Own the Night!

Homecoming 2016

Having Homecoming Dresses 2016 from major designers to more moderate prices allows for one to have the full range of options.

It's never too early to start looking for dresses, and with fall fashion trends beginning to make their way toward the runway it's important to know what's out there, as well as how to style a great look.

Homecomings can be held anywhere from a formal hotel ballroom to a high school gym, but just because a venue might not look like it fell out of a slick teen movie doesn't mean girls shouldn't enjoy the latest trends and fashions in wearing their dress.

When the weather turns cooler, the fashion gets hot! Past years have seen fall fashion looking back fondly on the golden age of Hollywood and gothic romance, something sure to make an impact as we go forward into fall. Fun, flirty looks that adapt the red carpet for cooler climates, flowing gowns and short (but not too short!) skirts find favor with trendsetters. Strappy (or strap-less) dresses are big, and show off youth and freshness while staying conservative enough to avoid upsetting parents and chaperones at the big dance.

Some people look at it as a sort of practice round for prom season in the spring, and this means a slightly less formal/sophisticated look is OK. Don't cut back just because the economy is looking glum – These dresses are a part of memories for years to come and there's nothing better for self-esteem than looking like a princess on such a special night.

A number of fashion eras show their stuff in these dresses. Dresses can skim a young woman's figure in a complimentary but not overly revealing way, offering an initial taste for a grown-up evening out.
Whether strapless, skinny-strapped, or (if in a colder climate) with sleeves, the most important thing is to find a dress that flatters the positive physical features of its wearer. The amount of flexiblity in style of dress can be daunting, but this is where one can really let one's personal style shine through.

Colors, shapes, and cuts are open to interpretation and should flatter the figure without revealing too much skin. Remember, the time for ultra-mini dresses is around the corner, and it's called college! Elegant, edgy dresses take advantage of new developments in textile design like soft lame fabric to give today a whole new range of options.

Not everyone wants to follow the traditional path to a dress, and that's fine too. Personal sstyle and the freedom to express personality through fancy clothes is part of what makes it so exciting! If a person's taste run toward punk-or emo-style fashions, then they shouldn't feel pressured to wear a dress that fits a disneyesque fairytale vision. On the other hand, its an event that will stay with a person through their lives, through photos, memories shared with friends, and family stories. To ensure the dress remains a source of happy memories instead of an embarrassing reminder of a high school fashion victim, sometimes erring on the side of classic simplicity is the way to go. By looking at a dress asan investment piece instead of a one-off-wear and dressing it up with trendy accessories, teens can maximize the value of their wardrobe – and give themselves motivation to avoid the 'freshman fifteen' as they move into college.

When picking the best color for a dress, there are a few considerations that need to be made. The most important thing is picking a color that compliments the wearer's skin. Don't play it safe, try shades that might not be a part of the rest of one's wardrobe! Remember to try on as many cuts, shapes, sizes, and colors as possible while at the store to be sure of getting the perfect dress.

Warmer colors are always a winner in the fall, although regional climate can make a difference - warm weather and sunshine can prompt lighter patterns and shades. Shimmering colors and elegance suggestive of more adult fashions are acceptable, with designers catering their collections to those who want to experience their first taste of a grown-up evening.

While there's plenty of time, start looking at what's fashionable now and where new fashions are likely to come from. Check out magazines and look at photos online to see what was popular a year ago and what's likely to be in style during the season.

Pick a fabric that suits your body type. Every young woman has features that she loves about her body, and both cut and material should compliment this rather than call attention to flaws. Make excursions with both family members and friends, as each will have different views and opinions on the way dresses might flatter their wearer and it's important to gather all those opinions before making a final decision. Store clerks are also great for offering unbiased advice (which anyone might need after a round or two of dresses with mom or dad), and since they know their inventory they can offer tips on what fashions might look best - or (if they care more about helping their customers than making a quick buck) where better fits and fashions might be found.

Once your homecoming dress is sorted, it's time to get prepared - next up? Prom!

Homecoming Dresses

  • Scala 48544
    Scala 48544
    (1)

    Tantalizing Cutout Sparkle Cocktail Dress by Scala 48544
    Available in 8 colors

    $198
  • Terani 1611P1013
    Terani 1611P1013

    Textural Floral Two-Piece Party Dress by Terani 1611P1013
    Color: Ivory

    $451
  • Mac Duggal 82098R
    Mac Duggal 82098R

    Sparkling tea-length dress from Mac Duggal Black White Red 82098R
    Available in 3 colors

    $578
  • Mon Cheri MCS21659
    Mon Cheri MCS21659

    Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS21659
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • La Femme 16813
    La Femme 16813
    (63)

    Cocktail-length dancing dress with glittery bodice by La Femme 16813
    Available in 9 colors

    $250
  • La Femme 21885
    La Femme 21885

    Fluttering Flair Draped Cocktail Dress by La Femme 21885
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • La Femme 20033
    La Femme 20033

    Strapless tutu-style dress with bubble beading by La Femme 20033
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • La Femme 20591
    La Femme 20591
    (1)

    Fantastic sleeveless short formal with flare by La Femme 20591
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Sherri Hill 32321
    Sherri Hill 32321
    (1)

    Floral Bombshell Plunging Party Dress by Sherri Hill 32321
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 48376R
    Mac Duggal 48376R

    Vintage Flair Lace Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 48376R
    Available in 6 colors

    $578
  • Terani 1611P0107
    Terani 1611P0107

    Charming Plunge Floral Cocktail Dress by Terani 1611P0107
    Color: Off White

    $341
  • Alyce 3648
    Alyce 3648

    Lacy sweetheart minidress by Alyce Paris 3648
    Available in 4 colors

    $238
  • Terani 151P0016
    Terani 151P0016
    (1)

    Strapless cocktail dress with pearl-style embellishments by Terani Prom 151P0016
    Color: Blush

    $319
  • Mon Cheri MCS21651
    Mon Cheri MCS21651

    Strapless Glittering and Feathers Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS21651
    Color: Black/Multi

    $450
  • La Femme 20677
    La Femme 20677

    Crystal-trimmed sleeveless dress with twist by La Femme Cocktail 20677
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Mon Cheri MCS21647
    Mon Cheri MCS21647

    Two-Piece Lace and Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS21647
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 30121C
    Mac Duggal 30121C

    Chevron Print Beaded Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30121C
    Color: Ivory/Black

    $258
  • Sherri Hill 50073
    Sherri Hill 50073

    Exquisite Two-Piece Lace Party Dress by Sherri Hill 50073
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Mac Duggal 65578C
    Mac Duggal 65578C

    Colorblock Striped Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 65578C
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Faviana S7818
    Faviana S7818

    Fabulous skater-style short formal with flurrying detail by Faviana S7818
    Color: White

    $338
  • Mon Cheri MCE21640
    Mon Cheri MCE21640

    Two-Piece Floral Print Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Evening MCE21640
    Available in 3 colors

    $458
  • Sticks and Stones 9311
    Sticks and Stones 9311

    Strapless Sparkling Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9311
    Available in 2 colors

    $290
  • La Femme 19748
    La Femme 19748
    (1)

    Glittering Floral Party Dress by La Femme 19748
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 30120C
    Mac Duggal 30120C

    Beaded Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30120C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Mac Duggal 61431R
    Mac Duggal 61431R
    (4)

    Ravishing Lace Cutout Dress by Mac Duggal Black White Red 61431R
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Rachel Allan 6635
    Rachel Allan 6635
    (2)

    Bewitching cocktail dress with pretty accents by Rachel Allan 6635
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Tony Bowls TS11665
    Tony Bowls TS11665

    Strapless fairytale cocktail dress by Tony Bowls TS11665
    Available in 2 colors

    $495
  • Lara 41011
    Lara 41011

    Fabric-Flower Cocktail Dress With Colored Bead Straps by Lara 41011
    Color: Pink

    $258
  • Mon Cheri MCS11608
    Mon Cheri MCS11608

    Dazzling Sweetheart Flutter Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11608
    Color: Ivory/Gold

    $298
  • Faviana S7670
    Faviana S7670

    Mega Shine Sequined Cocktail Dress by Faviana S7670
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Sticks and Stones 9313
    Sticks and Stones 9313

    Strapless Ornate Contrast Beading Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9313
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Sherri Hill 21101
    Sherri Hill 21101

    Crystal Bubbles Dazzling Party Dress by Sherri Hill 21101
    Available in 5 colors

    $450
  • La Femme 22018
    La Femme 22018

    Sublime Burnout Stripe Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22018
    Color: Black

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 30238C
    Mac Duggal 30238C

    Two-Piece Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30238C
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Clarisse 2653
    Clarisse 2653

    Plunging Illusion Lace Party Dress by Clarisse 2653
    Color: White

    $218
  • Sherri Hill 50366
    Sherri Hill 50366

    Beaded Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50366
    Color: Ivory/Coral

    $550
  • La Femme 20063
    La Femme 20063
    (1)

    Super Cute Mini Dress by La Femme 20063
    Available in 3 colors

    $278
  • Faviana 7653
    Faviana 7653

    Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7653
    Available in 2 colors

    $198
  • Mac Duggal 30247C
    Mac Duggal 30247C

    Colorblock Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30247C
    Color: Lime/Magenta

    $258
  • Sherri Hill 32291
    Sherri Hill 32291

    Scrumptious Brilliance Beaded Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 32291
    Available in 4 colors

    $550

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