2469 Views |  Like

Classic Quinceanera Coverups: Boleros, Shawls & Sleeves

When you picture a Quinceanera gown, there are 3 elements that come to mind: A beautiful bodice, a magnificent skirt, and something pretty around your shoulders for photos and for your ceremony. Sometimes these accessories come with the dress and sometimes you have to have them custom made. The great news with Q by DaVinci dresses is that you don’t have to order anything from an outside seller! All of our Quince gowns and dresses have either a bolero or shawl option (and some have both), and 3 of our designs have gorgeous removable sleeves.

Straightforward & Simple Chiffon

A classic bolero choice is an unembellished chiffon with simple straight sleeves. This type of bolero is perfect for dresses with a more complicated design on the bodice. Very often the first choice for a sweetheart neckline, a chiffon bolero is also lovely with a halter neckline.

Here are the links for the dresses shown above, starting left to right:

  • Melon Sweetheart (also available in Ivory): Style #2
  • Champagne Sweetheart (also available in Claret): Style #5
  • Aqua Beaded Halter (also available in Blush): Style #4
  • Fuschia Crystal Sweetheart: Style #80264

The Fuschia dress is also available in all of these other colors!

  • Olive, Apple, Shamrock, Silver, Seamist, Teal, Turquoise, Tiffany, Royal, Indigo, Gold, Yellow, Flamingo, Pink, Hot Pink, Watermelon, Lipstick, Fuchsia, Dark Fuchsia, Cerise, Lavender, Purplish, Violet, Burnt Orange, Orange, Bubble Gum, Red, Claret, White, Ivory, Black, Mint, Blush, Cobalt, Champagne

Feathery Tulle

If your dress features a beautiful tulle skirt, why not order a matching bolero with gorgeous tulle sleeves that look almost like feathers? Tulle is the fabric commonly used for gowns and dresses to add bulk and that “poof” factor, and for sure, there’s a lot of “poof” in these sleeves!

This particular gown, Q by DaVinci Style #3 is available in Cobalt (shown) and also pristine White.

Ruffled Organza

Any Quinceanera gown made of organza is a standout, so the bolero should be, too. This particular style features a gorgeous ruffled neckline and baby doll sleeves. If your dress is organza, give some thought to ordering a beautiful ruffled bolero to match.

The dress shown above—our Q by DaVinci Style #80278—is shown in Cerise and is also available in Turquoise.

Delicate Accent Medallion

Add a touch of trim to a simple organza bolero, and you’ll have a corsage effect. This type of bolero is beautiful with a dress that features any kind of applique that can be used for a bolero accent.

The dress shown above in Turquoise is our Style #80255 and is also available in Cerise and Mint.

Taffeta Standup Collar with Crystal Accent

Taffeta is a luxurious choice for a structured bolero. It’s also a sturdy fabric that lends itself to designs like this with a collar and is easy to embellish. If you choose a taffeta dress, ask your Q by DaVinci retailer about ordering this distinctive one of a kind bolero to match your gown!

The gown shown above is our Style #80026 and is available in all of these other colors!

  • Apple, Shamrock, Seamist, Aqua, Turquoise, Teal, Indigo, Royal, Yellow, Gold, Champagne, Burnt Orange, Orange, Watermelon, Melon, Pink, Flamingo, Cerise, Purplish, Red, Lilac, Black, White, Ivory, Silver, Dark Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Claret

Embellished Organza

Add a little extra charm to a classic straight sleeve chiffon bolero by adding a touch of whimsy with delicate beaded embroidery around the neckline and hem of the sleeves.

The dress shown here, our Style #2485 is also available in a wide assortment of colors:

  • Apple, Shamrock, Seamist, Aqua, Turquoise, Teal, Indigo, Royal, Yellow, Gold, Champagne, Burnt Orange, Orange, Watermelon, Melon, Pink, Flamingo, Cerise, Purplish, Red, Lilac, Black, White, Ivory, Silver, Wine, Dark Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Claret

Other Options

While boleros are most definitely a popular choice as a Quinceanera coverup, there are other lovely options as well. And again, your Q by DaVinci can order a coverup to match your gown without you having to go to an outside source!

Chiffon Shawl

A delicate, ladylike choice, a chiffon shawl can add a hint of coverage while not competing with a dress with contrast embellishments. It’s also perfect to complete the fairytale look of a dress with a flurry of ruffles.

The dresses shown above—Style #2526 on the left, and Style #2493 on the right—come in so many colors, there’s hardly room to list them!

  • Style #2526: Mint/Black, Apple/Black, Shamrock/Black, Seamist/Black, Aqua/Black, Turquoise/Black, Teal/Black, Indigo/Black, Royal/Black, Yellow/Black, Gold/Black, Champagne/Black, Burnt Orange/Black, Orange/Black, Watermelon/Black, Melon/Black, Blush/Black, Pink/Black, Flamingo/Black,Cerise/Black, Purplish/Black, Red/Black, Lilac/Black,Black/Black, White/Black, Ivory/Black, Silver/Black, Wine/Black, Dark Fuchsia/Black, Fuchsia/Black, Fuchsia/Black, Claret/Black
  • Style #2493: Apple, Shamrock, Seamist, Aqua, Turquoise, Teal, Indigo, Royal, Yellow, Gold, Champagne, Burnt Orange, Orange, Watermelon, Melon, Pink, Flamingo, Cerise, Purplish, Red, Lilac, Black, White, Ivory, Silver, Dark Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Claret

Taffeta Shawl

Like your dress, your taffeta shawl will rustle as you move and the heavier fabric is a fabulous choice to keep you warmer in the cooler months. Pretty much any Q by DaVinci dress is available with a taffeta shawl so just ask your retailer.

The dress above, Style #2480 is available in all of these stunning colors:

  • Mint, Blush, Apple, Shamrock, Seamist, Aqua, Turquoise, Cornflower, Peacock, Teal, Blue, Indigo, Royal, Yellow, Gold, Champagne, Chocolate, Amethyst, Burnt Orange, Orange, Watermelon, Melon, Peony, Hot Pink, Rose, Pink, Flamingo, Cerise, Violet, Purplish, Red, Plum, Lilac, Grape, Black, White, Ivory, Silver, Wine, Dark Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Claret

Specialized Designs:

Q by DaVinci offers designs not available anywhere else. Check out these beautiful options.

  • Custom Removable Sleeves

There’s nothing that adds a decidedly Latin touch to a Quinceanera gown than ruffled sleeves or gauntlets. Each of the designs above come with matching sleeves, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t talk to you Quinceanera retailer about having sleeves made to match your gown.

Here are the links for the dresses shown above, starting left to right, and the colors available:

  • Crystal Pleat Gathered Gauntlets, Style #80178: Apple/Ivory, Shamrock/Ivory, Seamist/Ivory, Aqua/Ivory, Turquoise/Ivory, Cornflower/Ivory, Peacock/Ivory, Teal/Ivory, Blue/Ivory, Indigo/Ivory, Royal/Ivory, Yellow/Ivory, Gold/Ivory, Champagne/Ivory, Chocolate/Ivory, Amethyst/Ivory, Burnt Orange/Ivory, Orange/Ivory, Watermelon/Ivory, Melon/Ivory, Peony/Ivory, Hot Pink/Ivory, Rose/Ivory, Pink/Ivory, Flamingo/Ivory, Cerise/Ivory, Violet/Ivory, Purplish/Ivory, Red/Ivory, Plum/Ivory, Lilac/Ivory, Grape/Ivory, Black/Ivory, White/Ivory, Ivory/Ivory, Silver/Ivory, Wine/Ivory, Dark Fuchsia/Ivory, Fuchsia/Ivory, Claret/Ivory, Mint/Ivory, Blush/Ivory
  • Taffeta & Lace with Sheer Sleeves, Style #80182: Mint/White, Blush/White, Apple/White, Shamrock/White, Teal/White, Aqua/white, Turquoise/White, Seamist/White, Indigo/White, Royal/ White, Dark Fuchsia/White, Fuchsia/White, Wine/White, Red/White, Claret/White, Flamingo/White, Pink/White, Melon/White, Watermelon/White, Burnt Orange/White, Orange/White, Cerise/White, Purplish/White, Lilac/White, Champagne/White, Gold/White, Yellow/White, White/White, Ivory/White, Black/White, Silver/White
  • Rosettes & Lace, Style #80177: Apple/Ivory, Shamrock/Ivory, Seamist/Ivory, Aqua/Ivory, Turquoise/Ivory, Cornflower/Ivory, Peacock/Ivory, Teal/Ivory, Blue/Ivory, Indigo/Ivory, Royal/Ivory, Yellow/Ivory, Gold/Ivory, Champagne/Ivory, Chocolate/Ivory, Amethyst/Ivory, Burnt Orange/Ivory, Orange/Ivory, Watermelon/Ivory, Melon/Ivory, Peony/Ivory, Hot Pink/Ivory, Rose/Ivory, Pink/Ivory, Flamingo/Ivory, Cerise/Ivory, Violet/Ivory, Purplish/Ivory, Red/Ivory, Plum/Ivory, Lilac/Ivory, Grape/Ivory, Black/Ivory, White/Ivory, Ivory/Ivory, Silver/Ivory, Wine/Ivory, Dark Fuchsia/Ivory, Fuchsia/Ivory, Claret/Ivory, Mint/Ivory, Blush/Ivory
  • Full Illusion & Crystal Sleeves

Available exclusively from Q by Da Vinci, this stunning dress is brand new to our line and is available nowhere else. The full illusion high neck bodice is sprinkled with crystals. The sleeves feature crystals in a cap sleeve pattern as well as crystal “bracelets” at wrist and elbow. This gown is utterly feminine and modest, and while you won’t need a bolero, a chiffon shawl would be stunning.

There is no more unique and original design out there than our Style #80340. Order yours today!

To see our complete collection of  modest Quinceanera dresses, check out this blog: Strapless & Sweet Modest Quinceanera…Straight-Across Bodice