6 Ways to Save Money on Your Quinceanera Dress

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Quinceanera Dress

October 7, 2022
By The Queenly Team (via Mi Padrino)

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We want you to look absolutely stunning on your Quinceanera, we also don’t want you to break the bank in order to do this! We have compiled some of the savviest tips for how to save money on your dress. Follow along to start pinching those pennies!

Shop on Queenly

After acquiring Mi Padrino, Queenly has become your one-stop shop for Quinceanera dresses! You’ll be able to find any style you can imagine from all of your favorite designers. The best part about Queenly is that you can browse through both new and preloved Quinceanera dresses! Save big on some of the most glamorous gowns you’ve ever seen by buying a secondhand Quinceanera gown. The savings are waiting!

Shop at a Quinceanera Expo

Quinceanera expos can often be a place to get a great deal on a dress. These happen throughout the year all around the US. Shopping at the right time can really save you some money. The off seasons for buying wedding dresses are summer and winter. You can find some huge deals going on at dress boutiques that are clearing out their inventory to make room for the next season’s designs. This can also apply to boutiques with both bridal and quinceanera dresses.

Find an Almost Perfect Dress

Save money on your Quinceanera gown by looking for a dress that is almost perfect. This is a dress that is the right style, the right color, but it might have a slight imperfection. Stores will discount these dresses because they have something slightly wrong with them, like a rip or beading that is falling off, but it likely won’t cost you very much to get them fixed. A nearly perfect dress might be a floor model as well! Shops will often discount the dresses that they have on display and you might be in luck if they have one close to your size!


The more simple the dress, the less it tends to cost. You can save by going with a dress with less beading, lace, and sequins. If you are set on a certain type of embellishment, it’s possible to have it added on by your seamstress. Of course, you’ll want to make sure it won’t cost more than what you’re saving by going with a more simple dress.

Avoid Alterations

It’s likely that you will need alterations on your dress, but you can avoid spending too much money if you only need simple alterations. This means when you are shopping, look for dresses that you wouldn’t want to change. It will cost you more if you choose a dress with something you don’t like, thinking you will just have it changed later. For example, if you choose a dress with a straight neckline but want it changed to a sweetheart, it can cost upwards of $100, depending on the fabric.

Another way to save money on alterations is to buy a dress with a corset back. Buying a dress with a lace-up back is both beautiful and cost-effective, as it will save you from needing to have the dress taken in or let out.


If you or someone you know is savvy with a sewing machine, you can save a ton of money by reusing an older dress or a dress that’s almost what you want. Simply find a preloved prom, wedding, or quinceanera dress on Queenly and get to work! Bring out your sewing machine and add some beading, sequins, or lace. There are so many ways for you to create the dress of your dreams!

Shopping for your Quinceaera dress should be a breeze! A queen like you deserves the royal treatment whether she’s buying a new dress online or shopping secondhand. At Queenly, we’ve committed ourselves to promoting sustainable fashion while making it affordable for everyone. Join our community of Queens who have listed outfits in their online closet. It’s as easy as signing up for a free account, snapping some pics, and uploading the details- that’s it!

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