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Carotte

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8910 on: January 09, 2014, 07:02:11 AM »
The only dressy dress I own is this one:
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is it appropriate for a summer wedding? (there's no church component in this wedding).
I have absolutely no idea what I can wear with it if I need to (july wedding so the temperature shouldn't be a problem I guess), do I need to plan for it?
The famillies are not conservatives so bare shoulders shouldn't be a problem but I'd like to be prepared just in case.

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« Reply #8911 on: January 09, 2014, 07:49:45 AM »
I think it is a lovely dress for a summer wedding.  If you should need a coverup of some sort, a little white cardigan or even a white shawl would be fine.
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« Reply #8912 on: January 09, 2014, 08:34:56 AM »
It would be lovely for a casual summer wedding but I don't think it would do if it is a formal affair. The cut of the top and the stripes limit how much it can be dressed up, as does the fabric (I imagine it is some kind of cotton).

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« Reply #8913 on: January 09, 2014, 09:00:25 AM »
I'd say if the men who attend this wedding will be wearing suits, then the dress isn't formal enough, but if there will be attendees in smart casual wear, you're good.  When in doubt, it's always possible to ask the HC directly (or whoever connects you to them if you're not familiar enough to contact them directly).

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« Reply #8914 on: January 09, 2014, 11:00:25 AM »
I think it is a lovely dress for a summer wedding.  If you should need a coverup of some sort, a little white cardigan or even a white shawl would be fine.

This.  Get a white shrug/shawl/cardigan/whatnot and the whole thing will look dressier.  Pair it with classy shoes/jewelry and you're good to go for anything except a particularly formal wedding.

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« Reply #8915 on: January 09, 2014, 11:40:53 AM »
It would be lovely for a casual summer wedding but I don't think it would do if it is a formal affair. The cut of the top and the stripes limit how much it can be dressed up, as does the fabric (I imagine it is some kind of cotton).

I agree. If this is a casual wedding, like a backyard BBQ, then I think you could wear it (it's a very cute dress!) But this wouldn't be dressy enough for most weddings, in my experience.

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« Reply #8916 on: January 09, 2014, 11:56:16 AM »
I agree with others.  A white cardigan, or even a white jacket, would dress this up.  Add jewelry and it would be a great summer wedding dress.

I only have one other question.  Does it come in my size?  ;)  It's really cute and now want one. 

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Carotte

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« Reply #8917 on: January 09, 2014, 12:18:33 PM »
Thanks everyone for your input,
by the time the wedding comes I might even have been able to ask the MOB or the bride herself just to be sure, and have plenty of time to find a white something.

I agree with others.  A white cardigan, or even a white jacket, would dress this up.  Add jewelry and it would be a great summer wedding dress.

I only have one other question.  Does it come in my size?  ;)  It's really cute and now want one.

Sorry, the dress is at least a couple years old from Sinequanone (they're at least present in France, not sure about the rest of the world) so your best bet would be to keep an eye on summer dresses from a designer that would do this kind of things where you live, it might come back 'in style'.

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« Reply #8918 on: January 09, 2014, 08:15:43 PM »
What is a "game day shirt."

DH and I collect interesting tee shirts, including college and professional sports team shirts. I never thought about whether there were any "rules" about wearing such shirts until after I ventured into a college team shop while traveling in a western state last September. The team was playing a game that night. The store was jammed. I overheard more than one conversation/argument/fight about getting a game day shirt vs another kind of shirt.  I didn't think much of it at the time but later I wondered about it.

DH is my go to person about all things sports related but he didn't have any idea what I was talking about.

So, is a game day shirt a recognizable thing, different from other team shirts? Is one only supposed to wear a GDS on a game day? Are there any other taboos about wearing team shirts in general?

 



 

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« Reply #8919 on: January 09, 2014, 10:24:15 PM »
Let's say it's a big rivalry game, the Steelers are playing the Ravens.  On the day of the game, let's say it's tomorrow, you'll see shirts plastered with "STEELERS VS RAVENS, 01-10-14".  That would be a game day shirt.

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« Reply #8920 on: January 10, 2014, 01:26:07 AM »
Let's say it's a big rivalry game, the Steelers are playing the Ravens.  On the day of the game, let's say it's tomorrow, you'll see shirts plastered with "STEELERS VS RAVENS, 01-10-14".  That would be a game day shirt.

The strange thing about these is how they have to make two versions - one for Team A winning and one for Team B winning.  And then half of them end up getting donated to a third-world country somewhere because they're factually wrong.

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« Reply #8921 on: January 10, 2014, 11:32:32 AM »
Slartibartfast wrote:

"The strange thing about these is how they have to make two versions - one for Team A winning and one for Team B winning."

A lot of game day shirts don't specify a winner, they just announce the contest.  I have a few Super Bowl game days that just show what year and who played.  Mostly they're meant as a souvenir of the event as much as a team spirit thing.

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« Reply #8922 on: January 10, 2014, 10:41:44 PM »
Thanks for the game day shirt information.  I've seen shirts like this but never knew what they were called.

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« Reply #8923 on: January 11, 2014, 04:12:41 PM »
Let's say it's a big rivalry game, the Steelers are playing the Ravens.  On the day of the game, let's say it's tomorrow, you'll see shirts plastered with "STEELERS VS RAVENS, 01-10-14".  That would be a game day shirt.

The strange thing about these is how they have to make two versions - one for Team A winning and one for Team B winning.  And then half of them end up getting donated to a third-world country somewhere because they're factually wrong.

DH commented on this after the BIG game this past week. There will be a lot of blue and orange  shirts from across the state being donated. 

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« Reply #8924 on: January 11, 2014, 10:50:05 PM »
Is it possible to get nail polish out of clothes, or should I just resign myself to a Polluck-y look now, before I get too frustrated? (Okay, it's a series of three drops, but rather vivid green on my lilac pj's.)