Aside from making you look like a penguin, the traditional tux can also make you look like every other guy at the prom. Black jacket, white shirt, black bowtie. It takes all the fun out of the memorable night and doesn’t allow you to express your personal style.
By simply making a few different choices, you can create a look that’s all your own and stand out from the crowd on prom night. Here are a few tips for how you can do it:
Add a Pop of Color
Black and white are the traditional colors, but they aren’t your only options. Contemporary tuxes include an array of color options, including the cummerbund, bowtie, and pocket square. Choose bold colors like bright red or even neon green or pink to really stand out. You could even have fun with mixing colors (a red bowtie and a purple cummerbund) or trying patterns (polka dot bowtie, anyone?).
Go Bold with Color
If accessorizing with color isn’t enough for you, go ahead and be bold and choose a tux in a totally different color.Powder blue tuxes were once all the rage. You can bring it back or try a different color. Think about how you’ll look showing up in a red tux! If that’s too much for you, even a subdued color like white will stand out.
You don’t have to make a big splash to show off a little personality. Accessories like cuff links, pocket square, and boutonnieres all give you the chance to showcase your personal style. Play around with your options and have fun with it!
You don’t have to look like every other guy at the prom in your black-and-white uniform tux. Experiment with these options to create your own personal look and stand out from the crowd on your big night.