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Cufflinks and Button Studs: A Tuxedo Necessity

by Mark Douglas March 28, 2018

Tuxedo Rentals - Stud Cufflinks and Stud Buttons - All Dressed Up Chattanooga, TN

Yes, you're a Stud. You'll need cufflinks and buttons to match.

Whether dressing for a wedding or preparing for your first prom, your formal wear isn't complete without cufflinks and button studs. These unique accessories are a necessity when topping off any formal look. Generally worn with formal shirts, they are a type of formal wear jewelry that comes in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles. Depending upon the color of your tuxedo, you can coordinate the exact look you need for your special evening. All Dressed Up partners with Jim's Formal Wear tuxedo rentals, and the cufflinks and button studs come standard with every rental; you receive two cufflinks and four studs, depending on your tie choice. Rest assured, these little extras will not only impress the ladies and gents but also give the wearer a stronger sense of confidence and swagger.

What are Cufflinks and Button Studs?

  Button Studs an Cufflinks

  • Cufflinks are a removable alternative to buttons that are used to keep a gentleman's cuffs closed. A cufflink does exactly as you would expect: it links your cuffs together by sliding through holes in your cuff openings and locks the fabric into place.
Whale Back Closure CufflinksStud / Button Cufflinks Ball Return Cufflinks Bullet Back and Toggle Closure Cufflinks Locking Cufflinks Fabric Cufflinks Silk Knot Cufflinks Chain Link Cufflinks
  • Studs are used as buttons on the front of your formal shirt. Most are jeweled and add a pop of color to your tux. ADU tux rentals offers Black and Silver as a standard. You can upgrade to Black and Gold, White and Silver, or White and Gold. 
Jeweled Buttons / Tuxedo ShirtJeweled Buttons, Cufflinks, Traditional Tuxedo ShirtPremium Formal Wear Jewelry | Stud Cufflinks and Stud ButtonsMicrofiber Polyester  Contemporary Tuxedo Shirt w/ Stud Buttons

In most cases, cufflinks and button studs are associated with formal events, but they are also seen making appearances at other social and business events. According to Real Men Real Style, these jewels can be a fun addition to a sports jacket when the occasion calls for it.

All Dressed Up has a huge selection of tuxes and colors for your formal event customization needs. Check out some of the slim-fit selections on our Tux Rental page. And be sure to check out the ADU 'How to Button a Tuxedo' blog where you'll learn the rules (yes, rules) on how to properly button your tuxedo. 

ADU Tux Rentals - Chattanooga, TN

Have questions? Contact us with your formal wear questions and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you!

This week's Video Bonus just went LIVE!: #6 Finding My Perfect Tuxedo | Bells & Whistles, How-To Guide | 'Puttin On The Ritz w/ DJ Mark!'  

Video Dialogue:

Mark: "Before we begin, how about this beauty still hanging here in the store (EW118096 Size 10). Come and get it ladies. Let's get right to it, cufflinks. Of course the shirt could also be buttoned with a regular button as well; we want to bypass that button. Put that right on in there, flip it, and all of a sudden you've got yourself a french cuff. Number two, jeweled buttons... Take a look at that jeweled button there. This is going to go right in place of the regular button; there is a regular button on there. And it just goes right through there, both holes and pushes through. The top button can be left alone. And now the traditional tuxedo shirt. It is cotton. 100% cotton with the ridges. It's got ridges on both sides coming down. And of course we can put the jewels on that. But the guys are upgrading to the microfiber polyester, which is a fantastic feel, nice and silky smooth. This is the one you want. We also offer black tuxedo shirts. And this one comes in microfiber as well. Great option. You might go white, you might go black. But the black really does help you stand out, especially if you're doing a color theme. Think about changing from white to black. (Also available in Ivory, Light Blue and Pink.) Great idea. And let's talk about our ties real quick. We have clip-on bow ties and windsor ties. This is exactly how you want to get started. You want to pull that collar up all the way. Right. And then you're gonna button. And then you're gonna put this (tie) on, clap it, and have somebody else, usually, somebody else tighten this thing down real good in the back. Only at that point where the tuxedo tie is super tight right up here, I would say tight. Because it's gonna loosen up. Only at that point do you bring down the collar, okay. If it's not tight and you bring down the collar you're going to be able to see the button. We don't want to see that button. So we want to make it tight and it will loosen up and it will be just fine. Make sure the air conditioner is on full blast and that is not a joke. And boy do we have lots of colors. This one's fantastic I love that, look at that right there. We have lots and lots of colors and they do match with the tie (and vest). We're gonna put all this together. You can mix match, you wanna be real careful; ask your sales rep about that. How about these pants? They tighten! Yes, we're going to size you, but then all of the sudden at the side here: BOOM! We have a little tightening mechanism. Just cinch that right on up there, and make it as tight or as loose as possible. And real quick, how about tightening up this vest: so simple, so easy. It goes like this. And how about that? So quick and easy, we are nice and snug and we are ready to roll. I've got a question for you gents: are you ready for your prom? You're not ready unless you have the $40 OFF discount. Which ends this Thursday. All you have to do is come down and put your deposit down, and that will secure the discount. Then we can go back and measure later. We can go back and figure out styles later. You have an April event, or May event? Not a problem. All Dressed Up family, did you like this video? Like it, comment, share, subscribe, and we will see you, next time."

ADU is owned and operated by Mark and Cheron Douglas.

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We want to give a shout out to Real Men Real Style and Valextino for use of several photos.

This is an original blog post from All Dressed Up - Bridal Prom Tuxedo.

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Size Guide

MOST Professional Boutiques will size you at no cost; simply call and set an appointment. Of your 3 measurements: ALWAYS go with the dress size aligning w/ your higher dress measurement.

For example: If a size 10 calls for a 37 Bust, 29 Waist & 40 Hip 

Discover your measurements with this All Dressed Up Size Guide pic.

Prom / Homecoming

Dave & Johnny - Prom Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 26 36
1/2 33 27 37
3/4 34 28 38
5/6 35 29 39
7/8 36 30 40
9/10 37 31 41
11/12 38.5 32.5 42.5
13/14 40 34 44
15/16 41.5 35.5 45.5
17/18 43.5 37.5 47.5

 

Dave & Johnny - Women's Prom Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
14W 43 36 46
16W 45 38 48
18W 47 40 50
20W 49 42 52
22W 51 44 54
24W 53 46 56

 

Clarisse - Prom Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
00 31.5 24 34.5
0 32.5 25 35.5
2 33.5 26 36.5
4 34.5 27 37.5
6 35.5 28 38.5
8 36.5 29 39.5
10 37.5 30.5 40.5
12 39 31.5 42
14 40.5 33.5 43.5
16 42 35 46
18 44 37 48
20 46 39.5 50
22 48.5 42 52
24 51 45 54
26 54 47 56
28 56 49 58

 

Alyce Paris & Alyce Paris Couture Prom Dress Sizes - Size Chart 1

     *Unless noted in the product description all items use Size Chart 1.

Size Bust Waist  Hips
000 30 22 34
00 31 23 35
0 32 24 36
2 33 25 37
4 34 26 38
6 35 27 39
8 36 28 40
10 37.5 29.5 41.5
12 39 31 43
14 41 33 45
16 43 35 47
18 45 37 49
20 47 39 51
22 49 41 53
24 51 43 55
26 53 45 57
28 55 47 59
30 57 49 61
32 59 51 63

 

Alyce Paris & Alyce Paris Couture Prom Dress Sizes - Size Chart 2

     *Unless noted in the product description all items use Size Chart 1.

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 33 26 37
2 34 27 38
4 35 28 39
6 36 29 40
8 37.5 30.5 41.5
10 39 32 43
12 41 34 45
14 43 36 47
16 45 38 49
18 47 40 51
20 49 42 53
22 51 44 55
24 53 46 57
26 55 48 59
28 57 50 61
30 59 52 63
32 61 54 65

 

Alyce Paris & Alyce Paris Couture Prom Dress Sizes - Size Chart C

     *Unless noted in the product description all items use Size Chart 1.

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 34 36
2 33 25 37
4 34 26 38
6 35 27 39
8 36 28 40
10 37.5 29.5 41.5
12 39 31 43
14 41 33 45
16 43 35 47
18 45 37 49
20 47 39 51
22 49 41 53
24 51 43 55
26 53 45 57
28 55 47 59
30 57 49 61
32 59 51 63

 

Ellie Wilde and Colette - Prom Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
00 31 23.5 34.5
0 32 24.5 35.5
2 33 25.5 36.5
4 34 26.5 37.5
6 35 27.5 38.5
8 36 28.5 39.5
10 37 29.5 40.5
12 38.5 31 42
14 40 32.5 43.5
16 42 34.5 45.5
18 44 36.5 47.5
20 46 39 49.5
22 48.5 41.5 52
24 51 44 54.5

 

La Femme - Prom Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
00 32 24 35
0 33 25 36
2 34 26 37
4 35 27 38
6 36 28 39
8 37 29 40
10 38 30 41
12 40 32 43
14 42 34 45
16 44 36 47
18 46 38 49
20 48 40 51
22 50 42 53
24 52 44 55

 

Jasz Couture - Prom Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
00 32 24 35
0 33 25 36
2 34 26 37
4 35 27 38
6 36 28 39
8 37 29 40
10 38 30 41
12 40 32 43
14 42 34 45
16 44 36 47
18 46 38 49
20 48 40 51
22 50 42 53
24 52 44 55

 

Zoey Grey - Prom Dress Sizes

     *For styles 30614, 30693 & 30701 see size chart below.

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 24 36
2 33 25 37
4 34 26 38
6 35 27 39
8 36.5 28.5 40
10 38 30 42
12 39.5 31.5 43.5
14 41.5 33.5 45.5
16 43.5 35.5 47.5
18 45.5 37.5 49.5
20 47.5 39.5 51.5
22 49.5 41.5 53.5
24 51.5 43.5 55.5
26 53.5 45.5 57.5
28 55.5 47.5 59.5
30 57.5 49.5 61.5

 

Zoey Grey - Prom Dress Sizes - for styles 30614, 30693 & 30701

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 23.5 35
2 33 24.5 36
4 34 25.5 37
6 35 26.5 38
8 36 27.5 39
10 37 28.5 40
12 38 29.5 41
14 39.5 31 42.5
16 41 32.5 44
18 43 35 46
20 45 37.5 48

 

Bridal

Morilee - "New" Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids Dresses Sizes

     *This chart is for all items listing sizes 0-28. See "Designer Gallery" size chart below for items listing sizes 2-28.

     *See below for Julietta Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids Women Sizes.

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 23.5 35.5
2 33 24.5 36.5
4 34 25.5 37.5
6 35 26.5 38.5
8 36.5 28 40
10 38 28.5 41.5
12 39.5 31 43
14 41 32.5 44.5
16 42.5 34 46
18 44.5 36 48
20 46.5 38 50
22 49.5 41 53
24 53 44.5 56.5
26 57 48.5 60.5
28 61 52.5 64.5

 

Morilee - "Designer Gallery" Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids Dress Sizes

     *This chart is for all items listing sizes 2-28. See "New" size chart above for items listing sizes 0-28. 

     *See below for Julietta Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids Woman sizes.

Size Bust Waist  Hips
2 32 23.5 35.5
4 33 24.5 36.5
6 34 25.5 37.5
8 35 26.5 38.5
10 36.5 28 40
12 38 29.5 41.5
14 39.5 31 43
16 41 32.5 44.5
18 42.5 34 46
20 44.5 36 48
22 46.5 38 50
24 49.5 41 53
26 53 44.5 56.5
28 57 48.5 60.5

 

Morilee - Julietta Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids W Dresses - Women's Sizes

     *This chart is for all Julietta items. It's also for Bridesmaids Women Dresses with the following style numbers: 21601W - 21626W

Size Bust Waist  Hips
16W 43 35 46
18W 45 37 48
20W 47 39 50
22W 49 41.5 52.5
24W 51 44 55
26W 53 46.5 57.5
28W 55 49 60
30W 57 51.5 62.5
32W 59 54 65

 

Christina Wu - Bridesmaids Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 24 35.5
2 33 26 36.5
4 35 27 37.5
6 36 28 38.5
8 37.5 29 39.5
10 39 30.5 41
12 40.5 32 42.5
14 42 34 44
16 43 35 45.5
18 44 37 47.5
20 46 39 49.5
22 48 41 51.5
24 51 43 53
26 54 46 56
28 57 49 59
30 60 52 62
32 63 55 65
34 66 58 68
36 69 61 71

 

Martin Thornburg and Enchanting - Wedding Gown Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 32 23.5 35
2 33 24.5 36
4 34 25.5 37
6 36 26.5 38
8* 36 27.5 39
10 37 28.5 40
12 38 29.5 41
14 39.5 31 42.5
16 41 32.5 44
18 43 34.5 46
20 45 36.5 48

 

Martin Thornburg - W, Women's Wedding Gown Sizes 

Size Bust Waist  Hips
18W 45 38 49
20W 47 40 51
22W 49 42.5 53.5
24W 51 45 56
26W 53 47.5 58.5

 

Enchanting - W, Women's Wedding Gown Sizes 

Size Bust Waist  Hips
16W 43 36 47
18W 45 38 49
20W 47 40 51
22W 49 42.5 53.5
24W 51 45 56
26W 53 47.5 58.5

 

Sophia Tolli - Wedding Gown Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 31.5 23.5 34
2 32.5 24.5 35
4 33.5 25.5 36
6 34.5 26.5 37
8 36 28 38.5
10 37.5 29.5 40
12 39 31 41.5
14 41 33 43.5
16 43 35 45.5
18 45 37 47.5
20 48 40 50.5
22 51 43 53.5
24 54 46 56.5
26 57 49 59.5
28 60 52 62.5

 

Sophia Tolli - LS, Large Size Wedding Gown Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
22LS 51 43 53.5
24LS 54 46 56.5
26LS 57 49 59.5
28LS 60 52 62.5

 

Special Occasions

Cameron Blake and Social Occasions Dress Sizes

     *W=Women's P=Petite WP=Women's Petite

Size Bust Waist  Hips
4 34 27 37
6 35 28 38
8 36 29 39
10 37.5 30.5 40.5
12 39 32 42
14 41 34 44
16 43.5 36.5 46.5
18 48 38.5 48.5
20 48 41 51
16W 45.5 39 48.5
18W 48 41.5 48.5
20W 50.5 44 53.5
22W 53.5 47 56.5
24W 56.5 50 59.5
26W 59.5 53 62.5
4P 34 27 37
6P 35 28 38
8P 36 29 39
10P 37.5 30.5 40.5
12P 39 32 42
14P 41 34 44
16WP 45.5 39 48.5
18WP 48 41.5 51
20WP 50.5 44 53.5
22WP 53.5 47 56.5
24WP 56.5 50 59.5
26WP 59.5 53 62.5

 

Little Black Tux - Jacket & Pant Sizes

Size Bust Waist  Hips
0 31 24 33
2 32 25 34
4 33 26 35
6 35 28 37
8 37 30 39
10 39 32 41
12 41 34 43
14 43 36 45
16 46 39 48
18 49 42 51
20 52 45 54

 

Flower Girl

Joan Calabrese - Flower Girl Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist
2 22 21
3 23 21.5
4 24 22
5 25 22.5
6 26 23
6X 27 23.5
7 28.25 24.25
8 29.5 25.25
10 30.75 26.5
12 32 27.75
14 33.25 29
16 34.5 30.25

 

Joan Calabrese - Half Size, Flower Girl Dress Sizes

Size Bust Waist
8.5 33 29
10.5 36 32
12.5 38 34
14.5 39 36

 

Joan Calabrese - Baby Size, Flower Girl Dress Sizes

     *m=months

Size Bust Waist
6m 20.75 20
12m 21.25 20.5
18m 22.25 21.5
24m 23.25 22.5

 

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