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Girls, put away those long formals and elegant gowns because short Homecoming dresses from DressFirst are the look for your 2013 Homecoming dance.  Whether your style is fun and flirty, sexy and sassy or full and frilly, you will fit in with the party and the dance floor!   Short dresses are at the top of 2013 Homecoming dress code trends!  As with any current trend of the moment, there is no end to the variety of styles that are at your creative disposal.  They run the gamut in terms of colors, fits, hemlines, fabrics and details.  The short dress styles for Homecoming 2013 are designed with today’s young lady in mind.  They celebrate the freedom of youth and define the essence of fashion.  Miniscule minis and tame tea-length dresses are essentially made for occasions like a Homecoming dance.  These short Homecoming dresses are available in lace, satin, taffeta and just about any material you desire!

Cool Calm & Collected

While prom is an occasion that demands the elegance of a full length gown, Homecoming commemorates the simplistic fun of high school football games, pep rallies and the camaraderie of teenage life.  As such, the dress you choose should reflect the same sentiments.   This year’s designs are trendy enough to keep everyone talking, but they also are considerate of your need for comfort.  Chances are that you will be dancing the night away.  Swishy, flowing skirts add a fun twist to your sexy shimmy, while doing double duty as a fan, cooling you off with every sway.  Strapless, sleeveless and one shoulder styles also add to the “cool” factor, both in style and comfort.

Rock the Frock

When you add comfort with style and sensibility, you get confidence!  Confidence will make you WORK that dress!  While they can be demure, short dresses can leave little to the imagination.  To pull the look off in its entirety, the wearer of the dress must own the dress!  Short dresses can be an ally or an enemy to both short and tall girls alike!  A tall, leggy girl could be a knockout in a short dress.  On the other hand she runs the risk of making the dress look like a shirt!  A petite girl can pull off a short dress splendidly…if she picks out the right dress.  Strategic arrangements must be made for the athletic and curvy figure girls as well.  Homecoming 2013 has short dress styles that will flatter every girl.  Before you rack up, let’s examine some of the choices you should make for your body type.

Short Dress Styles for Talls

Contrary to popular belief, tall girls can wear short dresses beautifully.  Short styles flatter “talls” even more because they have towering legs to pull it off.  Pairing off the dress with heels (don’t be afraid to wear them) will keep you turning heads.  Styles that will flatter a tall girl the most are a classic A-line silhouette, a mid-thigh Sheath dress, or a tea-length dress.  One of the biggest trends out now is the ultra-chic Hi-Lo (or High-Low) dress.  These dresses have the best of both worlds in one garment.  The front of the skirt is short, and the back of the dress is long, creating a stylish balance, thus covering all the bases for the insecure tall girl.  Also, prints are fab for the girl with height.   Instead of being outshined by the prints, you have the body for the designs to go the distance.

Sheath One-Shoulder Knee-Length Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle

Sheath One-Shoulder Knee-Length Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle

A Line Princess Sweetheart Tea Length Organza Homcoming Dress With Embroidered Ruffle Beading

A Line Princess Sweetheart Tea Length Organza Homecoming Dress With Embroidered Ruffle Beading

A Line Princess Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Homcoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

A Line Princess Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Empire Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Empire Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Short Dress Styles for Petites

The good thing about petites and short dresses is that they usually go hand and hand.  The key thing to remember is that the dress must be proportionate because it does not take much for a petite girl to get lost or overtaken in her outfit.  The dress must be vertically proportionate to accentuate her height and body dimensions. The distinction must be made between the wearer and her garment.  The dress should not appear to be oversized or bulky.  The petite girl should choose an A-Line dress with an Empire waist.  Sweetheart necklines and straps with refined, embellished bodices look great on petites.  A petite girl would steal the show with ruffles and feather style dresses.  The mini dress was made for this girl!

Sheath Sweetheart Short Mini Organza Homcoming Dress With Ruffle

Sheath Sweetheart Short Mini Organza Homcoming Dress With Ruffle

Sheath Sweeheart Knee Length Sequined Feather Homecoming Dress With Beading

Sheath Sweeheart Knee Length Sequined Feather Homecoming Dress With Beading

Sheath One Shoulder Short Mini Charmeuse Dress With Ruffle Beading

Sheath One Shoulder Short Mini Charmeuse Homcoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Empire Sweetheart Short Mini Tulle Homcoming Dress With Beading Sequins

Empire Sweetheart Short Mini Tulle Homecoming Dress With Beading Sequins

Short Dress Styles for the Curvy Girl

With so many beautiful full figured women promoting healthier body images (Beyonce, Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Hendricks) in a world where thin is always in, more and more women are proudly flaunting their fabulous curves!  No longer are they hiding behind bulky material and camouflaged garments.  They are draping themselves in form fitting garments and wowing admirers.  The curvy girl can be just as sexy and cute as the average, smaller sized girl.  She just has to be aware of what compliments her frame instead of what she can squeeze into.  Choosing solid colors, and dresses with scalloped or scooped necklines, with draped and rouched detailing will accentuate the knockout that you are!

Sheath One Shoulder Knee Length Charmeuse Homcoming Dress With Ruffle Flower

Sheath One Shoulder Knee Length Charmeuse Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Flower

Sheath one Shoulder Short Mini Chiffon Homcoming Dress With Ruffle

Sheath one Shoulder Short Mini Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle

Sheath One Shoulder Short Mini Chiffon Homcoming  Dress With Ruffle

Sheath One Shoulder Short Mini Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle

Sheath Scoop Neck Short Mini Chiffon Homcoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Sheath Scoop Neck Short Mini Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Short Dress Styles for the Athletic Girl

So you trained hard all year.  Now it is time to show off your hard work.  The athletic girl certainly does not have anything to be ashamed of.  She is toned and fit and she has the physique to tell her story.  She usually can wear anything, but some dresses may not flatter her or highlight her femininity.  One shoulder dresses, halter strap and draped garments work well with this figure.  True to her athletic form, she is a winner with these looks!

Sheath One Shoulder Short Mini Chiffon Homcoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

Sheath One Shoulder Short Mini Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Beading

A Line Princess V Neck Short Mini Chiffon Dress With Ruffle Lace Beading Sequins

A Line Princess V Neck Short Mini Chiffon Homecoming Dress With Ruffle Lace Beading Sequins

Sheath Halter Short Mini Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

Sheath Halter Short Mini Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

 

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