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Homecoming Dress Superlatives 2024

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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