PARTY QUEEN / Sep 10, 2021


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 sheer 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.

Ivory Short Homecoming Cocktail Dress

Get the look: style GS1427 | Sleeveless Short Dress with Lace Bodice and Sheer Waistline

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.

black two-piece dress

Get the look: style GS2398 | Two-Piece Strap-Back Tulle Short Dress

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.

peach embroidered two pieces fitted cocktail dress

Get the look: style GS1439 | Two-Piece Embroidered Pencil Skirt 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:

1. An illusion bodice 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!

pink cut-out homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS1106 | Strapless Sweetheart Bead and Sequin Embellished Tulle Short Dress with Sheer Waistline

2. 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!

silver homecoming dress

Get the look: style GS1052 | Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Tulle Short Dress with Pleated Satin Waistband

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