By: Emily Rutsky Whether it’s from a store, online, or borrowed from a friend, this year’s homecoming dance saw a big selection of dresses. Not many people had the same dress, which is very surprising because Eisenhower’s homecoming was fairly early this year. One might expect a small selection of dresses in stores, but there happened to be many from which to choose.
One could say this year’s most popular dress colors were burgundy and black because there was a good amount of people wearing dresses in those colors. Some people even wore dresses that fit very well with the fall homecoming theme. The styles of dresses were very unique also, such as the two-piece dress. A throwback to the ‘90’s, the two-piece dresses have been becoming more and more popular throughout the years and this dance saw many people wearing that style in a variety of colors.
The Squire interviewed Jocelyn Courtney for her opinion on this year’s homecoming dresses.
The Squire: Where did you get your dress?
Jocelyn Courtney: I got my dress from JC Penney’s in the Erie mall.
TS: How many dresses did you try on before you picked the one you wore?
JC: I tried on three.
TS: How did you pick your dress?
JC: I picked the three dresses that I really liked and tried them on. At first I was going to pick a different dress, but, as I considered my options, I felt more and more in love with the one I chose.
TS: What color and style was your dress?
JC: My dress was green lace with ivory colored fabric underneath. It was an off the shoulder dress with a sweetheart neckline.
TS: What do you think of the selection of dresses this year?
JC: I thought they were very unique. Not many people had the same or similar dresses.
TS: How did you match with your date?
JC: I wore black high heels with my dress. My date had on a black shirt and pants with a silver tie. We had corsages and boutonnieres with white roses and silver accents. So we matched pretty well.
The unique variety of dresses at this year’s homecoming dance was just one element that made the dance a night to remember. It will be interesting to see how the styles of dresses change or evolve throughout the year, as students could be prom dress shopping in just a few short months!