15 responses

  1. Nils
    July 27, 2007

    This is funny. Good idea.

    Is there a poll thingy, or do I vote here?

    I go for the beige. She looks happier in that (bigger smile). Also, it’s summer (maybe not a big deal in FL, but still). Also, I don’t much appreciate the idea of blue on blue. Also, the second is pretty, but perhaps too dressy and after-eight-ish (what time is this thing anyway?). Also, why not wear the blue blazer on the light trousers (or does that look too college-like)?

    Okay, yes. That was it. Have fun.

  2. Gnorb
    July 27, 2007

    Also, it’s summer (maybe not a big deal in FL, but still)

    It’s *always* summer in Florida. Heck, I once wrote a song called “It’s Christmas in Florida” where I pretty much made fun of people who had such insipid little things as “seasons.” *heh*

    but perhaps too dressy and after-eight-ish (what time is this thing anyway?)


    Also, why not wear the blue blazer on the light trousers (or does that look too college-like)?

    The fabrics don’t look good together.

    No, the decision was already made on this one: the dark blue it is. (Apparently “cocktail” is a lot more closer to “formal” than I thought. Hell, I had originally planned to go in jeans and a Cubavera shirt.) The Wife’s happier with that, and all the ladies seem to agree: that’s what she should go with.

    Thanks for your input, though!

  3. Nils
    July 27, 2007

    No probs. Just read on Pownce you’re off now. Have fun. And blog it of course ;-)

  4. Kari
    July 30, 2007

    I perfer the first outfit also :)

  5. Melissa R. Garrett
    August 2, 2007

    I know I am a bit late on this ~ glad she chose the dark blue, definitely more cocktail-ish ;-)

  6. Nathan Smith
    August 2, 2007

    The blue dress.

  7. pelf
    August 10, 2007

    OK, I know this is over and all, but I love the first outfit! She looks very classy and elegant in the matching beige dress, shawl and shoes.

    And my.. You’ve got lots of books, don’t you :)

  8. Gnorb
    August 10, 2007

    Actually, she ended up wearing a white shawl with the blue dress. It made for the PERFECT touch up.

    As for books — My dear, that’s quite literally not even the half of them. :-D

  9. Laura
    September 10, 2007

    Hi! I dress people for a living… the beige outfit ifs too matronly for her and washes her out. It has too much of a “goody two shoe granny look”. The strapless navy is more youthful, flirty and feminine – and she looks great in it!

  10. Melissa
    November 29, 2007

    Hands down, the darker dress. The first example is NOT cocktail attire!

    Also, the darker dress makes her look MUCH younger and slimmer! She looks sleek and sophisticated in that one. :)

  11. Jess
    December 6, 2007

    I like the blue dress much better as well.

    Another important ‘factor’ is the time of the event. If is during the day (noon, morning) maybe is better to wear something with light colors… but at night is definetely better a dark dress, not necessarily but definetely someting ‘more’ formal…. not that I’m a designer or know a lot about the subject but it’s simple ‘women intuition’.

    Your wife chose the best option!! :)

    I hope you both had a great time, I’ll continue with my research for my event next week :( …but you gave new ideas!!

  12. Lorena
    May 23, 2009

    Definitely the blue. The yellow washes her skin tone out too much. She is pale as it is and the dress makes her look drabby. The blue makes her look younger and definitely works withher figure much beter. The yellow makes her look grandma-ish. Wonder what she picked in the end?

  13. Kim
    January 29, 2010

    It seems that this has been up for awhile, but I thought it would be fun to respond anyhow. I, too, am in a dilima about what to wear to a coctail party. I see it as a formal affair, but the skirt lenght is my issue. So, although the 10 year reunion is done and over, I liked the blue for the same reasons as Lorena. I hope you had a good time.

    • Gnorb
      February 1, 2010

      She went with the blue! And yes, we had a wonderful time, thank you. Towards the end, though, things got weird–as these things usually do–when a drunk friend of mine started hitting on my wife, pretty hard. Her friend sort of had to pull her away and my wife, though flattered, was ready to go right there and then.

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