(Closed) Military ball gown..NWR…just need some opinions (pic)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve never been to a ball, but I would be worried about the A-line in pink being a little much. Kind of prom-y? Can we see it on?

If you’re comfortable, rock it, but I think you could look a bit out of place.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Looks like a prom dress to me, sorry. I would not wear that to a miltary ball.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yes is very prom dress-y.  Since you said your husband has been in the military for 20 years I’m assuming you’re not 18 years old and to me that dress looks like something a teenager would wear.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am making a large assumption here, but, because your Fiance has been in service for 20 years (thank you to him!!!!) I would assume you are not in your teens or early 20s. That being said, I think this dress is very young and promish. I’m sorry! Just want to be honest.

I think you can wear any color, maybe just a little more mature. I pulled some pics from Renttherunway.com, a great option for this time of event!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tampabride1006:  Love these dresses tampabride1006 posted and think these (or similar) would be better options.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m in agreement with PP.  I’ve never personally been to a military ball and age or not, the dress looks like it would be for prom.  I don’t know if that’s normal for a ball or not.  I don’t think it has anything to do with the color, you can wear whatever color you want, I’m sure!  I’m also sure there are other dresses that would stand out that wouldn’t look like a prom dress. 

Is there a budget in mind?  Maybe we can suggest some dress alternatives if you give us details of budget and what you’re looking for?

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry still looks like a prom dress to me,  I would try to find something like the PP posted for dresses

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My husband is in the Navy, and we went to the submarine ball a few months ago (so a bit different, but I think the same general idea).  I wore a long black gown because I was worried about “matching” his dress blues and thought I should wear a darker color for formality purposes…

Well…

Most every other female there showed up in brightly colored, festive dresses!!  No joke.  It looked like an adult prom. Your dress is not an inappropriate length (ie. too short), and it doesn’t look too low cut, so I think it could work…it just depends on your FI’s rank.  We were at a ball for enlisted, so there were many younger women and men there.  It seems that those in their late 20’s and up chose more conservative gowns, as did ones with higher ranking spouses.  Maybe ask the partner of someone the same rank as your Fiance what they’d suggest?  Different military balls have different formality levels depending on the occasion.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The couple military balls I have been to there were a wide range of dresses, including the type you posted..to me it looks too promy..I don’t know if it’s the poof or what..for reference I wore these two dresses.

 

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

First off I will say you look GORGEOUS in that color and the cut is great! BUUUUT I don’t think it’s that appropriate for a military ball. I’d wear something with a little less poof to it. The color and detailing is gorgeous.. but the skirt is what bothers me. I’ve seen some of the wives wear stuff that is similar and honestly being on the other side (every command I was in had the women wear their dress uniforms so no dresses for me!) it will look out of place and a bit rediculous for a military ball.

I do think you can ABSOLUTELY wear that color though!

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