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Old 04-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #16
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You will be fine.

Honestly the Disney dress code is more of a 'suggestion' then an 'enforcement' This just allows them to say "UH NO" when you show up in a swim suit top
So a sundress or maxi-dress is ok?

What about at Palo? I have a really pretty, dressy dress I got for my running club awards banquet, but it's sleeveless. Will I be allowed to wear it?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #17
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this is hilarious!!! We did have a couple of people show up in blue jean shorts for dinner and t-shirts (not on Pirate night)
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #18
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All of my dresses were sundresses, maxi-dresses or otherwise sleeveless on our three cruises. I've never had a problem. My formal and semi-formal attire was also sleeveless. Do bring a cute little sweater though, I was always cold in the theater and at dinner.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #19
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Ok...nobody ever said sleevless is against the dress code policy...not sure where people are getting that idea.

This is from the DCL website:

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Dining Dress requirements vary by venue or theme night on your cruise. In general, most meals are "Cruise Casual"no shorts, swimwear or tank tops. Most cruises also have special theme nights with additional attire requirements. Here's a breakdown of these events by cruise itinerary.

On 3-night cruises:
"One cruise casual nightno shorts, swimwear or tank tops
"One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
"One "dress-up night"jacket for men, dress or pantsuit for women

On 4-night cruises:
"First night: cruise casualno shorts, swimwear or tank tops
"One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
"One "dress-up night"jacket for men, dress or pantsuit for women
"Final night: cruise casualno shorts, swimwear or tank tops

On 7-night cruises:
"First night: cruise casualno shorts, swimwear or tank tops
"Three additional "cruise casual" nightsno shorts, swimwear or tank tops
"One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
"One formal and one semi-formal nightformal wear for men: tuxedo or suit; for women: gown or dress; semi-formal wear for men: suit/jacket; for women: dress or pantsuit.

Dress code at Palo on all cruises:
"Men: dress pants and shirt or jacket
"Women: dress or pantsuit
"Please no jeans, shorts, capri pants, flip-flops or tennis shoes

Dress code at Remy on all cruises:
"A tuxedo or jacket (sports or suit jacket) is required with dress pants for men. Ties are optional.
"A cocktail dress, pant suit or skirt/blouse is required for women.
"Please no jeans, shorts, capri pants, flip-flops or tennis shoes.

For cruises that request formalwear attire, Guests can pre-order tailored formalwear rentals and have it delivered directly to their staterooms upon arrival. To learn more, visit Cruiseline Formalwear.


Bolding above is mine.....since "tank top" can mean different things to different people, my sense of "tank top" is a wife beater (as shown in the pic posted by "MickandNick" or one of those low cut side tank tops types that life guards wear). I can't imagine DCL ever uttering or printing the words "no wife beaters allowed" so they say "tank top". As I said this is my interpretation since specifics are not mentioned....others may have different interpretations. Common sense dictates that no one wants to see hairy armpits at dinner or tons of cleavage or other body bits hanging out at dinner for that matter. Decorum is key.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #20
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Just to clarify the sleeveless issue on Disneys website is to "sleeveless tank tops" only. Dresses are not included in there and are completely fine. I reiterate others posts too that my understanding of that rule is for the type of tank top you would wear to a wash your car, to a sporting event or day at the park and do not refer to the sleeveless dress shirts that are in fashion now for women.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #21
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Your sleeveless tops will be absolutely fine! Wear them and enjoy your cruise!! They only thing they mean by sleeveless are the tank tops that men wear....no hairy armpits hanging around the dining room please!
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Seriously. Most of my sleeveless tanks are quite dressy looking and frankly would look nicer at dinner. Are they really that picky? Because everything else is pretty much a TShirt. That's fine, I'm a rule follower, but I'd look better for dinner in the dressy tanks.
On our 4 night cruise last year we saw a couple wear their biker/trucker t-shirts. I'm not sure if anyone said anything, but they stayed for dinner.

I did wear a tanktop but it was on pirate night and it had rhinestones and sequesce...lol

And on our cruise this year (also 4 night) I did wear "dressy" tanks with capris and a sweater (since the dinning room was chilly) and I didnt feel out of place.

Bottom line I believe, use your judgement. You are afterall on vacation.

Oh...but there's definitely a dress code for Palo and Remy
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When they say "no tank tops" they mean on men. They do not mean women in sundresses, sleeveless shells or camisole-type tops. This is true of Palo and Remy as well.
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Just my $.02!

It seems like the tank top thing is for men, but if you chose to wear a sundress or a sleeveless top, you might consider bringing a light sweater or something. I wore a lot of sundresses on our past cruises, and I was usually cold in the dining rooms and theater. Hot everywhere else, but cold indoors.
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Would you wear this outfit to a restaurant in your town? Would you wear it to church, or to a party, or to the theater? If so, it is fine for MDR.

Just use your judgment as to whether you feel good wearing the top. If so, it's fine. Women wear halter dresses all the time that are formal wear and a lot more shows than in a shell top or sleeveless dress.

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On 4-night cruises:
"First night: cruise casualno shorts, swimwear or tank tops
"One pirate or tropical night (deck party)
"One "dress-up night"jacket for men, dress or pantsuit for women
"Final night: cruise casualno shorts, swimwear or tank tops

First time and wondered do most men wear a jacket and a tie?
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Seven Disney cruises and have worn sleeveless dressy tops on all of them without any issues. They are blouses not sleeveless t-shirts.

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They only thing they mean by sleeveless are the tank tops that men wear....no hairy armpits hanging around the dining room please!
So a guy that shaves his armpits is ok


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Would you wear this outfit to a restaurant in your town? Would you wear it to church, or to a party, or to the theater? If so, it is fine for MDR.

Just use your judgment as to whether you feel good wearing the top. If so, it's fine. Women wear halter dresses all the time that are formal wear and a lot more shows than in a shell top or sleeveless dress.

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See, I think bared shoulders at church are a complete NO. And sleeveless is not allowed at my office.

Aside from be debate about sleeveless or not - those without sleeves will freeze their bare arms off in the MDRs. So bring a little sweater to go with your shell, ladies.
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I grabbed a few shrugs like these at Target to throw over my shoulders, as the dining rooms can be chilly. A dressy sleeveless shirt is no different than wearing a strapless dress, IMHO. I doubt anyone would say anything, although technically they could.
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