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Old January 21st, 2005, 08:38 AM
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Default Tuxedo's for Women, what do you think?

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?
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Old January 21st, 2005, 09:13 AM
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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.

I'd stick to the traditional gown.
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Old January 21st, 2005, 09:32 AM
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My wife wears a white tuexdo every once in awhile and it looks quite good on her. She has had many compliments on it.
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Old January 21st, 2005, 12:07 PM
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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

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Old January 21st, 2005, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Tuxedo's for Women, what do you think?

I worked for a tux shop this past summer and we would sometimes fit women for tuxes. I think that if you're comfortable with it, go for it!

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Old January 21st, 2005, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: Tuxedo's for Women, what do you think?

no offense taken Andre, your post didn't strike me as being rude at all.
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Old January 21st, 2005, 03:09 PM
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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?
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 05:09 PM
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I own and have worn for the 2nd formal nite on 2 cruises on 2 different lines a women's tux style pant suit. I have chicken legs and generally prefer to wear pants.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:58 AM
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One of my "formal" outfits is a black suit with gold braid... but I do like the idea of wearing a tux with a long skirt,..especiallyif your partner is wearing a tux
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Old February 17th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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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?
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Old February 17th, 2005, 01:56 PM
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I remember looking at the Carnival site on tuxedo rental and they had an outfit just like that available for rent.
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Old February 28th, 2005, 08:53 AM
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Why not! I think a tux for females would look great.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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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.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 10:21 AM
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I think a woman wearing a tux would be just fine. I have seen it quite a few times and they have all looked great.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 10:42 AM
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If it is something you would be comfortable in, go for it. Me personally, I love the idea of evening gowns but mostly because I never get a chance to dress up any other time but on a cruise. Have fun.

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Old May 14th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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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.
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