PROM TUXEDOS 101: FIT COMES FIRST
As your prom style advisers, we recommend that you save the suit for graduation. When it comes to prom, take it up a notch and go for the tuxedo. Prom tux rental styles can range from modern fit, to more classic styles—and come in a range of colours to coordinate with your date. Whatever style you choose, be sure you put fit at the top of your list.
Finding the right cut for your body type—slim, tall, stocky, athletic, etc.— will make a real difference you can see. Here are some general guidelines to help find the right fit for your prom tux rental.
If you’re average height and build
You’re lucky, you have options. Almost any tuxedo will look good on you—including the slim-fit look that’s trending right now.
If you’re tall and slim
Your goal is to counter the vertical lines created by your natural silhouette. Consider the Ralph Lauren Three-Button Super 100s Notch Lapel to show off your height. Go for a single-breasted prom tuxedo with slightly more padded shoulders, notched lapels and a fitted waist to enhance your physique.
If you’re short and stocky
Go with a shawl collar and single-breasted tux rental styles, preferably with a single button set low to create the illusion of a longer, leaner torso. Look for dark fabrics with a smooth texture; they tend to be the most slimming. Browse the Calvin Klein Two-Button Pinstripe to elongate your silhouette.
If you’re short and thin
Make sure your jacket is not too long. Anything over-sized or elongated will make you look shorter. Look at prom tuxedos with a higher stance, like the Wilke-Rodriguez Two-Button Satin Edge Notch Lapel or the BLACK by Vera Wang Two-Button Gray Super 120s Notch Lapel.
If you’re tall and athletically built
Consider prom tuxedos with a smooth, thin collar with notched or peaked lapels. A broad chest and big shoulders will look great in a well-tailored, single-breasted tux, ideally with a two-button jacket. Look for jackets that are more shaped at the waist to create a v-shaped silhouette. Check out the the Calvin Klein Gray Two-Button Super 110s Satin Edge Peak Lapel or the Black by Vera Wang Black Tuxedo.
Finishing Touches: Accessories
Every detail counts. Complete your look with a colour-coordinated pocket silk, and get mileage beyond prom night for future formal events. You might also consider a solid satin tie for a more customized ensemble. And, remember to pick up a fun pair of socks for head-to-toe style.
The expert wardrobe consultants at your local Moores® store will be more than happy to help you find the right prom tuxedo rental for your body type. We’ve got a full range of colours, styles, and the expertise to help you look your best on prom night.