I thought there was still a Dillards at the International Mall in Miami. If you are close enough. I didn't go there and see for myself but thought I saw an ad in the Herald.
Also, not being a formal person normally...do formal dresses have to be long as in full length? I bought a really fancy beaded dress past the knee but was beginning to wonder if it's not considered formal enough. Can't cocktail dresses be worn on formal nights?
Also big department stores like JC Penney and Filenes seem to be having huge sales on "little black dresses" i bought one for $30 and could ahve bought another at the other store for like $16 but it didnt hang quite right. its worth flipping through all the racks.
I know there is a Dilliard's in International Mall, but I live in deep South Florida in the Redlands area, so I have never been to International Mall. I keep an eye out for Marshall's and Burdines.
I think a short black dress with beading is fine for formal night, especially if your husband is just in a suit. A long top is sometimes necessary, because I find the dining rooms to be cool on the ships.
You all are so lucky to live in Florida and then go cruising!!! My first cruise is coming up in March. We plan to fly into Fort Lauderdale 2 days early. Where so you recommend we shop there? Coming from the cold Northwest, we are so looking forward to your warm weather.
Sawgrass Outlet Malls is in Sunrise, near Ft. Lauderdale.
When you check into your hotel, ask about it. There are other high-end malls nearby, too expensive for me though.
Yes, I am lucky to live in Miami because we cruise out of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. We have a cruise on May 1 on the Explorer of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean. We just went on the Summit in December out of Ft. Lauderdale.
But, we need a change from the Caribbean, so we booked the Constellation out of NYC in October to Canada/New England.
In the stores here all I can find are PROM DRESSES. you know all pink and strapless , The best time to find formals here is just after New Years , and of course I was broke then!
I have a feeling that you all ( especially down in the south) are way more formal then up here in the " true north west" ( Canada!) . Here it would be hard to find even a beaded black cocktail dress after New Years. Oh well time to hit the second hand and consignment shops!
if you are looking for good evening dresses , check out your local goodwill stores or thrift store they have alot of really good clothing and the prices are really reseasonable. especially if you are not going to wear if more than once or twice just dry clean and you're redeady to go ! i purcased on brand new 80.00 dress for less than 20.00 . i'm going on my first cruise in october with my two sisters to mexico so i've been getting some clothing together now instead of waiting until the last month .