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Sweet 16 Dresses

Having a pulse on the dress market, our sweet 16 dresses from major designers to more moderate prices allows for one to have the full range of sweet 16 options.

Need a more formal dress for ones sweet 16, then check out our "evening dresses" section, need a more unique dress then check out our "special occasions" section. Whatever ones sweet 16 needs may be, New York Dress offers one of the largest selection of many types of dresses.

Happy sixteenth birthday, gorgeous! What's it feel like to be the center of attention, the heart-stopping belle of the ball? Oh wait, you've been used to that since the day you were born, so a party in your honor is nothing new...except this time around you're definitely going to be the one everybody's watching to set the pace of the evening, so make sure your dress is as memorable as the biggest party of your year!

Sweet Sixteen dresses should be flouncy and innocent, with cinched waists and short hems drawing everyone's gaze. Skirts tend to fall just over the knee, as opposed to dresses cut for slightly older figures, and above all the light colors, thin straps, and classic cuts reveal the whimsical taste of childhood while foreshadowing a growing maturity and worldliness.

Flappers, fifties party girls, and high- and low-cut necklines alike all pull together to do one thing: emphasize that at sixteen, you're coming into your own and developing a great sense of style based on what you see going on in the world around you. Cocktail dresses with ruffles-a-plenty are all the rage at sweet sixteen parties, reminiscent of the roses on the cake that celebrates your big day!

Whether sleeveless or ethereal, club-sharp or beach-laid-back, sweet sixteen dresses give you the chance to show the world who you are and what message you're intent on sending as you graduate to a new phase of your life. This is the last chance you get to be a kid, and the first chance you have to project the gorgeous young lady you plan on becoming.

For an air of sophistication, shimmy into that full length ball gown and add a little formality to the event, or try on a fluttery cocktail dress with beaded details and feel like a fairy princess floating amongst your friends and loved ones.

Above all, be BRIGHT! If ever there was a time to banish wallflower blacks to the corner, sweet sixteen is it! You're a flower ready to pop, well-accessorized and dedicated to showing off a developed figure. Smooth skin is always in, and while it's important to match your appearance to the setting and occasion (translation: don't wear a micro-mini and leggings to a family event, but don't make your friends feel out of place by turning up in something Princess Di would have worn either!). Contrast is key, so if you're skin is pale you can go for darker colors while those with a darker complexion can play up golds, whites, and silvers for top marks.

Pick a dress with some patterned lace to bring out the gothic element of your personality, or a light sequin style to glitter under the lights of your celebration. Sweet Sixteeen dresses should make you feel like you stepped out of your own teen soap or reality show; this is the time to splurge on a memory you'll carry with you for the rest of your life!

Make sure the dress you're wearing is comfortable and lets your personality shine through. The last thing you want to do is be worried about the wind giving you a "Marilyn Moment," so if you need something short and sporty you should check out a dress that will let you move around without fear of overexposure. Flattering silhouettes that emphasize your fresh, youthful appearance make Sweet Sixteen into a chance to shine. For more formal occasions, longer dresses with an evening flare can bring you to a position of sophistication and ease in your surroundings. Whatever kind of sweet sixteen you have planned, our dresses can help you light it up!

Whether you want to plan your party around a particular dress or select a dress that fits a theme you've had in mind for a while, it's important to look at a wide variety of sweet sixteen dresses before you make your decision. Step outside yourself and imagine the role you want to play on your big night. Will you be a princess or a tease, a flirt or a family girl? See what every different kind of dress says about you and about your ability to change into whatever you want to be, and make sure that you've explored every option before you commit to any one look.

This is the year for signature accessories, so dressing up a simple dress with a fantastic handbag or clutch while balancing atop the highest heels you can bear to wear will make for a great statement. You might want to pack a spare set of shoes and stash it in a corner in case the heels get uncomfortable, and it's important to make sure both sets of footwear match the dress you've picked to make your special evening perfect.

While a sweet sixteen dress may be the first major dress purchase of any young woman's life, it is important to think ahead about the way your look will integrate into future events - homecoming, prom, family occasions - and realize that this might be your last chance to try something wild and unpredictable. Take the fullest advantage of everything sweet sixteen has to offer, and enjoy every last moment of your youth while it lasts - enjoy!

  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Clarisse 3000
    Clarisse 3000
    (1)

    Lace-layered strapless evening gown with easy elegance by Clarisse 3000
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • Faviana 7859
    Faviana 7859

    Refined Radiance Pleated Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7859
    Available in 3 colors

    $218
  • Sherri Hill 50968
    Sherri Hill 50968
    (2)

    Asymmetrical Decadence High-Low Evening Gown by Sherri Hill 50968
    Color: Light Pink

    $598
  • Clarisse 3215
    Clarisse 3215

    Sleek Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3215
    Available in 6 colors

    $150
  • Janique W1677
    Janique W1677

    Precious pick-up strapless sweetheart gown from Janique W1677
    Color: Blush

    $724
  • MNM Couture K3493
    MNM Couture K3493

    Dream-like flowery hi-lo gown from MNM Couture K3493
    Color: Aqua

    $1,140
  • MNM Couture K3505
    MNM Couture K3505

    Pretty off-shoulder lacy frock from MNM Couture K3505
    Color: Pink

    $540
  • Faviana S8068
    Faviana S8068

    Frothy halter-style short dress with sheer bodice by Faviana S8068
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Faviana S8065
    Faviana S8065

    Dreamy two-piece dress with off-the-shoulder styling by Faviana S8065
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Faviana S8066
    Faviana S8066

    Sleeveless artisan dress set with contrasting skirt by Faviana S8066
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Faviana S8080
    Faviana S8080

    Jazzy off-the-shoulder dress set with notched neckline by Faviana S8080
    Color: Black/Multi

    $298
  • Faviana 8060
    Faviana 8060

    Flirty short formal set with swing skirt by Faviana 8060
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Lara 32940
    Lara 32940
    (1)

    Textured Evening Gown by Lara 32940
    Available in 2 colors

    $738
  • Mac Duggal 11074
    Mac Duggal 11074

    Strapless Brocade and Shining Evening Gown by Mac Duggal Couture 11074
    Color: Pink/Champagne

    $698
  • Rachel Allan 7565
    Rachel Allan 7565
    (1)

    Sunshine halter cutout gown from Rachel Allan 7565
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • Rachel Allan 7702
    Rachel Allan 7702
    (1)

    Vibrant Floral Evening Gown by Rachel Allan 7702
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Jasz Couture 5996
    Jasz Couture 5996

    Sheer Sensation Sweetheart Evening Gown by Jasz Couture 5996
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Rachel Allan L1012
    Rachel Allan L1012

    Strapless Glittering Detail Evening Gown by Rachel Allan L1012
    Available in 3 colors

    $358
  • Alyce 6790
    Alyce 6790
    (1)

    Transcendent glossy sleeveless ballgown from Alyce Paris 6790
    Available in 3 colors

    $370
  • Mac Duggal 48478I
    Mac Duggal 48478I
    (1)

    Classic Flutter Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 48478I
    Available in 10 colors

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 50374
    Mac Duggal 50374

    Soft Petals Evening Gown by Mac Duggal Couture 50374
    Color: Black

    $798
  • Sherri Hill 51249
    Sherri Hill 51249

    Petal pretty formal with delectable detail by Sherri Hill 51249
    Available in 4 colors

    $578
  • Faviana 7853
    Faviana 7853

    Strappy Allure Cutout Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7853
    Available in 3 colors

    $198
  • La Femme 24001
    La Femme 24001

    Off-the-Shoulder Glittering Evening Gown by La Femme 24001
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Lara 32986
    Lara 32986

    Long-Sleeved Embellished Print Cocktail Dress by Lara 32986
    Color: Black/White

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 51244
    Sherri Hill 51244

    Elegant strapless formal with sheer overskirt by Sherri Hill 51244
    Available in 4 colors

    $750
  • Sherri Hill 51205
    Sherri Hill 51205

    Knockout sleeveless formal with high-low hemline by Sherri Hill 51205
    Color: Ivory/Print

    $598
  • Tarik Ediz 50081
    Tarik Ediz 50081

    Flirty Floral Plunge Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 50081
    Color: Cream

    $363
  • Terani 1711P2253
    Terani 1711P2253

    Marvelous layered babydoll dress from Terani Prom 1711P2253
    Available in 3 colors

    $297
  • Sherri Hill 50546
    Sherri Hill 50546

    Strapless Bow Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50546
    Available in 3 colors

    $370
  • Lara 33211
    Lara 33211

    Off the Shoulder Floral Gown by Lara 33211
    Color: Dusty Rose

    $798
  • Alyce 6826
    Alyce 6826

    Glossy sleeveless pick-up gown from Alyce Paris 6826
    Available in 2 colors

    $250
  • Clarisse 3214
    Clarisse 3214

    Glittering Beaded Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3214
    Available in 2 colors

    $230
  • Faviana 7858
    Faviana 7858

    Shimmering Sweetness Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7858
    Available in 3 colors

    $218
  • Mac Duggal 30322C
    Mac Duggal 30322C

    Eye-Catching Gemstone Fantasy Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 30322C
    Color: Hot Pink

    $278   $139
  • Sherri Hill 50682
    Sherri Hill 50682

    Cutout Cascade Illusion Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50682
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Madison James 17240
    Madison James 17240

    Sparkling Simplicity Shimmer Evening Dress by Madison James 17240
    Available in 5 colors

    $358
  • Madison James 17276
    Madison James 17276

    Paisley Perfection Sweetheart Evening Dress by Madison James 17276
    Available in 3 colors

    $290
  • Sherri Hill 51030
    Sherri Hill 51030

    Dreamy Ruffle Regal Evening Gown by Sherri Hill 51030
    Available in 3 colors

    $550

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