Do’s and Don’ts of Prom Fashion for Young Men

Do’s and Don’ts of Prom Fashion for Young Men

Prom season is here, and young men everywhere want to create the perfect look to match and impress their prom dates. However, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with fashion do’s and don’ts for the  dance. Read on for tips to follow when gearing up for prom. 

Do’s of Prom Fashion

Prom fashion doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some tips for what you should do when creating a prom look: 

Wear a well-fitted tuxedo.

You’re trying to look your best. Find a suit that fits, and — if you can swing it — get it tailored. Nothing will give you more confidence than a well-fitted tuxedo. If a tuxedo is outside your budget, add lapels to a suit to create a tuxedo look. 

Consider colors and patterns.

Standing out in fashion is about the subtle touches you add to your look. Consider complementary colors and patterns when choosing prom accessories

Pay attention to grooming.

Nothing ruins a good look like greasy hair or unruly facial hair. Pay close attention to grooming before the dance so you’ll look your best in all areas. And please shower. Your date will thank you.

Choose appropriate footwear.

While your suit needs to fit for the sake of your look, your shoes need to fit for the sake of your feet. Find shoes that are comfortable enough to dance in that match your suit or accessories. 

Don’ts of Prom Fashion

Next, we’ll go over the things you should avoid doing when preparing for prom. If you don’t want to commit a prom fashion faux pas, follow this advice: 

Steer clear of distracting accessories.

There is such a thing as standing out in a bad way. When choosing accessories, stick to colors that go with what you’re wearing and classic patterns that enhance your look. 

Say “no” to casual clothing.

Your jacket, pants, shirt and accessories should all fit under the formalwear category. Honor this big night by dressing appropriately for the event. 

Skip the sneakers or flip-flops.

The worst thing you can do is put together the perfect outfit and ruin it with your choice of shoes. If you’re not into formal dress shoes, consider loafers as an option. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice.

Many men have done this before, and they can be great to go to for advice. Consider asking a stylish relative or a close friend for tips if you feel lost. 

For most young men, prom is a once- or twice-in-a-lifetime experience. Getting the perfect look together plays a role in making it a great night. Choose the right suit and accessories, and you’ll be on the right track. The Lapel Project is here to help you do prom in style. We make men’s fashion accessible, affordable and flexible with bow ties, custom lapels and more. Connect with us online to get started. 

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