Choosing Your Perfect Homecoming Dress

Bring your bling, glitz, and glamour to homecoming with these absolutely gorgeous new trends. Today’s homecoming dress bears little resemblance to the fluffy, frilly gowns of the past. These days, high school homecoming dresses are bold, daring, and include lots of jewels and glittery accents that evoke a boho type of glam. Slip into one of these dresses and get ready to make a dramatic entrance with all eyes on you!

Beaded Patterns

Homecoming Dress - Neutral Beading

Long, beaded gowns in neutral hues, like the ones worn by Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala this year, are all the rage right now. PreVue Formal and Bridal has several examples of this. In a design by Sherri Hill, a long ivory gown reveals a subtle amount of skin underneath the dress. Another style by Sheri Hill comes in a nude hue with a figure hugging beaded gown and a small train that flows elegantly behind you. With glittery accents from head to toe, you’ll be sure to inspire some Insta-worthy photos in both of these designs.

Top-Selling Short Dresses

Homecoming Dress - Short

If you’re one of the lucky girls to land on the exclusive squad of the homecoming court, you’ll be lucky enough to need two dresses. It is not uncommon for members of the homecoming court to have one long and elegant gown for the ceremonial grandeur, and then another short dress to party the night away on the dance floor. Here are three of our top-selling short cocktail dresses. This one, for instance: A sexy two-piece ensemble takes three trends and puts them into one fabulous dress: First, a sexy but understated bare midriff, second; beading, and third; fringe accents. Another short, beaded design has an open-back and beautiful fringed accents for a flirty sense of movement. For a blast of pure fun with a retro flare, check out this design: It has layers upon layers of beaded fringe that will have all eyes locked on you as you make your jaw dropping entrance.

Sleek & Satin

Homecoming Dress - Sleek

Beading and fringe aren’t the only hot trends in formalwear. Inspired by celebrity-filled awards shows such as the Oscars, sleek charmeuse satin is definitely taking over the red carpet. In this short design, a simple, flattering A-line style in a rich jewel tone gives you a pop of color and enhances your silhouette. Cameras will be sure to take notice of you in this fabulous dress, which features a supported, yet sexy neckline and a short A-line skirt. A third design with a higher neckline might be a good option for those looking for more coverage and classic glam.

Boho & Bell Sleeves

Homecoming Dress - Boho

For those fashionistas who want to make a statement with something different, several trends come to mind. Patterned dresses with chic boho beading are a trendy look on the award show circuit. Making its way to our homecoming girls, one of these dresses features a short design with colorful beaded patterns and spaghetti straps. Another example of the boho trend is a bell sleeve design with playful fringe and beaded accents. A style straight from the seventies, channel the not-so-subtle glamour of Cher in this striking sequin-covered dress in a flowing striped wave pattern—you have to have confidence to pull this one off! Another short design with the boho theme has a simple but elegant cut with colorful paisley patterns adorned with sequins. Get ready to shine bright like a diamond on the dance floor!

You could opt for a long, elegant beaded look, or go for a short and sexy number, but why choose? You can do both! Take a cue from the modern-day celebrity who has an elegant, long dress for the awards ceremony and a short, sexy, danceable dress for the after-party. In today’s social media-obsessed world, you MUST choose a dress that has major visual impact. For the ultimate wow factor, this season’s fashion obsessions and unique style options will set you apart on the homecoming court and at the homecoming dance. From the runway to the awards shows to homecoming, be ready to take crowds attention with these daring and elegant looks.