These Cocktail Dresses Are Perfect for Your Homecoming Dance



Calling all high school girls! If your worst nightmare involves showing up to your school's homecoming dance only to find out you wore the same dress as your classmate, this one's for you. To avoid such a cringe-worthy situation, we put ourselves in your shoes to scour the (virtual) racks for the cocktail dresses of your homecoming dreams. Your friends and classmates know you as one of the most stylish people, and now is the best moment to show off your sterling knowledge of what's cool by wearing a trend no one else has tried yet or that up-and-coming label everyone is talking about.

If we had to go back to our high school days, we totally would have picked out these dresses to wear to school dances and beyond. Cocktail dresses are so versatile for all kinds of occasions, so you might as well make it worth your while and buy a piece that will last. 

Keep reading to shop the cocktail dresses that feel so fresh for your homecoming dance (and all your other occasions).

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.