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    Going to a Ball

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    ok ladies, I'm going to a military ball in July. I'm new to all this. What is ok to wear and not to wear? Are there certain rules and dress codes to follow. Is it extra formal, would it be like a prom look kind of formal. I need some help!

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    I don't know about the Army's balls, but I do know about the Corps'.

    (These are my personal guidelines.) I'd stick to a classic, floor length gown. I'd stay away from patterns, complex styles, bold colors, all that jazz. Stick with traditional necklines and such. Don't go with anything that has a crazy back with a million straps or something that's too low cut.

    I, always, think it's better to find a simple dress and add touches of jewelry here and there that'll allow your personality to shine, y'know?
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    ok, that helps me out. now my only problem is i have a set of ta ta's on me. so straps normally don't look as great when it comes to dresses because they cut into my shoulders. would a halter or strapless dress be appropriate? another thing i have tats on my shoulder blades and in between my shoulder blades is that a problem? and need to get tattoo cover up maybe?
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    I wouldn't make a special effort to cover tattoos. I think a relatively modest halter neck is also fine. Just remember, the more shoulder you show, the less leg is appropriate. Seriously though, unless you're in a hip-length dress with one breast exposed, you probably will be more appropriate than the least appropriately dressed person at any given ball.
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    think modern day Cinderella prom dress
    how exciting!!!


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