Every girl dreams of wearing a beautiful dress for celebratory occasions, anticipating the fun of dressing up and looking amazing. The House of Wu, an acclaimed leader in bridal and formal wear, is committed to creating collections that have something special for every girl and every girl’s dream. Five years ago they launched the Damas label of short dresses for the young girls in a Quinceanera court, taking the name of the line directly from the Spanish word for maids. The designs are perfect for girls participating in this traditional court of honor and can also be chosen for parties, homecomings, proms and other special events that deserve gorgeous dresses.
Madame Bridal is proud to carry one of the widest collections of Quinceanera and Dama dresses on the internet. We are delighted to offer very cute dresses to wear to a quinceanera.
The court of honor is there to support the guest of honor and traditionally comprises fourteen damas and fourteen chambelanes. from the friends of the Quinceanera as she celebrates the rite of passage into her fifteenth year. Her escort rounds the numbers up to fifteen couples, with each couple representing each year of the celebrants life. The role of the damas, or maids, is much akin to that of bridesmaids at a wedding. They are there to support the Quinceanera throughout the day and join her in the special waltz. The damas will all wear matching formal dresses, with either their style or color chosen by the girl of honor. Their gowns are usually of a different color to the dress worn by the birthday girl. The Quinceanera traditionally wore white to symbolize purity, but modern dresses are designed in a whole array of colors.
As traditions change the Quinceanera may nowadays opt for a smaller court of just seven or four damas. The style of dress worn by the maids need no longer be a long formal gown. These days it is typical to find the damas dresses are shorter than the lavish Quinceanera dress, with modern girls often favoring shorter skirts that they can wear again for other parties. The Quincenera may also break with tradition by allowing a more mix and match approach to the damas dresses, giving each of her friends the freedom to choose the style that best suits them while simply stipulating a length or color preference. They will love the fashionable designs in the House of Wu line as they are so vivacious and charming, providing just the right look for the surprise dance. The gowns in this collection are affordable, an important consideration as each dama usually pays for her dress.
The House of Wu is famous for focusing on design, fit and fabrication, creating high quality dama gowns that flatter the form exceptionally. This collection is perfect for young girls, as the age appropriate outfits all feature above the knee hemlines that are never so short as to be provocative. The line showcases fitted gowns, A-line silhouettes and two-pieces with a carefree vibe that honors the formal while being up to the minute and voguish.
This Quinceanera damas dresses collection shimmers with beautiful beading which is used to stunning effect to embellish bodices. Silver and color matched beads create sparking two-toned displays on strapless bodices with sweetheart necklines and semi-open ruched backs that feature lace-up closures. Beaded trim adds an extra dimension of luminescence as it adorns necklines and waistlines, accentuating empire waistlines and inverted V-waistlines. Metallic embroidered appliques inlaid with beads adorn bodices, extending onto shoulder straps that lead into lace-up backs. The attractive shimmer of the ensembles can be accentuated with sparkling accessories such as the free pair of earrings Madame Bridal offers with each dress in this collection. It is often the custom for each dama to wear a glistening tiara in her hair which makes her feel like a princess.
In addition to strapless sweetheart necklines the line includes V-necklines and sweetheart bodices with illusion scoop and bateau necklines, accented with heat set rhinestones. Illusion cap sleeves lead into illusion cutouts above lace-up back closures and sheer necklines are framed with sheer shoulder straps. Two-piece dresses pair beaded or sequin tops with breezy A-line skirts. The tops are not cropped too short and when paired with the skirts reveal only the hint of a bare midriff. Both the tops and the skirts are a wonderfully versatile option as they can be combined with other pieces to create different outfits for a totally new look.
Unlike quinceanera dresses, damas dresses are fashioned in light and floaty fabrics that are ideal for creating filmy layers. Chiffon, silky chiffon and iridescent chiffon are each used in the collection, alongside sequin, tulle, satin and lace. These fabrics are the perfect tapestry for A-line silhouettes that finish with a jaunty swing. Fully gathered A-line skirts have a natural flare with the layers adding volume. The lightly gathered styles flow softly towards the hemline. Some of the A-line skirts feature tiers, concealed side seam pockets, color matched sheer overlays or sparkle tulle underlays, with bubbly lettuce hemlines offering one of the most popular finishes. The sensuous swing factor of the skirts is made for waltzing and pirouettes. For fitted slim line silhouettes the collection favors ruched net and lace over jersey. The fitted versions are styled with understated elegance and are very chic and smart for other formal events.
Each dress in this collection has a natural grace that befits the ceremonial aspects of the Quinceanera event and transitions effortlessly to the dance floor. This makes the choice of this collection so suited to other events where dancing is part of the evening. Opting for short hemlines highlights the fun of the occasion and young girls will appreciate the freedom of movement they offer. This line manages to perfectly combine stylish grace with a playful air.
Typically the color of the quinceanera dresses and damas dresses is reflected in the color of the decor for the day. They can be color matched to floral arrangements and ribbons. The House of Wu palette is varied and vast, introducing wonderful colors in many shades. Much like weddings the chosen colors can reflect the season the birthday falls on, with soft pastels for spring, bright colors for summer, and darker hues for autumn and winter. The available spectrum covers every season, offering delicate champagne and icing pink, bright peacock and red, deep plum, mulberry and marine blue. Other color options include silver and gold, flamingo and hot coral, mint and mermaid, turquoise, sherbet and rose. While it is customary for each dama to wear a dress of the same color it is possible to mix and match the necklines for a cohesive yet not totally coordinated look. The chambelans wear smart tuxedos and may wear ties that match the chosen color of the damas dresses. As each dama and chambelan pair up to take to the dance floor a special moment will be created that is truly memorable and will make the family members so proud.
As with weddings the event provides many opportunities for the Quinceanera to be photographed with the girls in her court of honor. The girls will feel such joy and delight to pose in such gorgeous gown that their happiness will be infectious and perfectly captured in the photographs.
This House of Wu line is so splendid that girls do not need the excuse of a Quinceanera celebration to select one. The Quinceanera dresses are a wonderful choice for any number of other events. As they are designed with teens in mind they are a perfect fit for a sweet sixteen party or a school homecoming gala. If they are chosen to dress each dama in the court of honor they will bring a contemporary twist to the traditional event by raising the hemlines to please modern girls while adding a playful element. Any girl will be thrilled to project an image of enchanting youthfulness by wearing a dress from this fresh and exciting label.