Being that I donâ€™t attend highschool, Iâ€™m pretty much out of the loop when it comes to highschool activities like football games, dances and such. However, I received a reader request for what to wear to homecoming, so what could I do but oblige?
Itâ€™s no secret, I love black. Itâ€™s timeless and classic, perfect for any occasion. However, if youâ€™re not as crazy about the color black as I am, other colors I would suggest are dark taupe, purple (extra points if it’s a la Ann Demeulemeester), and dusty peach. A little change from the usual jewel tones.
Youâ€™ll probably stand out wearing a bright pink, rhinestone-embellished tulle dress, but not necessarily in the way you want to. Pick a simple dress with interesting details like pleating, draping, etc. that can be spiced up with your choice of accessories. A simple dress will also have much more longevity than a pink tulle puff ball.
I noticed that several of my friends buy a new dress for each school dance/formal event, quite a waste. Instead choose a dress that can be recycled for several different occasions depending on how you accessorize. Even better if your dress can be dressed down for day. Dresses like this Rick Owens and this Herve Leger are good examples of dresses that have longevity and can be dressed up or down (you can probably find affordable look-a-likes).
This sort of goes without saying, but you should always be comfortable with what your wearing.
Photo 1: what not to do.
Photo 2: rick owens, miu miu, herve leger, alberta ferretti, moschino c&c, halston
Photo 3: ann demeulemeester f/w 2008