Homecoming is an event at which you want to look your best. It’s one of those occasions that is a one-off, and you want to look your best. Here are our handy 10 tips that will help you find the perfect homecoming dress, so let’s get started!
1: Buy What You Like
Don’t feel pressured into dressing like everyone else, or like you see in homecoming photos. It’s not about everyone else, it’s about you! So the first tip we have is very simple: look for a dress that you like, that is you, and that reflects your taste. You know what that will be so start looking now and it won’t take you long to find it!
2: Don’t Forget Comfort
It’s easy to get carried away with the style and colour of a beautiful dress, but you need to consider comfort too. This is important as the last thing you want is to feel physically or otherwise uncomfortable during your prom. A dress should be easy to wear, look good, and feel good too, and you want to be happy wearing it for the duration. Make sure you’re truly happy with the way it feels before you stick with it.
3: Be Daring if You Want
You want to be daring and wear a low-cut dress, or one that is short and brash? Do it! This is your occasion, and you can look how you want. Be aware, if you do go for the ‘look at me’ approach you are going to get some looks, and if that’s not what you want then it might not be for you. If it is what you want, go for it, and be the sexy, sassy girl that gets all the admiring glances!
4: Flatter Your Body Type
Different styles of dress suit different body shapes better. For example, if you have a prompt bust and slim waist, you might want to wear a dress that plays down the upper half of your body and highlights the rest. For curvy types, the ballgown does the trick, and for slim and tall girls there’s a great choice in body-hugging mermaid dresses that really do the trick.
5: Set a Budget
You don’t need to spend a fortune to look a million dollars. The sheer choice of beautiful, stylish and chic dresses on offer is amazing, so set yourself a budget and stick to it. Don’t be influenced by the girl with the rich daddy who is getting a top designer dress, there are plenty of quality items for a lot less money that look as good, or better.
6: Shop Around
Back to choice again, and you really should spend some time shopping around for the right deal. Online retail is the way to go now and most retailers offer a sensible returns policy so you can buy, try and return if it’s not what you want. Don’t forget the high street, but be aware that there are great savings to be made in online fashion.
7: Little Black Dress
So you don’t like the idea of a big, swaying ballgown or any of the usual homecoming styles? Why not just get out your favourite little black dress or – if you don’t have one – start looking for one. The great thing about this approach is that it’s a dress you can wear to just about any occasion, and it will always look the part.
8: Match Your Personality
Make the dress reflect who you are. By that we mean choose with your personality in mind. Don’t be afraid to go for something outlandish and loud if you’re the confident and outgoing sort. Conversely, if you’re a quiet type, there’s a lot to be said for a beautiful and stylish dress that doesn’t scream out for attention. Then there’s everyone in between and there’s a dress for everyone when you start to look.
9: Keep it Simple
Don’t think you have to add all the accessories. In fact, keeping jewelry simple and yet stylish is the best way forward. This way you don’t draw attention away from the beautiful dress, and still look stunning.
10: You Can Change Your Mind
Remember this: you can always change your mind. If you’re set on a dress and then decide it’s not for you, send it back and start all over again. There are no rules here, just be you, dress how you like, and make sure you enjoy your prom to the full.