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Homecoming Dress Superlatives 2023

a model in a short sequined dress

September is filled with new beginnings. New teachers. New schedules. New friends. And yes, a new homecoming dress. With endless options, how to narrow down which style is perfect for you? Perhaps look to which hot trend you gravitate towards; satin and mini dresses reign supreme this season. Or if you’re more of a dreamer, maybe look to the stars for your #HOCO look.

Seeking fashion inspo elsewhere? Why not wear a dress based on your semi-formal persona? We know superlatives bring visions of yearbooks and school’s end, which is why we decided to switch things up this time around. We came up with 4 fun superlatives, plus the homecoming dress that suits each. Scroll below to see which best suits you, whether you’re most likely to…

Be the first on the dance floor

a selection of short dresses

Shop: Sequin Dress Sparkle Tiered Dress Wrap Sequin Dress

Let’s be honest girlie; the party is wherever YOU are! There’s only one place to find you at homecoming, and that’s getting down on the dance floor to Ariana Grande’s latest hit. Whether it’s a slim-fitting mini or swingy fit and flare style, these shining homecoming dresses are meant for the spotlight-and YOU.

Spend the whole night on Instagram

short black cocktail dresses

Shop: Strapless Tiered Dress Sequin Knit Dress Velvet Slim Dress

You’re not exactly a wallflower, but you’d much rather scroll through the ‘gram than be the center of attention. In fact, most of your stories star your friends. Just because you keep things low-key doesn’t mean you don’t have a sense of style, it’s just, shall we say, scaled down a bit. Scoop up a homecoming dress with a trendy velvet or sequin finish, balanced by a dark shade to avoid the limelight.

Get crowned homecoming queen

a selection of green cocktail dresses

Shop: Halter Party Dress Metallic Glitter Dress Beaded Tiered Dress

If you (or your friends!) have a feeling the crown might be yours, you’d better honor the moment in a show-stopping style. Look for a homecoming dress with regal touches, like satin or metallic finishes and rich jewel tones. Ready for your close-up? We thought so.

Arrive fashionably late

a selection of short cocktail dresses

Shop: Jersey Plunge Dress Metallic Party Dress Two Tone Metallic Dress

TBH, time isn’t exactly on your side. You’re usually the friend who texts “on my way!” from, like, the shower. Your mantra is: it’s better to arrive late than unfinished, because you have a serious sense of style and it has to show, wherever you go. From a whimsical metallic number to a strappy studded LBD, the “fashion” in fashionably late rests in these 3 chic styles.

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