FIDM Fashion Club has partnered with Caché on our exclusive homecoming trends blog series. Today's topic? How to pick the perfect homecoming dress!
Every fall, the question of how to choose the perfect homecoming dress must be addressed by even the most stylish of fashionistas. We’ve already covered how to dress for your body type, but that leaves, well, everything else! We’ve put together a list of some major considerations to help you narrow down your choices. But of course, in the end, you’re gonna go with the one that makes you look amazing!
Follow the trends, or keep it classic? This is a tough call. We love some of the latest trends in gown dressing—think lace, sheer, and beading—but homecoming is an event steeped in tradition, and not all of your favorite fall embellishments fit the profile. Know yourself. If you love pushing boundaries, and want to go with an oh-so-of-the-moment cocktail dress, you’ll wear it with confidence and look stunning.
How big a factor is price? Chances are you’re only wearing this dress once, so you’ll have to make some tough decisions on how much to spend. Set a budget for the entire look, and then as you go over budget—trust us, you will—figure out what pieces are essential (do youneed those $200 pumps?). In the end, we suggest spending the bulk of your budget on your dress, but you never know when you’ll find a great deal, and then get to splurge on those shoes after all.
Choose depending on your body type! We already covered this, but in case you missed it, read the detailed breakdown here. Long story short: know your body type! If you’re petite, get something short and fitted, if you’re curvier, go for a gown with draped, flowing fabric.
Caché is the only national specialty store offering prom & homecoming dresses and accessories. They've partnered with schools for over a decade, hosting fashion shows and special events. They're experts at "the event before the event," and take pride in styling high school students in the perfect look for their big night.