Dressing to Impress: How to Stand Out on Prom Night

Style Guide: What To Wear To Prom

Planning your prom night suit and want to ensure you look a cut above the rest? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re the experts, and we’re here to help you. This guide is dedicated to inspiring your prom night suit. We'll help you with our advice on how to stand out on prom night, what to wear to prom, and the best suits for the big night.

What to wear to prom: the essential list

Before we dig into our tips for prom night, let’s get the must-haves sorted. Here is your checklist for what to wear to prom:

  • A suit or tuxedo
  • Dress shirt
  • Tie 
  • Pocket square

Additional accessories to impress: A watch, cufflinks, or a lapel pin.


Prom night is a special occasion filled with excitement, glamour, and memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. So, you may want some prom night style tips. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered!

Make sure your suit is the right fit

Properly fitted clothing is key to a polished appearance. Whether you opt for a suit or a tuxedo, ensure it is tailored to your body shape. Avoid outfits that are too loose or too tight.

Coordinate with your date (or friends)

If you have a date for prom or are taking a friend, coordinate your colours! Choose colours and styles that harmonise without being overly matchy-matchy. This is a fun way of styling your suit, and it will look great in those anticipated prom night photographs.

Take pride in your appearance (and cleanliness) 

Prom night only happens once! Make sure you’re smelling and looking fresh for the occasion. Before the big event, get a new haircut and make sure your facial hair is cleanly clipped or shaved. If you have a lot of facial hair, make sure you have thoroughly groomed and cleaned it.

Go in with confidence 

It’s true when they say confidence is key. When you feel and look confident, it radiates through your presence and enhances your overall appearance.


The party of the year starts right here. Make your prom night extra memorable in the ultimate dapper piece from Marc Darcy. Whether you're looking for the perfect prom suit or a dashing prom tuxedo, Marc Darcy has a range of men’s prom outfits fit for a Prom King.

Below are four of our best suits for prom. Let’s explore these styles. You may just find the perfect fit:


For a modern clean prom look that is guaranteed to never go out of style, opt for a two-piece suit. Whether you prefer a sleek slim fit suit or a more traditional silhouette, a well-fitted suit is a surefire way to make a lasting impression. Blues, greys and blacks are versatile options that can be dressed up or down depending on the dress code. For a modern take on the suit, trend pair your two-piece suit with a statement shirt and trainers for a smart casual look. Looking for a style that showcases your confidence and sophistication? Look no further than a stylish striped shirt paired with some sleek Chelsea boots and a simple yet elegant watch. The combination of these fashion staples is sure to elevate your outfit to the next level and make a lasting impression. The stripe shirt adds an element of visual interest and texture, while the Chelsea boots provide a sleek and stylish touch.

Mens check suits

JOSE - Grey Check Two Piece Suit £247.49


When it comes to prom style it’s all about making a statement and nothing exudes sophistication quite like a velvet blazer. This luxurious fabric will add a touch of class to any look, making it a popular choice among fashion savvy prom goers. Whether you opt for a classic smooth velvet blazer like our Hudson Blazer, available in Black, Burgundy and Navy or you go bold and go for a textured velvet like our Simon range. Pair with tailored trousers and a clean white dress shirt for a classic, timeless look.

Mens velvet blazers

HUDSON - Black Velvet Blazer £159.99 / HUDSON - Black Velvet Jacquard Waistcoat £70.00


The Navy Dalton Tuxedo with black lapels is a modern version of the classic black tie attire. It is a must-have addition to every man's wardrobe, as it is a style that you'll wear repeatedly. You can complete the look by pairing it with a crisp white shirt and a black bow tie or tie to create a classic prom look that is worthy of 007 himself.

Mens tuxedo suits

DALTON - Royal Blue Tux Lapel Diamond Three Piece Suit £319.99


Whilst most of your peers are likely to opt for black, grey or navy, be a leader of the pack and take a punt on Royal Blue. A great choice if your you’re looking for a Suit you can turn to for all those summer events.

mens blue suits

DANNY - Royal Blue Three Piece Suit £223.99


Finding the perfect balance between formal and casual can be a daunting task, but mastering the art of smart casual dressing is easier than you think. Opt for a tailored blazer in a neutral color like navy or grey and pair it with dark denim jeans for a polished yet relaxed look. Add a classic white t-shirt and leather loafers to elevate your outfit and strike the perfect balance between casual and refined. Smart casual dressing is all about mixing and matching pieces to create a stylish, comfortable, and effortlessly chic look.

Men's smart casual prom looks

EDINSON - Navy Sky Check Blazer £174.99 / ENZO - Navy Chinos £49.99

Discover more for prom night with Marc Darcy

We understand how important prom night is! You want to make sure you look and feel your absolute best. See our prom suits for the best prom attire, including pocket squares, ties, and bowties for the occasion. 

There can often be some confusion regarding the rules around smart wear. Read all about the pocket square rules and our black tie guide in our men’s attire blog for helpful insight and tips.