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How Do I Accessorize for Prom?

You’ve got your tuxedo for prom, limousine arrangements, and you’re looking forward to dancing the night away—but you aren’t quite ready for the big night just yet! There are plenty of details you shouldn’t overlook, including accessories that elevate your attire to the next level. We understand that choosing a prom outfit can be stressful if you’ve never picked out formalwear before, but Buy4LessTuxedo is here to help out.

Stay Classy: Bow Tie and Cufflinks

You can’t go wrong with your classic black-and-white look, especially if you find yourself overwhelmed by the virtually limitless choices out there. Add a black bow tie and black cummerbund to a black tuxedo that fits your frame well, and you’re sure to look as spiffy as ever.

To incorporate some subtle texture and visual appeal, choose a patterned bow tie instead of a solid black. Then, add a pair of cufflinks that are either silver or gold in color. Whichever metal you go with, make sure the other metals in your outfit match, including your watch, tie bar, and belt buckle. Finish off the look with black leather shoes and perhaps a boutonniere for a splash of color. This leads us to our next point:

Stand Out: Pops of Color

If you’re leaning toward something a bit more daring than the tried-and-true mainstays, don’t be afraid to be bold and wild with your prom look! Most proms have a semi-formal dress code, though it typically isn’t strictly enforced. You can add color to a neutral tuxedo with your shoes. If your prom skews less formal, swap the shiny shoes for a pair of preppy suede loafers, leather sneaks, or retro Chelsea boots. These styles, once again, roll into our next consideration:

Go Retro: Suspenders and Vest

Suspenders and a vest add a cool, vintage vibe to your ensemble. A patterned grey suit looks stellar with a solid white shirt, matching patterned vest, black tie, suspenders, and leather shoes. You can take off the jacket if you get too warm, but preserve the polished look with the vest.

Get in Sync: Coordinate with Date or Friends

Rather than matching outfits or colors exactly with your date or friends, make sure your look simply complements theirs. This can be achieved by selecting a matching boutonniere, pocket square, or tie in the same color as your date’s attire. Also, if you’re having some trouble deciding on your outfit, knowing what your friends are wearing can help be a source of inspiration and narrow down your choices.

Above all else, the most important thing about choosing your prom outfit is selecting pieces and accessories that make you feel confident about yourself! Fortunately, we can help you do just that. For accessories or tuxedo shirts for sale, contact Buy4LessTuxedo today!