Should You Match Your Date?

prom matching

When it comes to matching your date for prom, gone are the days where it was a fashion sin to show up with anything less than perfectly coordinated ensembles. With an emphasis on originality in how you dress, in are the days where it’s 100% up to you to make any fashion choices you want. If you want to wear grey and your date is thinking of polka dots, why not rock both looks together? If you’re more of a traditional couple, and you love the idea of your dress matching his tie, then why not go for that perfectly coordinated prom pic? When it comes down to it, it’s your choice and as long as your date is on the same page as you, go with whatever you want to rock on prom night.

If you’re still on the fence on what to do, worry not because we’ve got a few tips to sway you in the right direction for you:

Respect your dates opinion
Yes, we know that prom is 90% about the dress (okay, we might be a little biased) but in all honesty, once you’ve found the dress of your dreams you want to make sure that it lives up to all your prom expectations, so changing your look to match your date might be the last thing on your mind. Before you go vetoing your dates outfit choices, think about getting creative. If your date is set on a hot pink tie and your dress is white, think about adding hot pink accents like a hair clips or hot pink nails, so you two can tie your looks in together.

Get the colors right
If your date is the type of guy who’s happy to go along with whatever you want for a color choice, make sure you either go shopping together or sending him a picture of the dress. You don’t want to show up for prom pictures with his tie a completely different shade of blue than your gown.

Mix and match
Just because you’re wearing a floral print dress doesn’t mean your date has to show up in a floral tux. Pick one of the strong colors from the pattern and have your date rock that color instead. This will give you guys a cohesive, yet unique look.

Have fun with it
Prom is your time to shine, so don’t sweat the small stuff. Even if your date refuses to budge from wearing his favorite powder blue tux, if he has the confidence to rock it, his positivity has to rub off on you!

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