Disney star Bella Thorne is turning fashion designer to create elaborate dresses for Latina girls celebrating a coming-of-age tradition.

The Shake It Up singer/actress, whose late father was Cuban, has come up with ideas for glamorous gowns for quinceanera, a Latin American milestone which marks a girl's 15th birthday.

She says, "It has been a dream of mine to design dresses, and I felt like I was reliving the magic of my quinceanera all over again."

Thorne has co-designed the collection with Sherri Hill, the woman behind her own quinceanera outfit.

The 20-piece range will retail for between $400 (£266) and $900 (£600), while a portion of the profits will go to The Third Project, a charity which helps to provide impoverished communities with clean water sources.