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Re: tunics

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:34 pm

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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Re: Dresses

Postby Sinned » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:10 pm

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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Re: tunics

Postby Caultron » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 pm

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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Re: tunics

Postby crfriend » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:50 pm

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.

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Re: Dresses

Postby oldsalt1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:59 pm

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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Re: Oldsalts outfit

Postby Grok » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:13 pm

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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Re: Dresses

Postby oldsalt1 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:07 am

I kept it simple what do you think. I never thought that I would be wearing my mothers jewelry
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Re: Dresses

Postby crfriend » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:26 am

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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Re: Dresses

Postby oldsalt1 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:51 am

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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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Re: Dresses

Postby Grok » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:39 am

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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Re: Dresses

Postby moonshadow » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:18 pm

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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Re: Dresses

Postby Caultron » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:33 pm

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

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Re: Dresses

Postby Uncle Al » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:41 am

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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Re: tunics

Postby Daryl » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:50 am

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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Re: Dresses

Postby Daryl » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am

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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