A cummerbund is an apparel accessory that is worn by men to formal events like charity auctions, weddings, and anniversary dinners. It is worn along with a tuxedo, and helps to elevate a casual suit to formal attire. It consists of a pleated sash made of a fine fabric, such as silk. The fabric can be solid or printed, but it usually complements the fabric of the suit it is worn with. The cummerbund attaches in the back, under the jacket, with multiple hook and eye closures. Cummerbunds are available pre-made, but it can be fulfilling and fun to make a cummerbund with fabric available on hand.