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dressing to formal

  • Thread starter first time cruisers
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first time cruisers

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#1
I have bought one long evenig gown, very beautiful, & looking to buy one short sexy cocktail dress, would this be to much ?? very excited about our first cruise & will be our 20 th ANV so are there any lady out there that can be of some help to me???
 
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doreen

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#2
Hi, I took my first cruise last year and found on formal nights the ladies attire varied from full length gowns to short cocktail dresses. I wore short. I will say that most people looked very elegant. This year I again will bring short cocktail. What you bought sounds perfect.

Enjoy! It is a fabulous time.
 
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Zia

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#3
Your choices sound great. Anything goes! You'll see long formal, short dressy, etc... I recently wore one of each on my last trip. However, in the future I think I'll just stick with short black cocktail dresses. They're classic and easier to pack!

Zia
 
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suzylee

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#5
Would my husband feel out of place in a suit as opposed to a tux? Wait, I'll rephrase that - he wouldn't care - would I feel that my husband is underdressed if he doesn't wear a tux? (first time cruising )
 
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rbrighin

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#6
Suzylee, he (and you) will be fine if he wears a dark suit. In my experience it is about half and half ratio of men in tuxedos/dark suits.

Enjoy your cruise.
 
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BSeabob

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#7
oh....... just tell him he has to wear a tux....that's what you would like to see him in isn't it????? :)
 
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kimmy

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#10
I always dress up on formal nights and, depending on the ship, so do lots of folks.

I love to wear a long dress because I rarely get to at home but also enjoy wearing short cocktail.

Both your choices sound perfect!