Because a Quinceanera is all about the transition into adulthood, the dress and shoes chosen for the ceremony are very important. These should never be childish styles or immature fashions. A Quinceanera dress should be suitable for a young lady and her festive ceremony. Ball gowns are the most commonly seen style for a Quinceanera dress, given the dancing involved in the celebration. Even if the dress isn't a ball gown, you will definitely need a long, full skirt. Whether you're dancing that first waltz with your father or displaying a choreographed dance with a male friend, also known as an Escorte, your Quinceanera dress should always be easy to move in and beautiful to watch.
It's best to avoid high, choking necklines with a Quinceanera dress, as this can make you look more like a child's doll than princess. A plunging neckline is never acceptable either, though. Your dress's neckline should reflect forming curves without being obvious. Remember, you are going from a child to a young lady, not from a child to a young lady with bad taste.
In general, Quinceanera dresses should resemble a colorful wedding gown more than a prom gown. They tend to be formal, lavish, meant for dancing and accessorized with jewelry, gloves and even a crown. Always pick a Quinceanera dress in a color that flatters you. White is common, sure. But you can pick your dress in a light or dark color, not to mention pastel, patterned or hand-beaded. Quinceanera shoes are another important choice for your celebration. Your shoes can even be a part of the actual ceremony, where flat dress shoes are exchanged for a young lady's heeled dress shoe.
The three vital points for your Quinceanera shoes is that they match your dress, are comfortable enough to wear and contain some sort of heel. Everything else about the shoes depends entirely on your personal style.