What to Wear to Homecoming

August 2, 2018 by Dale Arden Chong

With the first day of school arriving in a mere matter of weeks, it won’t be long before homecoming comes along. As one of the biggest events of the school year, there’s a lot to look forward to, and though the main focus might be the football game, the homecoming dance to follow is always something worth the anticipation. And let’s be honest—having a reason to get dolled up with your closest friends is one of the major reasons we look forward to starting school again.

Picture Perfect Cocktail Dresses

Typically speaking, the occasion calls for a semi-formal dress code, meaning cocktail or knee-length dresses. Plus, since this is a night of dancing with your friends, you’ll want to be able to move as much as possible. Opt for anything that hits a couple of inches above the knee, whether it’s a chic shift dress, a short and sweet strapless mini, or the classic fit and flare style, a short homecoming dress will not only fit the occasion, but you’ll be comfortable all night long.

Short Homecoming Dresses

DRESSES: ZAC ZAC POSENDSQUARED2BADGLEY MISCHKATRINA TURK

Dance Floor Worthy Sheath Dresses

There’s nothing like a school dance as an opportunity to wear something a little more form fitting. We love a good sheath dress to do just the trick. When you’re wearing a tight homecoming dress, we suggest keeping the rest of your outfit, jewelry and accessories included, simple. With an ensemble like this, getting dressed for the dance will be that much easier.

Tight Homecoming Dresses

DRESSES: LIKELYHERVE LEGERCUT 25JAY GODFREY

Mix It Up with Long Sleeve Dresses

Oftentimes, homecoming occurs later in the football season, with the inevitable fall temperatures, and depending on where you live, you’ll want to account for the weather. Take an outer jacket out of the combination and rent a long-sleeve cocktail dress for the night. Not only will you look incredibly chic, but you’ll be warm enough to spend time outside while you get some fresh air.

Long-Sleeve Homecoming Dresses

DRESSES: MARK & JAMES BY BADGLEY MISCHKANICOLE MILLERCHRISTIAN PELLIZZARIPARKER

Unexpected Two-Piece Dresses

Now, if you want something that is truly unexpected for your homecoming dance, a two-piece dress is the way to go. Not only is this look incredibly bold and modern, but you’ll feel utterly chic. Sporting a matching set will give your homecoming outfit a cool vibe that you simply can’t deny. Wear a body-hugging crop top and a long skirt for a sleek and polished approach. If you want to spend more time getting down for on the dance floor, these two-piece homecoming dresses are for you.

Two-Piece Homecoming Dresses

TOP: ELIZABETH AND JAMES, SKIRT: ELIZABETH AND JAMES; TOP: DAVID KOMA, SKIRT: DAVID KOMA

Is there any better time to step out of your comfort zone than at your homecoming dance? Don’t be afraid to be bold for your dance with these dresses. When you’re feeling cool and confident in what you wear, the rest of the night is easy. In these dresses, we guarantee that you’ll be spending all night long making memories with your best friends—what’s cooler than that?

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