Prom Guide for Homecoming



School is back in session and it's time to start thinking about homecoming. In high school, homecoming is a week-long event celebrating the achievements of senior athletes. In college, homecoming is a time to welcome back old alumni. In both cases, homecoming festivities are usually commenced with a semi-formal dance. In contrast to prom, homecoming is a great time to pick out a dress that's a little more fun than formal. Homecoming dresses tend to be shorter and comfort is key.

Slay in a Short Dress

While prom happens in the spring, homecoming happens in the early fall. Temperatures tend to be a little bit warmer as summer still comes to a close, so dresses get shorter and lighter. Homecoming is usually more relaxed than fall and a simple off-the-rack dress works just as well as a cocktail length formal dress.

For homecoming and cocktail-length dresses, Prom Headquarters has you covered. We carry a huge selection of above-the-knee dresses from today's hottest designers. If you find yourself wondering what that means for you, we have the perfect guide to outline the difference of designer dresses as compared to value gowns.

Our homecoming collection offers the perfect blend of casual and cute, with dresses ranging in style from classic cocktail to curve-hugging mini dresses. We even carry two-piece homecoming dresses that slow a sliver of skin near the navel for a touch of youthfulness.


A lot of the same trends that you see in prom dresses will also appear in homecoming dresses. Low backs, sequins, rhinestones and plenty of embellishments will be popular this year. Neutrals and jewel tones are always a favorite heading into fall and homecoming can be a great time to break out your favorite LBD (little black dress).

Because the dresses are shorter and less formal, it's important to accessorize. Jewelry and a great pair of shoes can go a long way to creating a look that's perfectly balanced between formal and fun. For shoes, tiaras, jewelry and other complements that are perfect for prom or homecoming, check out our collection of accessories and earrings.

If you're on the hunt for the perfect homecoming dress, check out our selection at Prom Headquarters. We've done the hard work for you and have gathered all of the season's hottest styles in one place. Find a beautiful jewel-tone cocktail dress or pick out a curve-hugging stunner. With so many dresses in one location, it's easy to find the perfect homecoming outfit. Shop early and secure your dress for the upcoming fall festivities. Orders over $200 qualify for free ground shipping.