I can’t believe that school starts in less than a month down here in Florida and in September for a majority of others. It’s gone by way too fast but with the sadness of summer being almost over comes the excitement of some fall favorite’s like football, back to school shopping and for girls shopping for homecoming dresses! I have a bunch of boys so I don’t exactly have the pleasure of going out shopping for a pretty dress but I fondly recall my school dances and I do wish I had the selection girls have now a day. With a little savvy shopping, girls can buy a unique dress as opposed to the carbon copies I found lined in the boutique store fronts in Brooklyn, and most dresses today can be worn a ton of other times (if you don’t go too frilly).
Check out some tips on picking a unique homecoming dress under $200 that can be worn more than once. I also included some accessories and tips on what to wear them with below.
Look for little details like beading or tulle that make a dress look more expensive and can dressed up now or down later on.
I know girls love a floor length dress because it feels glamorous, but if you want to get the most for your dollar skip them. If not shop online shops for dresses under $100 and look for simple lines so they won’t quickly go out of style.
Avoid satin. Yes they look expensive and pretty but they also scream formal and most girls will have some form of satin on. Instead look for dresses in a matte jersey, with some tulle or if you have to have satin, look for ones with some ruching for a flirty feel.
This is where you can go all out! There’s a ton of affordable accessories out there so pile it on and have fun! Try big colorful necklaces for a fun pop of color; add sparkly jewelry to bright dresses or try some simple gold jewelry that you can wear over and over again.
Use online shoe stores to your benefit. It’s almost impossible not to find a pair of stylish shoes under $100 and in a lot of cases you can even get a second pair free or half off . But make sure you order early in case you need to exchange them.