The party invite has arrived and your tweens and young teens just have to have the perfect dress for the party. While they may want to get all glammed up they need to be searching for junior party dresses that are age appropriate and meets with parental approval. Most prom dresses are just too formal and out of their age range, but they still want a dress that makes them feel special. Fun and sweetly flirty is fine, short is definitely in, but sexy is out. Luckily the House of Wu recognized this need and launched the XO by Hannah S collection of cocktail dresses for juniors that will thrill pre-teens and teens right through to sweet sixteen.
The House of Wu has years of experience in outfitting young girls and knows what they like while taking account of all the latest trends. The dresses in this collection are made for sweet sixteen parties and bat mitzvah celebrations, for young girls attending homecoming dances and for occasions where party dresses are called for. They can be worn by young wedding guests and by girls heading out to school parties. Madame Bridal is an authorized retailer of the Hannah S XO collection, understanding that girls don't want to wait until after sixteen to have the choice of beautiful dresses.
If young girls are invited to a party with friends they do not wish to wear the type of childish dress they were so thrilled to wear not so long ago. They want something with a more grown-up style that fits in with current trends. The latest look is for short dresses and this can be seen across the age range of teens where the tendency is leaning more towards short prom and homecoming dresses, which naturally influences the tastes of younger teens who wish to emulate their elders.
Each of these teen party dresses are styled in either a breezy A-line silhouette or fitted pencil silhouette. Each short dress has an above-the-knee hemline so they can be dressed up with the latest style of shoes or boots. The designs could be considered cheap cocktail dresses; but are instead charmingly cute and appealing, and will most definitely please young girls. The designer, Hannah S, is also experienced in designing homecoming dresses so she has her pulse on the latest styles in the fashion world. In keeping with the age of the XO customer there are no plunging necklines or overtly sexy features such as daring cutouts or sheer skirts, as the line ensures age appropriate necklines and features. These fitted party dresses for juniors are not clinging provocatively but tastefully designed with the girl's age in mind. A simply styled sleeveless fitted dress with a Sabrina neckline and above the hemline is classically chic and the teen that appreciates this style could develop a timeless look that will carry her throughout her years. A fitted dress suits young girls with slim figures, while A-lines are more forgiving of any shape. Dresses with A-line silhouettes remain the most popular choice across the board as the silhouette is so flattering and suitable for many occasions.
A signature look which prevails throughout the Hannah S XO line is the lace-up back. It can stand alone as a closure feature on a semi-open back, straps may lead into it or it may showcase an upper back cutout above it. It is a popular style which ensures the bodice fits well and will make young teens feel very grown-up. Bodices are ruched, pleated or embellished with delicate beading and showcase strapless sweetheart necklines, sweetheart necklines framed with shoulder straps and jewel necklines. Illusion necklines are always a popular choice with young teens that appreciate elegance. The collection includes illusion halter necklines, illusion jewel necklines and illusion Sabrina necklines. The illusion necklines by XO are fashioned in sheer lace or in sheer fabrics delicately embellished with discreet and lovely beading. V-necklines are discreet rather than deep. Some dresses feature detachable straps so the dress can be worn in different styles to different party events. Lace shoulder straps can be swapped for a strapless look or a satin belt can be removed for a totally new look. Ideal girls looking for casual homecoming dresses.
Fabrics are carefully chosen to suit the silhouettes, with light airy fabrics used in short A-lines and layered fabrics in the fitted silhouettes. Fitted dresses fashioned in lace or Venise lace have a jersey underlay. The A-lines are styled in a range of fabrics including sequin, satin, lace, tulle, chiffon and iridescent chiffon. Fabrics can create winning combinations when a lace bodice leads into a chiffon skirt or a sequin bodice tops a sparkle tulle skirt. The satin dresses have a special sheen that makes them a great choice for evening parties and girls love the smooth feel of the fabric. Satin, tulle and chiffon A-line skirts have a built in swing factor that your teens will love as they swirl on the dance floor. Many of the A-line skirts are layered for an extra girly feel and some feature concealed side seam pockets. Skirts that are gathered at the waistline have extra volume and a great flare factor. Hemlines are just above the knee or mid-thigh, but not micro or mini. Some of the dresses finish in a fabulous fun lettuce hemline that adds something extra to the overall image.
XO party dresses for teenagers are designed in a fantastic range of color options, with each dress usually offering a number of color choices. For the young sophisticate there is black, midnight blue and royal, silver and purple, while those that favor the look of sweet innocence will love blush pink, white and mint. If your teen likes to make an entrance with a splash of color there are wonderful shades of pomegranate, peacock and periwinkle, or party pink, lipstick and red. Other appealing colors include Capri and claret, sangria, Caribbean green and magenta. Beading adds tonal color when it is used to embellish a bodice or neckline. Rich satin ribbons are used to lace-up the backs and can be found in identical color matches or stand out in a different color. If your young teen has an escort for the evening he may wish to match his tie to the color of the dress if the party they are attending is very formal.
The XO line is replete with lovely dresses that young girls will really love to wear and the good news is that the prices are very affordable. When you are attending an event together you will be proud of how good she looks in her chosen dress. This line represents the age that is transitioning from child into womanhood and is free of the frippery and frothy touches associated with dresses for younger girls, yet modest enough to reassure you that her ultimate party years have not yet arrived. Girls will spend fun hours with their friends looking for the dress to wear to their school party and brimming with excitement. They will appreciate the House of Wuís focus on their age group as it is too often overlooked in the market for children, pageant and then prom age girls. If you are purchasing a dress with one very special occasion in mind it can be worn again after the event. A dress which is bought for a party or bat mitzvah can be worn again for family dinners at restaurants, for birthday parties, holiday events and vacations, thus making it exceptional value for money.
As young girls make the transition from children to young teens they will need inexpensive party dresses that are age appropriate and Hannah S has lovingly created this line with that exact demographic in mind. As the invitations flood in for a range of popular parties it is pleasing to know that XO can be the go-to line for your daughter, satisfying both the teen and her parent with this line of exceptionally lovely dresses that will make her look and feel gorgeous.