March 10, 2013

Consider Wearing A White Prom Tuxedo For The Big Night

Think you can rock this tux?

Think you can rock this tux?

Spring season approaches and so do warmer days. This also means it’s time for high school dances and prom nights. 

A majority of young men will be visiting shops and browsing online tuxedo stores to try on their first tux.  All too often, they choose the quintessential black color when it comes to selecting pieces of men’s formal wear, ignoring all the meaningful implications related to the special event that they’re attending. The high school promenade is an occasion of resounding innocence and a transition into unknown beginnings.  What better way to complement these nuances than by wearing a white prom tuxedo?  Having a white tux will keep you cool for spring’s heat and will definitely make you stand out during the entire night.  Check out some of these renditions of white formal wear for prom:

When it comes to any event and, in particular, any tuxedo, choosing the right style of lapel is important and after determining whether you want to sport a shawl, notch, or peak lapel, it is now time to choose the colors. With a white tux, you have a whole selection of matching white or colored lapels. Perhaps, offsetting the white tuxedo with an edge of black, will help keep you from looking too plain. If you’re thinking of matching your prom date’s hot pink dress, a white tuxedo with rose color lapel might be something to consider.

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As for your outfit’s mid-section, there are the 2 or 3 button tuxedo options that fit different physiques.  Typically, 3 button tuxes work best for taller and slimmer men. The illusion formed by the straight row of buttons gives off a sleeker and nobler look. It’s considered an adaptable form, but will also exaggerate individual features if worn by someone who has a bulkier appearance. The 2 button tux is more universal, working well with a wider range of builds.  Considered to be a timeless style, two buttons will guarantee a sensible appearance that’s undeniably striking.

You won't be able to keep your date off of you.

You won’t be able to keep your date off of you.

The hardest decision to make when contemplating your commitment to a white tuxedo is whether or not to go all white. The best way to go all white is with a three-piece tux, which allows you to complement your prom date’s outfit, especially if she happens to be wearing a brightly colored dress.    If you want some splashes of color to your prom outfit,  then you either sport dark tuxedo pants (creating more of a dinner party look) or go with colored trim and lapels.  Another option is to wear a colored bow tie or cummerbund, making your otherwise all-white ensemble even more unique and noticeable.

Overall, a few might consider it tacky to adorn white on prom night, but there are appropriate reasons why that’s far from the truth.  White is the perfect complement to everything a young man is experiencing on the night of his prom and depending on your understanding of how to render this tuxedo, you’ll be able to look stylish without making a fashion faux pas. Don’t let “playing safe” turn you away from choosing bold formal wear. White can truly be just as elegant as black.

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