If you have already tried on a couple of dresses looking for your dream quince gown, you know how much of a hassle it is to put on your quinceanera dress.

Choosing the best ball gown appropriate for quince is one thing, but putting it on in a incredibly short amount of time on your quince celebration day is something else. To make the things easier, we bring you the tips from lovely Jocelyn, or QuinceMadrina on how to put on your Quinceanera dress:

First, you need to practice and know how to put your dress on before the party, because on the day of your Quinceanera there is so much going on, from the moment you wake up, and you don’t want to struggle and lose too much time putting your dress on. And you definitely do not want to get stressed out and emotional, start crying and ruing your makeup, because it is just going to get worse.

A very important tip: before you start getting into your dress, make you’re wearing proper undergarments, just because the crinoline will be on you throughout the day, and you don’t want red marks all over your body. High-waisted shorts are a good option to protect your waist and your skin.

Quinceanera dresses usually feature a petticoat or crinoline for added fullness, so that is what you will be putting on first. Crinolines are firm, stiff and usually with built in hoops. Petticoats are light, fluffy all layers of tulle, no hoops. Either can have an elastic or drawstring waistband. If your crinoline has a drawstring make sure you tie a firm little knot, so it doesn’t suddenly come undone in the middle of your grand entrance.

Now it’s time to put on your quinceanera dress. You should put your dress over your head, and you will need to have someone to help you out. Those that help you will be responsible to make sure you don’t mess up your hair or your makeup when putting on your dress. Your assistant will also need to lace up your dress, making sure that the strings are even. The dress should not be tightened until all the strings are through the loops.

After this is done, you tuck all the extra lacing in your dress and zip up your skirt, and that’s it!

If you have a funny (or not so funny) story about getting into your quiceanera dress, please share it in the comments. Also, we would appreciate any useful tips that you think you might help, so comment away!