Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Homecoming 2020   


A lot has changed over the last 3 months- the world has seen the effects of a global pandemic, which has altered the way we live our lives. Over the past week, however, lockdown restrictions have started to ease in the US, which has sparked fears over a second spike of the virus.

This may mean the American public going back into lockdown for some time, although it’s very difficult to ascertain if this will even happen. If it does, we are well versed in the art of making the best out of a bad situation by now! If it doesn’t happen, many of us will finally have the chance to look forward to a reunion with our social lives. We’ll slowly be able to get back into our weekend routines with friends and family, we’ll be able to attend birthday parties, weddings and homecoming celebrations.

This will be a huge relief for high schoolers, who may have thought that the prospect of Homecoming was impossible. If you’re lucky enough to be working on your homecoming plans, here are some questions you may want to ask:

Will Homecoming Go Ahead in 2020?

Hopefully! If the summer helps us to largely get rid of the virus, we will likely see Homecomings go ahead. Obviously, this will depend on where you are and your school. Some schools may not take the chance, some may hold multiple nights, so there are fewer people, and some may go forward as normal. It’s a good idea to get ready for Homecoming as normal, but make a plan-B for a virtual Homecoming too, just in case.

What’s the Most Important Part of Prepping for Homecoming?

That depends on who you ask, but for a lot of people, the answer is homecoming dresses! Of course, you’ll need to plan what kind of make-up look you’ll go for, choose your matching shoes, clutch, and jewelry too! This process can be really exciting – you get to spend some time deciding on your color, silhouette, shape and material. All of these elements of your homecoming dress can be great ways of standing out and showing the world who you are.

How Long Should My Homecoming Dress Be?

This answer will differ from person to person, but again it depends on the kind of person you are, where you live, and the style you’re looking for. As Homecoming is usually held in early Autumn, you may choose to wear a longer dress if you live somewhere that is prone to colder weather. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your dress.

What’s the Difference Between Prom Dresses and Homecoming Dresses?

Homecoming is casual and semi-formal, while prom is formal. Homecoming dresses also tend to be shorter and made of more material, especially if you live in a northern state. Prom, on the other hand, is held in April to June, so thinner, cooler, luxurious materials are popular throughout the US.

What Kind of Silhouette Should I Choose for My Homecoming Dress?

Certain dress shapes will complement your shape better than others. For example, if you have a pear-shaped body (smaller on the top, widening out at the hips), you may want to look at an Empire silhouette for your homecoming dress. This has a fitted bodice, with a waistline above the natural waist, often right below the bust.

If you have the opposite body shape, which is often referred to as the “inverted triangle,” you might want to go for a Mermaid silhouette. This style of dress does exactly what you’d imagine – it’s fitted on the body from the chest to the knee, flaring out close to the knee. If you’re petite, or have an hourglass figure, the Trumpet silhouette may suit you. This shape is tight-fitting to the mid-thigh or the knees, where it fans out. Remember, these aren’t rules, just guidelines. Pick whatever you look good in!

There are countless other silhouettes you can opt for when choosing your homecoming dresses with your friends, and remember that it should be a fun and flirty style, not as formal as prom. Keep your school rules in mind when choosing your homecoming dresses, so you don’t have your night ruined by silly rules!

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