(Closed) Feeling dumb. FH comes home soon from deployment and I need an outfit…

posted 7 years ago in Military
Post # 5
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A wrap dress is very flattering if you’re at all busty. It covers a lot, but shows a little cleavage–detraching attention from the less toned areas.


AND you don’t need matchng pants!

Post # 6
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it is appropriate to where you will be waiting! As former military you are probably used to being in uniform while on the pier/tarmac/whatever. As a civilan now you need to take into account the fact that on a pier it will be about 10 degrees cooler and MUCH more windy than away from the water. Also, if your husband is Navy and you are meeting him at the ship, be sure to wear shoes that are appropriate for going on the ship if necessary–strappy sandals (even flats!) are not a good idea no matter how comfortable they are.

On the flightline or by a hangar you have to worry about the radiant heat that can cause sun burn ridiculously easily. You might also encounter somewhat significant winds standing in the open like that. Sunscreen and a cute sun hat might help ameliorate those problems.

If you are meeting him in an airport, gymnasium, or other conditioned building, take into account the fact that it might get chilly waiting in the AC if you are in a sundress. A cute cardigan can go a long way to accessorizing and making you comfortable.

Above all though, make sure that your clothes are as “wardrobe malfunction” proof as possible. E.g. on a pier/windy flight line make sure that the dress or skirt is heavy enough matieral not to fly up at the first gust. Also, make sure that your neckline isn’t too daring so that the teenage boys waiting in the bleachers behind you aren’t staring down your chest while you wait! Even if it is prefectly acceptable from the front, check all angles, including top and bottom!!

Post # 8
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Try going to oldnavy.com.  Part of their site shows outfits already put together.

Like you, I hate shopping and NEVER go to the mall.  If I do have to go to the physical store, I typically go to Old Navy or Ross.

And congrats on the homecoming.  How exciting!!!  He’s going to think you look gorgeous no matter what you are wearing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Penguingal06:LOL love all the extra info!



@ms.charming:Moved again? Sigh. Never trust a return date till he’s there. Sucks!

I hope he comes home soon.

Post # 10
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ms.charming: You’re welcome!  And yes, by flats I mean little flat shoes, like ballet slippers.  They’ll be comfortable since you’ll have to wait around, and have a baby.  I love cardigans too.  Shouldn’t be too hard to find a lightweight one to go with a little dress.

Good luck and keep us posted!

Post # 11
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would try Ann Taylor Loft or New York and Company … The sales associates are more than willing to help you find the perfect outfit and they are always having big sales.

Good Luck! 

Hope he comes home safe and sound ASAP!



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