Special Occasion Dresses
Designer: Sherri Hill
A senior prom, a sorority formal, a family wedding, a homecoming dance—there are quite a few occasions in a young woman’s life that offer you the chance to wear a fabulous dress! Sometimes shopping for that dress is just as much fun as the big night itself.
Everyone wants to look and feel their best when heading off to what will undoubtedly be a memorable event, and the Wedding Shoppe offers a stunning variety of prom gowns, homecoming dresses, and special occasion styles to suit each and every one of those moments.
With so many different styles, silhouettes, fabrics, and colors to choose from, it’s easy to find the dress you want and make the type of fashion statement that reflects your unique personality!
Prom dresses come in virtually every silhouette, fabric, and color that you can think of, and there are a variety of designers out there that cater to designing for this unique and special event. From the bold patterns of Rachel Allan to the red carpet ready styling of Sherri Hill to the sheer and utter beauty of Paparazzi by Mori Lee, prom designers know what young women want.
The length of your look may be dictated by the formality of the event you’re attending—if it’s a formal event, you’ll want a long gown, if it’s a semi-formal affair you can go short—but the details, cut, color, and overall appearance are completely up to you! Some girls may dream of wearing a princess-inspired ball gown in sheer tulle; others may want a sophisticated, sexy look with cut out details, a crop top, or ornate beading. The Wedding Shoppe has it all!
When it comes time to find a style for your homecoming dance, make sure you don’t hit that store at the mall that all of the other girls are going to—the last thing you want is to show up in a dress that someone else is already wearing! Check out brands like Sticks & Stones for fun and flirty party gowns or Alyce Paris for short and sexy styles with a sophisticated edge. With prices that start just over $100, you can’t afford to miss the great selection of homecoming dresses at the Wedding Shoppe!
The perfect color.
At the Wedding Shoppe, you can sort and search for items by a variety of different parameters, such as color, size, style, neckline, and fabric. If you’re certain you want to wear blue, simply click on the color selection to see all of the styles that come in blue. It’s that easy! If you’re shopping by silhouette, by fabric, or by designer, keep in mind that many prom gowns and homecoming dresses come in multiple colors. If you fall in love with a silhouette, click on it to see the details—it’s likely that the style you love comes in additional colors!
The perfect silhouette.
If you’re the type of fashionista who knows exactly what she wants, knows what shapes to avoid, or knows what silhouettes are most flattering on her body, you can narrow your search selection by silhouette. Do you have your heart set on a chic sheath silhouette? Have you already decided that you want a mermaid gown? If you know what you want, try sorting by style.
Shopping Tip: A-line is a universally flattering silhouette!
In addition to silhouette, you can sort and search for items by neckline. Find the perfect sweetheart neck ball gown, find a sexy sheath in a plunging V-neck, or locate a sleeveless scoop neckline if you want a bra-friendly fit. In order to search by neckline, simply click on the drop-down boxes on the left side of the page. If the only decision you’ve made so far is the length you want, you can search that way too!
The perfect fabric.
Are you ready for an ultra-glamorous look that’s covered in sequins or looking for a dreamy, princess-inspired ball gown in netting or tulle? If you know what fabrics you like, or which ones you don’t, try narrowing your search by fabric. The Wedding Shoppe offers a wide range of beautiful fabrics, such as chiffon, satin, taffeta, and lace, and you can cut down on your search time by searching only for the fabrics that you find the most flattering or appropriate for your event.
Don’t be too narrow minded though—lots of girls find the perfect design by sorting through a wide variety of different looks rather than focusing on any one specific color, fabric, or style.
The perfect fit.
You don’t have to be afraid to order your homecoming dress or prom dress online if you know your proper measurements. Each designer offers a convenient and useful size chart, and customers are highly encouraged to use it before purchasing any garment. Consult the measurement guide for specific instructions on how to take your measurements properly and be sure to check the designer’s size chart before placing your order so that you can make sure you pick the perfect size.
Remember that when following a size chart, you should always order your design in the size that fits your largest measurement. You can always have a seamstress or a tailor shorten the length or take in a seam if a certain area feels too loose, but you can’t add fabric where it doesn’t already exist! A size chart for each designer can be found just below the size selection drop-down menu. Consult that size chart in order to find the perfect style in the perfect fit.
Bags and shoes are just as important as the dress.
Once you’ve found the perfect dress, it’s time to accessorize! For many girls and young women, it’s much easier (and sometimes a lot more fun) to pick out the perfect shoes and the handbag that can carry all of your must-haves for that special night out. Check out the Wedding Shoppe for a chic selection of handbags, clutch bags, and party shoes that will complement your design and create a stunning look from head to toe.
If you’re looking to add a little something special to your dress, the Wedding Shoppe also offers a variety of colorful garter belts. With a long gown, the addition of a garter belt adds a sexy touch that only you have to know is there!
Don't forget the extras!
There’s a reason why celebrities always look so good on the red carpet. It’s because they usually have an A-list stylist helping them get ready and showing them the secrets and tricks of the trade. Even without a personal stylist, you can look like you’ve been styled by the best, as long as you have a few handy extras in your beauty arsenal.
If you’re wearing a strapless style, a two-piece design, or a sexy silhouette with cut outs, you may want to consider picking up some fashion tape. With a little bit of tape strategically placed in the right spot, you can make sure your dress stays put and looks perfect all night long.
Other convenient extras you may want to have on hand include deodorant removing sponges and lint removing sheets. Don’t step out of the house or take any photos until you’ve checked for deodorant marks under your arm and removed any pet hair or lint that might have clung to your dress.
When you’re ready to find the perfect prom, homecoming, or special occasion dress, check out the incredible selection of high-quality, affordable designs that the Wedding Shoppe has to offer. From a short sequin style to a beaded ball gown, you’re sure to find the look that’s just right for you!