It's Hoco season and you gotta be fashionable on the dance floor so here are some tips on finding the right dress.
Step 1: Restrictions
Now this isn't the best thing but you have to know what you can and can't have for your school's homecoming dance. Find out what your school rules are on dance dress code expectations. Also know your price range, you don't wan't to find your dream dress then realize it is wayyy out of your price range. So make sure you know your school's dress code and your price range before going dress shopping.
When you find your dress but then you look at the price tag
Step 2: Knowing what you want
Before going to hundreds of stores trying to find "The One" make sure you do some research. It is important to have some styles and colors in mind. Do you want lace? Do you want plain? Do you want Patterns? Do you want a dark color? Do you want a light color? Ask yourself these questions before going dress shopping to save yourself the hassle of trying on every dress in the store on.
Step 3: Choosing your Color
Everyone is different, so the color that will look best on you might be the same as your best friends but don't let that change your mind. Hair and Complexion are the main factors in trying to find the best color to suit you. A few Examples would be:
Blondes - Go for bold colors Reds, Coral, Blues, Greens
Redheads - Light Colors will wash you out, Go for Emerald, Sapphire, or Mocha
Brunettes - You have a variety, Go for Pinks, Blues, Greens
Fair/Light Skin - Earthy Tones Dark: Greens, Purples, Reds
Olive Skin - Basically any color! Dark colors and Bright colors, Bright Oranges will give you a summery pop, Dark Reds will give you a nice glow, and Bright Reds will make your skin pop!
Medium Skin - Stay away from light pastels and grey, choose Jewel Tones like Sapphires, Rubies or Emeralds, Navy & Royal Blue as well
Dark Skin - Stick to colors opposite of skin tone, Stick with bright colors and pastels like Bright Yellows and Pinks
Step 4: Choosing your Style
Every girl has their own style of what they want, and its important that you are comfortable when your breaking it down on the dance floor. Bodycon dresses, Skater Dresses, Ballerina Dresses. High neckline, Sweetheart neckline, Drop neckline. There are many styles to choose from!
Step 5: Accessories
Choosing the right accessories is important to how your final look will be. You don't want to go over board wearing matching necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Go for simple looks, it's just Hoco, not prom. Find a cute pair of earrings nothing too extravagant, like ones you already have. Only wear a necklace if you have a sweetheart neckline or other low necklines you don't want to over due your look with too much jewelry. You won't really need a purse or bag to have back up make up because honestly at the end of the night everyone will be hot and sweaty and look the same as you, so as long as you took good pictures before its not necessary for all that. Make sure you try make-up ideas way before hoco night so you don't end up like this:
Step 6: Have FUN
Its Homecoming just have fun! Don't try to over-do your look. Always remember less is more, and you don't wanna be uncomfortable when your gonna be dancing it up all night. Find your perfect dress by following my steps and you'll be the center of attention.