Is it really important that my date and I match?

Matching with your date is a rather new prom tradition that some people seem to regard as law. Whether or not you choose to wear a tie or shirt that matches your date’s prom dress is up to you and your date. Sorry guys, but the ladies usually have the final say on this one. Ask your date if it’s important to her that you match. Some people think dressing in the same color can look a bit cheesy and choose to wear colors that complement each other instead. There is also the classic option of donning a traditional black and white suit.