If you and your prom date are absolutely on board with coordinating your prom outfits, then you’re going to want to make sure that your matching or complementary colors are styled the right way. The last thing you want your prom experience to be memorable for is an accidental color clash with your date!
So, how exactly do you go about making sure that your dress matches or coordinates with your prom date’s tuxedo? How are you planning to make this dream-combo happen? If you’re a little unsure, that’s okay, we’ve put together a fun little guide to give you a few tips and tricks that might make your prom-dress-to-tuxedo-coordination process just a little bit easier.
Check out some of our advice below for putting together an absolutely smashing prom dress and tuxedo pairing!
Pick the Dress You Want, Then Add in the Tux
Okay, we know this sounds selfish, but above all, we recommend that you start with the dress first. Sure, the tuxedo is important too (especially if your date has an eye for fashion) but matching a tux to a dress is a lot easier than the other way around. We recommend checking out JJ’s House for your absolute dream prom dress – they have every color, size (plus size, too!), cut, and design you could ever want out of prom dresses. Pick your ideal dress – the one that makes you feel drop dead gorgeous – and then work together with your date to help pick out a tux that coordinates.
Take Your Dress to the Tux Shop
This is the absolute best way to guarantee that you’re getting the right colors. If you plan to really match with your date, you’re going to want to ensure that you’re bringing in a sample of your dress (maybe a spare piece of fabric if you’ve had the dress altered) or the entire dress into the tux shop. Bringing in a picture can sometimes be deceiving because the colors on the screen can mess up. This is the best way to ensure you’re getting exactly the right colors!
Coordinate with Accessories
If you don’t want to be too matchy and simply want to go for a complementary, coordinating look (sans the exact shades and hues of red or blue or whatever you choose), then taking the tux with you to accessory shop is an excellent way to ensure coordination. With this, you can likely just bring a photo along instead of the entire tux (unless this tux color and style are unique, then you might want to play it safe and bring it with you!)
Try to Get Creative
Complementing your outfits is entirely up to you both. Make sure you’re working together to get a look that you’re both interested and can both be happy with, but don’t be afraid to be creative. Try something new, look at magazines together, check out JJ’s House for your dress ideas early and get your date’s take on it, too. No matter what you decide, just remember to have fun, work as a team, and create a beautiful ensemble you’ll both be happy, comfortable, and excited to wear!