How to Dress Down a Tuxedo with Tails

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Just because you're wearing a tuxedo with tails doesn't mean that you can't dress down. Dress down a tuxedo with tails with help from a New York-based fashion stylist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Hillary Cooper, a New York City-based fashion stylist, here to give you some tips on how to wear a tuxedo with tails dressed down. A tuxedo with tails is really not a dressed down kind of a look. Occasionally you'll see it nowadays on groomsmen and sometimes on their and on the groom of course, and the groomsmen. It's fun and simple and easy to add a whimsical suspender to it. Also makes for great presence for your groomsmen. A matte fabric bow tie, a very simple tie-it-yourself, the old fashioned way bow tie is also a great way to make it a little bit less dressed up. A shoe that's a little bit more matte also in texture, less formal, a little bit more of a slipper and less of a dress shoe but a tuxedo and tails is really very formal and you've got a couple of pieces that you can play with but a whimsical suspender does make for a great present after and it's a terrific way to add just a fun bit of spirit to an otherwise very formal look. And then, again, the matte fabric on the bow tie will also add to it as well and footwear, that is just a little bit more casual. Those are the three main elements for dressing down an otherwise very formal look.


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