Prom Tuxedos: Classic Looks and the Latest Trends

Prom couple in black and light yellowProm is coming! You know your date is going to look amazing, and you want her to be excited about the way you look too. A Better Deal Tuxedo has everything you need to make the impression you want. We carry a huge selection of affordable formal menswear rentals and sales, including prom tuxedos at our La Jolla location. We also have all the accessories to make your look your own. A Better Deal Tuxedo has helped hundreds of young men select their prom attire. We understand it can be hard to choose, but we offer personal assistance, including measurement and tailoring, to help make the process easier. Contact us to schedule an appointment, and let us help you find the look that will take her breath away!

The First Step: Consult Your Date

It's a popular prom trend to match your accessories to the color your date is wearing. Not everyone does this, but it is a good idea to ask your date what she would prefer. Note that traditional black tie and other neutral shades will compliment anything she wears.

Tuxedo or Suit?

Many students wonder if they should wear a tuxedo or suit to prom, and are unsure about the difference. A tuxedo has satin facing on the lapel, buttons, and pockets, as well as a satin stripe running down the outer trouser leg. Tuxedos are sometimes accented with a cummerbund at the waist or a low-cut vest (waistcoat), and traditionally include a bow tie. Suits do not have satin trim and are usually worn with a long tie. They may be worn with or without a vest.

Tuxedos are obviously more formal than suits and are often the choice for a very special, dressy occasion. Since prom is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, many teens choose to mark the event by wearing a tux. 

Make an Appointment Today

Don’t wait - make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable formalwear consultants and reserve your prom rental early. A two-week turnaround is preferred, although we can usually accommodate last-minute orders.