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16 May 2013 @ 07:26 am
Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Dress Collection  

Disney Consumer Products today unveiled the Disney Royal Ball collection, the first ever line of Quinceañera gowns inspired by the inner qualities, personalities and stories of the Disney Princess characters Designed and created in collaboration with special occasions fashion industry leader, Ashdon Inc, the new gowns combine classical styling with elements of fantasy and magic to bring an air of royalty and fairy tale to young women celebrating their Quinceañera. The debut line features 21 gowns — two styles for each Disney Princess and a special new gown, "la Corona de la Princesa," that will be added to the line each year.

Similar to a "Sweet 16," a Quinceañera is a coming of age celebration for Latinas that signifies her journey from childhood to young womanhood. It often includes a religious ceremony followed by a reception with family and friends. While there are many traditions associated with this rite of passage, the gown is an integral and festive part of the celebration.

"The Latino community has a strong affinity for Disney, and the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera collection offers another avenue to make the Quinceañera celebration even more unique and meaningful for Latina teens and their families," said Gilberto Martinez Kladt, vice president of licensing for Disney Princess. "Disney is thrilled to provide young Latinas with the opportunity to celebrate the elegance, grace and poise of their favorite Disney Princess characters on such a special and momentous day."

Disney's special occasion business for women launched in 2007 with a luxury "fairy tale weddings" bridal collection. The business continued its growth in 2010 in collaboration with renowned wedding dress designer Alfred Angelo for the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection. In 2012 the business expanded to reach teens with Disney Forever Enchanted, a line of Disney Princess-inspired prom dresses, launched in collaboration with Ashdon Inc.

"The Disney Royal Ball collection is designed to create a royal statement and a lifetime of memories," said Nick Yeh, CEO of Ashdon Brands. "The gowns are fun to wear and fit wonderfully into traditionally festive environments, providing a magnificent and special way for Quince girls to realize their very own princess-inspired dreams," adds Yeh.

Available in a variety of colors, featuring regal fabrications and elegant accents of crystal, embroidery and beadwork, young Latinas celebrating their Quinceañeras can choose from any of the following dresses inspired by the Disney Princess characters:

Cascading waves of organza ruffles and oceans of jewels pay tribute to Ariel’s courageous yet free-spirited nature

Versailles-inspired beadwork and sophisticated silhouettes pay reflect Belle’s elegance, intelligence and beauty

Inspired by Cinderella’s graceful elegance, these timeless gowns bring the magic of the ballroom to life, with glamorous draping and delicate beadwork featuring coach-like embellishments

A whole new world awaits with these exotic gowns. Shimmering beadwork and beautiful silhouettes, celebrate Jasmine’s bold and adventurous spirit

These Chinoiserie-inspired organza ball gowns capture Mulan’s heroic spirit and valiant heart

Inspired by Pocahontas’ courageous heart and love of nature, these gowns celebrate the beauty of the earth and the sky. Cascading ruffles and elegant draping are adorned with dazzling beadwork

A tribute to Rapunzel’s passion and artistic spirit, the cap-sleeve, organza ball gown features exquisite beading and a skirt inspired by organic, hand-rolled flowers, while the strapless style featured a ruffled detachable skirt

As alluring and beautiful as Aurora herself, these dreamy gowns feature sweetheart necklines, delicate beadwork with whimsical skirts

Inspired by the compassionate nature and grace of Disney’s first princess, these stunning gowns make a graceful yet dramatic statement

Masquerade across the dance floor in dazzling New Orleans style. These enchanting gowns capture Tiana’s confident attitude and independent spirit

Corona de La Princesa — Disney’s very own grand addition to the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera collection with ornate details to celebrate being a princess

The Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera collection is available at specialty and formal wear retailers in communities across the US and Canada and is available for pre-order through select retailers. Dresses will be available in sizes 0-20 with MSRPs ranging from $530-$999.

Now through June 7, 2013, QuinceañerasMagazine.com is hosting La Corona De La Princesa sweepstakes, offering one reader the chance to win the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera gown of their choice, a VIP weekend trip for two to Southern California, a $1,000 cash prize and more. The top 10 finalists will receive a Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera gown of their choice and a subscription to Quinceañeras Magazine. For contest details visit quinceanerasmagazine.com/articles/la-corona-de-la-princesa.

For more information on the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera collection and retail outlets, please visit wwwQuinceRoyalBall.com.
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BGEbehindgrey_eyes on May 16th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
the gown is an integral and festive part of the celebration. I assume this sort of style is the thing then for these traditions? Cus to me they're completely mental and over the top. And yet I kinda like them XD Snow and Cinderella in particular.
Abigail: Rapunzel at the Windowmdmbrightside on May 16th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
I don't have any firsthand experience, but from what I've seen from Quinceañeras on television the exaggeratedly fluffy Princess ballgown isn't unusual. I like that most of the skirt is removable so the young miss can dance freely later on!
retr0h: Mushyretr0h on May 16th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yup! You're supposed to be the best dressed at your party, so a lot of gowns are over the top and super fluffy!
BGE: Chin grinbehindgrey_eyes on May 17th, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
That would have been my worst nightmare at 16, now mind you...:D

Your icon is ADORABLE 8D
wardah_ahmar on May 16th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
Is it bad that I wish they would do dolls based on these dresses?
genforever246genforever246 on May 16th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Probably not. When I first read the post, I thought they were talking about a new princess doll line. I thought that it would have been fricken amazing.
retr0h: Mushyretr0h on May 16th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
I wish they had these dresses when I had my Quinceañera. I love the Tiana inspired dress!
madison_face09: Cindymadison_face09 on May 16th, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
They're all gorgeous but Pocahontas's are AMAZING.
Meg: Jasmine princess5899 on May 17th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
I feel the same way. The green and brown combination totally won me over!
Amber: Beauty Meadowisa_bel_la on May 17th, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
They are gorgeous and I am SUPER GLAD there are dresses out there for "Sweet 16"! :)

On the side, I wish they will create dresses for WOMEN, not children and young adults, and other than wedding dresses; I have a friend, who's "Disney Dream" is to look exactly like the Disney Princess(es), but Disney, so far what I noticed, does not have this option for us, Adults yet. I wonder why not or if I've missed this dream some place else? :-?

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peach_loverpeach_lover on May 18th, 2013 04:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. I remember how excited I got when they announced that they would create a line of bridal gowns inspired by the Disney Princesses...only to find that they were all modern designs based very loosely off the princesses gowns. I was rather disappointed.

Maybe someday Disney will catch on and realize that there is a market out there for adults as well as kids/teens. If not I'm sure there's all kinds of skilled seamstresses out there who would be more than willing to make the fantasy a reality.
Amber: Field Wishesisa_bel_la on May 18th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
I like the Disney Princess Wedding dresses, I just...am NOT going to be buying a wedding dress any day soon-plus, too many selections for me to choose from, to just choose one, that'll be hard, too, but that's when ever that date may come, haha! xD

Oh, yes! I wish Disney can "catch-on" a lot and think about it! Maybe the reason why Disney has not yet done this is because of the possibility of an adult walking into one of the theme parks looking EXACTLY like a princess; if so, that will be most shocking to see, but I'm Disney can get over it if that were the situation, haha! I'm not sure exactly why Disney has not done this yet? I wish they will hurry before we GROW too old, haha! (Just playing at the end there, just afraid of my friend's sake, really.)
peach_loverpeach_lover on May 18th, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
Call me odd but I have to admit I find these dresses really really attractive. Yes, I have a thing for poofy gowns, I'm not your typical guy. Obviously my 'dream girl' would be a bit older than 16, but still I hope she wears a dress like this on our special day.

I'm really glad Disney is doing this, because the whole Disney Princess 'inspired' bridal gowns were a bit of a letdown IMHO.