While going back to school is the last thing we want to be thinking about right now, one exciting part of getting back in the daily grind is thinking about homecoming! It’s the first major back-to-school event, which means it’s the perfect time to show off your new-school-year-new-you aesthetic. Revamping your wardrobe for a fresh start? Cement your style status with a gorgeous dress that embodies your updated look. Already know what works for you? Keep your image on top of it’s game with a dress that totally suits your personal taste. To get you thinking about how you’ll express yourself at the homecoming dance, see our homecoming dress picks below and shop the full collection for even more style inspo!
Perhaps the most common homecoming dress style, and for good reason, short dresses show off your legs and are versatile enough to be worn again and again after the dance. For a look that feels totally fresh, try a white dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline, like our Season of Fun White Off-the-Shoulder Skater Dress. Paired with rhinestone accessories and strappy heels, this type of dress can look glam, but if you mix it up with some block heels and statement boho jewelry you can wear the same dress with a totally different feel. Short dresses are incredibly easy to re-wear, because they come in so many styles and cuts. From fit and flare skater dresses to sweet shifts, short homecoming dresses are an easy pick to fit into any wardrobe.
Built to show off every curve, bodycon dresses are a sleek and sexy pick for the homecoming dance! Since the general structure of bodycon dresses is similar across the board, make sure you stand out by picking fun details, like the one-sleeved ruffle look on our Life is But a Dream Black One-Shoulder Bodycon Dress. Other fun details you might try include cutouts, daring necklines, and slits in the skirt. Feeling like a more classic cut of dress is calling to you? Keep it unique with your styling by selecting accessories and shoes that match your personal style. The same black dress can look totally different depending on who is wearing it and how they put the outfit together!
Totally glamorous or boho-chic, we’ve seen more and more girls wearing long dresses to homecoming and we love how dramatic and stylish they look! While more people tend to look for a short dress for homecoming, if you are looking for something a little different, a long dress will set you apart and give you an instant boost. For something on the more glamorous side, look no further than our Girl in the Mirror Light Beige Beaded Maxi Dress. With a built-in rhinestone collar neckline, all you have to add are a great pair of shoes and a fun clutch to complete the look. Of course, there are tons of different types of long homecoming dresses that can fit any style, from sweetly romantic off-the-shoulder dresses to daring plunge necklines in a fabulous print – all you have to do is pick the one that suits you perfectly!
You worked all summer to save some cash for the school year – why blow it all on a dress? By choosing an affordable dress in a streamlined silhouette, you can get even more bang for your buck and look fierce at homecoming, plus have more money for going out with your friends, buying new shoes, and scoring the latest lip kit. While there’s nothing wrong with going all out on your homecoming look, we totally get wanting to save, so we put together a selection of our favorite homecoming dresses under $50, so you can still look exactly how you want to for the dance, but also have money in your chic little clutch. Try our Toast to Life Grey Mini Dress for a fab look you can dress up or down for the dance and beyond!
There you have it! Our rundown of some of our favorite homecoming dresses to fit your style and budget! Check back on the blog over the next few weeks for more homecoming inspiration including what shoes and accessories to wear with your dress, our fave makeup tutorials, and outfit advice from some of our blogger BFFs. Let us know what kind of dress you’re thinking about wearing in the comments and be sure to share pics on the night of the dance with #lovelulus!