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How Homecoming Dresses Differ From Prom Dresses

June 9, 2017

Even though it appears that homecoming and prom dresses look alike, there are some differences between the events and the dresses. When your daughter is in high school, homecoming is a football event which usually lasts throughout the week. It is going to celebrate the senior athletes that played football. When in college, homecoming is done to celebrate with the old alumni that went to the college years ago.

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Homecoming Dresses

Homecoming is going to happen in the fall so your daughter is going to have a dress that is a bit shorter and less formal than prom. Most of the time, girls are going to be thinking about comfort when they are picking out stylish dresses for homecoming. This is because at that time of the year, it is going to be hot outside and the school is not going to want their students to get too hot. If this happens, then they will not be able to have fun at the event. Of course, this is going to depend on the school but normally homecoming is going to be a more relaxed event. This is because it is considered to be a semi-formal event for the students.

Prom Dresses

When your daughter is in high school, prom is going to be one of the most important events that she’s going to attend. It is normally held between April and June so it is a late spring event. Prom is very formal so the dress your daughter will wear may be a little more costly than her homecoming dress. The weather is cooler at this time of the year, so more than likely, your daughter and other girls are going to wear longer, more formal dresses.

The guys at the prom are going to wear tuxedos or suits to the prom. During prom, girls are going to wear high heels while at homecoming, they usually wear a low heel or flats. This is going to be the highlight of your daughter’s life so you should really help her plan for it in advance. Guys do not think it is as important as the girls do. Therefore, the girls are going to prepare a lot more than the guys will for all of the events of the prom.

Differences between prom and homecoming

In terms of the event itself, there are several differences between prom and homecoming. The first difference is that homecoming is more of a casual event while prom is going to be a lot more formal. The second difference is that the prom is going to be done at the end of the school year while homecoming will happen a few months after school has started. The third difference is that the homecoming dresses are going to be shorter than the prom dresses. This is because they are going to be more comfortable due to the heat and that the nature of the event is semi-formal.

Those are the differences between a homecoming dress and a prom dress. We hope that this has cleared your mind already. Start shopping now and help your daughter look her best.

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This article is contributed by Katrina Fernandez

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