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Discussion of fashion elements and looks that are traditionally considered somewhat "femme" but are presented in a masculine context. This is NOT about transvestism or crossdressing.
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crfriend wrote:
Grok wrote:I
; a proper dress -- or even a shirt-dress -- has definition to it. A muumuu is something one would wear to the beach; a shirt-dress can be worn to work, and a true dress to a classical concert.
I wore this for work at my office . Is it dressy enough for a concert
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Oldsalt, it's possible. It would depend upon the accessories. With the scarf you are wearing - no. With a nice belt, necklace and other dressy accessories then possibly. Concert dresses don't have to be fancy and frilly. Good look.
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oldsalt1 wrote:I wore this for work at my office . Is it dressy enough for a concert
It certainly is vivid.

The shoes and the dress struck me as not matching, at least in the picture. I think they'd look better if they were either more alike or more different.
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Caultron wrote:The shoes and the dress struck me as not matching, at least in the picture. I think they'd look better if they were either more alike or more different.
I'll go with Caultron's assessment here. I think swapping the red shoes for black would work better, and adding a black belt would also likely help somewhat. Also, a necklace or simple chain instead of the scarf -- or, if a scarf is required, perhaps wearing it like a shawl.

Hot pink... Definitely daring!
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I see what you mean with the shoes , They are a little closer than they appear in the photo . But maybe they are just close enough to clash. Since I only have a black bag I am going to re shoot with your suggestions

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What I like best is the bright color! :D So different from the drab clothes that we are expected to wear.

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I kept it simple what do you think. I never thought that I would be wearing my mothers jewelry
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The black shoes, I think, are an improvement; they add contrast to the look. I still think a belt would add something, but may be wrong on that count. That's one heck of a lot of pink, though.

On the question of your mother's jewellery, I suppose the operative question might be, "What would Mom think of this?" Of course, I have no way of answering that hypothetical poser.
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On the question of your mother's jewellery, I suppose the operative question might be, "What would Mom think of this?"
I went to the cemetery once skirted actually twice. On my first trip I had a talk with her. The ground didn't shake and the sky didn't fall so I would guess she is ok with it. When she passed we split up her jewellery

I don't remember ever seeing my sisters wearing it. Maybe she is happy that it is getting used
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moonshadow wrote: I think all of this comes down to not having to tie the waist so tight to hold the skirt up, as a dress is supported from the shoulders.
A lot of potential here. :idea:

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More Moons picks... these guys looks great! Looking at them, it becomes clear to me that a man can totally ROCK a dress:

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FINALLY! A well dressed guy from the U.S.! (note the electrical outlet) Which is not to say that there aren't guys with style here stateside (as this site will demonstrate), but lets face it guys, those folks on the other side of the pond always seem to lead the way when it comes to stuff like this.

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Look here. If you can't find anything you like, you're a really tough case.

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A great Gladiator look :D
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This would definitely work in a "Professional Environment"
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Some of the 'other looks' really turned me off :!:
Not good and looked like failed attempts at cross-dressing
or trying to pass as a woman :twisted:

P.S. - This looks like one of our members from S. Africa :D
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Caultron wrote:
oldsalt1 wrote:I wore this for work at my office . Is it dressy enough for a concert
It certainly is vivid.

The shoes and the dress struck me as not matching, at least in the picture. I think they'd look better if they were either more alike or more different.
My thought too. (but I am a big fan of pink)
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crfriend wrote:The black shoes, I think, are an improvement; they add contrast to the look. I still think a belt would add something...
A black belt or a black clutch maybe, or perhaps a black necklace; something anything to say "these shoes aren't alone".
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