Cielo wrote in asking if her Quinceañera dress has to be white …
Traditionally, the Quinceanera’s dress has always been white – signifying the innocence of youth.
But, not all Hispanic cultures practice the same traditions. For instance, in Ecuador, the traditional dress color was pink, and they called their quince celebration a Fiesta Rosa.
About twenty years ago, the quinceanera dress moved towards color – pale colors, like pastel pink, baby blue and lavender.
But today, the dress colors are bolder and brighter, and often drive the overall theme of the party. So, we now see yellow dresses like Belle’s, royal blue dresses for Winter Wonderland themes and red dresses for Mardi Gras themes.
The beauty of celebrating a Quinceañera is that you can adapt your event to your budget, style and personality. As I like to say, you are only limited by your imagination!