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

  • Alyce 6826
    Alyce 6826

    Glossy sleeveless pick-up gown from Alyce Paris 6826
    Available in 5 colors

  • Sherri Hill 50838
    Sherri Hill 50838

    Springtime Anytime Strapless Floral Gown by Sherri Hill 50838
    Available in 2 colors

  • Sherri Hill 50968
    Sherri Hill 50968

    Asymmetrical Decadence High-Low Evening Gown by Sherri Hill 50968
    Available in 3 colors

  • Mac Duggal 25279I
    Mac Duggal 25279I

    Strapless Surprise Evening Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25279I
    Available in 2 colors

  • Faviana 7851
    Faviana 7851

    Plunging Beauty Halter Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7851
    Available in 3 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4336
    Rachel Allan 4336

    Exotic Cinched Allure Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4336
    Available in 2 colors

  • Faviana 7859
    Faviana 7859

    Refined Radiance Pleated Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7859
    Available in 3 colors

  • Faviana 7864
    Faviana 7864

    Embellished Sweetheart Charm Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7864
    Color: Ivory/Black

  • Rachel Allan 4177
    Rachel Allan 4177

    Cutout Delight Halter Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4177
    Available in 3 colors

  • Lara 32986
    Lara 32986

    Long-Sleeved Embellished Print Cocktail Dress by Lara 32986
    Color: Black/White

  • Faviana 7860
    Faviana 7860

    Dreamy Sweetheart Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7860
    Available in 3 colors

  • Faviana 7853
    Faviana 7853

    Strappy Allure Cutout Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7853
    Available in 3 colors

  • Faviana 7850
    Faviana 7850

    Wrapped Sensation Draped Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7850
    Available in 4 colors

  • Shail K 4045
    Shail K 4045

    Lace-layered short formal with tutu skirt by Shail K 4045
    Available in 2 colors

  • Tarik Ediz 50033
    Tarik Ediz 50033

    Flirty short formal with ruffle by Tarik Ediz 50033
    Available in 3 colors

  • Shail K 4083
    Shail K 4083

    Lovely halter-style dress with luminous detail by Shail K 4083
    Available in 2 colors

  • Tarik Ediz 50092
    Tarik Ediz 50092

    Sassy Floral Flutter Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 50092
    Color: Print

  • Tarik Ediz 50081
    Tarik Ediz 50081

    Flirty Floral Plunge Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 50081
    Color: Light Pink

  • Clarisse 3028
    Clarisse 3028

    Flirty strapless short formal with flared skirt by Clarisse 3028
    Color: Navy/Print

  • Clarisse 3215
    Clarisse 3215

    Sleek Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3215
    Available in 6 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4248
    Rachel Allan 4248

    Ruffled Charm Asymmetrical Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4248
    Available in 2 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4162
    Rachel Allan 4162

    Draped Fantasy Halter Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4162
    Color: Black

  • Faviana 7858
    Faviana 7858

    Shimmering Sweetness Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7858
    Available in 3 colors

  • Mac Duggal 30333C
    Mac Duggal 30333C

    Joyous Floral Pearl Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 30333C
    Color: Black Multi

    $298   $149
  • Mac Duggal 25012I
    Mac Duggal 25012I

    Fairytale Shine Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25012I
    Available in 2 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4292
    Rachel Allan 4292

    Contrast Plunge Ruched Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4292
    Available in 2 colors

  • Tarik Ediz 50110
    Tarik Ediz 50110

    Playful Shimmer Kisses Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 50110
    Available in 2 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4300
    Rachel Allan 4300

    Festive Cinched Plunging Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4300
    Color: Turquoise

  • Lara 32987
    Lara 32987

    Quarter Sleeve Textured Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32987
    Color: Ivory

  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

    Supreme Floral Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25296I
    Color: Blue Rose

  • Rachel Allan 4131
    Rachel Allan 4131

    Modern Magic Halter Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4131
    Available in 2 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4213
    Rachel Allan 4213

    Peekaboo Glimmer Floral Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4213
    Available in 2 colors

  • Mac Duggal 40563N
    Mac Duggal 40563N

    Flirtatious Floral Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Homecoming 40563N
    Available in 2 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4220
    Rachel Allan 4220

    Flirty Gemstone Halter Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4220
    Color: Teal

  • Faviana 7872
    Faviana 7872

    Gemstone Fairytale Illusion Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7872
    Available in 2 colors

  • Rachel Allan 4125
    Rachel Allan 4125

    Captivating Cascade Ruffled Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4125
    Color: Turquoise

  • Rachel Allan 4321
    Rachel Allan 4321

    Sublime Sparkles Party Ensemble by Rachel Allan 4321
    Available in 2 colors

  • Mac Duggal 65764N
    Mac Duggal 65764N

    Enchanted Sweetheart Illusion Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Homecoming 65764N
    Color: Gold

  • Mac Duggal 25336I
    Mac Duggal 25336I

    Fresh Flowing Asymmetrical Jumpsuit by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25336I
    Color: Black

  • Rachel Allan 4166
    Rachel Allan 4166

    Elegant Radiance Printed Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4166
    Color: Red/Magenta


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