Homecoming may be your very first chance to dress up, so you want to do it right. Decode 1.8’s beautiful line of new Fall dresses can help ensure you’re dressed perfectly for your big night.
Homecoming is a bit less formal than prom, but it’s the first big dance of the year. It is generally a semi-formal event, meaning a dressy-dress and heels, but it’s also a more relaxed atmosphere than typically found at prom. For instance, it’s perfectly appropriate to go with a group of friends and just have fun.
You’ll probably want to wear heels, but bring flats along in case your feet begin to hurt from dancing. If your dress is less decorative, you can glam it up with more bling. Otherwise, less jewelry is fine. And the general makeup rule of thumb is to focus on either your eyes or your lips. That is, if you’re wearing glittery eyeshadow, go with more restrained lipstick. Otherwise, you risk looking too overdressed.
The Homecoming Dress
The homecoming dress you select will be the focal point of the rest of your ensemble, so begin with that. In general, shorter dresses tend to be the rule at homecoming; longer gowns are reserved for prom. But short doesn’t mean mini-skirt. Whatever your school’s dress code dictates will probably also apply to homecoming, so keep that in mind as you shop.
Besides finding an attractive dress, your other consideration should be comfort. You’ll want to focus on having fun rather than on how uncomfortable your dress feels as you dance. If you purchase a Decode 1.8 dress, that won’t be an issue, since comfort is built into both our fabrics and our designs. So select something that catches your eye and makes you feel good about yourself.
Here are a few of our favorite homecoming dresses that would be perfect!
Our knee-length, sophisticated A-line dress (#184294) is demure yet dramatic. The bronze metallic taffeta fabric is highlighted at the waist by a scattering of black lace. It features a boatneck neckline with a deep-V back. Because this dress shines on its own, it needs only a touch of jewelry: perhaps post earrings and a thin gold bracelet.
If you’re into florals, try our lovely blue-flowers-on-black taffeta dress (#184664). The black netting at the neckline and hem finish the look to perfection. A pair of silver drop earrings is all you need to set off this flattering style.
Comfort, fit, and detailing: Everything you could want in a homecoming dress are yours in this on-trend dress (#184774) of jersey knit and spandex. The twist at the high neckline is echoed in the gathered waist and skirt that falls just above the knee. Whether you select it in our offering of either red or black, you’ll want sparkly dangle earrings and a matching cuff bracelet for added radiance.
Scroll through our full line of new Fall 2018 dresses and you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.