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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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Are dressy pant suits okay to wear tothe dining room or should it be just dresses??? This is our first cruise and I don't want to do anything wrong...or not acceptable..
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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:29 PM
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I have never worn a dress on a cruise. I have dressy pants suits.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:43 PM
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I love how the strapless gowns feel....Oh, you meant...oh, never mind. <G>

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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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Hi Mary Ann,
Yes, pants suits are fine, if its real fancy, could even be worn on a formal nights, but mostly you'll see dresses, som long, some short on formal nights. I do wear pants on the casual evenings, skirts, and even a sun dress too.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:19 PM
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Is this Dressy Pant Suit TOO dressy?

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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:34 PM
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that particular pant suit i feel isn't dressy enough for formal nights, would be ok for informal nights with a nice red silk blouse.
MaryAnne - if your pantsuit is of a dressy cut and fabric, pair it with a sparkly or silky dress blouse, dress heels and maybe a pin and you are all set for formal night.
If your pantsuit is of a more casual style and fabric it would be fine for non-formal nights.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:41 PM
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This is my DERSSIEST Dressy Pant Suit. Will it be okay for fromal nights?

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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:41 PM
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How do you know which nights are formal and which nights are informal?? Do you get a schedule or something??? Oh how dumb I am, you can certainly tell I'm a first time cruiser....
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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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Is this one TOO dressy?

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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:59 PM
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wear what your husband likes to see you in or purchases for you for the cruise..there is only 1 1/2 folks you have to please, you and your husband (guess which one is the half (BG)

fyi, you can call your cruise line to find out which nights are formal

feel free to ask questions, that's how you learn, and we were all first time cruisers with lots of questions, at one time..matter of fact, there are many 20x cruisers who still have lots of questions
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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Mr. Blackwell, you fashion maven you...you crack me up..I haven't seen one of those since the 70's...A dressy black tie style pantsuit would absolutely work...Beaded top, flowey pants..perfectly acceptable...Right mr Blackwell?

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Hi Mary Ann,
Each evening they will leave you a schedule for the next days activities, etc. They will let you know what the next nights dress code is....The first night out is almost always casual, usually the second one will be a formal, the last one is always casual too. That should narrow it down a little for you.

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Old July 6th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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Thanks so much for all your help.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 07:47 AM
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Mary Ann which ship are you going on? some are more formal than others, some more casual.
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In my opinion a dress is much more attractive than a pants suit. I wish I could meet the person who invented the pants suit in a back alley some time!

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Old July 7th, 2005, 10:34 AM
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We are going on the RCC cruise Sept. 11 leaving from Boston Canada/New England. This is our first cruise. We are really excited about going.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:21 PM
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It's not dress v. pants --it's the fabric & how you will feel in each.

I can't open the one link but the picture of the plaid pants suit isn't dressy to me. I would wear that during the day to work. It's still ovely but it's not formal wear. Think about something you'd wear to an elegant evening wedding in a big city or at least to a religious service.

As for style, if what you chose makes you feel beautiful go for it. Just be sure you'll feel comfortable in it around women in gowns & men in tuxedos. If not, revisit your choices.

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I have worn dressy pants suits on formal nights and it works just fine. I wear what I want my picture taken in.
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