He says just dress like you would for a wedding, but his sister-in-law just told me that she's "wearing pants because she didn't want to look overdressed". Now I'm confused!

Please help!!! I need advice!

#2 Duchess Ravenwaves

Duchess Ravenwaves

Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:35 PM

I think the black halter dress sounds very appropriate, but it also depends on how your considering accessorizing the dress, as long as you keep the accessories simple you'll be fine, and your boyfriend suggested that you should dress-up, a litte so I would trust his opinion.

#3 Marisol

Marisol

Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:12 AM

I think what you have picked out is fine. I have been to a lot of quinceaneras and I would normally wear what I would for a wedding.

#4 luxotika

luxotika

Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:19 AM

I would go for the halter dress. It's always best to go overdressed than underdressed! Have fun.
Luxotika

#5 MACmaniac

MACmaniac

Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:26 AM

Originally Posted by luxotika View Post
I would go for the halter dress. It's always best to go overdressed than underdressed! Have fun.
I agree! The dress is middle ground, you can dress it up or down. But def. better to be overdressed, it is a special occasion!

#6 Nox

Nox

Posted 21 October 2007 - 03:03 AM

Yes. What you picked out is good. The worst insult is to show up to a fancy event looking like you didn't care to coordinate your outfit. A few people showed up to my wedding in jeans! I was very displeased with that, and chances are if you come underdressed, the quincenera girl will feel equally displeased.

#7 puncturedskirt

puncturedskirt

Posted 21 October 2007 - 04:26 AM

I've never been to one and i'm not exactly sure what they all wear but what you mentioned sounds good.

#8 la_chinita

la_chinita

Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:25 PM

Hi all!!! Thanks for the advice, ladies! I did go with the halter dress, and it was indeed appropriate as lots of girls wore dresses. Danced lots of merengue tonight!!! I'm off to take of these shoes! Ahhh my feet will never forgive me...

#9 puncturedskirt

puncturedskirt

Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:27 PM

That's good to hear!

#10 Aquilah

Aquilah

Posted 21 October 2007 - 05:08 PM

Originally Posted by Marisol View Post
I think what you have picked out is fine. I have been to a lot of quinceaneras and I would normally wear what I would for a wedding.
Ditto! That's almost what they seem like! Mini weddings without a groom, and all the focus is on the "bride."
"This is life not heaven, you don't have to be perfect."

#11 Marisol

Marisol

Posted 22 October 2007 - 12:09 AM

Originally Posted by Aquilah View Post
Ditto! That's almost what they seem like! Mini weddings without a groom, and all the focus is on the "bride."
Isn't that what a wedding is?

#12 Aquilah

Aquilah

Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:54 AM

Originally Posted by Marisol View Post
Isn't that what a wedding is?
Okay... Good point... But she definitely gets 100% of the stage to herself this way without sharing even an iota w/ the groom LOL!
"This is life not heaven, you don't have to be perfect."

#13 luxotika

luxotika

Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:02 AM

Glad to hear that you had a fun time!
Luxotika

#14 pinksugar

pinksugar

Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:36 AM

what is a quinceanera? and did you take pictures? it sounds like fun,whatever it is!

#15 Marisol

Marisol

Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:59 AM

Originally Posted by pinksugar View Post
what is a quinceanera? and did you take pictures? it sounds like fun,whatever it is!
The Quinceañera or Quince Años (sometimes represented XV Años, meaning "fifteen years") is, in some Spanish-speaking regions of the Americas, a young woman's celebration of her fifteenth birthday, which is celebrated in a unique and different way from her other birthday

#16 pinksugar

pinksugar

Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:11 AM

like a sweet sixteen, but not! it sounds cool! I love learning about other cultures. I wish I could go to one, but I don't know any spanish speaking people!

#17 la_chinita

la_chinita

Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:55 AM

Originally Posted by Marisol View Post
Isn't that what a wedding is?

LOL...I agree!!! The girl's dress was super cute-- it was light pink with little roses on the back...and it was off-the-shoulder with a little corset thingy in the back. I did the makeup for the girl and I was really nervous about it because it's a big day for her and she didn't have time to do a trial run with me. I was surprised at the color combo she wanted-- gold, pink, and burgundy. She really liked it, and the damas were all oooh-ing and aaah-ing at her makeup so I was happy about it. She cried during the dance with her dad...it was so sweet.

#18 pinksugar

pinksugar

Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:08 AM

awww, that sounds so special! and the dress sounds cute!




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