Elegant homecoming dresses are so much fun to shop for — millions of style choices are available to you with hundreds of ideas constantly running through your head as you try to make decisions about cut, color, details, and more. While this can be a total blast, when it gets down the wire and you need to make a homecoming dress decision, it can be super overwhelming to try to decide all of these intricate choices without any help.
That’s where we come in. We’ve taken a look at some of our favorite film stars for inspiration help to motivate you to pick a beautiful, stylish, and trendy dress that perfectly fits your style. We’ve teamed up with JJ’s House Designer Jessica to help us pick and choose some of our favorite styles that we’ve seen film stars waltz up and down the red carpet in.
Want to join in the fun? Check out our list of star-inspired styles for homecoming dresses below to help choose the glam look you’ve been searching for!
Slinky, Sleek, Sophisticated
First things first, if you’ve never seen How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, we strongly advise you stop reading this article and immediately go watch Kate Hudson play a romantic love game with Matthew McConaughey – trust us, it’s worth it. If you have, then you know exactly what dress we’re talking about – that slinky, form-fitting yellow dress that Hudson wears on the cover. While we can’t always say we support yellow for everyone, what we can say is a beautiful, figure-hugging, sleek gown style like that can be a winner for almost anyone! If you’re looking for elegant and sexy all at once, look no further than this style.
Woman in the Red Dress
Want to wow? We thought you might. Consider slipping into a well-structured red dress with gorgeous design features like the one Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman. You definitely remember this one because of the bold color, plunging neckline, and shoulder-baring sleeves. It’s a never-ending classic, a hot style, and something that’s sure to get the entire room’s attention.
Want to get even sexier than the red dress? Consider a tastefully structured of-the-shoulder look like Christiana Aguilera wore in Burlesque. Maybe you don’t need to go lime green (honestly, we usually advise against lime green, but it’s totally up to you!), but the style of this dress is a must, must, must, if you’re looking for sexy!
Classic Black, Classic Fit
We’re talking Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s here. You know the look – the form-fitting, well-structured classic black dress that was a total knock out? That’s the one. Maybe don’t go as far as throwing a tiara on top of your head (unless the event calls for it), but it’s wildly popular to choose classic fits like that dress as well as a classic black color if you’re looking for a little beautiful, understated elegance. This dress doesn’t need to scream “look at me” with cut-outs, bold patterns, and bright colors to actually scream “look at me” – it does all the work on its own.