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Blog Every girl dreams of being Homecoming Queen.  But sadly only one wins the crown every year.  Even without the title and the crown, you can still outshine the Homecoming Queen. All you have to do is follow these Homecoming dress up tip and you're as good as fashion royalty.

Regardless of what size you wear, be confident that you can find a frock that flatters your figure.  The trick is to find the style that is best for your body type.  And you'll want to go for a color that compliments your skin and hair.   Teens who wear plus sizes should never ever settle for drab dresses.   It may be take some time shopping.  But please be patient and be proud of your curves!  You can make a grand entrance at the Homecoming dance! I always make sure to design an A-line dress for Sydney's Closet Homecoming Collection.  Why?  An A-line silhouette always flatters any shape figure.  Plus it is so comfortable for the big dance.  Empire waistlines that start just under the bust work wonders if you want to hide any flaws through the middle of your body.  (Think tummy and hips!)  The Empire silhouette eliminates a fitted waist so you won't fight the fit through your middle. Think twice about ruffles and frills.  I use those design details cautiously and almost always at angle.  Otherwise, you risk adding bulk to your body! Watch fabric options as well.  Shiny fabrics like satin tend to show figure flaws. If you're going for a body-con dress in knit or stretchy fabrics, stick with a darker color.  It's more flattering because it doesn't show all the lumps and bumps.   Most girls pass on pastels for Homecoming because they are too Spring like for a big fall dance.  Jewel tones works great.  I love using purple and deep blues.   So many girls show their team spirit by wearing school colors.  And it looks great in pictures! Want to be super comfy?  Opt for a wrap dress.  It's a great option for curvy girls. Wrap dresses tie slightly above the waist and below the bust line. It's a perfect way to shop off your waistline.  Got hourglass curves?  You can strut your well-proportioned figure in a dress with a narrower skirt. The trend is clearly to hike up the hemline for Homecoming dresses and keep the long formals for Prom.  So don't be afraid to show a little leg, but don’t go too short. A knee length dress shows enough leg to make you appear thinner and taller than you really are. Homecoming is a time to dress up for the dance, but don't bring on too much bling.  Keep embellishments such as rhinestones, crystals, and embroidery to a minimum.  Look for dresses that have sparkling details close to the neckline.  It draws the eye up to focus on your beautiful face.  For Homecoming 2014, I use fun flock black dots on a sheer net to add interest to a design. No one will notice there isn't even a single sequin.  The result, style SC8031 screams fun, especially with the sassy twist of curling the edge of the net hemline. That 's a technique I call  "lettuce hem" because it waves like leaves of the vegetable by the same name.   Add a pair of short black gloves for a very vintage look! No matter what style, fabric or color you choose, you must buy a dress that fits. Nothing is more important.  The trick when you shop is to forget sizes. It can be tempting to squeeze into a smaller size, but I promise you it won't be flattering.  And worst of all,  you will be too uncomfortable to have fun.  Instead, buy whatever size fits your figure.  And always plan on alterations for a perfect fit! I hope these tips help make it easier for you to find that perfect dress for Homecoming!  It will be a crowning experience for you.  I'm confident that even if you're not named Queen you're headed for the Homecoming court!  


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