Popular Homecoming Designs to Experiment With

This year, Homecoming’s trends focus on maintaining a balance between intricate designed dresses and your accessories.


While homecoming has always been about the sequins and the bling, the trend of lacy dresses and embellishments really heightened in popularity last year. Since then, lace and beaded dresses have become even more popular.

Popular Homecoming Dress Design Trends

Homecoming is the first big event of the year, whether it’s at high school or college, and it’s your chance to shine with a fun dress that will make everyone else in the room just stare at you in awe. There are so many options this season from elegant lacy skater dresses to beaded crop tops to homecoming dresses with intricate embellishments and floral designs. The choice is yours.

Lace – Lace has made a comeback and is being used in long, sweeping gowns, which you can view at the promdressshop.com. Faviana, Sherri Hill, and Jovani all feature long, flowing lace gowns, though I love the detail on this vivid Jovani gown as it features intricate lace floral designs over a nude mesh with an illusion back so it looks classic and sexy. This season, many girls are also favoring an “ice-skater,” style, which looks like the costumes Olympic skaters wear. These lace dresses hug your body’s curves and feature elaborate floral designs.

Sequins and beading – Since Homecoming has always been about the bling, a sequined or intricately beaded gown will make a fashion statement. This is the time to try some fashion risks by wearing a form-fitting dress adorned with large silver and gold embellishments or make a statement with a long formal dress with hand-sewn sequins and lace. With a high slit and a one-shoulder neckline, it oozes just the right amount of sexiness to help you win Homecoming Queen.

Floral embellishments – Did you think being a “flower child” was totally gone? Well, flower power is totally back in two different ways. If you’re a fun, feminine girl, this may be a look you want to experiment with. Some designers have created homecoming dresses with solid lace strapless or off-the-shoulder tops with either short, flared skirts or full ball gowns, covered in colorful blooms. Alternatively, you can embrace your love of flowers by wearing a top that is covered with embellishments of flowers. Or you can even wear a combination of the two as this Mori Lee Sticks and Stones dress features an organza skirt splashed with blooms and an intricate lace bodice with beaded designs.

Celebrity gowns – If you want to combine lace and glitz, consider donning a homecoming dress inspired by a young celebrity. For example, if you liked the red, lacy number that Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams wore to the Screen Actors Guild this last January, you might like this red short Faviana lace dress with a criss-cross back that shows off your curves. If you want something more glitzy and glamorous, think about the sparkly silver gown Miss Columbia Paulina Vega wore in the 2014 Miss Universe pageant. If you want to experiment with that look, try this deep-plunging silver beaded dress by BG Haute, as they specialize in celebrity gowns.

Now that you’ve chosen your glitzy Homecoming dress, remember to temper the look with more classic accessories like nude heels, and more understated jewelry so you don’t look over the top.

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