Lady-Approved Dude Prom Looks (That Don’t Involve A Tux)

You might’ve noticed that we can’t stop talking about prom. Even though we’ve covered everything from affordable dresses to celebrity-inspired hairstyles, we’ve just barely scraped the surface—particularly in the dude department. If you’re a guy looking for style tips for the big night (or his date looking for some much-needed advice!), you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got head-to-toe ensembles that’ll have you lookin’ sharp on prom night, and, no, none of these looks involve a tux. (You’re welcome.)


A traditional (and awesome) prom look!
Photo: Zara/Gargyle/J.Crew

For the guy that wants to look traditionally handsome, we recommend this killer gray suit from Zara ($238.00) that has a contrasting black collar along the top. Finish the look with crisp white, round collar shirt ($49.90), a skinny black tie ($69.50), polka dot pocket square (or one that matches her gown) ($45.00), sleek black oxfords ($338.00), and call it a day!


A comfier prom look.
Photo: Topman/Foot Locker/

For the anti-prom dude, we understand that comfort is KEY. We’re super into this wine Topman suit (love how they cuffed the pants!) ($400.00) with a matching gingham shirt ($48.00). For accessories, we suggest a square knit tie ($24.95), light gray Chucks ($34.99) and a hefty beard. No socks required!


A traditional (and awesome) prom look!
Photo: Zara/J.Crew

For some guys dressing up is actually fun, so we thought the fashion dudes would get a major kick out of this mixed-pattern ensemble. We paired an ink blue Zara suit ($278.90) with a spread collar dress shit ($88.00) and tan suede oxfords ($198.00). To take the outfit to the next level, we paired a pink seersucker tie ($59.50) with a fun floral pocket square ($49.50), and BAM! You might be better-dressed than your date.

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