So with the big event coming up fast, young men are looking to prove, that yes, it's OK to look polished and put together, especially for one of the most memorable dates of the year.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you have to look good," said Walue Xiong, a senior at St. Paul's Central High School. "For most of us, it's our one chance to impress the girl."
Keep in mind, however, that dressing to impress doesn't just happen. Here are some tips on turning that tux from drab to fab, getting a proper fit and highlighting your personal style. From classic and conventional to hip and offbeat, this is your road map for snagging best-dressed bragging rights.
"Looking put together is very in right now," said Minneapolis stylist Erick DeLeon, who helped us create a couple of class-act looks that are sure to turn heads at prom. "Girls like guys with more of a sense of style."