Puffy sleeves, and ill-fitting tuxedos are a thing of the past. The new crop of teenagers going to prom are upping their game with new and creative formal wear.
One such student, Donyell Meredith II from Indianapolis, wasn’t content to simply blend in with the prom crowd. He wanted to make a big statement and he did. We’re just not entirely certain what he’s trying to say.
In a series of photos posted to Twitter, Meredith shows his unique take on the modern suit. With tailored short sleeves, a cropped pant, and shoes without socks, one thing is for sure:
Meredith stood out from the rest:
— Donyell Meredith II (@DonyellMeredith) April 23, 2018
Reactions were mixed but that’s always the case when you do something new.
I think you stumbled upon something young king
— YK Guap-ohh (@KingCokaSosa) April 24, 2018
It's straight…but I'm going to need him to either pull those pants down or his shoes up
— Kid Gorgeous (@ThatGuy_Jaye) April 27, 2018
These kids now days have their own style, they don’t follow trends. Which can be considered a good thing, I guess. The younger generation has drastically changed the the rules of how to dress.
— Chris (@chrisd107) May 2, 2018
Super cool!! pic.twitter.com/pdCzxDB9jS
— Indomitable Wisdom (@alyse_wisdom) May 2, 2018
Cmon bro the laws of swag say you gotta keep the bottom button unbuttoned at all times :/
— RinRin (@RinJassar) April 24, 2018
You look like a million bucks!
— UpsideDownyJunior (@msamson56) May 2, 2018
The suit confused a few people.
I honestly don’t know how to feel about it-
— Mandi K (@mandipandi143) May 2, 2018
At first, I thought “oh no..”… but my wife and I agree – it definitely works! It might not on everyone, but you definitely pull it off. Very cool!!!
— Jason Hoggard (@jasonh_86) May 3, 2018
I like the pants a lot, but the shirt is a little too much.
— moe (@Sunnymoriah) May 2, 2018
Maybe it’s not something I would wear but I like that he’s standing out, trying something new, and being different. You don’t have to dress like everybody else.
— JimmyMotenIII601 (@JMotenIII) May 3, 2018
What did work for everyone was the young man’s willingness to be himself.
Yo do you boo
— blank (@princessgamer9) May 2, 2018
points for uniqueness
— cosmic, nero (@JJungowo) May 3, 2018
I support this. Always better to do something new. I wanted to wear a red suit for senior prom but my date refused to let me so I got stuck wearing a boring blue suit like everyone else. You do you, man.
— Arlo Sanchez (@Flashdelirium2) May 3, 2018
Nothing like Marching to the beat of your own drum #Iloveit
— Donte Newman (@1dontenewman) May 2, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments