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#21
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To everyone who has answered my question with genuine help - Thankyou.

I thought this forum was intended to help people especially first timers like me so I'm disappointed to find amongst the helpful posters people who post unkind comments like the one about me not being anyone of importance, believe me I know I'm not I am however a sensitive person and I asked the question in order for me to not feel awkward if I had been in the position of wearing the same dress twice. I know in future not to ask such silly questions and risk having unpleasantness in response. I'm a member of another holiday forum whose advice gave us the best holiday we've ever had and I was hoping for the same from here but some people think they are being witty when I see it as just plain nasty.
#22
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Originally posted by I_r_a
Will you wear the same tiara as well?

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#23
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Originally posted by jeanlyon
Yes absolutely. Why not! Who cares! :-)
It's a good question asked by many. I think she cares. That's why she's asking the question.
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#24
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Originally posted by Bartswife
To everyone who has answered my question with genuine help - Thankyou.

I thought this forum was intended to help people especially first timers like me so I'm disappointed to find amongst the helpful posters people who post unkind comments like the one about me not being anyone of importance, believe me I know I'm not I am however a sensitive person and I asked the question in order for me to not feel awkward if I had been in the position of wearing the same dress twice. I know in future not to ask such silly questions and risk having unpleasantness in response. I'm a member of another holiday forum whose advice gave us the best holiday we've ever had and I was hoping for the same from here but some people think they are being witty when I see it as just plain nasty.
Most people here are very polite and helpful.
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#25
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I hope my nobody cares comment didn’t cause offence, I didn’t mean it in an insulting way just a reassuring way, but in the absence of a I see it might have sounded a bit pointed, which wasn’t intended! Have a good cruise and don’t worry!


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#26
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Originally posted by Bartswife
as the heading says, is it acceptable to wear the same dress a couple of nights, I have bought a lovely long black beaded dress and want to enjoy wearing it!!! I have three short cocktail dresses as well as dressy slacks and tops so will have enough to have something different each night but our cruise is the only time I'm going to get to wear it,
You can double up as much as you like. Who cares.!! You will never see these people again. When we fly from Australia to UK we don't have a log of luggage allowance. I just take one nice dress and a couple of pair of dressy black pants with a couple of different tops. I cycle through them. Mummsie
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#27
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Originally posted by Chrisdriving
The world does not revolve around you,who else is gonna care?
Sorry but I think this is really rude!! As my mother taught me, 'if you cant say anything nice don't say anything at all' !!

We are coming from Australia and I will be wearing a lot of my clothes especially evening wear a few times each, as with very limited luggage I wont have the room for too much.
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#28
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Using formal wear more than once is practical for baggage allowances and also in terms of getting value out of what are usually very expensive pieces of clothing.

My own personal shopping theory goes thus.

1. Dress costs x at time of purchase

2. Dress costs half of x on second wear

3. Dress costs half of stage 2 on third wearing and so on and so on until it owes me money

On this basis the dress eventually cost me nothing so I feel completely justified in having a shopping spree with all that money I saved. 😀
#29
West Yorkshire UK
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Originally posted by Eglesbrech
Using formal wear more than once is practical for baggage allowances and also in terms of getting value out of what are usually very expensive pieces of clothing.

My own personal shopping theory goes thus.

1. Dress costs x at time of purchase

2. Dress costs half of x on second wear

3. Dress costs half of stage 2 on third wearing and so on and so on until it owes me money

On this basis the dress eventually cost me nothing so I feel completely justified in having a shopping spree with all that money I saved. 😀
Just beware though we men use exactly the same logic when it comes to buying new cars, TVs computers etc.
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#30
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Originally posted by terrierjohn
Just beware though we men use exactly the same logic when it comes to buying new cars, TVs computers etc.
That was never in any doubt
#31
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Originally posted by Chrisdriving
The world does not revolve around you,who else is gonna care?

My goodness where is the Like button ! ... Don't some folk post some daft questions
#32
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Originally posted by Bell Boy
My goodness where is the Like button ! ... Don't some folk post some daft questions
No not at all. Perfectly good question.
#33
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There must be up to 3,000 thousand + folk on a cruise, especially on a P&O ship . Is anyone really going to notice or be bothered .
#34
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Who cares?!? The reason for this question (see #1) is the fact that the original poster Does Care about what to wear and What Others wear.

It is a very simple question that deserves a courteous answer.
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Originally posted by mrbluesea
Correct I suggest this line is closed before it gets silly.

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I agree. Hopefully the moderator will close it.
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#37
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I usually wear a different one each night, simply because I have some lovely dresses that I dont normally get to wear at home. But honestly, they are a hassle to pack since I need to bring extra shoes/accessories to go with them, so maybe next time Ill only bring a couple. And rewear them. After all, no one is really going to notice anyway.


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