My girlfriend and i were talking about her upcoming cruise, and the subject of tuxedo's for women came up, we both thought, that would be a really neat and fun alternative to a long dress/gown. What do you think?
While I've seen pictures of them (both skirted and panted), I don't think I've ever seen one on a participant in a formal event in real life. It looks OK, I guess for what it is (I prefer a woman in a gown), but one thing you have to keep in mind: Waitresses will be wearing essentially that. So if you want to DEFFINATELY dress like a waitress, that's the way to do it.
Lisa, I deffinately didn't intend to sound at all rude in my reply (which I think I sort of do). Sorry 'bout that. I'm just saying that TO ME, that seems like the least preferable of the two options (gown or lady's tux) for the reason given. Men are used to dressing like the waiter, so it's not so unusual. YMMV
I just had to reply to this thread.
I am taking my first Carnival cruise in March for my honeymoon. My spouse is another woman (who is a transsexual, i.e. used to be a man). While she wanted to get married in a dress, she has said for the cruise she wants to wear her tuxedo and double-breasted black suit. She looks very nice in a tux, not quite like a man nor as a woman--just sexy androgenous I guess...will this weird out the Carnival crowd too much? I think she thinks we might get less hassle if we look more like a straight couple. Any comments please?
When sailing this past January, we noticed that the ship's chief purser, was beautiful in her long skirt and tuxedo like jacket. Is that style reserved for the ship's officers, or is something like that available to ordinary women?
Love the look of a woman in a tux! I never wear skirts/dress -- just hate them, and I have nice legs -- I use those slinky travel garments which are very comfortable. Throw on a sequined (sp?) or silk jacket, and I'm good to go -- then I can use the same shell and pants with a less dressy jacket for smart casual nights -- really saves on the bulk in the suitcase.
Madam Wu, I just have to guess that y'all ARE NOT going to look like a straight couple! That made me laugh out loud. I'm just pleased that "formal" to you means formal - whether that's a gown or a tuxedo or whatever. Have a lovely honeymoon. Congratulations and best wishes.