The Court of Honor
Next to the quinceañera dress, your court of honor’s attire is the most important aspect of your celebration. In order for everyone to be satisfied and look great, it’s important to determine what color and style your maids and chamberlains will wear.
Although the quinceañera is the center of attention, the maids must also look spectacular. Remember that hall decorations will be based on the maids dress color. The following tips will help you choose an appropriate dress for your maids:
Light colors are perfect for spring events and look great on any young girl. If the quinceañera is celebrated during summer, you can use brighter colors such as green, orange and yellow. If you dislike all of these colors, don’t worry! You can also choose darker colors such as red, burgundy, and electric blue… you choose!
Different dress styles:
◦ Empire Waist: High waistline, sometimes right below the bust. Combined with a flared skirt will give the dress a classic look.
◦ A-Line: Narrow at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom. Works great for most girls!
◦ Sheath: A figure-hugging silhouette. Not recommended for girls over size 12.
◦ Mermaid Style: Highlights curves. Can be somewhat uncomfortable when dancing.
Decide which neckline is appropriate for your court: round, oval, v-neck or strapless. But keep in mind that they are still very young and that they can wear bearing necklines in the future.
A chamberlain’s traditional outfit is a black suit and a white collared dress shirt. But that does not mean that your chamberlains must dress this specific way. Ranging from zoot-suits to Army and Marine, there is a great variety of suits and formal uniforms in the market. If you have an honorary chamberlain, it is recommended that he stands out from the rest. To maintain a consistent look among your chamberlains, choose the same outfit for him but in a different color.
- Choose a suit that not only looks great, but feels comfortable for your chamberlains as well.
- If they rent a suit, make sure that it is stain and defect-free.
- If the tie becomes uncomfortable, they can take it off after the waltz is danced. If need be, they can take off their coat as long as their shirt remains tucked-in to maintain an elegant and formal look.
- New dress shoes are usually uncomfortable, make sure they break them in before the celebration so that they do not become a problem during the party.
- Although everyone in your court must dress accordingly for your celebration, avoid extravagant looks. Elegance lies in simplicity.