Now is the time to start looking for 2022 prom and homecoming dresses. Allow yourself plenty of time so you can relax and enjoy looking at all those wonderful dresses before deciding which one will be perfectly right.
Before you start looking for your prom or homecoming dress, you should know whether you want to go full formal, semi-formal, or dressy casual. Most high school proms are full formal, so this is the ideal occasion to wear that full length ball gown you’ve always wanted, or the kind of sophisticated formal dress you’d save for the most gorgeous occasions.
A homecoming dance or celebration is often less formal, however the dress code will vary depending on the event and your school’s tradition. Asking senior students or grads, if you know any, is the greatest method to obtain a sense of what kind of attire will be most acceptable.
This is the time of year when the big trends for the upcoming season begin to emerge. There are several looks that are shaping up to be the big trends for 2022, so you’ll have lots of options.
Fashion Trends for Prom and Homecoming in 2022
The color black is the new black. Of course, classic black never goes out of style, but the classy black dress will be one of the most popular prom trends in 2022. The major focus is on slinky forms with beautiful floor-length skirts. Bold, dramatic black and white will also be popular, especially the traditional black and white paneled bodice with a solid white A-line skirt. There will also be basic black gowns with striking white embellishments.
Winter white is still a popular trend, especially when paired with silvery beads and accents.
Colors for 2022 will be bright and eye-catching.
Soft pastels have made way for bold rich reds, bright blues, gleaming golds, sunset yellows, and even tart citrus orange tones. If you prefer to experiment with color, this is the year to use striking contrasts of two or more bright colors.
The beautiful Grecian-style gown is expected to be a particularly fashionable look for the 2022 season, following Kelly Clarkson’s gorgeous gold silk gown at the VMA Awards in August. If you have a fantastic figure, now is the time to flaunt it!
Strapless ball dresses were the big attraction at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards, worn by everyone from ‘Sex and the City’ star Kim Kattrall to ‘Friends’ fave Lisa Kudrow, so expect to see a lot of this stunning celebrity style in the next prom season.
The fabrics will be gleaming, shiny, and glamorous, with satin and silk taking center stage. We’ll also see a lot of chiffon, taffeta, and lovely organza.
Beads, sequins, rhinestones, glitter, embroidery, and custom details will also be popular, so if you want a little glitz, this is the year for you. There will be numerous beaded necklines and embellished bodices. Extravagantly romantic lace, ribbons, tie-backs, and bows will also be popular.
There is no single clear trend in hemlines; anything goes, whether it’s a full floor length skirt, tea length, short or daringly short. From cheeky handkerchief hems to traditional A-line forms, long skirts with trains, wacky asymmetrical hemlines, sensual slit dresses, and even exquisite ballerina skirts, we’ll see it all. It’s simply a matter of selecting the skirt form and length that flatters your physique and highlights your attributes.
Accessories for Prom and Homecoming
Beads and embroidery will also be popular prom and homecoming accessories. Beautifully crafted beaded and embroidered purses and shawls will be available to accent the season’s outfits.
Strappy mid to high-heeled shoes are always a good choice for evening dress. When choosing your shoes, keep in mind that you don’t just want to look great; you also want to be able to dance all night, so opt for evening shoes that are both comfortable and stylish.
Ballet shoes are an alternate shoe design that will make an unexpected entrance in 2006. There will be a lot of prom shoes in ballet designs, but there’s no reason you can’t wear true ballet shoes, which are cheap and easy to find. They’ll look incredibly stunning in the appropriate gown.