The Best Homecoming Ideas & Trends for 2018
Homecoming is now just around the corner as the summer (sadly!) is coming to an end. Now is the perfect time to pick out your HoCo dress if you plan to attend your school’s event this year. Many of your local boutiques and stores will currently have lots of stock for you to choose from. This will include the latest short dress styles that suit a HoCo dance or ball.
If you’re at a loss for what kind of dress to wear, it’s a good idea to start by looking at some of the latest dress trends for Homecoming. There are some styles that are always popular year after year, such as the two piece or fit and flare options, but they are revamped and changing all the time.
There are also new fresh fashion trends that have been inspired by the runway. This means a whole new array of choice and you’ll have a wide selection of options when you start to shop.
Don’t get overwhelmed – take a moment to look through some of the hottest HoCo 2018 trends and see what your favorites are. Let your personal taste help you choose from the newest fashion ideas for Homecoming. Explore the top trends if you wish to have a fashion-forward and original look for this special night.
Once you’ve found your perfect homecoming dress, the rest of your outfit is easy to complete: shoes, a bag and of course – hair and makeup. Check out the best trends and our ideas for completing them to streamline the whole process.
What to Wear to Homecoming 2018
#1: Simple Satin
Minimalism and clean lines are still a big deal in the fashion world, even if prints and loud patterns are also conversely currently on-trend. There is something so elegant, refined and timeless about dresses that are a single block color. Satin has become the best way to wear minimalism for HoCo this year, with many simple satin dresses to select from.
The key to wearing this look is to opt for a unique color choice, such as fuchsia, teal, emerald or red. These stand-out shades are enough to get you noticed and the satin fabric adds a beautiful glowy sheen to complete your ensemble.
A fit and flare design is one of the best silhouettes out there and works well with this trend: its flattering, it’s commonly worn to HoCo events and you can always re-wear it to other parties after.
Styling Idea: We suggest styling a block color satin dress with subtle accessories: a beige pair of heels or sandals and a matching clutch. Add dewy, natural makeup and a simple hairdo such as loose and straight, or a ballerina inspired chignon bun.
#2: Sparkling Sequins
Homecoming is about to become far more glamorous this year! Sequins, intricate beaded looks and plenty of embellishment are all huge trends. This look is about going for full-on glam with a figure-flaunting dress shape and as much sparkle as possible – there is no such thing as too many sequins.
This trend can be balanced out with another popular choice for this year, long sleeves. This takes the edge off of the very sexy silhouette and makes it a little more subtle.
This beautiful sequin dress pictured, which changes color under the light, has achieved the right mix. Long sleeves, an hourglass-highlighting shape and an open back to show off the perfect amount of skin. Look for sparkling sequin dresses that reveal skin in unique ways, such as side cut-outs or back panels. This is a great way to set your HoCo outfit apart.
Styling Idea: We love the idea of toning down the brightness of a whole sequin dress with nude or white heels and a matching little shoulder bag. A dark smoky eye or statement lip color will also work well with this glammed up outfit.
#3: The Floral Two Piece
Floral dresses can be at times, a little too cutesy. That’s where a sexy neckline or unique cut can really assist. This rose print two piece dress has a fresh looking print with a gorgeous off-the-shoulder neckline. Its a crop top that shows off just a little of your midriff at the narrowest point.
The high waisted skirt included in this look is fitted – not flared. It gives the usual Homecoming two piece a revamped edge that is a little more grown up, fashionable and form-fitting.
While we love the classic fit and flare two piece and it is always a good option – this floral design has something fresh and modern about it. The sweetheart shaped neckline still gives you a delicate and feminine silhouette, along with the off-the-shoulder straps.
Styling Idea: Blush is still a big accessories trend. You could opt for blush pink sandals with this, or white heels with a texture such as frill detail. Silver jewels coordinate well with the color palette, especially chandelier earrings or a small necklace to add a touch of sparkle. Opt for a rosy pink lip and glowy fresh-faced makeup.
Much like the trend for sequins, metallic colors are also have a moment, simply because they’re similarly as sparkly, glamorous and attention-grabbing for HoCo.
Metallic fabrics can be found in a variety of options: from liquid look to glitter flecked, you can wear this trend as subtly or overtly as you wish. We love this gunmetal metallic dress that does this trend full justice.
The unique strappy details, the gorgeous deep plunging neckline and flared skirt all come together perfectly. The fit and flare shape suits most body types so well, making this trend easy to wear too. Another favorite feature is the open back.
Styling Idea: Work in another hot trend by wearing black velvet heels and a matching clutch bag. A red lipstick or bronze colored eyeshadow are vibrant makeup ideas to try. Complete the outfit with loose wavy hair for a natural and relaxed finish.