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lgwilson March 14th, 2005 03:19 PM

Question for the Ladies:)
I know to dress in Layers for the day and excursions - but what about for the formal nights/ dinner wear? Should I dress with long sleeves or will a sleevless dress be alright? I am on the Seranaded of the Sea in the middle of June. Any advice on what the other ladies wear to dinner?

Donna March 14th, 2005 03:32 PM

Re: Question for the Ladies:)
Hi LG,
Yes, for inside the ship, just dress normally for any of the evenings, including "formal". I usually take a sweater in case the dining room is chilly from the A/C, but you should be fine. The reason for dressing in layers for going out and doing excursions, it starts off fairly chilly in the mornings and warms up a bit, but if you are going to a glacier, then you need to bundle up.

lgwilson March 15th, 2005 07:00 AM

Re: Re: Question for the Ladies:)
Ok, my followup question would be if it would be appropriate to wear a sleevless or even a strapless cocktail dress? Would I be out of place or is that common.

Karen16 March 15th, 2005 09:33 AM

Re: Question for the Ladies:)
You won't see a lot of sleeveless/strapless from seasoned Alaska cruisers. :) But you will see them, necessary will be a warm shawl, sweater, wrap.

antron March 15th, 2005 12:00 PM

Re: Question for the Ladies:)
i wore a beautiful strapless, long glittery dress on the first formal nite for my alaska cruise and was very comfortable. and i must say i felt very elegant and special. dont be afraid to wear a sleevless or strapless gown or dress. have a great time.

lgwilson March 15th, 2005 02:18 PM

Re: Re: Question for the Ladies:)
Thank you so much for the advice. Formal wear is not something I am always in demand for- you know:) I have 2 dresses, one bought, one borrowed. The one borrowed is strapless. I just didn't want to walk around looking.........sleezy(for lack of a better word).....around more mature cruisers! :) I'm only 37 and don't want to dress older than I am, but don't want to attract negetive attention either:) Know what I'm saying???:)

Donna March 15th, 2005 03:40 PM

Re: Question for the Ladies:)
Yes, you can wear your sleevless and strapless dresses onboard, it is very common.

SoCalGal March 15th, 2005 05:38 PM

Re: Question for the Ladies:)
I just turned 60 (yikes) and I wear sleeveless and sometimes strapless evening gowns....I don't think it's sleezy at all. All my friends say I have excellent taste in clothes...just wear what looks nice on you...go for it!

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