This dress reminds me of the Mexican celebration known as the “Quinceañera,” a traditional day that marked the readiness of a girl entering the stages of becoming a woman. In the old days girls under this age were not allowed to wear makeup, shave their legs, wear jewelry or dance in public, etc. At the party she would be wearing a long elegant ball gown similar to this style and have her first dance with her father, usually a waltz. She would be given her first jewelry and in some cases even her first high heels. It really is a sweet ceremony indeed if all the traditional values have been maintained.
Unfortunately, all those customs are a thing of the past, especially here in America, where children are given much more freedom at a much younger age. My father was not overly strict, but there were certain things as a girl that I couldn’t do like my brothers. I was not allowed to attend any dances, wear makeup or spend the night anywhere unless it was with known family. I didn’t have a coming out party like this as our family traveled a lot when I was a child, though I’ve attended several as an adult.
My avatar is awestruck at the moment.
This lovely lilac dress called Lea is by Mistique and is now available at Fair Play. The wings and jewelry worn are by Le Coq D’or and is part of a gacha set called Crystal Flowers also at Fair Play.
This close up shot to show the ring and hair accessories and also this plush heart, which is part of the love me/love me not gacha set by QweenB, which have all different sayings even anti-love ones. These hearts are available at Totally Top Shelf.
*Dress – Mistique – Lea Lilac @ Fair Play
*Crystal Flowers Gacha – Le Coq D’or @ Fair Play
-Wings (purple) Rare
– Ring1 (purple)
-Wreath (purple) Rare
*Stuffed Heart – QweenB – White XOXO @ Totally Top Shelf
Hair – Truth – Ryleigh