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

  • Terani 1611P1013
    Terani 1611P1013

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

    $451
  • Sticks and Stones 9307
    Sticks and Stones 9307

    Two-Piece Glittering Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9307
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Sticks and Stones 9306
    Sticks and Stones 9306

    Strapless Delicate Beaded Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9306
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • Scala 48544
    Scala 48544
    (1)

    Tantalizing Cutout Sparkle Cocktail Dress by Scala 48544
    Available in 6 colors

    $198
  • Milano Formals E1868
    Milano Formals E1868

    Masterpiece Pearl Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E1868
    Color: Champagne

    $258
  • Faviana 7660
    Faviana 7660

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

    $268
  • La Femme 20677
    La Femme 20677

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

    $338
  • Sherri Hill 32321
    Sherri Hill 32321
    (1)

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

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 30120C
    Mac Duggal 30120C

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

    $278
  • Alyce 4437
    Alyce 4437

    Brilliant Beauty Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4437
    Available in 5 colors

    $298
  • Shail K KK3157
    Shail K KK3157
    (8)

    One shoulder dress with jeweled wrist by Shail K KK3157
    Available in 5 colors

    $190
  • Terani 1611P0107
    Terani 1611P0107

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

    $341
  • Mon Cheri TS21568
    Mon Cheri TS21568

    Glimmer Fantasy Two-Piece Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail TS21568
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Alyce 3648
    Alyce 3648

    Lacy sweetheart minidress by Alyce Paris 3648
    Available in 4 colors

    $238
  • La Femme 20033
    La Femme 20033

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

    $278
  • Faviana 7755
    Faviana 7755
    (2)

    Wondrous wrapped evening gown with sculpting tucks by Faviana 7755
    Available in 7 colors

    $318
  • La Femme 16813
    La Femme 16813
    (63)

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

    $250
  • Sticks and Stones 9311
    Sticks and Stones 9311

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

    $290
  • 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 3 colors

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 30238C
    Mac Duggal 30238C

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

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 32080
    Sherri Hill 32080

    Curve-hugging bandage mini with dramatic neckline by Sherri Hill 32080
    Available in 8 colors

    $398
  • Beside Couture BC1127
    Beside Couture BC1127

    Shimmering Allure Princess Cocktail Dress by Beside Couture BC1127
    Color: Beige/Ivory

    $630
  • Terani 151P0016
    Terani 151P0016
    (1)

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

    $319
  • Eleni Elias P493
    Eleni Elias P493

    Cutout Detail Sparkling Cocktail Dress by Eleni Elias P493
    Color: Ivory

    $473
  • La Femme 22328
    La Femme 22328

    Hi-lo cutout ombre gown from La Femme 22328
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Tony Bowls TS11618
    Tony Bowls TS11618

    Phenomenally floral cocktail dress by Tony Bowls TS11618
    Color: Ivory

    $484
  • La Femme 21956
    La Femme 21956

    Eye-Catching Allure Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by La Femme 21956
    Available in 3 colors

    $318
  • Dave and Johnny 2228
    Dave and Johnny 2228

    Sassy Shimmer Pearl Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 2228
    Color: Coral

    $270
  • Faviana S7668
    Faviana S7668
    (1)

    Shimmering Applique Cocktail Dress by Faviana S7668
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Alyce 3639
    Alyce 3639

    Pretty mini with bead-and-lace top by Alyce Paris 3639
    Available in 6 colors

    $170
  • La Femme 20564
    La Femme 20564

    Elegant one-shoulder short formal with crystals by La Femme 20564
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • La Femme 21937
    La Femme 21937

    Flirty Floral Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme 21937
    Color: Royal Blue

    $338
  • Terani 1611P0112
    Terani 1611P0112

    Alluring Shimmer Asymmetrical Cocktail Dress by Terani 1611P0112
    Available in 3 colors

    $297
  • Feriani 18521
    Feriani 18521

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruched and Shimmering Evening Gown by Feriani 18521
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Sherri Hill 2814
    Sherri Hill 2814
    (4)

    Off the Shoulder, Pleated Party Dress by Sherri Hill 2814
    Color: Black/Multi

    $450
  • Terani 1611P0134
    Terani 1611P0134

    Refined Lace Wrapped Cocktail Dress by Terani 1611P0134
    Color: Black Nude

    $451
  • Johnathan Kayne 5000
    Johnathan Kayne 5000

    Extravagant lacy long-sleeve mini from Johnathan Kayne 5000
    Available in 2 colors

    $360
  • Aidan Mattox 470220
    Aidan Mattox 470220

    Pristine Glimmer Beaded Cocktail Dress by Aidan Mattox 470220
    Available in 2 colors

    $395
  • Dave and Johnny 947
    Dave and Johnny 947

    Playful Plunge Two-Piece Party Dress by Dave and Johnny 947
    Available in 3 colors

    $278

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