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These 25 Quince Dresses Are Over The Top Yet So Perfect For The Perfect Day

Quinceañeras are a very traditional celebration in the Latino community. It signifies the moment a young girl becomes a woman at 15. However, Latino parents never think you are an adult, even if you are 45 and married with children. Like most celebrations, a lot of embarrassing mementos exist, like the video above. Not only are the decorations over the top, so are some the quince dresses that have graced the planet. Check out the 25 most over-the-top dresses below.

Quinces are a time to celebrate a young woman’s transition from a child to a woman. As such, the most important part of this celebration is the dress for the quinceañera. Some of them tend to be a little much but even those can be so perfect at the right time.Whether it is the over-the-top choice in color or accessories, there you can always spot the quince dress because of it’s “pay attention to me” aura. Here are 25 quince dresses that have that kind of style.

1. Mighty Flowers

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Flowers are an important part of any celebration. That being said, the size of these flowers seems a bit excessive. There isn’t anything wrong with owning your own style but this is way out there.

2. Ballerina

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Some quinces like to let people know what they love and what they are known for. Sometimes that translates into a very unexpected quince kind of dress. Whether you’re a ballerina or gamer, we have seem quinceañeras take themes a bit too far.

3. A Tale As Old As Time

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Thanks to Disney, every golden colored gown immediately becomes a “Beauty and the Beast” gown. Seriously. Even if you don’t think about having a quince based on this children’s tale, if you find a gold one, it will cross your mind.

4. Tulle On Tulle On Tulle

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Less is more is more than just a phrase. It is a way of life. Yet, too many times, quinceañeras come through with enough tulle make a separate dress. What does one need all that tulle for?

5. Overly Regal And Matronly

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We all know that they quinceañera celebration is about a young woman becoming a woman. However, you aren’t becoming a mother. Keep things fun, playful, and not so matronly.

6. Quince At 6, Fútbol Game At 6:30 p.m.

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There is no wrong way to spend your quince and for some people that includes a little soccer. This quinceañera really took her love of soccer to a new level with this team-inspired dress.

7. Just A Fan

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You don’t have to actually go to the game to make a soccer-inspired dress for your quince. Really. Sometimes just making your accessory the symbol of the soccer team will get the story across.

8. Making Your Own Soccer Squad

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If the quinceañera is that obsessed with a sports team, chances are the rest of her family is too. Since it is already a family affair, might as well make it a full family affair.

9. Shine Bright Like A Diamond

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Rihanna is kind of the only person that can do this and get away with it. There is nothing wrong with bringing attention to yourself on the day of your quince, that’s what it is all about. Yet, this kind of bright fabric seems to be a bit much.

10. Paper Flowers

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You can already hear them scrapping along the ground as she walks across the floor. Why does this look like something your mom would have added to make it unique before your reveal?

11. The Bigger The Dress, The Bigger The Secrets

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Not all dresses are created equally. This dress is the perfect example of that. The last time anyone saw a dress this big was during the Renaissance. But the embroidery is pretty cool.

12. When The Men Outdo It

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It isn’t always the quinceañera that is over the top with their outfits. Sometimes the men are the ones that come together to show the quince how it is done.

13. Train For Days

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Every woman should experience the joy of having a train. Tbh, the best part is having someone pick up the train for you. It really makes you feel like a queen. These dresses are not the only things that are over the top for quinces. Check out these out of this world cakes.

14. Ethereal Goddess

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Light, airy, peaceful. There is something so beautiful and so extra about this quince outfit. There is not a whole lot going on but the vibe is phenomenal.

15. Soccer Fan

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Did we already cover these kinds of dresses? Doesn’t matter because they are so extra that you should be exposed to them more than once.

16. Like A Queen

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Nothing wrong with letting your peasants know their place. There is something so fancy and regal about wearing your sleeves.

17.  Lawn Trimmings On Fleek

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Again with the flowers. Low key, this dress looks like someone was standing around while they were cutting the grass and got the trimmings all over their dress. It is kind of natural chic.

18. Tapping Into More Disney Vibes

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Of course “Beauty and the Beast” is an easy one to do, but how about Jasmine from “Aladdin?” Yeah. This one takes the cake when it comes to over the top themes and dresses because, well, just look at it.

19. Midriff

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People are obsessed with trends and the midriff one for a quince gown is quickly catching on. Now, there is nothing wrong with loving your body and if mom and dad approve, then so be it.

20. Animal Print

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Animal print is so 1990s. Favorite animals are often referenced in these kinds of celebrations but maybe they should just be in picture around the room instead of on the dress.

21. Referees On The Field

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See. Everyone’s family can get a little out of hand when it comes to a major celebration. Clearly this family is making sure that everything is up to par for the big day.

22. Mariachi Love

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Over-the-top does not have to be a bad thing. On the contrary, sometimes over the top is beautiful and something to be celebrated. This dress paying homage to mariachis is something to behold.

23. Tiered Like A Cake

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The cake isn’t the only focal point at the party with layers. The dress is a perfect time to incorporate some layers to make an entrance a grand entrance.

24. Gold Trimming

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If you can’t walk around with literal gold, this dress will make for a nice touch. This dress takes the whole future-so-bright narrative to a whole new extreme.

25. Embroidered With Love

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If the fact that the dress is covered in colorful flowers isn’t enough, they are also in so many different colors. This makes for one attention-grabbing dress.

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Two Teen Girls Died in a Suspicious House Fire During a Sleepover After a Quinceañera; Police Suspect Foul Play

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Two Teen Girls Died in a Suspicious House Fire During a Sleepover After a Quinceañera; Police Suspect Foul Play

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On November 22nd, Lisa Treviño received news that is every mother’s worst nightmare. Police officers came to Treviño’s house and informed her that two teenage girls had died in a fire at a nearby apartment.

One of the girls was her daughter, 15-year-old Azalyia “YaYa” Hernandez. The other victim was her friend, 16-year-old Eliza “Ellie” Maurer.

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The girls were sophomores at Fredericksburg High School. The night started out like a typical weekend for any teenager: Hernandez told her mother that she was going to go to a sleepover with Maurer after they had both attended a quinceañera with her family earlier that day.

“I’m the type that when my kids aren’t at home, I’m the type that calls them. And I can’t go to sleep until I hear from them that they’re okay,” Treviño told Spectrum News 1. “I told her, ‘Okay, Azalyia, make good choices, think good choices and I love you.’ And the last text I got, ‘I will mom. I love you too.'” That was the last communication Treviño had with her daughter.

The Maurer family is also coping with their grief. They released a statement, saying: “We are shocked and devastated at the news of our daughter’s death. Ellie (Eliza) was a beautiful child. She loved playing basketball and volleyball. She had a spunky personality and was a social butterfly. Ellie was loved by her friends and family. We still cannot believe this happened. We have been so blessed by the outpouring of support by friends, family and the community and we are incredibly thankful for that.”

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According to the Sorola-Treviño family, police suspect foul play was involved.

“As with all deaths, they are treated as a homicide until proven otherwise,” said Fredericksburg Chief of Police Steven Wetz to Spectrum News 1.

According to Treviño, police told her that the girls’ bodies were found in a bedroom. The Fredericksburg Police Department says that the primary causes of both deaths was smoke inhalation. Evidence points to the fire having been started on a couch.

“The very first thing that they told us was that they found them nude and that there was foul play, and there was some suspects who had run from the apartment,” said Gary Sorola, Hernandez’s stepfather, to Fox 7 Austin.

It is still unknown why the girls were at the apartment building, but the Sorola-Treviño family say that the girls knew the son of the woman who rents the apartment.

The Fredericksburg community is shaken by the death of the two girls. Both of the girls’ families are devastated. The victims’ families and friends said the two girls had big plans for the future. Ellie wanted to become a lawyer, while YaYa wanted to join the Air Force and work with K-9s before becoming a nurse.

December 14th would have been Azalyia’s 16th birthday. But now, her mother will have to endure what should have been a happy day without her daughter.

“Now she’s gone and I’m not gonna have a chance to ever see her grow or accomplish what she wanted to accomplish. She’s gone. They took her from me too young,” Treviño said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the night in question (November 21st) to come forward. Contact them at 830-997-7585 or call Crime Stoppers at 997-8477 (TIPS).

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Instead Of Celebrating Her Quince, This Teen Donated It All To Help Victims Of Covid-19

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Instead Of Celebrating Her Quince, This Teen Donated It All To Help Victims Of Covid-19

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Few days are as important or as celebrated as a teenager’s 15th birthday. So imagine the level of selflessness one must have to be able to say ‘no, I don’t want any of the celebration, I rather help out my community.’

Well, one teen in Merida, Mexico did just that this week when she told her family ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to her big quince and instead used the money that had been raised for her special day to help out her neighbors who have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Her party was canceled thanks to Coronavirus, so she decided to help out those less fortunate.

In many countries across Latin America, the quinceañera is a huge milestone for teenagers. Beautiful dresses, visits from the entire family, big parties, and the best gifts are the norm at most quinces. But for 15-year-old Jiromy Xool Pech, instead of spending money on a lavish birthday celebration, she opted to use her party funds to help feed the needy.

Jiromy and her family had long planned her quinceañera – she had been looking forward to it for years. But with the pandemic hitting her community in Mérida particularly hard, the teen decided to put the party aside and use everything that had been invested in the ceremony to help her neighbors who have been impacted by the pandemic.

“Instead of partying, I prefer to give food to people, to help them with that,” Jiromy told El Universal. Jiromy not only asked to donate the money for her quince to the community, but she was also out there helping distribute the food to her neighbors.

Jiromy and her family weren’t alone in helping out the community either. Much of the food that was given out was prepared from by neighbors and local businesses that came to join Jiromy’s cause once word began to spread.

Unfortunately, many quinceañeras have been canceled or postponed thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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One of Mexico City’s most famous markets for buying quince dresses – el Mercado Lagunilla – has been closed for three months. This ins’t just hating a major impact on dressmakers and salespeople, but it also means that young teens aren’t able to buy the dresses to celebrate their big day.

But not all is completely lost: there are those who have begun to return, like Ximena González, who came with her family to try on dresses. Her quince was scheduled for May 16, but the pandemic changed everything, and now they expect it to take place in November.

“I was scared and upset but I had to accept it. Some friends can no longer go because they are moving,” she told El Universal. She added, “I hope that when it is my party the infections have gone down and that everything is done as if nothing had happened.”

Mexico has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, including Jiromy’s hometown of Merida.

Jiromy’s selfless act to help her community comes as Mexico continues to see record breaking numbers of cases. Tens of thousands are dying and even more are losing their jobs and being forced back into poverty.

As of August 6, Mexico has more than 456,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 49,698 people have died from the virus. In Jiromy’s state of Yucatan, there have been more than 10,000 cases of the virus and it’s had a huge impact on tourism, which is a major economic force in the state. Therefore, it makes sense that the 15-year-old thought it was important to use the money raised for her party to help those who are suffering financially.

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