Selections for the homecoming dresses are around the corner. Girls everywhere are certainly looking for the perfect look to wear to their prom.
I may be a long time passed that stage but it certainly is exciting to look at the panoply of dress styles out there.
Choosing The Homecoming Dresses
Before you go on choosing your homecoming dresses, in the exact colour you want, with the matching shoes and accessories, there are a few things that you need to determine before.
What is your body type? Are you an apple shape, a boy figure, pear, or an hourglass? Once you’ve determined your body type you need to find something that’s suitable for it. Even if you think the latest 2015 homecoming dresses will look great on your figure, in reality it may not.
If you’re an apple shape you carry your weight through your middle. Your legs are slim, and the waist is undefined. It’s best to stick to an empire waist style with a shorter hemline. This will draw attention to your legs and hide your midsection.
Something such as this look peaking your legs peak through, as this style is very suitable. It also works if you’re keen on having the classic long gown for your homecoming.
If the traditional doesn’t suit you, go for the shorter one with a glammed up bustier.
She’s the Slender Type
If you have a boy figure, your frame is generally thin all around, with non-existent curves. Shape is what you need to create with your dress choice. A belted style or even one that’s poofy at the bottom will give you a curvaceous silhouette.
A romantic dress like this sweetheart neckline will create the look of curves that you want. The large sash will define your waistline, giving you that hourglass figure.
This second look is more contemporary. It gives the illusion of hips. The adorned top simulates a fuller bust.
Shaped Like a Pear
That’s me, larger hips than bust, with a well-defined waist. I often despised my shape. Lately, I’ve learned to embrace it and emphasize its features, especially after bearing children.
Your waistline is your best asset. To accentuate it, volume needs to be added to the upper half. This will play down your lower body, outlining a balanced figure. Dresses with an embellished or patterned top, and an A-line skirt or even a slim bottom will work in your favour.
This edgy look with the embellished bustier is definitely a hit. It shows off all the right elements in your body while hiding less favoured parts.
This one is a more classic take on the gown. With a full A-line skirt and a gorgeous beaded top, it will surely bring out the best in your body type.
This dress may seem overly simplified with its lack of detailing. Yet the emphasis created by the upper part of the dress gives off the impression of a fuller top. The belt highlights the waist thus muting the bottom part of the body. The straight pleated skirt adds to leaning out the lower portion of the body.
You are curvy and envied because you are proportionate from everywhere. You can wear virtually any style you like. Your best feature is your well-defined waist. Given the balance between your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips, I like mermaid or trumpet style dresses on the hourglass figure.
If you are petite, go for shorter, and if you want, asymmetrical hemlines to elongate your frame. If you are busty, avoid going with a style that has too much detailing or volume at the top.
Hair and Skin
Once you’ve determined your body shape, choose a colour based on your hair colour and skin tone.
Blondes Have More Fun
Try bold colours if you’re a Goldie locks. Go for red, orange, coral, emerald and peacock. But don’t be afraid of neutral tones like nude, tan or taupe. A fancy A-line princess beading sweetheart sleeveless asymmetrical chiffon dress for $136 like this one is a great find.
If you’re a redhead with a lighter skin tone, try a mocha, sapphire, emerald, or ivory dresses. This green mermaid look would be amazing on you.
Plain Jane Brunette
Brunettes are lucky as they have more variety. Darker hair pairs well with varying shades of pink, blue, brown, green, and orange. Try this A-line princess sweetheart sleeveless Taffeta Sweep, brush train dress at $138.
If your hair is an espresso brown or black, you can go for most colours. I would stay away from black as you may come out looking more like Marilyn Manson, especially if you are lighter skinned. I love this brilliant trumpet mermaid sweetheart sleeveless beading rhinestone sweep for $189.
Squeeze the tip of your finger to find out your undertone. If the undertone is blue, pink, reddish-purple or rosy, then cool colours such as greens and blues are best suited for you.
If it’s peachy, gold, coral or a brighter red, you need warmer colours like reds, oranges, and yellows.