Is this okay for the usmc ball?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

KateriPetrie:  I think if you dress it up, pretty bracelet and cute heels it’s totally appropriate. Also I think your hair curly makes it feel more formal. Very pretty and super flattering! 

Post # 3
7755 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

That was a good deal! It’s very cute!

Post # 5
2517 posts
Sugar bee

KateriPetrie:  I think it’s a lovely dress. Personally I’d want to go more formal with it, but since you don’t want a long one I think it’s formal enough for a short dress. Looks great on you!

Post # 6
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

KateriPetrie:  It’s very nice! Just don’t stand with your feet like that in a short dress.

Post # 7
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

I don’t know anything about the Marine Corps Ball, but if it’s like the Army one I’d go more formal.

It is a really nice dress though.

Post # 8
1396 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Being my dad was a Marine I feel something more formal is appropriate.  

Post # 9
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most of the balls I’ve seen the ladies tended toward more formal floor length gowns.  It  looks really nice on you though and $20 is a great deal, I’d definetely wear it to the future inlaws wedding.

Post # 10
1410 posts
Bumble bee

I would lean towards a long dress but I think it’s ok.  Husband agrees (Army vet). Not too short and the girls are covered.  

Post # 11
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

I’d go more formal to be honest. You look super cute but that dress is more “cocktail party” than “Marine Corp ball!”

Post # 12
72 posts
Worker bee

I think you should go more formal and wear it to the wedding. Just my two cents!

Post # 13
1194 posts
Bumble bee

You definitely look amazing! I, personally, would probably go with something dressier and long. But I don’t think anyone will be offended or shocked by your outfit because it’s classic, modest and you look great!

Post # 15
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

All of the things I’ve seen worn at various Army balls…this is fine. I promise. I personally would trend toward a longer, more formal dress. But, the girls are covered, the dress is an appropriate length, it isnt too tight, and the color is gorgeous. Its really up to you.

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