(Closed) How often do you really get "all dressed up in a gown?"

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How often do you wear formal gowns?
    Every couple of months : (14 votes)
    8 %
    Every year : (25 votes)
    14 %
    Every 2-5 years : (37 votes)
    21 %
    Never! lol : (101 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m 38 years old and have never had cause to wear a gown. The fanciest I ever have occassion for is a cocktail party. Nothing I attend is “gown formal”

    Post # 4
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    218 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m in the military so we have at least two formal balls a year plus my best girlfriends are military too so I often end up as a plus one at their functions as well.  In a busy Xmas Ball season I might wear 3 formal gowns in the space of two weeks

    Post # 5
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Almost all the weddings i’ve ever been to have been black tie, so I usually wear a gown. I’ve also been to a few charity events and awards dinners that require formal wear. 

    Post # 6
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    2840 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am afraid that I may never get to wear another formal gown again. 🙁  I would love to go to balls!

    Post # 7
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    218 posts
    Helper bee

    @howtobeawife:  I’d take you to one of mine Smile every girl should experience a military ball at some point in their life

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @GIJen:  You just brough a big smile to my face!  I have to admit that I think the balls are a huge perk for those in the military! You’re so lucky! 

    Post # 9
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’ve never had to wear a floor length gown, other than at my own wedding! At my school’s prom everybody wore cocktail length (or shorter, people often went fairly slutty, lol) dresses, and I have yet to have a black tie wedding or ball, everything is always cocktail…if somebody had a black tie wedding at this point I’d have to buy a gown and frankly wouldn’t be too happy about it because I don’t forsee the opportunity to wear it again (maybe I would go the rent the runway route…)

    Post # 10
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i’ve worn a formal gown twice my entire life (i’m 33). the first time, i wore a floor length gown for senior prom and the second time was my wedding. i wish i had places to wear fancy dresses. i like getting dressed up once in awhile.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I haven’t had to since I have gotten out of college and the military. I work at a fairly upscale salary place – so I hope they organize a charity event soon, I hate not getting to dress up!

    Post # 12
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    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    One-Two Times a year.

     

    I live in the South so Mardi Gras balls are common. Some of my friends attend 5-6 balls per year during the MG Season!

    Post # 13
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    9117 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The last time I wore any type of “gown” was to my homecoming in 11th grade. >_>

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    So far, twice in my life. My junior prom and then my senior prom. The next, and probably final time I’ll wear anything formal is at my wedding. 

    Sometimes I wish I had reasons to dress up. 

    Post # 16
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    217 posts
    Helper bee

    I attend quite a few charity balls where the attire is “black tie” or “formal”. I fact I went to one last weekend for Valentine’s Day. But it doesn’t make the excitement of wearing a wedding gown any less.

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