While our breezy outfits and carefree attitudes are enjoying every last bit of the summer sun, there’s a little voice within that reminds us to keep one sky-high heel forward in preparation for the next big thing. And that means Homecoming! The unofficial start to a new season that allows us to dress up in our favorite ensemble that’s hot enough to sizzle, yet cool enough for Fall. This year we’re coming up body con. The figure hugging silhouette plays up our best assets as seen by our favorite stars at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. From Kristen Stewart’s edgy hardware to Reese Witherspoon’s sexy animal print, the body con look is making a comeback. And you don’t have to be a size 2 to show it off, as gracefully demonstrated by Kate Winslet. The curvier the figure, the more feminine the fit. Here’s how to do Homecoming in form fitting fabulousness.
A surefire way to up the glam factor is with an embellished variation. If you’re looking to sparkle on the dance floor or simply shimmer in the night then you’ve got to choose this strapless number by Scala. Similar to the classic sexiness of Reese Witherspoon, the black and nude combo create total sophistication while the sweetheart necklines winks coyly to our favorite sweetheart, Ms Witherspoon. Style like Reese with nude heels and a simple gold cuff then become your own queen for the night.
If you’re looking to unleash the rock-chic within a la Kristen Stewart then this metallic mini by Faviana will do the trick. With a cross-body zipper and glitzy beaded trim you’ll create a jaw-dropping frenzy when you enter the room. Let the dress be your statement—style with minimal jewelry and ankle booties. Just looking for the Twilight starlet’s dress color and silhouette? Then go with this signature sweetheart by La Femme. Ramp up the fire engine red with a smoky eye and bold lip. You’ll be a shoo-in to the party, and a stand-out for the night.
For a chic and modern approach on Homecoming, try this lovely by Boutique. The bold blue gives a nod to Blake Lively at the MTV Movie Awards, and the stretch fabric will flatter and forgive in all the right places. Go all out in purple heels like the Gossip Girl, or keep it subdued with classic black. Either way, your hair should be sleek for a truly updated feel.
If you decide to go body con for Homecoming there are two must-haves to ensure success—superior shapewear and a strong dose of confidence. Use both and you’ll have a memorable outfit to showcase on your memorable night.