Prom Fashion Ideas for Men

Written by najla a.y. slowe
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Prom Fashion Ideas for Men
Women love the look of a man in a suit. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

Prom night is the first time many teenagers get to dress up in evening attire and party with their peers. Much of the emphasis on prom fashion is on the women; however, men's fashion is equally important. After all, prom pictures last a lifetime and guys want to know that they looked their best. Whether wearing a tuxedo or a suit, your customised look stands out from the crowd.


The classic black tuxedo, crisp white shirt, black bowtie, black cummerbund and shiny dress shoes is the signature look for most young men on prom night. You can create your own customised look to help you stand out. Instead of the white shirt, opt for a black one, to create a trendy monochromatic look. Instead of a solid-colour shirt, look at one with a pattern or texture. For a more casual tuxedo look, forgo the cummerbund. To colour coordinate with your date, match your bowtie or necktie with her dress.

Prom Fashion Ideas for Men
Tuxedo (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)


You can wear a suit instead of the traditional tuxedo. A fitted single-breasted suit looks more modern. For a classic look, wear a dark grey or black suit. Colour suits can be worn for a more playful look. You can wear a button-down shirt, collarless shirt, polo shirt or T-shirt under your suit jacket for a casual or rock star look. For a casual prom look opt for a blazer and slacks instead of the full suit.

Prom Fashion Ideas for Men
Suits (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)


Accessories give your tuxedo or suit more personality. Accessories include your bowtie or neck tie; your watch, footwear, jewellery or hat. Bowties and neckties come in hundreds of varieties of colours, patterns and fabrics. Choose one that picks up the colour in your tuxedo, suit or shirt. Wear a watch and jewellery to customise your look or forgo them for a sharper look. A quick way to change the whole look is to wear sneakers instead of shoes--a trendy modern take on the prom look.

Prom Fashion Ideas for Men
Wear a colourful tie and vest to match your date. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

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