The fifteenth birthday of Mexican girls is quite special because an unforgettable party is prepared in their honor, which reflects the girl’s transition from childhood to adulthood. At this event, the young woman wears an impressive dress and the number of guests is large. Plus, it’s likely that it would also be her first-time wearing make-up and high heels.
How much does a Quinceanera dress cost?
Similar to purchasing any dress or piece of clothing, the cost of a Quinceañera dress will depend on factors such as the place you buy it from, the brand, the design, the material, and the place where you are living. The overall price will also be affected also by the fabric it is made of, the craftsmanship, and if any alterations are needed.
The average person should expect to pay anywhere between $230 and $3,000 for their Quinceanera dress, although it’s rather hard to have an exact number, due to all the factors that weigh more or less in this equation. Some people said that they paid less or more than this price range, depending on their budgets and their shopping skills.
On the BestBridalPrices.com website, which is a division of Frew’s Bridal, you will find Quinceañera dresses available for sale with prices that start at around $600 and go up to $1,000.
Also, the Peaches Boutique online retailer offers Quinceañera dresses at prices that range from $200 to $3,000.
According to the Quinceañera guide, that is available on the Qbydavinci.com, the cost of a Quinceañera dress is greatly affected by the venue and theme of your party. They recommend budgeting anywhere between $220 and $1,100 for this dress and, at the same time, keep an eye on the promotions and discounts offered by your local retailers. Moreover, they say that an expensive dress will not guarantee you will look much better at your special event.
Extra costs to consider
In case you buy your Quinceañera dress from an online retailer, you may have to pay for shipping. But even when you buy it in person, you may have to pay a rush shipping fee if you need the dress as soon as possible. It is recommended to ask for more information directly from the store as the shipping fees vary.
You may want to customize your dress with some decorative touches such as rhinestones, decorated silk, a pattern stain, or embroidery. All of these will add to the final price and will cost you $20 to more than $140 per yard.
Most dresses need hemming. This costs around $265 for a multi-layered dress, while for a simple job, you will only have to get around $60 out of your pocket.
Expect to pay anywhere between $55 and $110 for a bodice alteration, while adding a bustle will cost you anywhere between $30 and $90, depending on the layers needed.
Depending on what you want to wear with your dress, plan on spending hundreds, or even thousands of dollars for extra jewelry and accessories. For example, a simple pair of diamond earrings may cost hundreds of dollars.
Types of fabric
Most Quinceañera dresses can be made of the next materials: velvet, chiffon, tulle, satin, taffeta, and silk. Each of these will influence the price, as we explain in the following lines.
- Velvet: this material costs anywhere between $25 and $40 per yard.
- Taffeta: this is a plain-woven material made of silk that costs anywhere between $8 and $16 per yard.
- Silk: is considered the most comfortable choice, which costs anywhere between $25 and $35 per yard. Also, this fabric would make the most luxurious looking as is one of the most expensive materials.
- Satin: comes at the price of $7 to $16 per yard and is the most durable option.
- Tulle: is the cheapest option at a price of $5 to $10 per yard.
Important things to consider
Don’t forget to choose a dress in a color that complements you and makes you feel good. If you are a redhead for example, then you can go for a Quinceañera dress in shades of green, blue, and purple, while blondes look very good in red, blue, pastel, and bold colors.
Perhaps the most important aspect to consider when choosing a Quinceañera dress is how you accessorize it. By using the right accessories, you will highlight the elegance and sophistication of the material and you will definitely highlight your beauty.
Quinceañera dresses should be matched with the right pair of shoes. If you are tall, do not go for heels higher than ten centimeters, and if you have thick ankles, avoid shoes with barrettes, which shorten your leg. Choose comfortable shoes that will allow you to dance the night away and enjoy the party.