Homecoming is a big event organized once every year in schools and colleges across the country. It is an event where institutions welcome their alumni back to the campuses, and fun-filled activities occur.
The tradition of Homecoming started more than a century ago as part of the celebrations around the season’s first football game. It is time for the older students to show their pride in the school and to have loads of fun interacting with new students.
The homecoming dance is a big part of this event, for which girls prepare in advance to outshine others and become a center of attraction.
Here are six things to think about when it is time for homecoming.
1. Dresses you will wear during the event
The most important thing when attending homecoming in your high school or college is the dresses you wear during the ceremonies, especially the dance you are waiting for so anxiously. You want to look at your best, and these homecoming dresses give you a chance to look stylish and charming. In them, you feel confident and ready to participate in all the activities you have prepared for the event in advance. You can wear your jeans tops and other casual dresses when attending a football game or cheering during parade floats. But you cannot afford to take any chances with the attire you wear during the homecoming dance, can you?
Keep in mind that short and flirty semi-formal dresses are the order for the day for the Homecoming dance event. Of course, you need to follow the rules of the dress code issued by your school. If you are not sure about the style of dress you should wear, it is good to visit prominent fashion websites to look at all the cute prom and homecoming dresses in vogue these days.
Short or long?
While it is not compulsory to wear a short dress at homecoming dance, it has become almost a tradition these days. It is always a good idea to check your school’s dress code when buying a dress from the market. You can wear a long maxi dress if you are not comfortable with a formal or semi-formal short dress.
Short or long, just remember that the dress matches your style; otherwise, you will not feel comfortable during the event.
Why a dress for Homecoming dance?
Homecoming is an event where you can connect with your old friends, make new ones, and have all the fun in the world taking part in exciting activities. You may choose not to buy a new dress for the event, but you will rue your decision later on when you see other girls wearing beautiful dresses and getting all the boys’ attention.
The most important thing is to enjoy the event. When you have put on a new and beautiful dress, you feel confident.
2. Pay attention to your skin
You will have close interactions with other girls and boys during the homecoming event. Take a close look at your face and hands to check the condition of your skin. No matter how good your new dress maybe, you will not feel confident if your skin looks dull and dry. It is a big event coming up, and you want to have a soft and glowing skin to cast a magical spell on boys, don’t you?
There is no need to start experimenting with cleansers and lotions of new brands as you never know which product may cause allergy in your skin. Wash your face with a cleanser and drink loads of water to keep the skin hydrated. Use a good quality cream to get rid of tan lines on your shoulders if you are wearing a strapless or off-the-shoulder dress.
3. Get waxing done a few days before the event
You need to put your best foot forward to impress everyone during the homecoming event. Waxing at the right time is a must, as you will indulge in some skin show during the dance. Do not wait until the last day, as waxing can leave red skin full of rashes to be a spoilsport. After waxing, you will have clean and smooth hands and legs to prove irresistible for the boys.
4. Conduct a mock test of the dress and the hairdo
If you have already purchased the dress for homecoming, do not wait until the 11th hour to try it on. By testing the dress, the makeup, and the hairdo a few days before the event, you will have a complete idea about how you will look. Therefore, you can make changes here and there if you are not satisfied with something to feel entirely ready for the event.
5. Finalize your dancing shoes
Many girls forget about the shoes they will wear at the dance during homecoming. You will ruin your overall look and personality by combining your beautiful dress with ordinary shoes.
Dancing shoes should be comfortable more than anything else. If you are not used to high heels, it will be challenging to maintain balance and poise during the dance.
Wear your new shoes for some time daily so that they do not cause any discomfort during the all-important dance.
6. Finalize all accessories
You need to buy all the accessories that you need for the event. These include handbags, hair bands, jewelry, perfumes, and pins that you wear to get the desired look and style. Do not leave the shopping for accessories for the last minute, as you may not get enough time. You may also not get the desired products in the limited time you have allotted to shopping for the event.
Homecoming events were canceled in all the colleges across the country last year, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. After a gap of one year, this event finds a place in the calendar of educational institutions. You must be waiting anxiously for homecoming to take part in dance and all the other exciting activities. So, get your things ready for homecoming much in advance to feel confident and be at your best. And most of all, have fun!