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Old March 30th, 2001, 10:31 AM
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I hate to have to buy a formal dress ..meaning a long dress just for a one time deal.....or is just a black dress fine? This is a 7 day caribbean in November
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Old March 30th, 2001, 01:34 PM
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I felt the same way as I prepared for our cruise! Hated to pay the price for a dress that I "would only wear once"! I purchased a nice pair of dressy slacks and top (I NEVER wear dresses in REAL LIFE), then after thinking about it, I purchased a couple of INEXPENSIVE cocktail dresses - both short. So far, we have been on 3 cruises to the Medit. and leaving for the 4th cruise to Hawaii in April - and I pack the same clothes mentioned above which I purchased prior to our FIRST cruise. That takes care of 3 "formal" nights on the 10+ day cruises.

Little did I know when we prepared for our cruise back in 1999 that I'd get so much ware out of those 3 purchases! (And we don't cruise with the same people - so it's not like "everyone" sees that I wear the same "cruise" outfits over and over!

Also: a black dress is great - can be changed in appearance with minimal accessories and looks darn great for any occasion!

Bet if this is your FIRST cruise - it won't be your LAST cruise!

"YOU GO GIRL"! And first and foremost remember that the point of the cruise is to HAVE FUN - I spent WAY TOO much time worrying about "dressing" on our first cruise - don't worry now when we book a cruise about anything except getting to the ship on time!

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Old March 30th, 2001, 03:06 PM
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Hi. I see you are going to Hawaii in April. I'm going on the Rhapsody on the 22nd. Is that the cruise you are going on?

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Old March 30th, 2001, 04:26 PM
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Hi again Bmti2,
Yes a black dress will be just fine, you'll look great, don't worry.

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We are going on Infinity on 4/18.

Have a great time - know we all will!

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You don't see too many long dresses! have fun!
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I have a pretty black pant suit with small rhinestones throughout the jacket. The jacket is long sleeve. Is this appropriate for Western Carribean on 4-16?
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