If you’ve got a big date to the homecoming dance coming up, you’re probably wondering how to pick the perfect dress. After all, most people only get so many opportunities to dress up and look glamorous…and this is one of yours. Embrace it!
Here are some tips and tricks to making sure you look fantastic on your big night…
1. Choose the appropriate length and cut. Most homecoming dresses fall at or just above the knee. Full length gowns look spectacular for prom, but homecoming tends to be semi-formal and has a bit more of a sassy flair. Choose something that fits well and flatters your shape. Keep in mind, you want to be dancing not worrying about wardrobe malfunctions.
2. Make sure your dress meets any special rules or requirements. Some schools have a dress code policy at homecoming — be sure to ask about it in advance. Nothing would be a bigger downer on homecoming than getting kicked out for a dress code violation!
3. Know your personal style. What is your personality? Are you bold, brash, or shy? These personality types may call for an animal print, ruffles, a one-shoulder ensemble, or a dark, shimmering brocade. Have fun! Be creative. Try something different and striking that still reflects your personality.
4. Use Elegant Accessories. Small details go a long way in making your dress stand out from the rest. Try a complementary necklace and bracelet set. A Sports Rose for your date’s boutonniere shows your sporty side. When looking for shoes, go for a mix of comfort and style so that you can look great AND dance at the same time.
Whatever you do, have a spectacular time at the dance. What tips or questions do you have about finding the perfect homecoming dress? Please share them in our comments below.
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