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    Black tie optional wedding

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    Have you ever been to one? If so, did you wear floor length or cocktail?

    I'm going to my first black tie optional wedding in October and I can't decide!
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    I have not been to one specified as Black Tie Optional but I'd probably go floor length. Mostly because I never really get any other chance to be fancy and also it's October so it should be at least a little chilly. I'd ask around though if I knew other ladies that are going. Sounds fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender_jane View Post
    I have not been to one specified as Black Tie Optional but I'd probably go floor length. Mostly because I never really get any other chance to be fancy and also it's October so it should be at least a little chilly. I'd ask around though if I knew other ladies that are going. Sounds fun!
    I would never pass up a chance to wear my long dresses. And with simple hair and makeup you can get that classic feminine formal look without going over the top.

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    I plan on asking some of the other gals I know. If I do go for floor length I could wear the dress for both wedding and usmc ball. I do love a good twofer!
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    The only one I've attended I wore a cocktail length black dress with pearls. But it was also in August in SC, so floor length would have been torture.
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    I've attended three and went floor length for all of them. If you don't want to go floor length, go long cocktail, like shin length.
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    I'd wear floor length but go simple, that way you're playing it safe and won't be overdressed.

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