Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PRlady, Aug 10, 2012.
Excellent, less work for me Thanks, ladies!
I like the long ties, too. I might go one step further and sew them into the back (or hook-and-eye) to create a T-shape back.
What on earth do a I wear to a 5 pm wedding? HELP!
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? What does the invitation say? Black tie, black tie optional, nothing about dress? Where is the wedding? Beach, country club, banquet hall, restaurant? Do you know the couple well? What is their style? Trendy, fasionistas, laid back?
In general a cocktail dress. Gowns are no longer the "norm" wedding attire. But, the dressiness of the cocktail dress depends on the above. 5pm is usually dressier than an earlier wedding. But, again, that depends on the wedding style.
Saturday. The invitation gives no guidelines, it's a hotel in Oakland, CA. I have a grey sheath dress with some black embroidery on the hem. Is that okay?
That setting is a little more formal than some.
Do you have a picture of the dress?
Well, then it is not "formal", but it is dressy. If you don't have a photo of the dress, what is it made of? Can you describe it in more detail?
I have been seeing a bunch of cute Mary Janes on Zappos and other places, but I can never figure out what socks I can wear with them when my feet get cold. (especially for a pair of cute red Mary Jane). Right now I can wear Mary Janes without socks but I want the sock option open
The under 30s at our workplace wear them with thin ankle sox that match or contrast with the shoe. IMO, it's not a look for someone with shorter legs. The over 30s are going with tights.
I knew there's a reason I haven't found anything to make Mary Janes work
Mary Janes look super cute with tights. Or if you are wearing them with pants, go with a nude sock or black sock depending on pant color.
Okay, the grey dress. I got it at a vintage store; it's allegedly from the 70s and has no tags indicating material.
This is the color - my dress is more of a slip dress and has spaghetti straps, and I have a little black shrug to put over it.
Is it silky? And is the bottom embroidery or lace? It sounds pretty. Just be careful that it is not too lingerie looking (the fabric too thin) for a wedding. Hard to know without seeing it.
It's not very silky. More chiffon. And mine has embroidery around the bottom.
My back up dress is black and white polka dot with a red tulle underskirt. It's a bit short, though, I think. (the bottom of the tulle hits right above the knee)
That doesn't sound too short, to me . I think either dress would be fine. I'm feeling a retro look with the polka dot one - if dressy enough, that would be very cool!
I'll take both. And decide Saturday at around 4.
Have a great time. I'm sure you will look fabulous in either dress.
When you're there you'll know the best look for the occasion.
Thx for the tip on shoes, gals
You could also try patterned tights - polka dots, stripes, etc. they would be funky with maryjanes.
there are SOOOO many cute tights right now, it is impossible to not buy a ton of them
and if you had your heart set on socks for warmth, they have the knit ones and also ones that are lined.
I'm looking for advice on what to wear on "formal nights" on a cruise. My sister, some friends, and I booked a trip on Royal Caribbean (through the Caribbean) in March and have 2 formal nights, where the dress code says "cocktail dress". Do people really bring two cocktail dresses, with jewelry and heels, on a mid-priced cruise? I have two dresses that I wore recently to weddings that could pass (and I can wear the same shoes), but I really don't want to take two dresses when they each will be worn just at dinner. From what I hear, closet/room space is at a premium anyway.
Would it be a mistake to forgo one or both of the formal dinners? Are these dinners really that much better than the food/atmosphere we could get at the more casual dining options? Since this is my first time, other tips for cruising are also welcome.
Unless you feel odd wearing the same dress twice, I can't see why you would need two. I've never cruised the Caribbean, but when cruising Alaska (on Holland America), I just wore the same skirt and fancy blouse for the formal nights ... and it was fun just dressing up for a change. However, I understand from a few friends who are travel agents that Alaska is the most informal of the cruise locations.
You may want to find out more about the casual dining options on board your ship. On my cruise (which was over ten years ago), it was the formal dining room or the buffet ... and I wanted to avoid the buffet, to make portion control easier.
I've been on the RC cruise through the Caribbean (plus two longer Princess cruises through Europe) and while some people do really really dress up on formal nights, you can totally get away with wearing a nicer skirt and blouse (bring one skirt, two matching blouses - few will even notice, because you'll be sitting down) on formal nights. I've seen people wear nice jeans on formal nights. They won't throw you out of the restaurant (it goes against their best interests, because they hope you will purchase drinks with dinner).
I've never been on a cruise but I've been to "fancy" restaurants in the Caribbean many times. And one thing is consistent -- no matter what I wore, I was overdressed. Meaning that I brought real dresses or fancy tops to wear with white slacks and hardly anyone else dressed up that much. It's a vacation, wear something nice that you're comfortable in and maybe a sparkly necklace to make it look "formal" and call it a day.
And I have a LOT of Mary-Janes because I can't wear pumps with my foot problems. I wear them barelegged in summer and with tights or trouser socks in the winter and they look good, I think.
You could bring one "nice" dress and a maxi tee shirt type of dress. The maxi would work for sightseeing as well. Just change the shoes/jewelry.
I have a pair of red Mary Janes and I wear them with black tights when it's too cold for nekkidness. I was in a fabric store the other day and a little girl saw my shoes and said "I like her shoes!" and I thought to myself excellent, I must be starting to skulk into "age inappropriate" territory if little girls are coveting my footwear.
Nope. Red Mary Janes (and now I want a pair too!) say sexy-and-funky to grownups and fairy-tale-shoes to little girls. You're good.
My red Mary Janes are Naots. I blame you entirely.
I have been craving for a pair of Naot Nina in red. But it is a freaking 180 dollars
I really like Naot's selection of colors. Naot lyric in bronze is also purdy
Yes. However, I gave up on Made in China shoes because none of them ever last longer than 6 months. The Naots, on the other foot, keep going and going and going so really in the long run they end up being the more cost effective choice.
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