Tux The Fit
In our current world where fashion is no more a statement but every human’s mouth piece, the need to look good becomes an unavoidable priority. First impression, they say, speaks a lot. And your outlook, I bet you, will speak and do the expression works for you.
The essence of looking good cannot be stressed on enough as it helps you exude effortless confidence. But the challenge however comes with getting the right fit to suit the occasion. Being uninformed about the current trend of fashionable outfits for events can be a bit of a problem, since you may end up selecting the wrong fit for the occasion. In light of this here is a guide to selecting the appropriate tuxedos and gowns for that special event.
Tuxedos have been in the thick of men’s fashion since time immemorial as it showed the class and elegance of a man. It therefore comes as no surprise when the famous American singer and actor, Dean Martin once said: “In a tuxedo, I’m a star. In regular clothes, I’m a nobody”. From the style to even the color of a tux, there is the need to have a great idea of the right tux to rock for that event. Here are basic guides for men in the selection of a tuxedo for the special occasion.
NOTCH LAPEL TUXEDO
For that classical orchestra night, dinner or prom add a notch lapel tux to your dress list. Since tuxedos speak of luxury and elegance it is just right to look it in the best way possible. The notch lapel works with almost every shape. The lapel meets with the collar leaving a small space in between which creates a unique step effect. For that formal or informal event this can be the go to outfit.
SHAWL LAPEL TUXED
The top recommended tuxedo for the simpleton will be the shawl lapel. Picturing yourself looking good but yet in a simple way, this shawl lapel tux will do the magic. Giving off the most beautiful and yet classy shape the shawl lapel tuxedo gives a more relaxed shoulder look. This tux does not really give off much details, leaving its classy style to speak for itself.
SELECTING THE RIGHT TUX COLOR
The first thing people will notice about your tuxedo will be the color, which means it’s the main factor when making a first impression. Here is a guideline to choose a color that best works for you.
> The Black Tux
For the gentleman that wants the sharp but yet classic and fierce look, the black tuxedo should not be missing in your wardrobe. For that wedding guest look or that dinner that you want to nail, just put on this classic fit with a smart pair of shoes and you are good to go. For the groom who wants to break the regular white tux norm, a shiny dark peak lapel tuxedo will get you an eye turner as you walk down the aisle
> The Red Tux
Tired of the normal colors and want to try something totally different? Change the trend and put on some red tux for that special occasion. Make that statement with a wide lapel tuxedo and be on the groove.
> The Blue Tux
Not wanting a dark suit as well as a light tux? The deep blue tuxedo should be your best pick in this situation. Giving you that blend of both a light and a darker shade, this tuxedo can be worn to almost every function. Unless otherwise stated by the function you are attending, you can rock this color to perfection.
> The White Tux
As your big day approaches, the white tux becomes an unavoidable color. The silkiness of the black satin lapel on the white material makes it outstanding and indeed a sight to behold. The fun side of this is that it can be paired with either a black or white tailored pants to compliment the look.
GOWNS FOR WOMEN
In the words of New York-based fashion designer and label, Clavon Leonard "Every woman needs a gown in her wardrobe since it makes any woman feel like a princess". This only goes to show how important gowns are in the fashion world of every woman. Here are basic guides for the women in the selection of their gowns.
The mermaid style is yet another timeless style and is still very trendy. Mermaid gown style is fitted till the knee or calves and then tapers to become a full skirt or trail. This style looks extremely elegant, with a low-cut back, that emphasizes the figure and the curves of the back and hips. That's why it's perfect for hourglass women and even some pear-shaped women. Mermaid gowns have always been a party favorite. So, you can choose this style for an engagement, galas, or black-tie events.
From Cinderella to modern-day fashionistas, this gown is certainly a timeless favorite. It's the most amazing dress. Ball gowns are dresses with a fitted bodice, which flair at the waist with a floor touching skirt. It's ideal for most body types but looks great on pear-shaped women since it hides the lower body. The poofy skirts may be too intense on petite women's frames. So, if you're petite, select a ball gown with less volume. You can choose a classic color with shimmering fabrics and rich details. A ball gown is a great option for evening wear that'll never go out of style. Plus, they're great if you want all eyes on you.
MODIFIED A-LINE GOWNS
This style is just a modified version of the A-line dress. It's fitted through the bodice and hips and gradually flares to the hem forming an 'A' shape. The modified A-line dress fits closer to the body than a traditional A-line. The curve-hugging shape is perfect for those with shapely waists, like an hourglass, or pear-shaped women who have a toned belly. Strawberry shapes can rock it too! Rectangular-shaped ladies can also find this style flattering with a belt. It can be worn to special functions like a black-tie event and an awards night.
This style of gown has a straight silhouette. It goes straight down from the hip to the hem with little or no flare. Sometimes a slight flare is added, tapering at the heels to become a long trail. It's a great option for petites and hourglass shapes. Even rectangle-shaped women can rock belted sheath gown styles because of how figure-hugging it is.
A-line gown is simple and elegant. It suits all body shapes. It has a fitted bodice until the waist and flows out to the ground in an A-line. They are the perfect choice when you want a simple outline of your shape. It’s the best dress style for new year parties or as a bridesmaid.
MAKE THE BEST CHOICE
According to Miuccia Prada, “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." In order to let your dress language stands out, although the various styles might appeal to you, ensure to select the one that best suits your body type and style.
Color selection is also vital here. In as much as you might be so much in love with the tuxedo or gown, make sure the color compliments your skin tone.