When is Prom Season 2023?
In the UK, secondary school prom season spans May to July; towards the end of the summer term. In England, prom is usually held for students at the end of Year 11, and in some schools at the end of Year 13.
What to wear to prom for men
THE CLASSIC BLACK SUIT
You can't go wrong with a black suit for prom. Make the perfect impression with Everyday Occasions' classic design touches, tailored silhouette, and timeless dark colour palette that coordinates perfectly with every colour of shirt and tie.
What's more, if you're after that elegant tuxedo vibe without investing in a full dinner suit, simply pair the black Everyday Occasions suit with the requisite bow tie and crisp white shirt. You can even mix up your 'tux' – add a waistcoat or wing-collar shirt for stand-out prom style. The best part? Switch up your shirt, tie and pocket square, and your makeshift prom tux returns to a versatile wardrobe staple for all of life's occasions to come, from job interviews to formal events.
THE SMART AND CONTEMPORARY SUIT
Modernise your prom style with a contemporary navy blue take on a classic cut suit. If you're feeling like a black or charcoal prom suit is too old-school for you, the navy Everyday Occasions suit brings a touch of colour that's still super smart.
Elevate your navy suit by adding a navy waistcoat into the mix, which will keep you looking put together even after you shed the jacket on the dance floor. Navy is just as versatile as black, so pair this prom suit with any accessory in the Everyday Occasions range, from a smart pink tie to tan leather brogues, and you won't put a foot wrong.
THE TRENDING TONAL SUIT
Got your eye on this year's tailoring trends? Then you'll know that tonal suiting is IN. For a prom look that'll turn heads, the blue Everyday Occasions suit offers formality and style in equal measure, and pairing yours with a pale blue shirt creates an all-blue prom look that'll rake in the style points.
Don't be afraid to go all out and pair with a navy pocket square and tie, or make like this season's tailoring tastemakers and ditch the tie altogether – leaving your top shirt button open for comfort that still cuts a smart silhouette.
Prom styling tips for men
Your prom suit is the perfect opportunity to make a style statement, so don't be afraid to go all-out on a style or colour you haven't worn before. However, accessorise wisely to enhance your look rather than overpower it! A carefully chosen tie, pocket square, tie clip or watch can add a touch of sophistication.
Waistcoats are optional for prom, but keep in mind they can keep your look smart if you plan to ditch your suit jacket on the dance floor!
Coordinate with your date; choose a tie, pocket square or shirt that complements your date's outfit or the theme of the prom.
The fit of your suit is key, and an ill-fitting suit can jeopardise your whole look! If you're not sure on your exact measurements, head to your local Suit Direct for a free 1-1 styling appointment with our in-store experts.
Our most important styling tip is to wear your suit with confidence! Stand tall, own your style, and enjoy prom night!