We sail on Oct 26 and have 2 formal nights. Would a velvet jacket over a long skirt and sleeveless top be appopriate? Is it too hot for a lightweight velvet black jacket? I also have the blacl velvet trousers and a velvet print Asian type jacket. Would that be too wintry or hot? Thanks for all the expertise you offer; as a newbie it is so appreciated.
I think the outfit you described will be fine. Sometimes the dining rooms tend to be chilly and if venturing outside on deck in the evenings, it can be breezy as well. So, having a jacket like that will be perfect, you can always wear a blouse under it, in case you do get too warm, but that should be fine, enjoy.