Dan Rentillo, Design Director for David’s Bridal Talks with People en Espanol’s Fashion Director Kika Rocha about Planning your QuinceañeraOctober 8th, 2010
A girl’s Quinceañera is one of the most important events in the Latina culture and at David’s Bridal, we want to ensure that teens look picture-perfect on their special day. I sat down with Kika Rocha, Fashion Director at People en Español, to get the scoop on some of the must-have Quince fashion trends and a few must-have tips that girls should know as they begin to plan their celebration.
What are the hottest Quince fashion trends right now?
While classic white dresses are still very popular, teens are also opting for bolder, louder colors. From blues and greens to beautiful fuchsias, there are so many options out there for girls to choose from.
Ball gowns are the quintessential Quince style, but it’s more important to choose a silhouette that fits your body type best. Look for styles that make you look long, lean and sleek. Accents such as ruffles, sashes and rhinestones are stunning details, but make sure they don’t overwhelm you!
Short dresses are definitely making a statement. I still adore long gowns for Quince, but the Honor Court or Quinceañera herself can opt for a shorter style that will definitely turn heads.
Red carpets have been a major inspiration for teens’ Quince style. My favorite fashionista Jennifer Lopez makes fabulous cocktail dresses look glamorous and so can teens.
What are your top tips for finding the perfect Quince gown?
Know your body. First, take a long look in the mirror. It’s important to identify your favorite assets – those you want to accentuate and maybe your not-so favorite features you want to disguise. Not sure what style dress works for your body type? Empire waist gowns work well for most body shapes, as they are very figure-flattering.
Have fun while staying true to your personal style. Whether it’s a beautiful bold hue or classic neutrals, pick a color that complements your skin tone, rather than what the hottest trend is right now.
Don’t be afraid to try something different. Shopping is always a learning process, so keep an open mind about new trends. However, in the end, always go with what you’re most comfortable with – that’s when your confidence will really shine through.
Less is more. I’m a firm believer in keeping things stylishly simple. Don’t let too many accessories distract from your natural beauty.
What advice would you give teens who are looking for a high fashion, red carpet-inspired look that works with their budget?
Start shopping early. Factor in time to find something unforgettable and affordable. If you start early, you can find good deals or learn about upcoming sales on dresses you love!
Find a dress that’s truly wear-again. You’ve found the dress, now ask yourself – will I wear this again? If the answer is yes, then you’ve got a winner.
Invest in investment pieces. If you want to splurge on the Quince dress, save money on accessories and make the most of them. From rhinestone drop earrings to colorful bracelets and bib-style necklaces to chic clutches and pretty pumps, you can find accessories that you’ll wear to future special occasions.
Go short. Short dresses can typically be slightly cheaper than longer dresses and they have more potential for wearing again. Transform your dress with different accessories for a totally new look for that next party.
So whether you desire a princess-inspired or modern look for your Quinceañera, we hope Kika’s tips will help you look flawless on the big day. Perfect for any style and budget, David’s Bridal offers fabulous options in stand-out colors and designs at an unmatched value– have fun shopping!
Stay tuned, as Kika will be back soon to talk about top bridal fashion trends!