PARTY QUEEN / Sep 10, 2021
FOUR REASONS YOU SHOULD GO FOR TWO PIECE HOMECOMING DRESSES
Matching two-piece sets are all the rage this year—from sweatsuits to homecoming dresses.
Yes, you read that right. Two-piece short homecoming dresses are on trend this season but unconventional enough to turn heads. Talk about the best of both worlds. If you're a gal looking to make a statement, you should definitely rock one at homecoming.
Need some more convincing? Well, then stick around. Here are four reasons why you should choose a two-piece homecoming dress.
1. They accentuate the waist
Why do so many homecoming dresses have belts? It's not to hold anything up. Rather, they help accentuate the waist.
Two-piece homecoming dresses do the same thing. The peek-a-boo waistline draws attention to the hourglass shape, providing a slimmer appearance.
If you want to really create a slimming effect, we encourage you to choose a skirt that's high-waisted and flares out at the waist. So instead of going for body-hugging or flowy fabrics, opt for material with more structure, like tulle.
While we're on the topic, if you want tips for lengthening the body, we recommend choosing a top that bares the shoulders and wearing your hair up—this elongates the neck.
While homecoming dresses already show off the legs, you can increase the illusion of long legs with nude heels.
2. You can mix and match textures and colors
Many homecoming dresses are the same color and texture—and for some, that's a bit of a drag. For example, while many love how simple yet sexy black homecoming dresses are, others worry that they're a bit dull.
It's important to jazz up these monochromatic looks. If you choose a two-piece black homecoming dress, then you have lots of opportunities to do so.
For starters, you could play around with different textures. The skirt could feature ruffles and tulle, while the top could be mesh with sequins.
Hey, since it's a two-piece, you could skip the whole monochromatic look altogether and mix colors too! A cream crop top paired with a navy skirt would be fit for a modern-day princess.
3. They help dial up the sexy
Showing off a bit of skin always cranks up the heat. While homecoming dresses typically bare some leg, a short two-piece dress kicks up the spice.
If you want to really show off your figure, we recommend trying on a two-piece bodycon dress, which has a form-fitting silhouette. You'll be sure to turn heads!
To balance out your look, we recommend picking a top with a modest neckline and a skirt that hits the middle of the thigh. This way, you turn heads for all the right reasons.
Get the look: Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt Dress
4. You can add feminine touches
We love that two-piece homecoming dresses are oh-so-versatile. On the one hand, they can be bold and sexy. On the other hand, they can be simple and feminine.
If this sounds more your vibe, keep an eye out for dresses that feature pretty embellishments, such as jewels, floral embroidery, beads, and pearls.
To keep this look fit for a princess, wear matching accessories. If your dress features flowers, consider wearing a floral headpiece. If your dress dons pearls, pair the look with cute pearl jewelry.
Keep your hair and makeup simple to complete this whimsical homecoming look. (Cinderella—is that you?)
Get the look: Full Beaded Bodice & Lace Skirt Two-Piece Short Dress
Other alternatives for homecoming
You may be super interested in a two-piece dress but are having trouble finding the right one. Don't sweat—here are some other options:
- An illusion two-piece dress: Many homecoming dresses create the illusion of a two-piece dress with mesh—providing all the benefits of a two-piece silhouette. Try on one. Trust us, they're just as fierce!
Thick, belted dress: A major reason why two-piece dresses are so appealing is that they accentuate the waist. So if you can't find a two-piece homecoming dress, we recommend going old school and finding a dress that has a big, bold belt. Hello, waistline!