Suspenders for Weddings and Proms

Whether it's your wedding or a prom, planning and acquiring just the right attire for your special event is part of the fun!  While women get lots of tips on how to pick the right dress, what to do with their hair and how to accessorize, many men, deprived of this type of information, are left wondering what they should do, and their attire becomes an afterthought.  Since we know guys want to look their best too, here are some helpful hints on jazzing up your wardrobe with trendy suspenders and other accessories for a fancy event.


Tip #1:   The women in your life (fiance, date, mother, future mother-in-law) will appreciate it if you try to coordinate your attire in keeping with the color theme they've chosen, the most important element of which is the color of the dress (for prom), or the color of bridesmaids dresses and/or flowers (for weddings).  Suspenders are a great way to add a splash of the color theme to your attire without going overboard. Pairing your suspenders with coordinating accessories such as a pocket square, lapel flower or bow tie in either the exact color or a complementary color is sure to win you bonus points. Tip #2:  If asked for your input, suggest a pastel color theme - soft pinks, lavenders, mint greens, peaches, and light yellows are always in style for springtime proms and weddings . Mint green and peach have been popular color choices for years! Teal is fabulous either alone or as an accent with a primarily grey color scheme! Lavender is sure to liven up the party. Tip #3:  Want to wow them even further?  Mention that Pantone picked two lovely pastels for the 2016 colors of the year - Rose Quartz (a light pink) and Serenity (a baby blue).  Then show them some ideas about how you could work these colors into your attire.  You don't have to go all out or go overboard - choose a little of the color and temper it with coordinating or contrasting accessories such as bow ties, lapel flowers or pocket squares to add interest to the palette. For example - go with matching light pink items or pair light pink with light or dark grey or even peach - you don't have to be matchy-matchy! For a serene take on this year's Pantone colors, try these suspender, bow tie and pocket square color combinations in shades of light blue: Tip #4:  If you are aiming for a traditional or conservative look, try a neutral "off" shade like ivory, taupe or silvery grey.  You'll still give a classic impression but with a more up-to-date twist. Ivory, sand and taupe create a time-honored summery look. Or stay totally sophisticated with silvery grey and maybe a splash of ivory - sure to be a winner. Tip #5:  Whatever color scheme you choose, the possibilities of suspenders and coordinating bow ties, pocket squares and lapel flowers are practically endless.  Have fun and don't be afraid to experiment for a uniquely you effect on your special day!  
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