Men's Prom Fashion: Essential styling tips for the big night

Men's Prom Suits

Prom is a huge milestone in any young man's calendar. It's also the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal style with a brand-new outfit, but we know it can be difficult finding the suit to do just that.

However, if you're unsure of what to wear for the big event, turn to Suit Direct's guide to the best in prom attire. No matter your style or budget, allow us to do the hard work for you so you can arrive in style and be ready for an unforgettable evening with your mates.

Understanding the Basics

Your prom night is a formal occasion, however that doesn't mean you need to play by the rulebook. Unless your prom's venue has a strict dress code to follow, you can choose from a variety of prom suits suited to both your personal style and budget.

Men's tuxedos: For those who love a classic ensemble, it has to be the failsafe tuxedo. This traditional suit can create a sleek, slim-fitting silhouette and looks great paired with silver accessories and black brogues.

Men's three-piece suits: A truly versatile look to suit all styles. Whether you prefer a modernist approach in comfortable linen from Alexandre of England, something a little understated and contemporary, or a truly classic checked suit from Antique Rogue, a three-piece suit is a must-have in any man's wardrobe.

Men's dinner jackets: Similar to the tuxedo, dinner suits are highly sophisticated and the perfect addition to any prom night. A dinner suit creates an ideal opportunity to don a classic bow-tie for instant polish.

Trends in Prom Suits

Men's fashion trends forever change with the seasons, meaning prom suits aren't exempt. These days, many men still choose to opt for traditional suits such as the classic tuxedo or a checked three-piece option, as they easily stand the test of time.

If you're after something more contemporary, or prefer to stand out from the crowd, look to these colourways and patterns:

Men's black suits: Black suits never go out of fashion, and for good reason - they look polished no matter the occasion. From classic styles to more contemporary, slim-line options, there truly is something for everyone.

Men's green suits: Green suits are having a moment, especially given there's an array of shades and cuts to choose from. Are you more mossy green, or bottle green? Take your pick for your big night.

Men's grey suits: After something a little more formal with a modern edge? A grey suit can do wonders for your modernist wardrobe.

Men's patterned suits: Whether you opt for a humble check or a traditional tweed, showcase your personal style with a patterned number and let it do the talking with minimal accessories.

Coordinate with Your Date

Are you heading to your prom with a partner in tow? If so, lean on them for dress code ideas! Before the big event, speak to your date about their choice of outfit and complement it with your own.

Instead of completely mirroring your partner's entire look, allow your choice of colourway or material to harmonise with their outfit. Colour theory is a great tool to decide on what shade you should be wearing to complement your partner's ensemble.

For example: are they thinking of wearing shades of red or pink? Dress in muted green tones, or keep it simple with a classic black suit. Above all, staying true to your personal style will make you feel more confident and comfortable at the event.

Accessorising your Prom Suit

Accessories can make or break any outfit, especially on prom night. For the best in men's accessories, look no further than Suit Direct's variety of standout pieces. From smart shoes to classic pocket squares for added detail, be sure to stand out for all the right reasons.

Men's ties: A tie always adds polish to any suit, whatever the occasion. While you can't go wrong with a classic black tie, you could also shake things up adding texture with a knitted tie or, depending on your personal style, go bold with a pattern-clashing piece.

Men's cufflinks: If you've opted for a double-cuff shirt, cufflinks are a must-have and a great way to pack a subtle statement. Opt for solid brass ones featuring mother of pearl or onyx and add an edge to your prom attire.

Men's pocket squares: Add a pop of colour to your suit jacket with a pocket square in your chest pocket. Go bold with Limehaus' paisley patterns, or classic with a pop of everyday red.

Men's shoes: Whether you opt for smart brogues or laid-back trainers, this is your chance to show off your personal style and treat yourself to a brand-new pair of shoes for such a special occasion.

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