Do you have the balls to wear it? Make your friend’s wife drool! Here are the 11 ways to rock a white tuxedo every man needs to know.
Hello gentlemen! We’ve been back and forth on the classic tuxedos, talking about James Bond’s tux looks and what shoes to wear with the tuxedo, red carpet tuxedo looks at the Oscars and even women’s tuxedo! But one of the tux looks that most men find tricky are the white tuxedo. Whether you’re going to a white party or your wedding, a white tuxedo is a classic outfit every fashionabe man needs to know how to rock (and not everyone can!)
Should the tie be black? Should the trousers be white? Should the lapel be black? What color should the shoes be – there’s so much that can go wrong. And yet, when white tie is the order of the day, or when white tuxedo is the dress code of the fancy party you’re going to, you just have to learn how to rock it. And that’s why I’ve brought some ideas!
Lots of male celebrities have worn the white tuxedo, but not all of them have nailed it. So here are the best celeb looks who wore it perfectly! Take a look, and be inspired!
Men’s Classic Tuxedos: Formal & Casual
The best (and also the easiest) way to wear white tuxedo is the classic way! Wear a well-fitted tux to any party – from a simple wedding to the fanciest gala, and you’ll rock it undeniably. Here are some ideas:
Formal White Tuxedo #1: Classic James Bond Style
James Bond is the master of the white tuxedo! He rocks it no matter who’s playing the role and no matter how much action he has to do in the sequence. Agent 007 wears his tuxedo well-fitted, with a classic white shirt, black trousers, black bow-tie and no vest. Add a wine-colored pocket scarf if you want!
Formal White Tuxedo #2: With Black Vest
Celebrities also love wearing the white tux with a black vest. They accessorize it with black bow-tie and black patent leather Oxford shoes. It makes the tuxedo more formal, and takes it from a casual wedding to straight-up Met Gala material!
Formal White Tuxedo #3: With Single-Button Jacket
Your jacket can be single-button or double button (or even triple), and lots of celebs have rocked the single-button look regardless of the current trend!
Formal White Tuxedo #4: With Double/Triple-Button Jacket
Formal White Tuxedo #5: With Black Lapel
If you wanna play it up a little, add a black lapel to your white tuxedo. It makes things spicier, and I really love the look!
Formal White Tuxedo #6: With Pocket Scarf
If you wanna add just a hint of black, but don’t want to experiment with the lapel, then just add a scarf! Great to give to the ladies when they shed a tear at the wedding toast! 😉
Formal White Tuxedo #7: With White Pants
Wanna rock the tuxedo like no one else at the party? Then pair it with white pants! Leo rocks it, and so does Al Pacino!
Casual White Tuxedo #1: With Casual Add-Ons
Add the littlest details to a classic white tux to make it casual – like wearing your shoes without socks, or swapping your trousers with athleisure-inspired pants (with side stripes).
Casual White Tuxedo #2: With Shirt & No Bow-Tie
Another way to make your tuxedo casual is to remove the bow-tie completely, and maybe even open the first button of your shirt. George Clooney went as far as to wear a sky-blue shirt with his white tux for a cool, casual look!
Casual White Tuxedo #3: With Non-Matching Shoes
This is not my personal preference, because it’s the trickiest way to wear your tux in a casual way.
Casual White Tuxedo #4: With White Trainers
So those were the many ways to wear a white tuxedo. Aren’t there so, so many options to choose from? Hope you got loads of ideas for your next party. My favorite way is the classic James Bond way, or the casual George Clooney way!! Both of them know how to do fashion. So let me know your favorite way below!
Images compiled by Pinky Mehta
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