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

  • Sherri Hill 50673
    Sherri Hill 50673

    Notched Allure Contrast Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50673
    Color: Ivory/Black

    $370
  • Morrell Maxie 15392
    Morrell Maxie 15392

    Perfect long-sleeved dress with flared skirt by Morrell Maxie 15392
    Color: Navy

    $318
  • Lara 32987
    Lara 32987

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

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 50774
    Sherri Hill 50774

    Floral Flair Cropped Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50774
    Available in 2 colors

    $480
  • Angela and Alison 62010
    Angela and Alison 62010

    Twilight Cascade Embellished Cocktail Dress by Angela and Alison 62010
    Available in 2 colors

    $479
  • Sherri Hill 50518
    Sherri Hill 50518

    Long-Sleeved Beaded Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50518
    Available in 5 colors

    $650
  • Mac Duggal 7525R
    Mac Duggal 7525R

    Flirty Flutter Striped Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 7525R
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Sherri Hill 50641
    Sherri Hill 50641

    Contrast Flutter Layered Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50641
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Scala 48544
    Scala 48544
    (4)

    Tantalizing Cutout Sparkle Cocktail Dress by Scala 48544
    Available in 9 colors

    $198
  • Sherri Hill 32321
    Sherri Hill 32321
    (2)

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

    $398
  • Faviana 7660
    Faviana 7660
    (1)

    Sheer and Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7660
    Color: Black/Gold

    $268
  • La Femme 23349
    La Femme 23349

    Daring Stripes Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23349
    Available in 3 colors

    $238
  • Alyce 3693
    Alyce 3693

    Shimmering Floral Delight Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 3693
    Color: Black/Red

    $150
  • La Femme 21378
    La Femme 21378

    Sleeveless mid-length skirt set by La Femme Cocktail 21378
    Color: Gray/Pink

    $498
  • Sherri Hill 9756
    Sherri Hill 9756

    Rich Cutout Fantasy Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 9756
    Color: Navy

    $250
  • Sherri Hill 50603
    Sherri Hill 50603

    Two-Piece Textured and Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50603
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Alyce 4440
    Alyce 4440

    Sultry Enchantment Lace Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4440
    Available in 6 colors

    $150
  • Tony Bowls TS21695
    Tony Bowls TS21695

    Off-the-Shoulder Contrast Lace Cocktail Dress by Tony Bowls TS21695
    Available in 2 colors

    $429
  • Blush 11168
    Blush 11168

    Embellished Velvet Cocktail Dress by Blush 11168
    Available in 2 colors

    $240
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

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

    $398
  • Alyce 2566
    Alyce 2566

    Rhinestone Fantasy Cocktail Dress from Claudine by Alyce Paris 2566
    Available in 3 colors

    $558
  • Alyce 46529
    Alyce 46529

    Sultry Sensation Illusion Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 46529
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Clarisse 2917
    Clarisse 2917

    Two-Piece Lace and Floral Print Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2917
    Color: Black/White

    $290
  • Rachel Allan 4113
    Rachel Allan 4113

    Floral Cascade Layered Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4113
    Color: White

    $298
  • Milano Formals E2063
    Milano Formals E2063

    Subtle Beaded Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2063
    Color: Black

    $148
  • Clarisse 2920
    Clarisse 2920

    Strapless Floral Applique Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2920
    Color: Champagne/Multi

    $258
  • Dave and Johnny 2974
    Dave and Johnny 2974

    Bellissima mini with elaborate detail by Dave and Johnny 2974
    Color: Navy Blue

    $240
  • Sherri Hill 50549
    Sherri Hill 50549

    Two-Piece Lace Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50549
    Color: Blush

    $480
  • Rachel Allan 4221
    Rachel Allan 4221

    Seamed Sensation Colorblock Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4221
    Available in 2 colors

    $218
  • Sherri Hill 50656
    Sherri Hill 50656
    (1)

    Darling Sparkle Plunge Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50656
    Color: Ivory/Nude

    $650
  • Alyce 3686
    Alyce 3686

    Romantic Lace Wrapped Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 3686
    Available in 4 colors

    $150
  • Sherri Hill 50607
    Sherri Hill 50607

    Long-Sleeved Cutout Applique Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50607
    Color: Black/Multi

    $450
  • Rachel Allan 4131
    Rachel Allan 4131

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

    $338
  • Lara 32986
    Lara 32986

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

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 50711
    Sherri Hill 50711

    Ruffled Delight Embellished Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50711
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 23460
    La Femme 23460

    Wonderful Sweetheart Spotted Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23460
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Sticks and Stones 9414
    Sticks and Stones 9414

    Metallic Beauty Illusion Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9414
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Sherri Hill 50721
    Sherri Hill 50721

    Gleaming Dreams Rosette Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50721
    Color: Black/Fuchsia

    $398
  • Sherri Hill 50526
    Sherri Hill 50526

    Two-Piece Sequined Beaded Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50526
    Available in 6 colors

    $450
  • Sherri Hill 50636
    Sherri Hill 50636

    Lacey Luxury Cinched Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50636
    Available in 4 colors

    $450

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