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There is something feminine and fun about 'playing' dress up, trying on beautiful gowns, and imagining what a great time you'll have while wearing it. Getting a dress for a special occasion can be as much fun as the event itself.
Wedding Dresses, Bridal Gowns
A wedding dress is truly the most important dress of your life so you'll want to be sure to get the gown of your dreams. No longer are brides tied in by tradition. A bride is expected and encouraged to pick a dress that is uniquely her. For some women this will mean a full skirted, beaded, lace fantasy dress, others will want to go short and sweet. With the popularity of destination weddings many brides are favoring more casual gowns that they will be comfortable wearing in tropical climates.
Since bridesmaid dresses walk down the aisle right behind the bride they are very much in the spotlight. They usually take their cue from the shape and tone of the wedding dress. A very casual wedding gown would be out shadowed by an extravagant train of bridesmaids. Usually the bride picks the style and color of her bridesmaids dresses though some leave the decision up to the bridesmaids themselves.
For those who trace their heritage back to any one of several Spanish speaking countries a Quinceanera is just as important as the prom is. Celebrated differently by different cultures a young woman's fifteenth birthday is her official debut into society- similar to a sweet sixteen party or debutante ball.
Homecoming is normally done in the beginning of the school year. This makes it an especially important dance to have a great looking dress for as it is the first time you will be seeing many of your classmates since the summer break. Because in many parts of the country the weather has started to turn chillier by this time Homecoming dresses are normally of a heavier fabric than prom dresses.
Flower Girl Dresses
Because the flower girl is normally such a young child it can be hard to find her a dress that still looks like it fits in with the rest of the wedding party. Rather then try to find a similarly shaped dress as your bridesmaids you should focus on picking out a flower girl dress in the same fabric or color.
Mother of the Bride
Many mothers say they are more nervous picking out a Mother of the Bride dress than they were getting their own wedding gowns. You will be the star of many pictures and expected to help your daughter greet and mingle with the guests so make sure you get a dress you'll love! Many Mothers of the bride choose a shade similar to that of what the bridesmaids are wearing to ensure they look great in group shots.
The right dress can make or break your chances when you are competing for the tiara. It is important to pick a dress that looks great on you, shows off your best features, and that you feel totally comfortable in. The judges, and audience, will be watching every move you make so make sure you pick a dress you aren't afraid to move around in.
Many moms to be feel daunted when they discover they have to pick out a special occasion dress when they are expecting. It can be very hard to shop ahead of the event since it's tough to gauge just how big you might be when the big day comes. An empire waist dress can give you plenty of room to grow. Many pregnant women prefer long dresses to short at this time of their lives since they are probably planning on wearing low heeled shoes and swollen ankles are so common in pregnancy.
Sweet Sixteen Dresses
Many families still throw traditional sweet 16 parties when their daughters reach that important milestone. The modern addition to this tradition is that it is more and more common for boys to be invited to the celebration as well.
Depending on where you are graduating from you will have many different needs in your graduation dress. If you are graduating from high school many girls prefer a dressy sun dress, appropriate for graduation lunches and garden parties. College grads will look for more cocktail inspired gowns that are just right for a night celebrating out on the town.
Your daughters first communion dress is likely to be the first special occasion dress she'll ever wear. They are usually beautiful white creations of satin and lace, with long full skirts. Some have many beautiful details such as lace or beading.
Is there anything more precious than a little girl in a lovely Easter dress? Your daughter will delight her Grandparents when she shows up Easter morning in a soft pastel dress that is fit for a Princess.