The Homecoming Dance is one event in high school that many girls and women dare not miss. Why? Due to the simple reason that it gives them an excuse to dress up and look their best. After all, going clothes shopping, getting hair done, and having faces made-up are all part and parcel of the experience of glamming it up.
Homecoming has become one of the most highly anticipated events in schools and universities across the United States. It’s a century-old tradition where alumni return to their schools to re-establish their connection with their alma maters. It’s not only an opportunity to reconnect but also for alumni, current students, and faculty to showcase their pride and support for their community and school teams. Many activities are lined up during the week-long celebration. Still, the highlights include the parade, the sports game (usually football), and the culminating activity at the end of the week — the Homecoming Dance.
Unlike the prom, the Homecoming Dance happens at the beginning of the school year and more inclusive regarding who can attend, and is a semi-formal affair. So what do you exactly wear to a Homecoming Dance? Can you don a long dress, or should you stick to a short playful number? What are the latest trends in new homecoming dresses? Should you follow the crowd and wear the same attire as everybody else, or is it the perfect occasion to make a statement?
Read on and find out.
Keep It Short and Sweet
The long dress is generally reserved for the prom so opt for the short, above-the-knee dress for Homecoming. You can choose to wear a fun romper or a flattering minidress. What’s most important is to know your body type and what kind of dress looks best on you. Then, make sure the dress fits, and you’re comfortable wearing it.
Show Off Your Shoulders
Wearing an off-the-shoulder or a one-shoulder dress will emphasize just that: your shoulders, collarbone, and your neck. It gives off a chic and sexy vibe and will undoubtedly make heads turn.
Make It Elegant and Timeless
A lace dress can make you look sophisticated and classy without going overboard. Form-fitting lace dresses will streamline your figure and hug your curves in all the right places.
Be Bold, Be Brave
The Homecoming Dance is also your chance to make a statement. So why not come in a dress in bold colors? That hot pink or canary yellow dress will surely do the trick. Keep the accessories simple and understated so that you don’t get overpowered. You can even opt to wear a suit!
Go for the Gold, the Metallic, and the Sequins
Nowadays, it’s easy to find gold dresses, skirts, and tops in different styles. Remember that the sheen and shine from these gold and metallic dresses add extra glamor to your look. Or, for an eye-catching outfit, a sequined cocktail dress is your best bet.
Look Remarkable in Fine Feather
Choosing to wear a dress with feathers adds just the right playfulness and fancy to your look. A feathered skirt or dress will do just that. Then keep the rest of your outfit elegant by going light on the accessories.
A big part of the fun in the Homecoming Dance is getting dressed to the nines. But, more than that, the genuinely enjoyable part is experiencing this tradition with your closest friends, classmates, and other people.