5 Tips on How to Pick Out the Perfect Homecoming Dress

By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
September 21, 2013

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I remember being in high school and how important it was when it came to time to pick out the perfect dress for each of the dances I attended.  The dances I remember attending were Homecoming, Winter Formal, Sadie Hawkins and Prom.  Not only was it special to wear a beautiful dress that fit my figure, but picking out the dress was also a memorable experience.  

Now that we are nearing the end of September, Homecoming is just around the corner and it’s time to pick out the perfect Homecoming dress.  You want to feel beautiful, while having fun in your Homecoming dress.  This will be a memory you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.  Here are 5 Tips on Picking Out the Perfect Homecoming Dress.

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5 Tips on How to Pick Out the Perfect Homecoming Dress

1 – Set a budget.  It can get expensive rather quickly when it comes to shopping for a Homecoming dress, so be sure to set a budget on how much you are willing to spend on the dress, shoes, and accessories.

2 – Research magazines or online.  There are so many different styles, colors and textures out there when it comes to picking out a Homecoming dress.  Look through a variety of fashion (or modern) magazines for inspiration on finding a dress.  There are a lot of great options online, such as at Dress First,  to choose from as well!

3 – Adhere to school dress codes.  Some schools have dress codes and are rather strict when it comes to dances and other celebratory events.  Find out if your school has a dress code and select a dress that falls within the guidelines. 

4 – Select the fit that’s right for YOU!  Everyone has different body types with different weights, heights, shades of skin and hair colors.  While a particular style might be “in,” it may not necessarily be the right look or fit for your body.  Have fun and try on a lot of different styles until you find the one that’s perfect for you!

5 – Accentuate the look with accessories, makeup and hair.  Remember, accessories, makeup and hair can significantly stylize the look of your dress.  Be sure to stay away from any styles that are loud or extreme.  Trust me, you’ll have these pictures for the rest of your life and you don’t want to have a Homecoming look that you’re embarrassed to show your kids or grandkids!

Do you have any additional tips on picking out the perfect Homecoming Dress?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

6 Responses to “5 Tips on How to Pick Out the Perfect Homecoming Dress”

  1. Natasha says:

    I shared this article with my younger sister who found it very helpful! Great tips!

  2. Great pointers my daughter is in college now so no more homecoming dress shopping πŸ™

  3. Julie Wood says:

    My Niece got a really nice dress for Homecoming for a great deal. She looks so pretty in her dress, and the tip I have is to look early for a dress. She found a dress months ago marked down.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Julie – that is a great idea! Doesn’t seem like you can start shopping too early – that’s for sure. πŸ™‚

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