As teens reach memorable milestones during their transition to young adults, there is always a good reason to celebrate. That includes events such as their Sweet Sixteen birthday party, Bat Mitzvah or Quinceanera. These moments mark a move towards adulthood and should be cherished forever.
Whatever occasion you’re celebrating, every girl wants a dress that ticks all of their own personal boxes. It should represent their personal style, reflect the tone of the event, and be age-appropriate too.
There are many beautiful short cocktail styles by Jovani that make for cute Sweet Sixteen dresses. These are ideal for teens who want to dress up and mark their birthday in style. These designs also vary widely, giving every girl the chance to pick out the right dress for her.
A sweet 16 dress should ultimately reflect the wearer and event. For a relaxed occasion, choose from pretty party dresses in colors like rose gold, light blue and champagne. For a formal event, opt for a ball gown with an open back or sweetheart neckline. Colors are completely up to you, but many girls want to look trendy in gold, silver, pink and burgundy or royal blue. A two piece is another great choice which is easy to wear again. Long ball gowns can be a good choice if you also have a prom to attend. Choose a sweet 16 dress based on your needs and the party type.
This coming of age celebration deserves a dress that lights up the dance floor. Stunning options include lace appliques, embroidery and fabric options such as chiffon, tulle, and taffeta. You can include many fashion trends or even throw a unique masquerade ball. Our collection ranges from gorgeous halter designs with an illusion look in colors such as lilac, yellow and turquoise. You can make a grand entrance and show off your personality in a dramatic sheath dress with a train.
Have fun shopping with friends before your sweet 16 party. Try on a few sizes and get the right fit. Get your dream look and an outfit that shows off your beauty. Pick from sequins, brocade, keyhole cutouts, and pieces with necklines off the shoulders. Teenagers can experience a cinderella moment in a new season designer dress that flatters them. There are so many choices ranging from plunging v-neck to modest high neck pieces. Long sleeve or corset designs in any material or size from our wide variety. Try on many looks in-store to find one that compliments you best.
With that in mind, we’re here to run through our 5 favorite party dresses for teens to suit a range of events and tastes.
The Best Sweet 16 Dresses
Pink Collar Neckline Floral Cocktail Dress 1812
This cute pink dress is a great option for even pre-teen girls. The high collar neckline and short sleeves make it appropriate for all ages. The gorgeous pink shade and floral detailing are both girly and stylish.
This short length design includes a flared sheer overlay which adds a pretty flowy quality to the skirt. This is sure to photograph well and will look great on the dancefloor, too. For a Spring or Summer event, wear with strappy flat sandals and a shoulder bag to complete your look. Style your hair up to show off the cute collar neckline!
Beige Paillette Embellished Lace Cocktail Dress 1945
Many teens are excited to show off their grown-up and more glamorous side as they turn 16. This beige paillette dress is the perfect option that is still subtle enough for teens. It’s covered in sparkling embellished detail all-over which will undoubtedly set the birthday girl apart.
With a high bateau style neckline and short sleeves, it’s also very comfortable and simple to wear. The hem and sleeves feature an elegant lace trim detail, adding a unique finish to this pretty short dress.
This style is the perfect look for teens who want to throw a party that celebrates their coming of age. It has a celebratory feel that will suit an evening event with disco lights, a musical performance or even a vintage-inspired theme. It can be styled casually with flats and a shoulder bag, or glammed up with wedges or midi heels and a clutch bag.
The many styling options make this a versatile dress that can be re-worn to other parties and occasions in the future.
Light Blue Strapless Fit and Flare Cocktail Dress 2830
Fit and flare style dresses are a great choice for teens. They echo the silhouette of their longer ballgown counterparts and are sure to make any girl feel like a princess.
This light blue design has a strapless bodice with a straight neckline. This is fitted, making it body-form and figure-hugging, to keep it easily in place all day. The bodice is covered in sparkling stone embellishment, a sure way to catch the light and sparkle at your party.
The skirt half of this look flares, making it girly and cute with a sheer overlay, and it even has practical side pockets. The light blue shade is a nice alternative to a super girly pink but will still make you the center of attention with its glittering gems.
This is a great option for teens celebrating an upcoming event and is one of many bat mitzvah dresses that would look perfect for young girls. It’s wearable, appropriate for most semi-formal occasions, and makes a great fashion statement!
Pink V Neck Fringe Sleeveless Cocktail Dress 66768
For the fashionista who wants to make a big impact at her birthday bash, look no further than this blush pink fringe cocktail style. The tiers of sparkling fringe are so on-trend and have that Great Gatsby inspired twist that is so popular lately.
This gorgeous design has simple spaghetti straps and a v-neckline, with a short length mini-skirt and 4 waterfall tiers of fringe. The ideal way to celebrate a night-time party or event with a specific glam theme (think James Bond or 1920s), this stunning dress has it all.
The gorgeous blush color is another big trend that continues to be a favorite shade, especially with younger girls. Teens will love how feminine and flirty this very unique dress is. If you want a memorable piece that will mark your Sweet Sixteen forever, this design is definitely it!
Blush Floral Appliques Plunging Neck Short Dress 67573
Feminine, soft and floaty, this romantic blush floral applique dress is such an adorable option for teen parties. The A-line shape is practical and appropriate. This piece also features simple spaghetti straps with a low v-shaped back, and lots of floral applique and beaded detailing.
The flowy sheer layers of the skirt add volume and elegance to this perfect party dress. It’s a great choice for girls celebrating other big milestones such as their Quinceanera or Bat Mitzvah too.
The attention to detail on this look will make every girl feel special. The unique floral applique and additional beaded elements are perfect for any type of celebration.
You can style this dress in many ways, even adding a jacket or shawl on top for colder weather. Glittery accessories or subtle nude pieces will work perfectly to complete this look.