Once you’ve made it through the Promposal and she’s said “yes”, nothing will impress her more than a classically well-done tuxedo.
For most guys of any age, life gives you very few chances to rock a tux–so enjoy it! This is also the reason nearly everyone chooses to rent versus buy a tuxedo for prom.
Tips for unforgettable Prom (and Prom Tuxedo)
Get Fitted Early for Your Prom Tuxedo Rental
You’ll want to reserve your tuxedo at least a month before prom to make sure you have the greatest possible selection to choose from and plenty of time for it to arrive.
Pro Tip: Bring your date or a piece of fabric from her dress to match your tie, vest, etc.
Choose Your Prom Style
Look online at styles you like before arriving to have an idea of what direction you want to go. The store will have experts on site to make recommendations on styles and designers based on your budget, body type, and desired look so don’t stress out if you’re not sure before you arrive.
Here is a sampling of prom tuxedo and formal suit styles available at Camille’s
What’s the Most Popular Style?
The Michael Kors Slim Fit and Ultra Slim Fit Tuxedos are easily the most popular in both the Berkley Tuxedo and Sterling Suits in black, navy and steel grey.
Why slim fit?
While it’s true less fabric is used in the tailoring of a slim fit ensemble, the cuts are generous enough to provide a very comfortable fit. And since a slim fit is going to fit closer to your natural body shape, the result is a flattering look that accentuates your form and looks similar to an expensive, tailored-to-fit ensemble.
Pro Tip: Slim fit styles may be worn by lots of body types while providing a contemporary look. This style will enhance and flatter your physique.
Should you go with a Bow Tie or Neck Tie?
Because “no tie” is not an option when it comes to formal wear for prom.
No matter which tie you choose, always match it to the vest you are wearing. So what color vest should you get, you ask? That’s a question for your prom date, who will most likely be in charge of matching your colors to her prom dress.
Pre-Tied Bow Tie – Every color imaginable available
Pre-Tied Windsor Tie – A respectable choice
Choose a Designer Prom Tuxedo
Styles from “budget” to “diamond plus” are available at Camille’s of Wilmington
- MICHAEL KORS
- CALVIN KLEIN
- LAUREN RALPH LAUREN
- TONY BOWLS
- JEAN YVES
Prom Tuxedo Accessories
There can be a lot to consider “accessory wise” when renting a tuxedo that fits your style and comfort. We’re happy to help you choose the right accessories for your style and budget.
- Shoes – Always rent unless you happen to have perfectly polished shoes to match your tux
- Vest – You’ll want to match with your prom date
- Shirt – Select a tuxedo or suit fit and choose a color and fabric
- Pocket Square – A nice touch of class to finish your look
- Cufflinks – A prominent accessory once you take off your jacket to dance!
- Cummerbund – Best worn with a tuxedo versus a suit
- Bow Tie – If you go this route, make sure it’s the same color as your vest
Pro Tip: Keep track of everything in your tuxedo rental bag, especially the small stuff like the tie and cufflink and return the tuxedo as soon as you can after Prom. Don’t worry about laundering, we take care of that.
Getting measured for a tuxedo doesn’t take longer than a few minutes. Someone on the Camille’s team will take eight different measurements to ensure a perfect fit:
- Sleeve length
Pro Tip: Measurements should not be more than 30 days old to ensure an accurate fit.
We’d love to help you get fitted in your perfect tux for prom! Mention this blog and save $40 off your rental!