Buying a Homecoming gown can sometimes be frustrating for many reasons. Shopping in the right frame of mind and having some knowledge of the process can help. Do some research. Homecoming Dresses 2016 Before shopping for a Homecoming gown, do some homework online and have an idea of what styles and colors are trending. Doing this will prepare you for what you will be seeing at the Homecoming stores and also subconsciously nudge you to start thinking about what styles appeal to your taste.

2016 Sherri Hill 32290 High Neck Beaded Ivory Lace Two-Piece Homecoming Dress

2016 Sherri Hill 32290 High Neck Beaded Ivory Lace Two-Piece Homecoming Dress

Know your size. This can be challenging since there is not one standardized size chart for all designers. You might be a size 4 in La Femme Homecoming gowns, but a size 2 in Faviana Homecoming gowns. Most everyday clothes are cut in "missy" sizing, not "junior sizing" - this means they have a larger, more generous fit. A majority of Homecoming manufacturers make Homecoming gowns with a junior fit, a.k.a. a slimmer cut. To estimate your dress size, start by adding 1 to 2 sizes to your pant size. You won't know your true size until you start trying things on. Don't forget! Dress size and jean size are not the same, so don’t be alarmed if you are a size 6 in jeans and a size 10 in Homecoming gowns.

2016 Sherri Hill 50386 Black/Ivory Halter Backless Two Piece Homecoming Dress

2016 Sherri Hill 50386 Black/Ivory Halter Backless Two Piece Homecoming Dress

Ask for help! It is best to have some professional input when trying on Homecoming gowns. Your closest ally when shopping for a Homecoming gown is a knowledgeable sales consultant. A salesperson can guide you through the trying-on process and help find the best fit possible, as well as suggest colors and styles you might not have considered. By keeping an open mind when trying on Homecoming gowns and being open to suggestions from you sales consultant, you're sure to find a dress you love! Best of luck on your quest for your perfect Homecoming gown and happy shopping!