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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by zuben el genub, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
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    Understanding What Ladies May Not Wear to Prom | The Awl

    And just what the hell is wrong with blue jeans and Tshirt? No bare midriff or sagging. Save a whole lot of money.

    As for why not dressing up:

    I had to get under my sports car in a short skirt to fix the muffler. (Bracket broke) This is on an interstate during rush hour. No one really knew much about English cars. I had one guy try to help with a flat and couldn't figure out knock off wire wheels. He kept asking about lug nuts.
     


  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    I only went to my Senior prom and being the "non establishment" type, pretty much hated it. The after party at a friends house was fun though since there was plenty of booze involved.
    Now, I only dance at weddings and really enjoy it. I loved our wedding, we had a great time. But, I can understand how at that age group, a little bit of restraint can be a good thing.
     
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    If that's the case, then it's like any other party and nothing special. Prom = special. You waited 4 years to go to Prom.

    In Toronto, there's a charity called the Corsage Project that help underprivilege young women that can't afford to buy a prom dress get one.
     
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  5. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    That's a great project. And I fully agree that some celebrations/parties should be a time to dress up. If I could wear shorts and sandals to work I would, but I have to wear pants and close toed shoes. I'm no fan of dressing up but it's nice to do it sometimes. We made sure our guests for our wedding knew it was a pretty casual affair and I think everyone was much more relaxed.
     
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    It can't be as bad as some Mainland Chinese weddings :< My friend got married to a guy that's from Mainland China and OMG...what they wore to the wedding was an embarrassment. Some of the men wore jeans and the white under shirts that I counted a couple of holes in and flip flops. The wedding was in Canada. So imagine how shock I was when I saw the groom's relatives.
     
  7. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    One of our favorite guests was the partner of my wife's boss at our wedding. He wore this ridiculous pj shirt of sorts. His partner had a nice black suit on (one of the more over dressed). You can see him here blowing bubbles with all the kids. We had a great time!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    awww :( My work blocked your image :/ That's a huge contrast between the couple.
     
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Definitely check it out when you get home.
    Yeah, we actually had a happy hour with the two (among the rest of my wife's office staff) a couple weeks ago. He's a riot. Recently retired and wants to move to Italy.
    While I bought a suit (first time ever :eek:) for my wedding, we wanted everyone to be as laid back and comfortable as possible. Wife's dress was gorgeous but nothing over the top.

    To get back on topic, the only prom I went to, I believe I just had a shirt, khakis and a tie, no jacket. Date had nothing extravagant (though, I'd cautiously label her as a "prude"). I think that dates should dress up to wherever their comfort level is: suit, shirt and tie, tux; puffy dress, short dress, strapless whatever. But, I still think it should be tasteful. Just my .02.
     
  10. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    If you asked your guests to dress casual it's fine...otherwise, there's a bit of an expectation to dress up a bit to a wedding.
     
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Yeah, I know a lot of guests were asking us what to wear. It can be difficult because so many preconceptions of weddings are to wear your very best. For my aunt's second wedding, it was a SUPER chill affair and they encouraged everyone to wear something really low key. One of my other relatives just couldn't comprehend that a wedding could be a casual event :rolleyes:. Oh well; can't please everyone.
     
  12. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me!

    I went to my cousin's wedding last year and was told that it was very casual. The mother of the bride wore a beautiful pants suit for the ceremony then put on jeans! It was so much fun. But I do enjoy having a reason to get really dressed up sometimes too.
     
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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    The "best" man.

    ...you soon get used to it though. :cool: I've been to four mainland Chinese weddings so far.
     
  14. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    I guess I get it. I mean, prom is supposed to be special and all that crap... so I guess it makes sense that they expect to get dressed up. That being said, I didn't go to mine. Not really into that stuff.

    Also, I love that crazy pajama suit ;)
     
  15. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    That shirt rather looks like an Indian type garment. I have a Folkwear pattern for a shirt and trouser set like that.

    As for prom - what is the difference between a prom and a regular dance with a good live band? You are just paying for tradition. I'd prefer a good band.
     
  16. conniety

    conniety Lurker

    It was so much fun. But I do enjoy having a reason to get really dressed up sometimes too.
     
  17. JIMV

    JIMV Android Enthusiast

  18. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Our prom was in the '70s full of spandex and leisure suits. Anything the kids wear today has to be better than THAT!
     
  19. jwp1223

    jwp1223 Android Enthusiast

    Who is the cutie in the yellow/green/grey dress :fisheye:
     
  20. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Ha, that's a cousin of my wife. I believe (she's got a lot so I mix em up) she's the mother of the little boy.
     
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