A quarter century of proms and weddings

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Formal Connection opened in June 1985 and has been serving the River parishes for 25 years. The store opened with only nine styles but has grown to over 60 styles of tuxedos with such name brands as After-Six, Ralph Lauren, Andrew Fezza, Oscar de la Renta and more. Sizes range from 3 to 66. Owner Ronnie White attributes the success of the shop to a knowledgeable and experienced staff, customer satisfaction and word of mouth. White also recognized BaBa Oncale, who has been with the shop for 20 years. Formal Connection is located at 299 Belle Terre Blvd., Suite C, in LaPlace.