If you have homecoming to look forward to, then you might be in need of a new dress.
While you could seek out the current on-trend styles, if you are after something with a vintage edge, then look no further than Diary of a Vintage girl.
Even so, there are a couple of key things to remember: homecoming dresses are often shorter when it comes to styles. Longer dresses are usually reserved for the prom.
Also, you can have a fun dress - it is homecoming after all. So pick a dress with bright patterns or colors, or choose one that looks like it was worn by a 1920s fashionista.
In this guide we shall take a look at 11 pretty and vintage homecoming dresses that you will love. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take a look!
OUR TOP PICK
This dress has a classic 1950s rockabilly style cut. It also includes a simple polka dot pattern that is a familiar look when it comes to this type of dress.
It includes a sweetheart neckline and a cinched in waist for a feminine silhouette. It also includes a halterneck style neck tie that finishes in a pretty bow.
The netting underneath the dress helps it to bounce out away from the frame. This adds to that 1950s shape that this dress is inspired by.
If you want to wear a dress to homecoming which has a subtle nod to the 1950s, then this dress is it.
Complete with a lace upper half and a full, flowing skirt to the knee, this dress has a wonderful shape that will appeal to the vintage girl inside.
The skirt part of the dress is interesting because it has a wrap style to it that is pulled together by the ribbon ‘belt’ at the waist area.
The bodice has a sweetheart neckline which is covered with beautiful lace and short sleeves.
Not only that, it is really comfortable to wear all night long too.
This dress has a bit of an 80s vibe to it. Whether that is because of the frills and details, or because this dress has a big skirt to it and appears a little exaggerated in style.
However, while you might get that 80s homecoming feel when you look at this dress, it also plays homage to the 1950s.
The cinched in waist and the full skirt gives a wonderfully feminine silhouette. It is really pretty too, as the lace covers every area of the dress.
This kind of dress will be great to dance in because the skirt will flow, and it is really comfortable too.
When homecoming (or even prom) comes to mind, this kind of dress usually pops into your head. Think the exaggerated and puffed out tulle skirt with a bodice style upper.
However, that does not mean the dress has to be ugly or garish in color. If you are looking to wear a statement dress though, then this one is it.
It features a black tulle skirt with an added wow factor, but the icing on the cake is with the crystal appliqued bodice.
It features a sweetheart neckline and a mesh material to keep it all in place without being too bulky.
If you do want the skirt part to appear even more puffed out, then wear an extra layer of tulle for extra prettiness.
Sometimes when you have an era in mind, it is best to go all out.
For example, this dress is clearly inspired by the flapper dresses of the 1920s.
If this is the kind of look that you are aspiring to dress like, then go for it.
This beautiful dress is dark green and has plenty of details to make it very interesting. It also includes short sleeves which compliment the overall 20s style.
This kind of dress is also very comfortable to wear, which was basically the whole point of 1920s fashion. Pair it with simple heels to complete the look.
This beautiful dress is a 1950s dream. Not only does it have a wide neckline that ends as it reaches two quarter length sleeves, but the simple bodice reaches a gorgeous tulle skirt.
The skirt area has a simple mesh overlay with a rose design. Underneath is a shorter pink skirt.
The bodice area also has a rose design upon it, but at the back of the dress this area is plain.
It is a super cute dress that is perfect for a homecoming dance.
If you would prefer a 1950s vintage style dress that has a party element to it, then this dress is going to be a great option.
Not only does it have vintage vibes, but every single inch of the dress has sparkly pink sequins.
You will be your own glitter ball on the dancefloor, as well stand out from your friends.
The light pink color is not garish either. You will find that this dress is a good mix of vintage with modern.
This champagne colored dress is a mix between a vintage dress and modern day prom or homecoming. It includes a short tulle skirt with a highly designed bodice.
Having said that, this dress is far from garish. With one block color, the details are what makes this dress. Also the overall style too.
It is very feminine and fits well on the top half. This falls away as it reaches a full tulle skirt that will bounce and flow.
It has elements of a short styled wedding dress too, which makes it quite a special dress to wear.
For lovers of rockabilly style 1950s wear, this dress will suit you down to a T. With its high neckline, no sleeves and all over print, it has it all.
Not only that, it features the typical 1950s cinched in waist and full, flowing skirt that has become recognized as an important style note of the era.
The monochrome color scheme means you can be adventurous when it comes to the color of your shoes and purse. So, what is not to love about this beautiful dress?
For a cute and pretty take on a 1950s dress, this one will have you sorted.
While it has the 1950s silhouette, along with the short sleeves and knee length skirt, it also includes a few other things too.
For example it has a cute collar, as well as heart shaped red buttons that give the dress some extra character.
Also, the overall design of the dress makes it look like you are wearing a strapless sweetheart neckline dress with a mesh undershirt.
But the best thing about this dress is that it also includes pockets.
So if you are not the type of person to carry a bag or purse around with you, then you will be happy to know you can keep your iPhone with you all night.
It is super pretty and would suit chunky flats as well as heels.
There is something about this dress that gives it a vintage vibe.
Whether that is the deep red wine color or the overall design, it will look like you have stepped straight out of the 1950s.
However, it is not as pronounced as the other dresses, and will suit those who do not want to wear a typically 1950s inspired dress.
It includes a sweetheart neckline with thick spaghetti straps. It also has button details on the front of the bodice, as well as a flowing skirt.
The fabric is soft and beautiful too, which has a velvet look to it, despite not being real velvet. However, nobody will know!
As you can see, there are many vintage inspired dresses available to wear at your homecoming.
It does not matter if you are looking for something that looks like it was made from the 1950s, or it is a dress that has elements inspired from a particular era, it is really easy to wear a dress that looks both modern and vintage.
The dresses above are both pretty and feminine, but with an added vintage touch.
If you loved this article, take a look at the rest of Diary of a Vintage Girl for more inspiration when it comes to fashion from the 90s, 80s, 50s, and beyond.
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