need IDEAS ON FINDING PROM Dresses IN 2018?
In life, there are only a few nights that you will cherish and remember forever and one of those is Prom Night (and shopping for prom dresses). It is the ultimate coming of age moment when you get to wear your dream prom dress, go with your date and have fun with your friends.
Finding the perfect Prom Dress
There are many things which make prom such a magical night but what can make or break it, is wearing the right dress. This is no kept secret, as young girls spend hours pouring over prom catalogs looking for that perfect dress. There are many things to consider when looking for the right prom dress, you have to think about the different trends and styles that are in and for 2018 who knows what it will be right? Prom 2018 is just around the corner and a research on the latest styles will surely help you choose a dress in style, as if it just made its way down the runway.
Where do I start looking for prom dresses?
If you live in Texas you can do your Prom Dress search and shopping at Elegancia Formal Wear and find the best selection of prom dresses in the Dallas Texas area. Not only can you search through our website-which has a lot of choices!
Every girl’s nightmare is to walk on the Prom floor and see the same exact dress on someone else! Elegancia Formal Wear has the resources to guarantee a no-duplicate dress policy as we work with many different designers and keep a few prom dresses of each style in stock, to ensure variety. So now you can let out a sigh of relief and go on to look for that perfect prom dress.
Enjoy your shopping experience!
Make sure to take a lot of photos! With the influence and dependence on social media, documenting prom night will surely be something to expect from you and your friends. Also you need all those for memories, so you can look back at how beautiful you look in that perfect prom dress. Take time to take formal photos at home, no need to give your parents a hard time taking photos. Be in the game, help them, choose a nice location at your home. The photos will not only surely gain a lot of activity on your social media platforms but will also be a great photo you can always look back to and reminisce.
Now that you have all of these in check, you can be rest assured that you will be able to find that perfect prom dress of your dreams and that you will have a well photographed and documented magical night, filled with beautiful memories that you will always treasure forever.
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A Quinceanera is a coming-of-age celebration
It is very special in Latino communities because it marks when a girl makes her transition from childhood into womanhood. Quinceanera actually means fifteen-year-old girl, so the party name fits the celebration perfectly.
Most Latinos celebrate a different variation of this party. Depending on where you are from, you're probably going to want a different variation of this party, which includes different things. Don't worry, though -- if you are in Dallas, you are still going to be able to find the most beautiful dresses at boutiques such as Elegancia Formal Wear and the most stunning venue to throw the quinceanera that you want such as the Luxor Banquet Hall in Carrollton TX.
Before you have one of the most amazing parties in your life, it may be important to know why it's such a big deal.
The origin of the quinceanera
Quinceaneras actually originated centuries ago in Aztec culture. When a boy reached the age of fifteen, he became a warrior. When a girl reached the age of fifteen, she became a mother of a future warrior.
Another important aspect of the Pre-Columbian quinceanera celebration was presenting the girls as prospective wives.
After the Spanish colonized South America, they integrated several elements of their culture that weren't part of the original celebration. Any religious catholic instance, like Mass, is exclusive a Spanish influence.
Quinceaneras may trace back to the year 500 BC, but they are still important and celebrated by young Latino girls everywhere.
The modern history of the quinceanera
It may come as a surprise to you that quinceaneras weren't that ingrained in hispanic culture until after the 1960s. Before that decade, these coming of age parties were seen as extravagant affairs that only the most wealthy families could enjoy.
That doesn't mean that less rich families didn't celebrate this important birthday. Instead, what people usually did was gather for a small party and give the birthday girl presents of things she wouldn't have had access to before, like make-up, jewelry and high heels. These were presents she wouldn't have been able to use before she made the transition from childhood to young womanhood.
Nowadays, quinceaneras aren't just a celebration of age, they are a celebration of culture, especially when it comes to immigrant families. In Dallas TX, one of these parties can be a big or small affair, but it's important that a girl has one to celebrate her coming of age, her past, her future and where she comes from.
Every culture celebrates this party differently. Usually, it starts with a religious ceremony before a reception is held in a venue, like a banquet hall, or in the quinceanera's home.
There are a lot of traditions which are followed in some cultures that aren't followed in others.
However, there are some that are always, always incredibly important. One of the most important aspects of a girl's quinceanera is actually her dress. She is expected to wear a formal evening dress.
Traditionally, it's a long ball gown. Traditional dresses used to be either white or pink, but now a dress can be whichever color the quinceanera prefers. For the best selection of quinceanera dresses in Dallas visit Elegancia Formal Wear located at 2662 N Josey Ln #218 in Carrollton TX 75007 or give them a call at 972-820-6372.
In the majority of countries, the dress is chosen by the quinceanera and her mother before the party. While the dress can be very modern and colorful, it usually maintains an aspect of tradition.
Another important tradition is the waltz, a dance that is usually performed with the girl's father or father figure. In some countries, the quinceanera can choose to dance with her boyfriend or a boy of her choice. However, usually, she finishes the waltz with her father.
Accessories are also a big part of the celebration.
Some countries require that the quinceanera wears a tiara, rings and earrings. In some other countries, it is actually customary for the girl to receive these gifts during her party. Other customary presents include, but aren't limited to, religious iconography jewelry, commemorative items for her party and bibles or prayer books. Elegancia Formal Wear in North Dallas also has a wide variety of customized accessories just for Quinceaneras.
All of these items have special meaning. The tiara, for instance, denotes a "princess" before God and the ability to face the challenges ahead. The scepter symbolizes authority and responsibility for her life.
The dance is also really important. In some cultures, girls couldn't dance before they turned fifteen, so the first choreographed dance is an elegant and elaborate show to celebrate the celebrant's first public dance.
There are lots of different variations to quinceaneras - just as many as there are cultures.
What you need to remember is to plan for something that you'll love for this important day in your life, whether you're in Dallas, Texas or in any other place in the United States or the world. Your quinceanera is a party you'll never forget.
How to Choose Your Prom Dress based on Fabric Materials
Picking the perfect prom dress is absolutely no easy task. There’s so many things we girls have to factor in the decision, like the color and the style. But WAY too often we miss the part where we have to consider the material which the dress is made of. Yes, you read that right: on top of everything else, we have to consider the fabric your prom dress is made of, too.
So to make prom-dress-shopping a breeze for you, Dallas-based prom dress store Elegancia Formal Wear made a fabric guide so you’ll know which is 1) the perfect dress fabric that can give you the right fit and/or flare for your body type, 2) the right fabric that can contribute to your dressing comfort, because you’ll know what to wear for a prom in chilly March, for example, and finally 3) the right prom dress fabric will also give the right body and shape for your desired prom dress (e.g. something crazy like chiffon and a serpentine gown!)
(If you’re based in Dallas, TX, come over to have a real good look at the selection! We dedicate ourselves to the BEST prom dress shopping experience for EACH of our customers.)
To start with, know the difference between fiber and fabrics. FIBER are the threads used to weave fabrics together—examples are silk and polyester, which are natural fibers and synthetic fibers respectively.
Fabrics are the actual cloth, the raw textile with which dresses can be cut and sewn together. It can be made from one type of fiber (such as silk) or a blend of different types of fibers (such as cotton and polyester).
Some of the most common types of fabrics used for different prom dresses are as follows:
Charmeuse – If your type of dress is flowy or form fitting (or both!), charmeuse is your ideal fabric. It is lightweight and soft to the touch, with a glossy finish close to satin. But one thing you have to keep in mind with this fabric is that it is easily prone to damage like snags *gasp!* because of the fineness of the material.
Chiffon – You may already be familiar with chiffon as they are quite a popular material for spring and summer tops—and so it is the perfect prom dress fabric for the hot weather, too. Chiffon is sheer, so it is usually used layered over another fabric OR layered with multiple chiffon fabrics until the resulting dress is more opaque than see-through. It is great for simple A-line silhouettes, and for cocktail dresses, too: this material is prone to runs and catches so a floor-length gown with chiffon may not be the best idea. This beautiful nude and turquoise ombre dress, Prom Dress 98017, has chiffon embellishments that softens the silhouette of the mermaid skirt, giving it a more magical look.
Georgette – This is a lot like chiffon, but a little less see-through and a lot more flat and matte. This material is also a little crinkly and elastic, but can make for the same types of gowns and overlays as chiffon. It’s also ideal for hot weather.
Lace – Lace should absolutely be familiar to you: it’s that romantic, vintage fabric some tops and dresses (not necessarily for prom) are made of. You This type of fabric is open-weave, and dresses can either be made completely of lace with lining underneath, or simply use lace fabrics as trimmings or embellishments for the dress. Prom Dress 98007 is your bet.
Neoprene – Neoprene is a recent fabric trend and is known for being the material with which scuba and swim suits are made of. It has stretchy properties, which makes it quite versatile, but know that neoprene has a lot of structure to it, too, so astounding ball gowns can be made with it. This material is also soft and springy to the touch.
Organza – Organza is a sheer type of fabric like chiffon, but it can hold more shape and body and is better for draping dresses than chiffon. It’s also great for embellishments or overlaying.
Satin – Girls must have definitely heard about satin at one point—and seen it, even! Satin is a heavy type of fabric, with a high shine that makes for such a glamorous finish. Often, this fabric is weaved so that it has a glossy side and a completely flat, dull side (so the insides of the dress is not shiny at all). Because of its weight, dresses made of satin can keep you warm in cold prom nights! Have a look at our Prom Dress 98013 in a beautiful light blush color.
Sequin – If sequin were a girl, she’s the one who’s just so obviously ready to party. Glittery and shimmery, sequin fabric is made of mesh material with sequins (the glittery material) attached to it.
Prom Dress 98020 is a goddess-worthy frock in its white and gold sequin design!
Shantung – Shantung is a heavy fabric, with a simple weave that produces a rubbed texture. It’s got a slight sheen, and takes dye very well. It works enough to create unmistakable drapes and pleats.
Taffeta – Taffeta is lightweight, crisp, and quite glossy. It’s got enough structure as a fabric to hold shapes such as the likes of a serpentine or mermaid gown, and produces an evident rustling sound upon movement.
Tulle – Ever seen a veil? That’s tulle. It’s a fabric with a very fine mesh surface—technically called “netting”. It is see-through for a thin piece, and it’s great for overlay embellishments on dresses; tulle can be layered beneath the dresses for a bell-shaped silhouette, or over the dresses to soften the shape of the dress, too. If you’re attracted to the kind of fabric tutus are made of, you should definitely consider tulle. Prom Dress 98018 achieves that belle of the ball look with its tulle overlay and lacework.
Velvet – Velvet is that soft, luxurious-looking fabric with a fluffy texture and a slight sheen. This can hold dyes very well, and it produces soft drapes for dresses. It’s also a great option for dresses if you’re having your prom in the colder seasons, because velvet fabric tends to keep you warm.
A lot of Elegancia Formal Wear dresses are designed with beautiful, complementing combinations of two or more of these fabrics. Each piece ends up as something that oozes with individuality and enhances the wearer’s glow—that’s how much personality the right fabrics can do to your dresses. Come and check out more pieces in the Prom Dresses collection if you’re in Dallas, TX—we can totally personalize and ease your prom dress shopping!
Prom Dresses by the Season
If you’re looking for the perfect prom dress in Dallas, Texas, Elegancia Formal Wear has a lot of designs to choose from. And one key to finding the dreamiest dress design is finding the right prom dress color for your skin tone—you know, that most flattering shade that will make you glow in the dress
Knowing which color goes with your complexion can be a little tricky if you don’t know where to start. Well, the first step is knowing your skin tone. While there are some established, binary guides to check if you have cool undertones or warm undertones, we want to go with the more comprehensive skin tone guide with the seasons, which divide skin colors into four: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Spring is characterized by warm undertones, with skin complexions varying from ivory, peach, or beige, and varying light and golden hair colors and hazel, green, or blue eyes. Recommended colors for spring are brown, aqua, blue, navy, dark green, mint green, yellow, lavender, violet, hot pink, and coral.
Prom Dresses in the Spring
Summer Prom Dresses
Summer is characterized by cool undertones. Their skin colors usually contain pink tones, and can vary from ivory to pale beige to pink beige. Hair colors are light usually ash blonde to ash brown, and eyes are gray, blue, or green. Choose dresses that are in cool grey, blue gray, taupe, sky blue, midnight blue, cobalt blue, lavender, periwinkle, rose pink, icy pink, baby pink, fuschia, forest green, or jade.
Autumn Prom Dresses
Autumn has warm undertones like spring, but skin colors tend to be more golden, bronze, or olive. Hair colors vary from brown, auburn, and black, and eye colors are much darker, like black or brown or dark green. The best colors for autumn are black, cream, beige, nude, mahogany, deep red, rose, light coral, coral, tangerine, dusty pink, rose, teal, turquoise, and purple.
Winter Prom Dresses
Winter has cool undertones, and skin colors vary from beige, dark brown, black brown, or black. Hair colors are of the darker variety, too, usually ranging from dark brown to black. Eyes are in black, dark brown, or dark hazel. Recommended colors for winter are black, gray, hot pink, red, icy blue, teal, cobalt blue, aubergine, purple, raspberry, golden yellow, and emerald green.
All dresses are available at Elegancia Formal Wear, Dallas, Texas. And while we’re at it, did we mention that we don’t sell the same dress for your school? This way, you will not be faced off with another girl in your dress come prom night!
Vintage Lace Prom Dresses at Elegancia Formal Wear in Dallas
Prom is right around the corner and you still do not have a dress? We would love to help you choosing the best dress for such unique and special occasion. We understand it can be hard to choose a dress since there are many options to choose from including A-line dresses, mermaid, cropped top, ball gowns you name it! Last year's dresses were all about the two-piece, cropped top design and we still have some of those but we would like for you to take a second look at the vintage lace dresses. We feel lace dresses can give any body type a very elegant and sophisticated look and that is why they are some of our favorites. We have them in many different colors but definitely our favorite is the blush color which gives a vintage look yet is so modern! And this is not your favorite type, we can also make other recommendations when you come to Elegancia Formal Wear in Dallas.http://eleganciaformalwear.com/index.html
2016 is right around the corner and with that the arrival of our 2016 quinceanera collection! This new year will bring back the champagne or ivory colors and we will still see many styles in coral and mint. Coral and mint colors have been such a hit and quinceaneras just love them, we have hand-picked the best designers to bring you the coolest, best-made and most elegant dresses in the Dallas area. Do you have a specific color you are looking for? No problem, we can special order that for you as well. Stay tuned for more quinceanera news! http://www.eleganciaformalwear.com/dresses.html
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2662 N Josey Ln #218, Carrollton, TX 75007
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Our success with Quinceanera dresses at our store in Carrollton TX has made us realize that we need an image that represents the passion we feel when these beautiful girls come in our door wanting to make their dream come true and dress like a cinderella on that special day. Whether they are having a big reception at a banquet hall or just celebrating at home, the joy of wearing a princess dress and celebrating is the same! If you see this logo in a magazine, at a quinceanera expo or the web know that it represents not just a store but a dream come true!
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2662 N Josey Ln #218, Carrollton, TX 75007
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