Formal Night Attire
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In the end, you both have to decide what you prefer.
I would go with what Princess recommends for evening attire.
While I know this is not formalwear according to Emily Post, in the interest of saving some luggage space, is it okay for my husband to wear dress pants, dress shirt, a tie, and no sports coat or suit on the formal nights? We have anytime dining. Would we be missing a special meal if we just didn't go to the formal night meals? This is on the Sapphire Princess.They won't turn him away from the dining room dressed that way. I saw much worse. He will be in the minority, since most men were in suits, but if that doesn't bother him, go for it. I make my husband wear his suit, but we don't have to fly so packing isn't as big an issue for us.
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