6 Tips for Choosing a Homecoming Dress

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When it comes to Homecoming think of finding your perfect dress as a trial run for prom. This is where you can find what styles you like, if you want to go for a long gown, a short gown, or if you want to be bold or subtle in your color choice. The best part? You’ll have tons of photos from Homecoming night, so you’ll be able to see what your dress looks like in pictures and what you want to do differently come Prom dress shopping.

No matter what style you choose, you have to make sure the dress is uniquely you! Here are our 6 go-to tips to finding the right dress for you:

1. Go For a Dress That Fits Your Body Type:
If you’re petite: Think about a short dress, you won’t have to worry about hemming it, and you can wear it with a killer pair of heels to make your legs look longer.
If you have a hourglass figure: Go for a dress that will define your waist and accentuate your curves, like a mermaid style or an a-line style dress.
If you have a rectangle shaped body: Try an empire waist dress or a ball gown. Both will give you a defined waist and add volume to the lower half of your body.
If you have a pear shaped body: You’ll want to draw attention away from your hips, so try a dress with detailing on top or a one shoulder or off the shoulder gown.

2. Style is Everything:
If you’ve already done research on the types of dresses you that you like, narrowing it down to a few key styles before you go shopping will make it that much easier to choose one.

3. Go Unique:
Homecoming is a time to have fun with your dress choice. While a lot of girls opt for the more classic route at prom, Homecoming should be the time where you rock a fun dress. Why not try a tutu skirt or one shoulder gown?

4. Feel Comfortable:
When trying on dresses make sure you can move in it! You’re going to be dancing a lot of the night, so make sure if you go with a long dress you won’t be tripping over the hem, or if you decide to go with a corseted ensemble, make sure it’s not so tight that you won’t be able to dance around with your date.

5. Think About What’s Underneath:
If you’re planning on a strapless gown, make sure you know what bra you’re going to wear underneath. Same goes with any dresses that have cutouts or a plunging neckline. Making sure that you have the right undergarments will make dress shopping and trying on so much easier.

6. Accessories Are Your Best Friend:
Lastly, don’t forget about accessorizing. If you’re planning on a simple dress, dress it up with some statement jewels. After all, there’s never too much sparkle when it comes to Homecoming!

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