The Classic Short Dress 

The classic short dress suits most shapes, but needs to show fabulous pins, so if your legs are not your best feature you should opt for a different style, but do not worry, we are here to show you which one. If you have fabulous legs, then the short homecoming dress will make you feel like the queen! The short dress can be fitted, this style suits petite or hour glass shapes, backless and full of embellishments, which would suit apples with great legs, as this would detract from your middle 'problem' area. The shorter style can be worn with skyscraper heels or ballet style pumps depending on your desired effect, but don't forget... you may want to dance so choose a style that you can both walk and dance in and always consider the height of your date as you may not want to tower over him!

The Ballerina Dress 

The ballerina style dress is usually corseted on the bodice, can be highly embellished with sequins and beads and features a tutu style skirt. It is very feminine and can come in a variety of bold bright colours or neutral shades. This style also needs fabulous pins if you opt for a shorter style but can be worn longer, either ¾ lengths or full length for those who wish to only show a little leg. The ballerina homecoming dress can suit ALL body shapes as the corseted bodice is very flattering on apple shapes as well as petites and hourglass body types.

The Hi-Low Dress 

This style of dress features many different varieties of bodice, it can be halter neck, sweetheart neckline or strappy, but always has a higher hem at the front than the back. This style of gown creates the illusion of height on even the smallest of statures so can be great for petites. The high low dress is the fashionista choice for homecoming, it has been seen on many a catwalk over this season and is featured in many homecoming, prom and bridal showcases. The high low dress also requires a good pair of legs though but doesn't need to be too short at the front of you are happy with your legs from your knees down.

There are thousands of dresses to choose from on-line, have you tried social shopping yet? With social shopping you can search and hashtag your homecomings finds and share them with your friends or new friends that you may make through these sites. Alternatively you can look what is happening in other countries? Have you thought about searching styles from the U.K? Why not try and search Prom dresses to see what's hot from over the pond right now and really stand out from the crowd!