U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-31-2014, 03:09 PM
 
13,770 posts, read 16,322,882 times
Reputation: 10533

Advertisements

I would kill To go to one of these.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-01-2014, 06:54 PM
 
1,801 posts, read 4,588,583 times
Reputation: 1529
It's been decades since I attended military balls. They were US Army functions and I saw every type of dress imaginable. I always wore a long gown but kept it simple and understated for most events. It helps if going with a group of friends so you can see what the others plan to wear.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
34,687 posts, read 42,839,747 times
Reputation: 57402
I only know a bit about The Army Ranger Ball. It seems a delicate balance between wanting to look hot for your date, so he'll be proud of you compared to the other guy's dates, and keeping the dignity of the occasion so you don't reflect badly to his superiors.
Always err on the side of classy and subtle. More Grace Kelly, less Madonna (the current one).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Middle America
35,827 posts, read 39,461,204 times
Reputation: 48637
It's ALWAYS appropriate to look tasteful vs. trashy. I go to military balls that run the gamut of formality (Navy Birthday Ball is black tie, CPO Birthday Ball is cocktail attire, so down a notch, Khaki Ball is barely above business casual for spouses, since Chiefs wear their khaki uniforms). Even at the less formal ones, wives/dates who go the too-tight, too-revealing route tend to stick out like sore thumbs in a bad way, and some argue that they reflect poorly on their spouses.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top