3 Easy Tips from the Red Carpet To Ensure You and Your Date Never End Up In the Prom Picture Hall of Shame...
Terror, I believe is the correct emotion you're searching for. What you see above is unfortunately reality at its eye-gougingly worst. And yet, despite what many would believe would be a generally accepted notion logged deep into the common sense cabinet of the brain, should you ask any male high school student what they're planning on wearing to prom you will undoubtedly receive something along the lines of: A.) "I'm bustin' out a Pimp Suit, mang!" or B.) "Errr, you know, probably just some flip-flops and a polo, bro." Simply devastating, isn't it? And while I, for one, will not attempt to deny that as a high schooler I may have contemplated the orange and blue Dumb and Dumber leisure suit idea for a prom of two, the Good Lord never allowed my to commit such an abomination. Instead, let me suggest some simple tips, taken directly from some of the most stylish gentlemen to grace the red carpet that can easily vamp up your Prom Night style. Follow these, my coming-of-age pupils, and at least your date will have the most dashing man in the room with which to be photographed in those ridiculously awkward poses.
Tip #1: Clean Up Like a Man
Ditch the notion that the way to be yourself on Prom Night is to keep it as casually and sloppily "you" as possible. Believe me, that idea has been unfortunately echoed in the head of every would-be "rebel against the institution" in America. Take the opportunity to look wickedly sharp and refined. PLEASE avoid the painfully overdone and hideously unoriginal black shirt/black trousers/white tie combo. Prohibition is over--clean up like a modern gentleman and opt for an irresistibly smart black tux or dark suit (see Ryan Gosling left). As you can see, it's the go-to for the most dapper gentlemen on the red carpet.
Tip #2: Give Your Date Mono
And if you're wondering how people will know you're together...that's easy. She'll be on your arm, unable to loosen her grasp from the bicep of such a handsomely sharp gentleman.
Tip #3: When in Doubt, Go Classic
Oh and just for kicks, here's a picture from one of my proms. Much to my delight, we actually nailed these rules pretty well....and yes we all had dates, this was just the guys pose. .....no, seriously.