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New styles and trends for
an amazing homecoming

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let's

 do this!

New styles and trends for
an amazing homecoming

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Homecoming Guide

It’s that much anticipated time of year – homecoming season! Treat yourself to David’s Bridal’s beautiful selection of homecoming dresses designed to make you feel like the belle of the ball. If you’re not sure how to dress for hoco this year, check out our answers to some of your most burning homecoming attire questions.


Homecoming is a tradition of welcoming back students in the fall semester of high school. Similar to but less formal than prom, homecoming is typically a semi-formal event that promotes school pride and spirit. While homecoming may correspond with a football or basketball game and alumni events, it’s also the first high school dance freshmen students can attend.

Hoco traditions have a ton of flexibility when it comes to girls’ attire. Every school’s customs are different and many let you decide! Great news: David’s Bridal offers an exquisite collection of homecoming dresses to help you glow on your special night no matter what. Choose from long and short dresses in a selection of colors and fabrics that perfectly suit your school’s tradition and your own personal sense of style.

Some schools may have specific guidelines regarding what you’re permitted to wear to a dance, so be sure to follow any dress code rules set by the administration. Otherwise, it’s really up to you! Some girls prefer short dresses for homecoming and full-length gowns for prom, while others like to dress up in midi or floor-length options for the fall season. David’s Bridal offers both long dresses and shorter options so you can choose the length you like best.

Any color! Select a color that complements your skin tone and makes you feel radiant. At David’s Bridal, we carry dresses in all colors and tones to make finding that perfect dress easy. Choose from pastels, bright colors, and dark hues, with details like embroidery, beading, and other embellishments.

Homecoming is held toward the beginning of the school year in the fall and prom is held toward the end in the spring. While you get dressed up for both, homecoming tends to be a less formal event than prom. Thus, homecoming dresses tend to be semi-formal and prom dresses are more formal and often longer in length. Prom is typically open only to senior and junior students at most schools, whereas homecoming allows freshmen and sophomores to attend, too.

This season, homecoming dresses are all about color, texture, pattern and shine! We’re inspired by feminine hues, gorgeous florals, interesting fabrics and glittery details. David’s Bridal offers homecoming dresses in all the popular colors from classic black and bold jewel tones to silvery blues and soft pinks. You’ll also find our most asked-for silhouettes like fit-and-flare and body-hugging dresses and beyond.

Consider the neckline of your dress to help determine what jewelry you should wear. For example, a strapless sweetheart neckline leaves plenty of room to show off a necklace, whereas a halter style already occupies the neckline, so you may want to focus more on earrings.

Also take into consideration your hairstyle (an updo or down) and any embellishments like beading or sparkles on your dress. If your dress is simple, you may want to add a touch of glam with glitzy jewelry, but if your dress is already heavily embellished, you’ll want to keep your accessories more streamlined to avoid overwhelming your look. David’s Bridal offers a broad selection of jewelry and accessories to complement your style.

Yes! You’ll need to carry essentials like your ID, phone, lipstick, and maybe even some bandages in case you get blisters from killing it on the dance floor. David’s Bridal has a selection of small evening bags and clutches perfect for homecoming that includes satin, mesh, and crystal options. Some bags also have removable straps meaning you can wear them over your shoulder or carry in your hand as a clutch.

Absolutely! Since most homecoming dresses are semi-formal, this makes them suitable for other events such as a Fall Ball or Winter Festival. You can even repurpose your hoco dress for attending weddings and other special occasions.

Pair your dress with the perfect pair of shoes for a winning homecoming ensemble. Our selection includes evening shoes, block heels, wedges, and more styles from popular collections by Vera Wang and Betsey Johnson.

Because you are special and worth it, we have carefully curated a selection of homecoming dresses to ensure you shine. Find the perfect dress, shoes, and handbag at David’s Bridal so you feel confident and look glam for the ‘gram on hoco night.