Homecoming Dresses 2012 at Promgirl.net
Picking a dress style that best suits you can really play up your assets. If youíre one of those lucky ladies who look good in anything, the world is yours. Run with whatever catches your eye! If you want to focus on your best asset, you can do that, too.
Strapless dresses rock for playing up your strong arms and shoulders. All that volleyball and weightlifting truly paid off. Go for a lacy, sequenced or embroidered bodice; just make sure it has a secure fit so you donít do a Janet Jackson fashion flub.
Mini dresses are where itís at for showing off your legs. Hereís where the track and soccer pays off. Knee length or a shade higher is good place for the dress to hit, that way you can move and groove without showing off your underwear. Go for a full and frilly skirt if youíre big on twirls.
And what about a strapless mini dress? Heck, why not! The point is to have fun while youíre looking flashy, and if a strapless mini does it for you, go for it. Your confidence in whatever homecoming dress you choose will shine through, making you dazzle on the dance floor.
Got a wispy waist? Donít waste it! The belted look has been all over the place, and it came to roost on 2012 homecoming gowns, too. A statement belt plays up a slim waist and adds to the hourglass shape.
Long and lean is another look you can own. The body-hugging mermaid gown always makes a splash, or you can go for a slick, straight sheath. Full skirts work on long dresses and they are super modern when cut on a bias. Check out the hot layered look with poufy skirts that cascade from the dress with a mind of their own. Gorgeous!
Pop in Prints
Speaking of gorgeous, youíre going to love the prints that are super chic this fall. Homecoming dresses come in prints that range from leopard print to polka dots with rainbow stripes in between. A rainbow stripe homecoming dress? Why not?!
Leopard and other animal prints have roared into fashion on just about everything. You find them on clutches, shoes, hats, shirts, pants and yes, homecoming dresses. The trick to wearing animal print is not to overdo. If youíre going for an animal print dress, donít go for animal print accessories. Youíll end up looking more like a cluttered mess from a bad hunting trip instead of a with-it gal looking wonderfully wild.
Other prints that can make your dress pop are dots, stripes and vintage floral patterns. Polka dots add a bit of whimsy to your homecoming gown. Large, bright colorful dots are just as cool as small micro dots in neutrals or pastels.
Stripes, too, can range from wide and bold to narrow and refined. Vintage floral patterns inspired by 1950s style are back in action for 2012. The flowers are typically small and delicate, but you can also opt for bigger, bolder buds if youíre feeling particularly feisty.
Get the Glitz
And then comes the glitz. Even though you can go a bit lower-key, thereís nothing stopping you from going all-out with your homecoming gown. Vintage cuts from the 1950s are just as in as their floral patterns. The cuts typically feature a body-hugging bodice with a full and festive skirt. The glitz comes from the color and daring details.
Homecoming dresses for 2012 are screaming with color. Jewel tones are definitely in. Bold, bright hues include luminous blue, passionate royal purple, fearless deep green and pump-it-up hot pink. Any style goes and any color goes. Got a yen for metallic gold or silver? Shine on! Picking a color that matches your personality is the best way to find one thatís surely going to make you sizzle.
Any material goes, too. Go for a gold or silver lame homecoming gown if youíre feeling the metallic vibe. Opt for a chiffon formal gown for a flowing, ethereal feel. Taffeta makes a statement with the awesome ruffles the fabric can achieve. Satin is grand for gowns that drape and feature daring pleats.
The final layer of glitz comes from the small details that make a huge impact. Sequins, beads, lace can make your homecoming dress dreamy, steamy or simply incredible. Beaded bodices are always an eye-catcher, and for homecoming 2012 the beads and sequins go far beyond the bodice.
Beads and sequins can snake down the side of the gown or be gathered in an eye-popping pattern, transforming a homecoming gown into a work of art. Metallic accents add a burst of sparkly details that help ensure you wonít be missed.
Donít miss out on all the fashionable fun by being shy about it all. This yearís homecoming trends are flashy, splashy and full of life, just like youíll be when youíre wearing them.