Beyond the Princess: 14 Alternative Quinceañera Dresses

Say goodbye to the over-the-top princess gown and hola to these alternative styles instead. This is your guide to 2014’s best quince dresses.

1. Prom Girl

We can so see a young Hollywood linda like Bella Thorne or Jasmine V wearing a dress like this on the red carpet to an awards show and that’s just how you want to look at your quince—like a star!

Strapless Sequin Ball Gown, $179, promgirl.com


2. Unique Vintage

The best part about this fun flirty dress is definitely the cut out in the back. Not only do you want to turn heads when you enter, but when you exit as well. Plus, the coral hue is a super-flattering for olive-toned ladies.

Coral Lace & Tulle Collared Short Dress, $166, unique-vintage.com


3. Sean Collection

Classic, beaded, white—this has quince written all over it.

Sean Collection Halter Beaded Ruched Bust Gown, $340, bloomingdales.com


4. City Studio

This neon halter dress will have you ruling quince court in a sea of white, black, and pastel gowns! Plus, the bewailed detailing makes it extra glam.

City Studio Juniors' Neon Open-Back Halter Dress, $80, macys.com


5. Modcloth

The new princess dress.

Goodnight, Swoon Dress, $98, modcloth.com


6. David's Bridal

A color-blocked, full-skirt dress with a sweetheart neckline is high drama without the cheesy cupcake factor.

Strapless Satin and Tulle Color-Block Dress, $80, davidsbridal.com


7. Deb

Short, simple, and sweet, but the chevron-sequined top takes it to the next level.

Short Dress with Sequin Chevron Bodice and Tulle Ballerina Skirt, $53, debshops.com


8. JCPenney

If you’re looking to stand out at your Quinceañera, this is the dress to do that in. The sequin bodice and crystal-accented skirt makes it feel modern and super-fem at the same time.

Crystal Gown, $100, jcpenney.com


9. Rent the Runway

Everything about this pastel petunia gown feels right for a quince and don’t you want to be able to say you wore Badgley Mischka to yours?

Badgley Mischka Pastel Petunia Gown, $80 for a 4-day rental, renttherunway.com


10. Faviana

Because sometimes a chica just needs a hot pink mermaid dress.

Faviana Style S7374, $438, bestbridalprices.com


11. BCBG

What’s not to love? There are feather on this dress, ladies—feathers.

Elise Point D’Esprit Feather-Trimmed Dress, $798, bcbg.com

12. La Femme

If your heart is set on ombre, make sure it’s this striking jade version—and that back!

La Femme Style19894, $350, missesdressy.com

13. ML Monique Lhuillier

You only turn 15 once after all…

ML Monique Lhuillier Tulle Trumpet Dress, $448, nordstrom.com

14. New York Dress

We love a good cap sleeve moment and this dress is giving it to us. Pair it with a strappy black heel and some serious blinged-out jewels and your quince look is complete.

Epic Formals 3804, $358, newyorkdress.com