With summer coming to an end, that means it’s time to get ready to go back to school. Of course, back to school also means celebrating homecoming.
Homecoming is a fall tradition and rite of passage for high school students. While the festivities vary from community to community, most homecoming activities include a formal or semi-formal dance. For the ladies, this is an ideal opportunity to get dressed up.
For this year, we love the idea of a classic black dress. This look is simple and looks great on pretty much everyone. Also, unlike a lot of other homecoming dresses, you can always wear a black dress again. By adding different accessories to a black dress, you can make an entirely new outfit.
Of course, with a big event like a homecoming, it’s natural to worry that a black dress would be too simple. But it’s all about how you style it. Black homecoming dresses can be easily enhanced with a variety of accessories.
Typically, homecoming is celebrated in the fall. Depending on where you live, it might be chilly out. Luckily, adding layers to black homecoming dresses will both keep you warm, and add to your style.
You could choose tights that add a different color, pattern, or texture to your outfit. For instance, lace tights are a great way to make your style more formal. By contrast, patterned tights with interesting shapes will add variation and complexity.
A jacket or sweater is another multi-purpose layer you can add to your dress. We love the idea of a blazer with shortened sleeves. Also, blazers and sweaters are a particularly good option because you can always remove them during the night.
For a loose-fitting dress, a belt or a sash can help draw attention to your waist and show off your figure. A brightly colored or glittery piece will be particularly striking.
Chanel Formal Sequin Feather Dress
Beaded Sheer-Bodice A-Line Short Homecoming Dress$149 | PromGirl
Short Strapless Sweetheart Homecoming Party Dress $99 | PromGirl
Babydoll Short Metallic Homecoming Dress
Short Hoco Party Dress with Tiered Print Skirt