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What Do Guys Wear To Homecoming Dances?

Last updated January 7, 2020

There comes a time in every high school boy’s year where he must come face to face with the inevitable question: what should I wear to the homecoming dance? We already know the girls are knee deep in elegant dresses, heels and make-up. What about the guys? What angst-charged teenage fashion blog do they turn to for outfit ideas? Who can help them decide? Of course, there’s the old suit and tie or dress shirt and pants combo most guys will choose between. But what about something with a stylish and refreshing twist? Here are 6 outfit tips for guys looking to get fresh and stay fly this homecoming season!

ADD COLOR

Suits and tuxedos are classic outfit choices and are sure to have you looking dapper. However, that same all black or white penguin look could use a modern refresh button. Try tuxes or suits in different colors! Feeling extra bold? Go brighter! Make all eyes land on you! 

men in different colored suits

TRY PATTERNS & TEXTURES

A fun and creative way to turn heads at the homecoming dance is to experiment with patterns and textures. Step away from normal old cotton and go fourth into velvet suede! Instead of a solid color, be bold with polka dots or stripes! 

men in a velvet suit, blue suit, and striped suite

ACCESSORIZE

A little bling, a nice belt buckle or a unique set of cuff links can go a long way. If you already have a tux you want to re-wear that doesn’t have much flare, try adding accessories! Girls do it all the time, AND IT WORKS!

men with a scarf, walking stick, or watch

UPGRADE YOUR SOCK GAME

If you want to be a bit more on the subtle side, you can NEVER go wrong with an unconventional pair of socks! Not only are they an awesome conversation starter, they’ll add just the right amount of spice to your outfit!

men with striped socks, patterned socks, or polka dot socks

DO IT FOR THE CULTURE

Embrace and indulge in cultural styles that will express who you are!

men wearing suits from their culture

MIX AND MATCH

If all else fails, try mixing and matching different suit and tuxedo styles. Try a shorts set or ditch the jacket and go for a vest instead! Celebs tend to do this the best! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out below!

men wearing a blazer with shorts, wearing a mix of textures, or formal plus laid back

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