PARTY QUEEN / Jun 28, 2021


Although we’re just entering summer, there’s one thing on many girls’ minds right now: What am I going to wear to homecoming?

There will be glitz. There will be glam. But which homecoming dress is for you?

Most girls opt for short homecoming dresses to mid-length dresses—and save the long ones for prom. But that doesn’t mean they have to be any less glamorous.

Whether you scored the title of Homecoming Queen or you’re rocking the invisible crown you know you deserve, here are six homecoming dresses fit for a queen—aka. you!

1. Steal the Show in Red and Gold

burgundy strapless gold sequin bodice mesh short dress

Get the look: style GS1980 | Glitter and Sequin Embellished Bodice Sweetheart Mesh Homecoming Dress

Red is the color of power, passion, strength, and energy. For those of you who want to stand out and rock a homecoming dress with confidence, we encourage you to wear red!

To up the glamour, find a dress with lace details and a tulle skirt. And if you really want to capture the crowd, go for gold details—like the look above. The dress has intricate gold lace on the bodice and hem of the skirt, and is paired with gold heeled sandals and shoulder-grazing earrings. The outcome? A regal homecoming dress that deserves the crown!

2. Shimmer and Shine in Glitters

Blush glitter babydoll short dress

Get the dress: style GS2865 | Illusion Deep V-Neck Glitter Mesh Short Dress w/ U-Back

Want an eye-catching homecoming dress? Then you must have glitters! A jewel accented waistline too? Sign me up!

We also love that this dress is free-flowing and features an illusion V-neck, so you can dance without worrying about anything falling out of place.

Keep your hair loose and lightly curled to rock this dress effortlessly. And add some nude pumps or heeled sandals to give yourself legs for days!

3. Twirl in a Tulle Dress

Backside of tiffany short dress

Get the dress: style GS2045 | Tulle Short Dress with Lace Bodice

As you can see, most homecoming dresses cinch at the waist and then flow loosely against the legs—so you dance the night away (comfortably).

What do we love about the dress above? All the details—you don’t have to choose one.

This dress features tulle, lace, silver sequins, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and an open back—talk about a showstopper! To get the whole look, no need to go overboard with accessories, makeup, or hair. A pair of silver heels will do.

4. Glow in Gems and Jewels

coral homecoming dress

Get the dress: style GS1024 | Organza Short Dress with Corset Style Bodice and Ruffle Skirt

Calling all royalty! Homecoming is your day to shine—so why not do just that by rocking a homecoming dress embellished with gems and jewels?

To keep your look modern, check out the sweetheart dress above. The corset-style bodice is decorated with jewels and sequins, which pairs beautifully with its ruffle skirt. Talk about the perfect combination of edgy and regal!

No need to stress about the rest of your homecoming look. Keep your hair down naturally, rock minimal makeup, and skip the accessories. All eyes will be on your dress.

5. Stand Out in a High-Low Dress

Get the dress: style GS1124| Strapless Sweetheart High-Low Tulle Dress with Jewel Detailing

As we mentioned, most girls opt for short or mid-length homecoming dresses—but that doesn’t mean all do!

For those of you who want to stand out from the others and do something a little different, a high-low homecoming dress is for you.

A high-low dress is exactly as it sounds: short in the front and long in the back. We love that the dress above still captures classic homecoming details, though—such as jewel detailing and a free-flowing tulle skirt.

We encourage you to sweep your hair to the side to celebrate the angles at play here.

6. Shine in a One-Shoulder Dress

one-shoulder homecoming dress

Get the dress: style GS2033 | One Shoulder Rolled Hem Short Dress with Jewel Embellished Bodice

Want to look effortlessly chic? Well, then you need to get your hands on a one-shoulder dress! They capture the same amount of glam as a strapless dress—with half the effort (literally).

One-shoulder dresses are perfect for homecoming. You can shimmy the night away and show off your shoulders without having to pull up and adjust your dress constantly. (Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too).

Love the look above? Look for a bright dress that has a jeweled-embellished bodice. And to score the model’s hair and makeup, choose a bold eyeshadow that matches the dress color and pull your hair into a half-do. Va-va-voom!

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