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School's still out for summer break. (Hope you're having a blast!) But check your calendar. The Homecoming dance is typically the first big social bash after you return to class. And it's the perfect school-sponsored event to show off your fashion style.
Where to start shopping for affordable plus size Homecoming dresses
Getting ready for a night as big as Homecoming is stressful enough without the added pressure of trying to find a dress that fits your budget. The best advice I can give you is to plan ahead. It's never too early to find a fabulous frock on sale.
[caption id="attachment_6021" align="aligncenter" width="499"] New color, plus size black and silver dress for Homecoming![/caption]
Hit the clearance racks at dress shops and boutiques even before school gets out for summer break. Your mission is to find a cheap plus size Prom dress. Don't worry. You'll have tons of choices.
Tip: wherever you shop don't limit yourself to one department of one category. Approach shopping like a treasure hunt. Check out the racks everywhere and anywhere special occasion dresses are sold.
Warning! No dress is a bargain if it's the wrong style for your fashion personality and the wrong style for your school.
Homecoming dances can be formal at some schools. Maybe your school shows its spirit by dressing up semi-floral. Or the dress code for the dance might even be casual chic.
How to know? Ask a friend or someone who has been to the dance before. Nothing is more embarrassing then making a grand entrance in a full poufy ball gown
when everyone on the dance floor is in little black dresses with high heels.
So the key decision, other than your budget, is to know the style you're bargain hunting for:
- long formal length that hits the floor
- semi formal length that hits your calf or ankle
- casually chic length that hits your knee or above your knee
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Set a Budget
If you want to find an affordable plus size Homecoming dress your need to set a spending limit then stick to it.
Remember, most sale dresses can't be returned. So think twice before you take it home or order it on the Interent. The last thing you need is to waste money on a dress you will never wear.
Consider a classic dress that you can wear again by dressing it up or down. Go for a design that makes you feel pretty and proud to show your school spirit and solidarity.
Most of all, opt for comfort. You want to be able to dance the night away!