Homecoming: Simple ways to save on your style


Clara Cozort

Look your best without spending the most!

Bri Hendriksen, Fashion editor


With the Homecoming dance just around the corner, CHS females may struggle to dig up dresses that fit their style and budget. With a ton of stores spread throughout and around Carlisle, finding the perfect dress takes a bit of searching.

Amanda Padilla, a sophomore said “I usually shop for my formal dresses at Macy’s.”

Although stores such as Macy’s offer a great selection, prices may get in the way. Stores such as TJ Maxx, Debbs and Boscov’s offer great deals year round that can fit every budget. At Ross a multitude of racks covered in dresses that range from $10.99 to $29.99 can help anyone find a dress without breaking the bank.

While price matters, so do style and color. Finding a dress that accentuates the body and catches eyes in a positive way is important when going to a dance.

“Warm, rich colors like burgundy and dark blue are really in right now,” Megan Habeck, a senior said.

Saving money on dresses this season means extra cash to spend on accessories. Stores like Ross, Forever21, and Charlotte Russe offer great deals on jewelry and shoes. Studs, sparkles and animal print are popular among shoe styles this past year and can add flair to any dress.

Junior, Olivia Patterson says when looking for shoes, “I look for height.”

Adding a cute pair of heels can give any girl that super model height and help them complete their outfit. As for jewelry, simple is the best way to go. When wearing a flashy dress, don’t overdo the look by over accessorizing, that way the overall outfit is more sophisticated.

Finding the perfect style and fit is a trial and error process. When it comes to uncovering homecoming dresses, don’t be afraid to take risks. The dress that you thought would never look flattering might actually be the perfect choice.


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