What To Wear to Homecoming This Year (2019)

By: Emily Dyer

what to wear to homecoming 2019

Homecoming is right around the corner and you're probably wondering: What should I wear to the homecoming dance this year?

But before we jump to the fun part of selecting a dress, I think it's important to know exactly what homecoming is.

This will give you a better idea of what style dress to pick out. 

What is Homecoming?

Initially started in the early 1900's, homecoming was a celebration held in colleges to welcome back alumni and centered on a big football game. 

However, today homecoming has become an annual American tradition that is celebrated in high schools, colleges and even churches. 

Generally held end of September or October, homecoming is usually a week long celebration that honors high school athletes-- typically football players. 

Homecoming Traditions 

Although every school has its own traditions, there are different themes and events held every day of the week.

For example, alumni's may visit their old teachers and coaches, while some schools may have different dress up days, a parade, talent shows, a big football game, and sometimes...pranks. 

However, the main event is the homecoming dance.

I mean let's be real, who doesn't wanna get dolled up and dance the night away with your BFFs?!

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What To Wear to Homecoming?

Quick story-- at my homecoming dance (well over a decade ago), another gal was wearing the same exact dress as I was!

Super embarrassed, I avoided her the entire night and wasn't able to enjoy the rest of the evening. Heck, my friends got a good kick out of it though. 

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But today, the possibilities are endless, which makes it that much easier to find a unique homecoming dress that no one else will be wearing (hopefully).

Keep in mind...homecoming is a semi-formal event and more casual than prom.

While the dance is typically held in the school's gym, some schools may require a dress code on what is appropriate. 

So, make sure to check your school's homecoming dress code policy before buying your dress.

Homecoming Dress Ideas


Cocktail Dresses are a homecoming dance staple. Many girls choose this style because longer gowns are reserved for prom.

Plus, since you'll be moving around and dancing, you'll want to be comfortable and mobile. 


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Choose from cute and short strapless minis to long sleeve cocktail dresses with twirl-worthy flared hems. 

Shimmering sequins and glitter cocktail dresses are also a great choice for homecoming.

Plus, you won't need to worry about finding accessories as sequin dresses provide a one-and-done glam effect and shine on the dance floor.


Lace dresses are also winners for homecoming. They can be worn in any season and you can dress them up or down with accessories, heels, or a short leather jacket-- especially during late October. 


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At the same time, lace dresses are chic and feminine. This versatile fabric comes in many different styles, lengths, and designs.

Choose from high-low lace dresses, to midi length or short cocktail minis.

Or go the extra mile and mesmerize your crush with an edgy and flirty lace dress that is adorned with sheer panels and sequins.  


Bandage and bodycon dresses are figure-hugging and flattering. At Top Glam Shop, all of our bandage dresses are rendered in premium rayon fabric. 


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Although created in the mid-90's by French designer, Herve Leger, it wasn't until Kim Kardashian slipped into an ultra-tight bandage dress and made it wildly popular in the 21st century. 

However, not everyone can afford a $1,500+ bandage dress.

But here at Top Glam Shop, we've got you covered at a fraction of the cost, and believe me-- the fabric and fit is oh so ahh-mazing! 


Long Sleeve Dresses are stylish and add sophisticated vibes to your look.

Take your style to new lengths with long sleeves dresses from chic floral minis, to trendy ruffled designs and shimmering sequins. 


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Also, be mindful of the weather during this time of the year. Especially if your homecoming dance is held mid to late October.

Long sleeve dresses are a great option to keep warm when you step outside to chat with your friends.


In recent years, off-the-shoulder dresses have made a huge come back.

Appealing and flirty at the same time, off-the-shoulder silhouettes exude elegance and confidence. 


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Embrace your shoulders in iconic figure-hugging dresses, sleek satin for a comfortable fit, or eye-catching tassels and sequins. 

Sweet and ladylike, this versatile style offers vintage vibes and calls for statement accessories to flaunt across the decolletage. 

How To Pick the Right Size Dress

Please use the size chart below as a general reference.

Some styles may vary from these measurements due to different materials, cuts and body types. 

For additional sizing help, we are here to help! Email us: support@topglamshop.com.

How to measure

To choose the correct size for yourself, measure your body as follows:

1. Bust
Measure around fullest part
2. Waist
Measure around natural waistline
3. Hips
Measure 20cm down from the natural waistline

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Top Glam Shop Curve Plus Size Chart

Why Top Glam Shop?

We understand that online shopping can feel risky at times, especially when you can't try on the dresses physically. 

You may run into problems with sizing, fit, and how it may look on you. 

But on the bright side, online shopping has many benefits.

It's super convenient-- you can literally be chillin' in your pj's all comfy at home, and a few days later your order is delivered to your door. 

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To give you peace of mind, here is why you should choose Top Glam Shop to style you for your special day:

  • We ship all in-stock styles same day or within 1 business day
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  • We honor a 7-day return policy for all regular priced items
  • All other items can be exchanged or receive store credit (never expires)
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  • If your order is defective, we cover all return and re-shipping fees
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I hope this article has given you some insight on what to wear to your school's homecoming dance.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Email our Stylists: support@topglamshop.com

By the way, have you picked out your homecoming dress yet? Let us know in the comment section below!

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  • yesenia on

    havent bought mine yet. So many options

  • Summer on

    Love them all! Hard to pick one lol

  • Melissa on

    love the monaco and rianne dress!

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