FIDM Fashion Club has partnered with Caché on our exclusive homecoming trends blog series. Today's topic? Homecoming dresses for every body type!
One of the most important aspects of personal style is confidence. Do you feel as good as you look, and do you present yourself to the world as the bold, gorgeous girl you are?! If you long for this sense of empowerment, we’ve got three words that will totally change your world: fit, fit, fit!
With so many different body shapes, it’s impossible to say that a certain style of dress is better than any other. What it comes down to is whether you and your dress are a match. Finding a dress that fits you does wonders. We've got tips for coupling dress style with your body type!
Let’s say you’re a lithesome cross-country runner: you want to avoid a flowy dress that will drown your figure. Instead, go for something more fitted, and show off what you’ve got. Pick the length based on your height—tall girls, go long.
You’ve got a narrow waist and the curves of a '50s pinup. Congrats. Try something fitted at the top, to accentuate the contrast between your bust and your waist that flows down through the legs—you don’t want to overdo it and go fitted head-to-toe.
Many girls with this body type end up dressing more conservatively than they ought to, erring too far on the side of covered up, and hiding who they really are. There are ways to mask trouble spots—draped, flowy fabrics—that fare flattering to a curvy figure. Be sure to pick a style that flows down from the top, which lends a sense of delicateness to your curves.
Whatever you do, don’t end up swallowed by your dress! It’s tough to shop when everything seems just a size too big—who are all these tall girls anyway, and can they spare an inch or two? Follow the rules for the rest of the body types depending on which you fit, but remember this one thing: when it comes to length, shorter is better!
Neckline is the key to flattering a fuller bust—anything but a high neckline will show off too much cleavage. Go ahead and have fun with the straps, and go for halter or open back styles for a more spirited look.
No matter which style is right for you, remember to have a blast at homecoming. You're going to look stunning.
Caché is the only national specialty store offering prom & homecoming dresses and accessories. They've partnered with schools for over a decade, hosting fashion shows and special events. They're experts at "the event before the event," and take pride in styling high school students in the perfect look for their big night.