Wearing a white room robe to the Main DR...

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  1. Dug720

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    Most cruise lines expect the first night to be more casual as not everyone may have gotten their luggage in time for dinner. She surely did not wear the robe onto the ship - she absolutely could have remained in her boarding clothes for dinner the first night.
     
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  2. serenitynow

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    Not necessarily. Sometimes accidents happen or unexpected surprises in a woman’s monthly cycle can effect one’s choice of clothing.
     
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  4. PrincessShmoo

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    They sell clothes onboard. Even there were some reason all her clothes she boarded the ship in were now unwearable, she could have found something better than one of the robes.
     
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  5. ChicosWife

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    My thing is this, the rules can't/shouldn't have to cover every scenario possible. When they said there is a dress code, and that no swimsuits and tank tops are to be worn, I guess they hadn't factored in that someone would wear their pj's or a bathrobe to the MDR. Maybe Cabana's, but not to an MDR, which is standardly known as more of nice attire. I don't think it's about being judgemental, but more of a disappointment of expectations. You expect that everyone will take the MDR dress code to heart and play along with the "dress up for dinner" and when they don't, it's a let-down. The majority wants their MDR dining experience to stay nice and at a certain level. If everyone starts wearing pj's or bathrobes to dinner, then it just becomes the Wal-Mart of the seas. :smooth:
     
  6. FigmentSpark

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    What did this person have on under the robe?
     
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  7. hardis5

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    Does someone wearing a white robe to dinner take away from my dining experience, IMO no but it makes a good conversation point. We've had cosplay dressed people always wearing the same anime outfit every time seen around the ship and at meals, people with stuffed animals or dolls with them, those pushing the limits of the rules that do exist and those not breaking the rules but just make you wonder what they were thinking - to me this person falls in the latter category.

    I find meals/cruises where I am bored in the MDR's I am more critical and more readily critique those at the tables around and we have meals/cruises where we literally were unaware of anyone around us as we enjoyed the company of our table companions. I'd be worried more of the high maintenance tables where servers need to cut up the food of the kids every meals and those tables than seemingly have the servers at non-stop. Those type of tables will more impact my experience than what someone is wearing to the dining room.

    Sitting at my desk in my business casual attire that was nothing less than a suit and tie every day but jeans Friday 25 years ago (and jeans Friday was so controversial when introduced). Times change and society is becoming more casual in general and Disney is just reflecting that in what you see on-board and in what they'll allow. I used to bring a suit each cruise, then a jacket and pants, now I save the room and bring nice pants and a button down and guess what - I don't enjoy my cruises any less. Some may not like but a young family oriented cruise line like Disney will be and should be at the front of such changes. Now I just need to figure out what I can avoid packing to make room for my dressy bathrobe next cruise.
     
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  8. Canesfan3234

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    Assuming they had on clothes of any kind more then underwear, I don’t see why people are upset. Have a friend who cruises multiple times a year and one dinner per cruise they all wear their robes over shorts and a t-shirt. Nobody has ever complained and they consider it one of the highlights of their cruise.

    Don’t know why so many people are upset about it. It’s all in good fun.
     
  9. Birdie dog

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    It was not the first night. I believe it was actually the last night. I can't say what she wore on the other nights because before the robe, she wasn't noticed by anyone in our group so I'd guess she had normal clothes somewhere.

    As to what was underneath, I have no idea. The robe was closed and tied and you couldn't see any indication of other clothes.
     
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    Okay I don't really care what people wear, but how is wearing a robe over shorts and t-shirt fun? Is it supposed to be funny? I honestly just don't get it.
     
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  11. Mikamarii

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    Other people’s clothes don’t affect the taste of my steak or interfere with the conversation with my family so doesn’t bother me. The problem with dress codes is that everyone’s “style” is different. I’ve seen some woman dressed like that are about to walk on stage at adult club in Vegas. I’ve seen men where cheap wrinkled jackets and pants. To me these are offensive but fit the ‘dress code’. But my opinions shouldn’t affect other people’s choices just like theirs don’t affect mine.
     
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  12. Canesfan3234

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    probably just the whimsy of going to dinner in a bathrobe while making sure any wardrobe malfunctions don't result in flashing the entire dining room.
     
  13. Spotthecat

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    So what if the robe was a jedi robe? Would people still be all up in arms? ;)
     
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  14. Meglen

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    whats more fancy than being on vacation and eating in a robe. As long as your not naked and showing off your bits.. its whatever.. its vacation be comfy.
     
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  15. Dug720

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    In the privacy of your room, fine. NOT in public.
     
  16. Meglen

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    rather a robe than some of the stuff ppl wear.. like shorts that are just jean underwear lol
     
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    All they need to do is put a Mickey head on it somewhere and people would love it.
     
  18. cadien

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    Definitely wasn't sunburn. Those robes are sandpaper on burnt skin. That happened to me on the last cruise. We had room service that night.
     
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    Is it Star Wars Day at Sea?
     
  20. DisneyCowgirl

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    Maybe she had on a sundress underneath and was freezing so put on the robe like a coat?
     

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