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Old 05-30-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: bryan tx
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not sure what to wear or what to do all i know is that im invited and i cant turn it down. Help me
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Are you female or male?

If you are female, wear a formal dress. Like you're prom shopping.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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yep, male or female, put on the ritz. male, a nice black tuxedo with gold cufflinks. female, formal black evening gown topped off with a nice pearl necklace, long gloves optional.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Formal dress, evening gown style. Elegant, tasteful, not too revealing.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Be you. Screw convention, if you don't feel comfortable trying to look like Princess Grace.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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Be you. Screw convention, if you don't feel comfortable trying to look like Princess Grace.
right, because the grunge look is always popular at formal affairs.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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Be you. Screw convention, if you don't feel comfortable trying to look like Princess Grace.
Usually there is a bit of a dress code. I am not sure if it's enforced, but I've never seen anyone break it.

Been to a few military balls myself... your date will be in his or her dress uniform and like others said, you dress for a formal affair (think prom).
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Here you go:

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In a military ball, service members wear dress blue or class A uniforms while guests complement them with formal attire. Male guests typically wear dark suits with a bow tie or a tuxedo. Women wear knee- to floor-length gowns, but also have the option of cocktail dresses, as long as detailing is minimal. Patterns and bright colors should be avoided. Women are not expected to get their hair professionally done, but many sport fancy curls or elegant hairdos.
5 Things to Know Before Attending a Military Ball

There's more information on things aside from dress on that page, so it's a good review.

Another good article: Military Ball: Decoding the Dress Code | Miltary Spouse Central
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Usually there is a bit of a dress code. I am not sure if it's enforced, but I've never seen anyone break it.

Been to a few military balls myself... your date will be in his or her dress uniform and like others said, you dress for a formal affair (think prom).
A friend of mine went to one last weekend, and she wore a long evening gown. It had a low back, high in front, had a slit up the side, but you could only see it if she walked because of the fabric overlay. She posted pics online and there was a girl in a floral, knee-length summer sundress and sweater/shrug who looked remarkably underdressed in a photo of 7 men in dress uniform and 6 women in gowns.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Ours range from cocktail party attire (lbd is fine for civilian women) to black tie (long, formal gown for civilian women), depending on the ball. Male civilians can get away with a suit for either level.
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