(Closed) Big Event. What to wear?

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m married to a naval officer and just spied on several aviator wive’s facebook pages. I’m always confused as to what to wear with the dress uniforms as well. I’d stick to something knee/mid-calf length and avoid prints that could make the dress appear too casual. I’m sort of in love with this dress right now- they have it in Navy too. Waiting for the sales!

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I always assume the models are really tall, so you never know! Have you checked out http://www.renttherunway.com? You can search designer dresses by knee, mid-calf, and floor length. When we go to formal events I usually rent a gown instead of buying one I’ll never wear again.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would probably just go with a pencil skirt to cover the knee and a silk blouse, plus a cute clutch. Classic and versatile. But if you want a new dress, how about something like this?

http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/browse/product.jsp?maxRec=53&pageId=2&productId=570042766&viewAll=&prd=Placed+Floral+Sheath+Dress&subCatId=cat470051&color=&fromSearch=&inSeam=&posId=4&catId=cat210006&cat=New+Arrivals+Dresses++Skirts&onSale=&colorFamily=&maxPg=4&size=’ defer=’defer

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

ok talk about branding but i LOVE LOVE LOVE the website ruche. they have the greatest dresses and im buying my reception dress and my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from them. there are a lot there that i think can fit what you are looking for so i will just link their dress section. i also like their prices!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aliavenue:  If you like longer lengths but don’t want to look too formal, you can still do a tea length or maxi skirt. With a dressy silk blouse and a belt a maxi skirt could be perfect.

I like the way the skirt on the left is styled

maybe not the shoes…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t know if you’ve found something, but when my husband got his wings (long before we were married!) I wore a black, just below the knee, dress that had a v-neck and quarter length sleeves. I wish I’d worn something sleeveless, cause it was a bit warm, but other than that I felt comfortable and that what I was wearing was appropriate. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Is it in Pensacola? You said an aviation museum, and the naval aviation museum there was usually the choice place for wingings. I was stationed in Pensacola for a year for my own flight training and went to those at least once a month. It’s probably going to be incredibly hot outside, or at least warm, so just go with a normal spring day dress. You’ll see the wingees and their squadron staff in uniform, but all of their friends are going to be in flight suits. It’s going to be quite a mix of people. Some will be really formal, some won’t. Just look and nice and be comfortable. It’s really that simple.

P.S. If it is Pensacola (or Milton), where’s the winging party?? God, I miss those.

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