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View Poll Results: How many dresses for Formal/Semi/Palos
1 dresses for all 3 4 2.80%
2 dresses 18 12.59%
3 dresses 25 17.48%
Let your wife decide. You are crazy for having an opinion! 96 67.13%
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:56 AM   #16
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I truly was just curious how you ended up here. It's totally cool. I'm sure if you have friends that cruise you've heard this before but, you should try it. It's so fun!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #17
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Imagine you insist she only brings 2 and then something happens to one of them....tear, stain...and she has "Nothing to wear" to Palo or formal night...crying ensues, romantic evening spoiled...

Are you ready for that? Let her take 3.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #18
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She can bring as many as will fit in her suitcase.... For me, it's not the number of outfits, it's the space in suitcase that matters.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #19
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I voted let her decide, but I'm bring 3 for our 7 night cruise that leaves Sat
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:13 AM   #20
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Ladies, can you post links to the kinds of dresses you're bringing? We have a 7 day WC scheduled for June and I need help packing. I wear jeans everyday to work and am not a dress person. So I guess I need to go shopping.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:37 AM   #21
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I pack two dresses for formal/semi formal night and a skirt and a few tops that match for Palo dinner/brunch, plus an extra dress in case I spill something! Generally I try and take one pair of heels that matches ALL my outfits so I save space that way.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #22
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I like to bring a dress for every night, I like to have options. If I only have one choice and I don't feel like wearing it, I get cranky. I do try to find 2 pairs of shoes that will go with all of them. Shoes are the big space hogs.

Let her bring as many as she likes or you'll have to listen to her complain when she's not comfortable. (That's what my DH would say from experience.)
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:54 AM   #23
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She can bring as many as will fit in her suitcase.... For me, it's not the number of outfits, it's the space in suitcase that matters.
Definitely!

Let her bring what she wants. She will have to deal with it if she doesn't wear it, so no big deal.

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Ladies, can you post links to the kinds of dresses you're bringing? We have a 7 day WC scheduled for June and I need help packing. I wear jeans everyday to work and am not a dress person. So I guess I need to go shopping.
This last cruise (Pixar Pacific Coast), I took this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BCBG-NEW-RED...-/200820916086

and this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BCBG-Edith-B...-/360488452817

I wore the same gold shoes with both (since the black was so long no one could see and I had Jessie boots and pirate boots so I punted on shoes for the black dress).

I didn't buy them on ebay, but that's where I could find them now. Packed very nicely in the suitcase.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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I like to bring a dress for every night, I like to have options. If I only have one choice and I don't feel like wearing it, I get cranky. I do try to find 2 pairs of shoes that will go with all of them. Shoes are the big space hogs.

Let her bring as many as she likes or you'll have to listen to her complain when she's not comfortable. (That's what my DH would say from experience.)


Ok, I brought 5 cocktail type dresses for our 7 night in September. I really only needed 4, but I like to have options. I did bring dresses that went with 2 different pairs of shoes. So I didn't need 5 different pairs of shoes.

Here is what I wore to Remy:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/adrianna...e&resultback=0

Here is my Palo Dress (it is a lot fuller than this picture.):
http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Sh...9/product.html

This is similar to my formal night dress:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/xscape-o...=&resultback=0

Then I brought a couple more dresses like this for informal and a backup:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/tadashi-...K&resultback=0

On the casual nights I wore sundress or skirt type wear. So I brought 8 dresses total. I find a sundresses much more comfortable than a pair of jeans. I also brought a couple of dressy capris with blouses. But I wear those to things like Palo brunch.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #25
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I did 2; one for formal, and one for semi formal. Then I brought slacks with blouses and sweaters for other dinners. As far as palo, she could always wear her semi formal dress again, and the only people who would know are the two of you!

Edited to add.... She may want a new dress out if this...so she for sure needs one!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:44 AM   #26
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I had 3 dresses for my recent 7 night cruise. The dresses I bought are made of a stretchy, non-wrinkle material so they don't take up any room at all. I had one of pair of shoes that went with all 3.

Not married, but it would be non of my SO's business how many dresses I brought with me as long as they fit in the suitcase and didn't go over the weight limit.

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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She should bring as many as she wants--it is her wardrobe.

With that said, she should keep shoes and accessories in mind because she doesn't want to have to pack too many of those. I made sure I could wear my black dressy shrug with most of my dresses and my black heels went with them as well. Make that my *new* black heels...I decided that a nice cruise merited gorgeous new heels from Nordstrom. Love those shoes! (but I digress...)

Anyhow, I wore the same dress for formal night and semi-formal (my husband wore a navy jacket, khakis and a tie--so no tux--for both nights). It was a purple sleeveless dress that went to my knees. One night with the shrug and one night without.

The other nights (and to Palo) I wore nice dresses by Ralph Lauren and Donna Ricco that folded small in my bag but didn't wrinkle (love that!)

Hope that info is helpful for your wife. If she needs to shop (yes, I said needs!), you can find great sale prices online on various websites. Just search around.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #28
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We have cruised before, so I am happy with what I am taking.
1 formal, 2 semi-formal, 5 casual, and 2 dress pant outfits. Besides the regular dinners we are eating at Palo for brunch and dinner and Remy for brunch and dinner.

I honestly don't think we would have a nice beginning to our trip if my husband tried to tell me what I could take on our trip. I have one suitcase and all of my stuff will fit.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #29
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Having cruised many times with a wife and two teen daughters you should run from this conversation - you can't win!! Our travelling rule is that you can pack whatever you want, but you have to carry whatever you pack - tends to work pretty well in forcing self-control.
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Ok, I brought 5 cocktail type dresses for our 7 night in September. I really only needed 4, but I like to have options. I did bring dresses that went with 2 different pairs of shoes. So I didn't need 5 different pairs of shoes.

Here is what I wore to Remy:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/adrianna...e&resultback=0

Here is my Palo Dress (it is a lot fuller than this picture.):
http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Sh...9/product.html

This is similar to my formal night dress:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/xscape-o...=&resultback=0

Then I brought a couple more dresses like this for informal and a backup:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/tadashi-...K&resultback=0

On the casual nights I wore sundress or skirt type wear. So I brought 8 dresses total. I find a sundresses much more comfortable than a pair of jeans. I also brought a couple of dressy capris with blouses. But I wear those to things like Palo brunch.
I love everyone of those dresses you picked to wear!!
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