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Old 04-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #31
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My husband and 5 year old do wear khaki shorts to a few of the dinners. Nice, clean shorts and polos with sweater vests like we would wear to a garden party (Conneticut casual for anyone you watches The Office).

I will say in 5 cruises with different table mates the men have always worn khakis to a few of the meals. So to the OP question, I would consider it a fairly common practice.

I apologize to anyone this offends, but kindly ask that you get out from underneath our table cloth since that's where all those naked knees are going.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #32
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My husband and 5 year old do wear khaki shorts to a few of the dinners. Nice, clean shorts and polos with sweater vests like we would wear to a garden party (Conneticut casual for anyone you watches The Office).

I will say in 5 cruises with different table mates the men have always worn khakis to a few of the meals. So to the OP question, I would consider it a fairly common practice.

I apologize to anyone this offends, but kindly ask that you get out from underneath our table cloth since that's where all those naked knees are going.
you should not apolgize for your comment because as you stated, that is what you are going to do, regardless of the recommendations from DCL. I do not have a problem with a 5 year old wearing shorts, but do have a concern when adults choose to disregard DCL policy.

I am 100% for anyone writing DCL and asking that they change the dress code for the MDR dinner. I would support anyone requesting such a change. Maybe not support the request, but supporting anyone in the right to send a request. If Disney says that they like the current dress code, we all should support their decision or choose to dine elsewhere or maybe even change cruise lines.

I don't feel I have the right to go around and decide if I am going to follow a particular rule or not. I have the right to advocate for change or have the right to take my financial dollar elsewhere.

I am is no way trying to affend anyone, that is not my point but only to show another side of the issue. VR
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #33
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I think I saw that couple on my first cruise on a "Fun Ship".
We have only cruised on Carnival and the first cruise there was some people that were a little over the top at dinner. On formal night they wore jeans and faux tux t-shirts. They really stood out.

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I also saw 'that' couple on my cruise this past January and it was on the Fantasy! Been on several Carnival cruises and didn't see anyone dressed like that at dinner.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #34
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Here's the thing that doesn't make sense though....those in the pics above would technically be "compliant" with the dress code/policy/request/rule/suggestion.

However, a man with a nice pair of khaki shorts, boat shoes, and a polo or button-down (meaning: collared) shirt is not. Now, wouldn't everyone think the "non-compliant" man is the one better or more appropriately dressed?

IMO, the code/policy/request/rule/suggestion is not very well written. I think they should have also stressed what you should wear - such as requiring collared shirts for men - instaed of just listing what you should not wear.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #35
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The people who flaunt the dress code stand out, and not in a good way.
Ok ok ok... I'm so unsure of what to pack it's just a joke now. I didn't even realize there WAS a formal night until our notebook thingy came. I've never been on ANY cruise before (we are simply Disney World nuts).
So, I borrowed a dress to wear for formal night and I informed my DH that he'd need to pack his suit and he was like, "whaaaaaaa?!" But now there is a possibility we will "stand out in a bad way?"
Somebody please just tell me what to wear to formal night?? lol Is a long black dress with minimal beading at the waist too much? Does my DH need his suit coat or just a tie?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #36
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Ok ok ok... I'm so unsure of what to pack it's just a joke now. I didn't even realize there WAS a formal night until our notebook thingy came. I've never been on ANY cruise before (we are simply Disney World nuts).
So, I borrowed a dress to wear for formal night and I informed my DH that he'd need to pack his suit and he was like, "whaaaaaaa?!" But now there is a possibility we will "stand out in a bad way?"
Somebody please just tell me what to wear to formal night?? lol Is a long black dress with minimal beading at the waist too much? Does my DH need his suit coat or just a tie?
For formal nights I've worn long gowns (with and without a tiara), cocktail midlength dress, dress black slacks with a sparkly top on various cruises. I've never felt overdressed or "out of place". DH usually wears his suit (with jacket and tie) for formal nights, and dress shirt and tie for semi-formal nights.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:31 PM   #37
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If you come to the DIS for insight on wearing shorts you will probably get a 60-40% in favor of following DCL's "requested attire guidelines". On the other hand if you polled non-DIS'ers you would get a 80-20% in favor of wearing shorts to the MDR's IMHO. The large majority of those who cruise DCL do not belong to the DIS family. If you take this into account, that is why DCL will never enforce their guidelines. They realize they will never make everyone happy, making thr vast majority happy is part of their successful business strategy.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #38
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I'll admit I felt terrible on our first cruise when we went to Royal Palette because for the first time I didn't double check my luggage and I brought no jeans for Pirate Night! So for Pirate night I was forced to wear my "dress" shorts to the MDR. We call them "dress" shorts where I am from because if it is 100 degrees outside no one is going to wear dress pants or a long dress unless you are actually in a Wedding.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:36 PM   #39
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On formal night, I saw men in tshirt jeans and thin flip flops. Unreal...
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On formal night, I saw men in tshirt jeans and thin flip flops. Unreal...
Yeah, on the 2011 pc cruise, I saw a young lady in VERY short denim cutoffs and others in workout attire. I don't think it's appropriate any night, much less formal night.

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Our last cruise, I saw a woman in a very short, very tight and very low cut sequin dress that looked a size too small accompanied by extremely high heels. I didn't think that was appropriate.

Dressy/formal/appropriate is subjective.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #42
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I am probably in the minority, but I wish DCL would 'encourage' the rules more forcefully, especially on formal night. I love to see the ladies in formal gowns and the men in their dinner suits and bow ties. Makes for a real sense of occasion!!!
I guess it is the Brit in me!!!!
I'm right there with you! Hubby and I dress up every night, even when it's not "formal night". It's part of the experience for us! It makes for better pictures, and gives me an excuse to wear my dressy clothes.

Of course, we dress in full pirate regalia on pirate night too.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #43
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Come on people , just follow the dress code - no shorts.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #44
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First timer about to go on three night here....

We have matching pirate mickey tshirts for pirate night. Can we wear them to dining room?
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First timer about to go on three night here....

We have matching pirate mickey tshirts for pirate night. Can we wear them to dining room?
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