hottest trends for homecoming 2018 with lulus

With so many homecoming styles, it can be hard to choose your favorite looks (tip: we wrote a whole guide to help you pick your dress!). But once you find your perfect style or if you already know what flatters you, you still have to factor in the top trends and what’s available in stores. That’s when it’s time to bring in the experts! Our buyers hand picked the styles they love and know are going to be huge for homecoming 2018! From classics you can wear over and over to super trendy styles you’ll stand out in, these are some of the cutest looks we know you’ll rock at the dance. The best part? ALL of these dresses are under $100! Your dream homecoming dress awaits.

homecoming dress trends 2018 - cheap homecoming dresses - bold colors

A surefire way to stand out from the crowd! Vibrant colors and prints are a guaranteed way to catch everyone’s eyes (including your crush!) and catch compliments. Choose your fave silhouette, then go for a bold color like fuschia, cobalt blue, or even a colorful print! Choose an equally bold lip to go with the look, or keep your makeup muted with a nude lip and simple eye look. Finish off with a fun heel – we’re loving the look of lucite paired with these show-stopping brights!

homecoming dress trends 2018 - cheap lbds

They’re a classic for a reason! Update yours with elevated details like lace, cutouts, or even a sultry, strappy open back. No matter what fit you choose, black always looks chic, so feel free to play with trends and unique cuts when rocking a LBD! Styling options are limitless with these sexy-yet-simple styles, so now’s your chance to try out that bold red lip you’ve been dreaming about. Want to add some extra edge to your otherwise simple outfit? Try out a studded pump or some lace-up heels!

homecoming dress trends - cute homecoming dresses

Always flattering and totally versatile, skater dresses are a staple for homecoming! Depending on which features you want to highlight, you can mix up the type of neckline, sleeve, and style you choose. Show off your shoulders in an off-the-shoulder dress, highlight your waist with a fun cutout dress, or add back appeal with a backless skater dress. The options are unlimited with this silhouette, and you won’t have to worry about being uncomfortable if you decide to get down on the dance floor! Show off your stems by pairing the flirty flaring skirt with a pair of stilettos, or if want to wear heels without the hurt, try out a pair of low block heels! Amp up your outfit with accessories or a fun makeup look.

homecoming trends 2018 - backless homecoming dress

Look chic from every angle with dresses that show off your beautiful back! If there’s one thing we know, it’s that a strappy open back dress is a certified head-turner! Not only will you look good, but you’ll feel good thanks to the adjustable straps that create a custom fit, and the flirty skater skirt that’s totally twirl-worthy. When you walk in the room, you’re sure to make everyone swoon. A strappy back can be mirrored with a strappy shoe too, so try out a fun lace-up heel, or keep it simple with an ankle strap heel.

homecoming dress trends - white dresses for homecoming

White can go from ethereal to sexy, so pick your personal fave and shine bright at homecoming! Whoever said not everyone can pull off white was dead wrong. Be bold and try out a knockout dress in fresh white, you won’t regret it. Whether you go solid with a fun OTS silhouette, all lace for an elegant feel, or just a touch of lacy detail for that sexy-in-an-understated-way look, you’ll always come out glowing in an all white ensemble. Want to add some contrast to the look? Pair your little white dress with black heels and a clutch. The best thing about wearing white is it’s a blank canvas for you to work your look around, so you can be as bold or as simple as you want!

Which of these homecoming dresses are you loving? Tell us your picks in the comments below!