Just my humble opinion which is worthless but to me:
Much has been written and said regarding dress on cruise ships and
I guess will continue to be a topic for years to come.
First, I think a little common sense would go far in helping with the problem or question of dress. If one was ashore and wanting to dine in a fine restaurant and it was posted that certain dress was expected in order to eat there, would one then try to " crash " the party in khakis and a pullover ? Probably not. So, why then try it on a ship ?
Carnival, NCL, RCCL and even Princess are more relaxed in what they
" suggest " for evening wear in the dining rooms. I think you will find that in general, people on Celebrity and HAL tend to stick to the suggested dress.
With all respect to the original poster--I don't mean to sound too hard--just trying to point out that on Hal, dockers and pull over won't fly in the dining room on formal night . Go big-- dress up, eat , drink and be the hit of the ball !!