A corsage is a small bouquet of flowers worn on clothing or around the wrist (commonly by females) for formal occasions, most notably in the United States. They are typically given to a female by their date. Today, corsages are most commonly seen at homecomings, proms, and similar formal events.
In some countries, corsages are worn by the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom at a wedding ceremony.
A corsage or flowers worn by males are generally called buttonholes or boutonnières. At school events such as homecomings or proms, a female and male couple generally coordinates their corsage and boutonnière to signify their connection and distinguish them from others. In some cases, young girls may also wear a corsage to a father-daughter dance, while the father also wear a boutonnière.