Dressing Up For Homecoming Without Going Over The Top

November 6, 2016

When it comes to attending Homecoming, many people plan for this milestone event well in advance. Indeed, being proactive and planning ahead can not only get your outfit sorted in advance of the event, but you can also potentially save yourself some money when you buy your dress. With the advantage of being able to research, as well as shop using the internet, there is no excuse for not planning ahead!

The Latest Style And Fashion

If you do not purchase magazines for style and fashion advice, then you have a wealth of information available at your fingertips when you use the internet. There are many websites where you can get all of the latest teen fashion tips. We all have different tastes, so do not just listen to one opinion, shop around until you find a style that you like. For an idea of all of the dresses that are available, there are also different websites that offer many different homecoming dress ideas for you to sift through. When you have an idea of what it is that you are looking for, it is time to start shopping.

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Following The Rules

When you are seeking to purchase a dress for your Homecoming dance, it is important that you find out what the rules are regarding the dress code. Every year, many students get turned away from their Homecoming, because their attire does not follow the set guidelines. Revealing and low-cut dresses are often not allowed at school events, thus if you want to attend your Homecoming, you will need to make sure that you follow the rules! Sticking to the rules that are set is also another way to ensure that you do not overdress for the occasion.

Preparing Your Outfit

As well as buying a dress, you will also have to plan the rest of your outfit, including the accessories that you are going to need. If you have an idea of what it is that you want, it will make the shopping process easier. You can also help to avoid impulse purchases, if you know what it is that you want and ensure that you do not get distracted.

Time To Shop

Now that you know what you can and cannot wear, as well as what you want, it is time to go shopping. Using the internet, you can also find many retailers that may only have one shop, but will deliver their dresses all over the country. The Prom Dress Shop is a reputable online store in Chicago that offers a countrywide delivery service and they have hundreds of different designer homecoming dresses from which to choose.

If you look to purchase your dress well in advance of your Homecoming, then you can enjoy the benefits of shopping during the sale season, such as after Christmas and in the month of January. As the new lines come out, you can often pick up some major bargains by purchasing a dress from the previous line as these will often be sold off and their prices massively reduced. Make sure that you choose a suitable style of dress that is not only going to look stunning, but will also be comfortable for you to wear which will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself.

Choose The Right Color

One thing that will help you to look stunning in your Homecoming dress is to choose the best color for your skin tone. You may wish to stay away from colors which are too strong or loud, such as electric pink or scarlet. Choose a color for your outfit that will bring out the natural tones in your skin and this will also help you when you come to do your hair or wigs and makeup.

Hair And Makeup

One area that many girls let themselves down is their choice in hair and makeup. Too often beautiful people will plaster on the makeup, concealing all of their natural beauty. The saying less is more is often true, so when choosing your style of hair and makeup for Homecoming, make sure that you go for a natural look with not too much makeup hiding your features. It is an excellent idea to book yourself in for an afternoon of pampering and get your hair and makeup done by a professional, which will leave you looking dazzling. You can even get your nails done while you are there!

Do Not Over Accessorize

As well as making sure that you do not overdo your makeup or hairstyle, it is also important to make sure that the accessories you choose complement your outfit without being too much. Choose understated jewelry, which is classy and stylish, without being too overpowering. You should also make sure that the bag that you decide on is simple — not too big — especially if you are wearing a formal dress. It is much better to have a smaller bag and limit the essentials that you will take with you. When it comes to choosing your shoes, you also need to factor in how comfortable they are, not just on how they look. If you have lovely looking shoes that are uncomfortable, you will most likely not enjoy the evening. Whatever style of dress you choose, you will be able to find some tasteful accessories for your outfit when you check out online retail stores.

When it comes to planning your Homecoming outfit, it is worth your time and effort starting the process early. It not only gives you plenty of time to get alterations done, or even change your mind, it also allows you to take advantage of the end of season bargains. Choose an outfit, which is going to flatter your figure and skin tone, as well as be comfortable so that you can enjoy your special evening. Make sure you have fun at your Homecoming and remember that you are making memories for a lifetime!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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