How to Choose the Perfect Dress for Homecoming 2022
Homecoming is one of the biggest events of the year. It’s the perfect time to dress up, take beautiful photos, and make memories with friends. There’s nothing quite like putting on the perfect homecoming dress, but with so many options, how do you choose just one?
Here are a few tips on choosing the perfect dress for homecoming this year.
Sometimes, you can walk into a store and find a dress you love right away; other times, it can take a little more work. The last thing you want is to find yourself in a rush to find a dress or, even worse, settle on a dress that you don’t love.
You’ll also want to take potential alterations into account. If your dress needs a little altering, it may add a couple of extra weeks to your timeline. You should start your search several weeks before the date of the event.
Building in enough time reduces stress and helps ensure that you’ll feel like your best self on the big night.
Choose a Flattering Color
The color of your dress is one of the most important considerations. Not every color works well with every skin tone or hair color. The right color can make your natural features pop, while the wrong color can make you look muted and washed out.
While each person is different, there are some general guidelines that apply to most people. Jewel tones like blue or green work well for medium skin tones while bright or pastel colors work well for dark skin tones. For olive skin tones, pink and coral are great choices. For pale skin, opt for an earthy color like tan, neutral, or green.
Of course, these are just general guidelines, and you never know until you try on your dress and accessorize it.
Homecoming Court Dresses
It’s so exciting to be chosen to be a part of the Homecoming Court and you’ll want the perfect dress. Girls often choose long dresses that sparkle under the stadium lights and then switch to a just as gorgeous short dress for the dance. Trending homecoming dresses this year are tight, fitted styles that feature one-shoulder straps, sheer corsets, sequins, and/or strappy back designs. The popular hoco styles come in long and short versions which makes it a great opportunity to wear different looks if you just can’t decide what you love the best.
Coordinate with Your Date
You’ve spent a lot of time choosing your perfect dress, doing your makeup and hair, and accessorizing only to show up and clash with your date. Don’t let that happen! Make sure to let your date know well in advance what color you have chosen for your dress so they can coordinate their outfit accordingly.
Homecoming pictures are forever, so take the extra time to ensure you and your date look good together.
Consider Your Accessories and Makeup
Some dresses call for elevated accessories and makeup. For example, glam dresses with lots of embellishment generally work better with bold makeup and formal accessories. If you are not comfortable wearing a lot of makeup and want to keep a more natural look, you’ll want to keep that in mind when selecting your dress.
Similarly, if there is an accessory that you know you want to wear, like a necklace or hairpin, take into account how it will look with your dress.
Experience In-Store Dress Shopping
A common mistake is to shop online and not be aware of how sizing can vary with designers. Homecoming dresses are beautiful, so it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the glitz and glam and make a quick online decision you’ll regret.
Consider your shopping experience as an occasion that you’ll always remember. Bring your mom or a bff and make it an event. Being deliberate about your approach to finding the perfect homecoming dress for you is the best way to ensure you’ll love what you are wearing on the big night.
Consider Your Body Type and What Looks Good On You
If you are unsure if a particular dress will fit you well is another reason to in-store shop. There are always new designs and often the dresses are shown being worn by models. Shopping with friends and family can offer a second opinion plus you’ll know if it’s a dress you’ll enjoy wearing the entire evening.
Picking the perfect homecoming dress for you is something you’ll never regret. It will always be part of the magic of your night.
Find Your Perfect Homecoming 2022 Dress at Z Couture
Z Couture is your one-stop shop for homecoming 2022. We offer a large selection of formal dresses, and we are the only Austin store that carries Sherri Hill. Browse our selection now!