One of the most anticipated date nights for teens is just around the corner: Homecoming! So on a perfect St. Louis day, we gathered a group of friends at The Muny to shine the spotlight on this fall’s hottest homecoming looks.

Our ‘models’ included John Burroughs eighth-grader Natalie DeWitt, MICDS ninth-grader Lucie Baldwin, Ladue H.S. ninth-grader Blaise Summers, and Villa Duchesne 10th-grader Claire George. The girls, whose day began with a 5 a.m. wakeup call, were shuttled to hair appointments at Breeze Blow Dry Bar (breezeblowdrybar. com), where Lindsay Bush and her staff expertly worked on their tresses.

As far as the dresses go, it’s all about short, lots of lace—and even feathers! Don’t overload on jewelry—just one statement piece—and make the dress the star!