Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
It's prom - the shirt should be white. The suit color and shoe color already are pushing it. The pocket square (don't call it a "hanky") probably should be white, but cream or perhaps burgundy would be okay. The belt should be brown, but darker than those shoes.Brogues are not for prom.
I thought about it and yes, I think the shirt must be white. I wanted to add a bit of color with the pocket square, maybe something like plaid but after reading a lot of threads here, I am kind of changing my mind.
Originally Posted by archibaldleach
Assuming you are against wearing a tuxedo to prom (something I highly encourage you to reconsider, do a search for "Prom" for suggestions if interested), I would go with a plain white shirt, white linen pocket handkerchief and a solid tie with a conservative color (burgundy, blue, grey).
The suit you have chosen is not particularly formal or conservative, so I'd suggest everything else you wear with it should be as conservative as possible to minimize the extent to which it looks a bit casual for the occasion. Medium to dark brown dress shoes and belt. In general, you really should wear black shoes to an evening formal event but I just don't see black shoes going well with a suit in such a light blue color.
I am not against a tuxedo for the prom but since this is not a classic movie-like prom I think I will be better of with something slightly more casual. We are having a dinner in a restaurant then we all go to a night club so I am not sure if I will fit in with a tuxedo, furthermore for our age, we are all 18 or 19, nobody will be wearing anything as formal or as conservative as we suppose to. I like this color a lot especially because I will be the only one wearing a color like this and I like to be different than the rest. I understood you about the shirt and the rest of the clothing, I should be as formal as possible to suit the occasion. I too think that black shoes will not go along with this color. I am not sure if I should wear a tie or not but I will definitely wear a pocket square. I need to get a couple, some white of different materials and some colorful and see what should I put in my pocket from there.
Thank you both for the friendly advices.