Friday, December 30, 2011

Selecting A Gorgeous Homecoming Dress

By John Jones

It's almost homecoming again and that means your school's homecoming dance or semi-formal is right around the corner. The homecoming dance can be one of the most memorable times of your life, but you still have a lot to do before the night is upon you. You need to find a date, make a hair appointment, get your nails done, make arrangements on how you will get there, and most importantly, you need to get a dress. There are a lot ofladies dresses uk out there, so whether this is your first dance or your last one finding the perfect one can be a challenge. Here are a few hints and tips to help you find a great dress for your big night.

Where to Shop: If you want to make sure no one else has the same dress you will be wearing, be careful where you shop. Many of your local department stores will be picked over and chances are you'll run into your homecoming twin at the big dance. Instead of heading to the mall for your dress, check out formal wear stores or boutiques. Many of these places will keep a list of who's wearing what and where to help prevent identical dresses from ruining someone's homecoming or prom. It's also a good idea to look through catalogues and online stores for a unique dress.

What to Wear: How formal is your school's homecoming dance. While some schools host a semi-casual homecoming dance where a simple dress or even pants are appropriate, other schools will hold a "semiformal," which will require something a little fancier. If you're not sure, ask friends and upper classmen what that wore the previous year. Don't know anyone or feel uncomfortable asking; check out the year-books from previous years.Look at the pictures of the homecoming dance and you should be able to determine how formal your dress should be.

Once you have a general idea of how formal your homecoming dress needs to be, you can start thinking about style. There are many strap options, including halter, strapless, and off-shoulder. Thin straps are also popular. Think about which dress silhouettes look best on you. Do you look better in an A-line dress or a dress with an empire waistline? These are the kinds of things to consider. Combine your ideas about length, straps, and silhouette and you should have a pretty good mental image of your ideal dress.

Order your dress according to the size you wear now, not what you hope to be in a few months after trying the latest fad diet. Purchasing a smaller size gown will make you focus way too much time on being able to actually fit into your choice when the important day finally comes, causing you a great deal of unneeded stress. If the diet does miraculously work, then congratulations on the 20 pound weight loss! In order to look as fabulous as you'd hoped, you can take the dress to a professional seamstress and have it taken in.

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