The homecoming dance is a tradition that has survived for over a century of societal changes. Along with the football game and parades, the formal dance is a cherished custom at high schools and universities alike.
The homecoming dance wouldn’t be the same without elegant, sophisticated, trendy or fun florals – for corsages and boutonnieres that will turn heads and make memories, call Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts.
The term corsage is of French origin, and came about during the Victorian Era. Fashionable women wore flowers on the bodice of their dress, also known as a corsage. These “bouquets des corsages” eventually had their name shortened simply to corsage. When a young lady wanted to lay claim to one of her suitors, she would pluck a flower from her bouquet, and place it into the buttonhole of his coat. The boutonniere, or “little button”, is still a complimentary piece to her flowers.
While corsages and boutonnieres have a long history, the designs of today do not need to adhere to tradition. Vivid colors, exotic flowers, and artistic accents are all trending. The wrist corsage, or wristlet, has eclipsed the traditional corsage in popularity. As its name implies, the wristlet is part bracelet, part corsag. The flowers are affixed to a decorative element of some kind – be it beads, rhinestones, or ribbons. If you want to make a fashion statement at your homecoming dance, give our designers a call!
You may also wish to consider alternative wearable flowers for the big dance – floral rings, flower leis, or floral crowns are also unique ways to accessorize your look and make you stand out from the crowd.
Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts has been providing traditional and trendy florals for every occasion for decades – and we are here to make your homecoming dance a beautiful event. Just give us a call, and our designers will get to work!