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Old October 23rd, 2006, 10:56 AM
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So ... what about velvet evening wear for a December cruise?

I realize it's a heavier fabric and all, but it is so festive for the holidays! I have never cruised in December.
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why not? the only issue might be temperature, if your velvet is heavy
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Well, I'm always cold in the dining rooms, so it might help!
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I've worn velvet for quite a few winter cruises. I love it during the holidays...feels festive. And living in Florida, I don't get a lot of opportunities to wear it.
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I've worn velvet for quite a few winter cruises. I love it during the holidays...feels festive. And living in Florida, I don't get a lot of opportunities to wear it.
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Yep ... I have a few velvet pieces in the closet that are crying to get out!
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I'm taking some with me on my Dec cruise!
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My 1st cruise was in January, just after New Years. Being from a cold climate, I naturally thought dark velvet would be a good choice for formal wear. Imagine my surprise when I saw all the bright, flowery summer prints, bare shoulders and backs, light fabrics and sequins everywhere!

Personally, I'd prefer something heavier, as I am always freezing in the dining room and theatre. But pretty much anything goes, wear what makes you feel good!

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Fruitcake,

So ... what about velvet evening wear for a December cruise?

I realize it's a heavier fabric and all, but it is so festive for the holidays! I have never cruised in December.


Well, velvet is certainly an elegant material suitable for a formal evening. Nonetheless, nearly all December cruises are in the tropics -- where the warm weather clearly recommends in favor of summer clothing rather than winter clothing. Thus, I would think that silk or satin would be a more suitable choice and shades of white or pastels would be ideal.

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I have to agree with Norm..............
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seems like we have a split opinion on this one.
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I think you can wear the velvet. I am always cold in the dining room and the theater after dinner. I've seen much worse in the dining room on formal nights.
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So ... what about velvet evening wear for a December cruise?

I realize it's a heavier fabric and all, but it is so festive for the holidays! I have never cruised in December.


Well, velvet is certainly an elegant material suitable for a formal evening. Nonetheless, nearly all December cruises are in the tropics -- where the warm weather clearly recommends in favor of summer clothing rather than winter clothing. Thus, I would think that silk or satin would be a more suitable choice and shades of white or pastels would be ideal.

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I live in South Florida.
I NEVER wear pastels or white in fall/winter.

On a cruise I will wear white pants/capris/shorts.
For my formal wear, however, I would never wear pastel or white on a winter cruise.

I have worn velvet on occasion during the December holidays in Florida.
If you shop at any of our stores here, you will see plenty of velvet.

But since I have never cruised in December, I was curious as to what others may have observed aboard ship in that month.

I am packing my velvet.
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I think velvet is fine if that's what you want to wear! I don't wear pastels for formal nights. You'll find me in black!

Personally, I'd have a heat stroke in velvet, even in the winter !

I love the cool temperatures in the dining room and the show room! Must be the extra "padding" ...
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Well, I freeze in the dining room and theater. I always pack a shawl or two for dinner, plus sweaters and hoodies for daytime.
And I pack flannel PJs!

The ships I've sailed on have all been much too cold for me.
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I LOVE velvet, but I have shied away from it for this December cruise because I think it's too heavy for a muggy climate. I have to agree with Fern that I'd die of a heat stroke. I've never been too cold in the dining room or the theater, or anywhere else on the ship that I can remember.

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