Even though our readers are still enjoying these last few weeks of summer vacation, we're in high gear prepping for Homecoming 2011 (hey, we're Prom Advice--we live for this stuff!). As we scoured through images of Fall 2011 runway shows, we couldn't help but spot several trends that could inspire your look for the big night. --Angel
Champagne Tones w/ Black Accents
Alone these two colors are beautiful but paired together the combo is stunning perfection. We were especially smitten with this look from FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier because it's so over-the-top girly.
Faux or real, fur was a huge trend on the Fall 2011 runways. It's luxurious and decadent (shamelessly so) and instantly adds a dose of glamour to any look.
We're still in love with this trend and fortunately for us, it remains a must-have look this fall. A long sleeve updates the look.
Bright, punchy, and dare we say, summery even, shades of orange were popping up all over the Fall 2011 runways. It's the color that says, "Hey, people. I'm the life of the party!"
Fun and flirty and dramatic--what more could you possibly want in a Homecoming dress? Designers favored feathers for fall either in short, voluminous frocks or full, ballooning ball gowns. Which will you choose?
The Fall 2011 runways were teeming with knockout skirt-and-blouse combos. We love the look of a shiny sequined or jeweled skirt paired with a simpler (but still fantastic) top.
Dropped waists, fringe, pearls...we are huge fans of 1920s fashion so we're always thrilled when we see runway looks inspired by the decade. This modern version is such a sleek interpretation.
Ruffles & Booties
The juxtaposition of girly ruffles with edgy ankle boots was a hit on runways and is still a hit in real life. We love the flirtiness of tons of ruffles, but even just a few will still look sensational.
Equal parts disco era and space age, we consider dazzling, sparkling, light-reflecting silver to be a style staple for your Fall 2011 wardrobe, for Homecoming and otherwise.
There's no better time than Homecoming to embrace your feminine side and with fall's ballerina-inspired pieces it's easier than ever to do. Pulling off the look can be tricky (you don't want to look too precious) so keep the skirt at knee or tea length.