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Sydney's Closet Plus Size Homecoming Collection of Short Party Dresses

HOCO 2023 Best Plus Size Dress Trends

Sydney's Closet Plus Size Homecoming Collection of Short Party Dresses


Five Best Homecoming 2023 Trends You Need to Know

You can score a big fashion touchdown at the big 2023 Homecoming dance by doing your homework whether you plan to wear a plus size long formal dress or a plus size short HOCO dress. 

Best to get a jump start now before you even head back to classes at the end of summer.  It’s never too early to learn allthe most popular styles and colors for the first big dance of the school year.

Start with the style experts at Sydney's Closet giving you a crash course in the five biggest and best Homecoming plus size dress trends for 2023:

  • Trend One: Think of Pink
  • Trend Two: Puff Goes the Sleeves
  • Trend Three: Ruffle Your Feathers
  • Trend Four: Iridescent Sequins Take a Shine
  • Trend Five: Smooth as Satin
Sydney's Closet Plus Size Homecoming Collection of Short Party Dresses

What's the trendy color for Homecoming 2023 dresses?

Think Pink! The best-dressed girly girls on the dance floor will be wearing this hot hue in all shades from a delicate ballerina pink to bright bubblegum.  

Blame it on the heart-throbbing Barbie Core aesthetic that no one can live without this year after the release of the Barbie movie in July 2023 that arrived drenched in 10 tones of pink.  

We can’t help but believe that Barbie would love to wear style SC8123 from Sydney’s Closet Homecoming 2023 Collection of short dresses. The iridescent sequin mini dress in a smashing tone-on-tone lipstick looks picture perfect for riding in a pink convertible in the Homecoming parade. The body-con style makes a bold and very fun-tastic look that Ken would surely love. 

At Sydney’s, we’re obsessed with fuchsia and magenta that stand out as deeply saturated pinks that deliver high-octane party energy.  

So give a cute, short pink dress a chance. You could be convinced  to never wear a little black dress again to a school dance again. 

Sydney's Closet Barbie Pink trends for Homecoming 2023

Are puffy sleeves trendy for 2023 HOCO dresses?

You can say "bye bye" to long belle or tapered sleeves for Fall 2023 and watch for poofy sleeves to be all the rage. 

The oversized sleeves create a throwback look to the 1980s when volume on the arm ruled from royalty to the girl right next door.  And the puffed sleeve trend just goes to prove that design detail does have the power to stay in fashion even after almost four decades. 

The look is mighty impressive whether you opt to showcase a puffy sleeve on just one or both of your arms.  Best of all, sleeves designed with volume show off your confidence and exude a mighty fashion look that says “don’t mess with me”.

Style SC8133 Sydney's Closet One-shoulder long puff sleeve with cut out 2023 homecoming dress


If we had to single out a design with a puffy sleeve that we like the best, it would be Style SC8133 in eye-catching sequins. We love the one-shoulder design that features a single sleeve with a sophisticated cuff. Now if we could only decide which color to wear: black, purple or sapphire blue.

Will feathers be a popular trend for Homecoming 2023 dresses?

Yes! Nothing does more to ruffle up  your fashion look than making the decision to wear a short Hoco dress trimmed in glamorous feathers. 

The playful frill instantly adds a party girl vibe. The detail is both whimsical, eye-catching and -did we mention - unapologetically glamorous!

Project Runway Super Star Johnathan Kayne designed our absolutely favorite feather-adorned frock for Fall 2023. You'll turn heads in Style JK2401. a jaw-dropping body-con style in stretch sequins with a feather trim on the asymmetrical mini-skirt. 

The power-packed colors add to the fashion punch: Cobalt Blue, Diamond White, Firecracker Red and Jet Black.  

Johnathan Kayne for Sydney's Closet Plus Size short party homecoming dress 2023 in sequins and feathers


What better time than the first Fall school dance for you to try the feather trend.  You may just love it so much that you can’t resist wearing a unique feather-trimmed long gown to Prom 2024.

Are Iridescent fabrics trendy for Fall 2023 party dresses?

Absolutely!  You can push the fashion pedal to the metal when you opt to wear a dress designed in iridescent sequins, the absolutely must-have glittery fabric for Fall 2023 and Holiday 2023. 

Johnathan Kayne for Sydney's Closet Plus Size short party homecoming dress 2023 in sequin velvet

No other fabric sparkles and shines like iridescent sequins. Why? The lustrous fabric catches the night light producing mixed colors that sparkle and delight.

A short sequin party dress in iridescent fabric will always wow the crowd with just the right amount of disco vibe for a semi-formal fall dance. 

We can't think of an iridescent party dress that we didn’t love. But we find designer Johnathan Kayne's Style JK2404 totally irresistible. What’s not to love about the fitted short sheath in hot new sequins shaped like piano keys.  The V-neckline design turns heads coming and going with a cut-out back. This dress makes a smashing fashion choice in any of these four colors: Magenta, Turquoise, Unicorn or Black. 

Will satin be on trend for Fall Party 2023 dresses? 

For sure that fabric will be popular ! Look for short satin dresses to be all the rage for Homecoming 2023 dresses in rich, deep jewel tones perfect for Fall.

Just because a dress is a simple unadorned satin doesn’t mean you  won’t make a big fashion impact. Take Style SC8124 for example.  The V-neck A-line style flatters every body type and gives you a perfect fit with a lace-up back.  You'll look effortlessly elegant in your choice of four rich jewel tones: black, burgundy, forest and navy.

Sydney's Closet plus size simple satin short plus size party homecoming 2023 dress with pockets

We love satin as a dressy, smooth fabric because it drapes beautifully and feels oh-so soft to touch.  No wonder it’s a classic favored by Hollywood stars for decades.

Best of all, a short satin dress is versatile. You can look forward to wearing it again and again when you want to look pretty and polished at a wedding, family celebration, holiday party, church event  or friend’s big birthday bash. 

With a clean, minimalist look, a satin party dress gives you a blank canvas to accessorize with your own fashion style. Bling it up with rhinestone jewelry for a glam look or pair it with pearls for a classic, elegant fashion statement that showcases your sophistication.  Throw on a denim jacket for the cool night air and instantly create a more casual look. 

Homecoming 2023 will be here before the first leaf falls so we hope this trend report gives you a head start on finding the dress of your dream at Sydney’s Closet.