If you *have* a long gown, great, wear it. If not, a stylish cocktail dress will be just fine. Nice shoes, some jewelry and you are all set!
Don't forget to wander around the ship and have your formal portrait taken at one (or several) of the booths. You don't *have* to buy the photos, but you will once you see them displayed in the photo gallery.....
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We are doing our cruise on a strict budget, given the cruise as a christmas gift, so clothes, extras, etc are on a budget. Fiance and I are also on the larger side, but have dropped 35+ pounds since Jan so all of our nicer clothes are now TOO big. Fiance does have a nice pair of new black dockers and a white dress shirt and black tie, dress shoes, is this enough for formal night? And I would be in either black shirt and red sliky shirt, nylons, heals... or dress pants and dress shirt... ok, or not enough?
Just back from the Triumph where there were a TON of spring breakers on board. Boy, did they know how to dress up!! I saw more prom gowns then I thought possible in comparison to the same time last year on the Destiny. Everyone looked so wonderful.
Those that didn't wear gowns fit more into my category.....the basic/elegant black number.
My sweetie didn't care to rent/lug a tux on board this time (can't blame him) so we opted to be less formal than the prom-gown crowd. He wore a nice black suit and I a very basic black dress that happened to look apropriately dressed up with my diamonds and my new Charles Davids I felt completely in line with the crowd in what I was wearing. Ladies, you know those cotton summery dresses that have the bra built right in? Well, I found a pretty black one for $25 that, because it had a lower back , strappy straps, and a strait cut through the skirt, looked as formal as any rayon,silk dress I've ever seen. Just add accessories and voila I already had the shoes and the jewerly so I consider that night the cheapest formal night ever!