Wearing The Watch When You're Really Dressed Up

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by NikkiAngel, May 3, 2015.

  1. NikkiAngel macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    I'm not sure if something similar has been posted, but I just want to gather everyone's thoughts on this subject.

    To start off, I love watches. I have several different kinds, from casual to dressy, and both expensive name brands and not so expensive. I usually coordinate my watches to my jewelry and my outfits (I am woman by the way).

    Now I have two events coming up that I have to dress up for. A formal wedding and a communion party. I will be wearing a cocktail dress for the wedding and for the communion a really nice dress. I feel for men, the apple watch would be kind of no different looking when you are dressed up, but for a woman?

    Should I wear my apple watch. My SS CB Will be here hopefully this week and the band is no issue to me, I already have a dress watch with a similar buckle and band, but more of the watch itself. Will it look out of place with my dress clothes?

    Of course I know I can wear what I want, I'm just asking fashion wise, what everyone thinks, and if any of you have worn yours to a dressy affair.
  2. dandrewk macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    San Rafael, California
    I was at a formal event last night - black tie, tux, the works. I have a sport watch with white sport band. I used this watch face:


    I thought it looked quite nice, especially with white shirt/black jacket. In fact, I call this watch face "très élégant". :D
  3. jannette macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2011
    Bishop's Stortford
    I don't think it would look out of place. Personally, I would not wear mine ( SS 38mm with Milanese Loop ) with a cocktail dress or similar. I am very thin and the Watch does look large on me and would look " over heavy" with a dressy dress. But we are all different.....see what you think when it arrives!:)
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    how much do you care about these people? lol
    If your asking then you probably shouldn't wear it..
  5. SarZ macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2008
    I know how much most women care about their appearance on social gatherings - Hair, make up, dress and shoes

    Wearing a chunky apple watch doesn't look good
  6. nidserz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Dubai x Toronto
    I am a female and I just ordered the watch, sport models so...
    I won't be wearing it to dressy events though. I think it will be fine for me to leave it at home for those hours, it definitely isn't replacing any of my nicer/formal watches.
    IMO CB would be ok, but still I think for weddings and formal events, it's not the best option. I prefer to be more elegant. Again, just my opinion.
  7. sixxmum macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
    I have a chunkier regular fashion watch that I also don't wear for formal events, so I don't expect to wear the Apple Watch then. The irony is that I have a claddagh bracelet tattoo on my right wrist and it sort of looks like a watch if glanced at quickly. That's the wrist that I want to wear the watch on when I do, so I'm hoping the tattoo doesn't cause a problem with it.
  8. dandrewk macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    San Rafael, California
    I would think if Anna Wintour is photographed wearing an Apple Watch with formal attire, it should be ok for others to do so.

  9. sixxmum macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
    Good point. It really depends on the outfit and your personal style (and I think the white band helps "lighten" the weight of it).
  10. ColoArtist macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2012
    Denver, CO
    If you want to be the center of attention, wear it. Otherwise...


    Actually, I think trends will change as Apple Watches become more and more common. Right now, since there's lots of buzz about them and there aren't that many out in the wild, they'll be perceived as trend setters.

    Down the road they'll be more accepted as just another watch in any setting.

    Might as well enjoy being an early adopter. I'd say pick a watch face with a color complementing your outfit and really blow 'em away.
  11. SarZ macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2008
    I think that's an Edition watch and with the white strap it looks OK but not great
  12. Danny80y macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    I think a guy could pull off the Milanese loop and SS with most formal wear.... But if a woman is wearing a nice dress I can see any version being a bit clunky looking/attention grabbing. Sports band would be a no no IMHO.
  13. jannette macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2011
    Bishop's Stortford
    Anna was most probably given the Watch to wear it in photos such as this! It looks OK but not lovely!
  14. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    What's in her right hand? Doesn't look like an iPhone.
  15. trek360 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2011
    I went to a wedding this weekend and saw a woman wearing her white sport band SS. Attire was formal and it looked alright to me. It didn't look out of place and caught my eye mainly because of my interest in the AW. It's a bit of a novelty right now if only to the owners and I did wonder if she wore it because of its newness. I'm guessing in a few months you might not think twice about wearing your usual dress watches.

    I have had mine for a few days and went with a dress watch for the event. The first time since I got it that I wore a different watch but glad to give another watch some wrist time. During the event there really wasn't any time I wished I had the AW for functional reasons.

    In the end, it's really up to an individual choice. Personally I'd put mine away for the night.
  16. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    The 38mm stainless steel with Classic Band is the most "traditional" watch-like and inconspicuous Apple Watch, but it is a tad masculine. If you had the Modern Buckle or Milanese Loop it might look a bit better. See what it looks like once it arrives, though.
  17. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN
    Full disclosure, though I am very fashion forward, I am a boy so a clunky watch would not do much to disrupt my outfit (not to mention most formal wear for men includes sleeves).
    That being said, when I got my first smartwatch, which was a Pebble (plastic version), I said the same thing: "I'll bust out my Sieko for more formal events."
    But then the most curious thing happened, when the time came to dress up, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of the (very limited) functionality that my Pebble offered.
    Having notifications on your wrist is something that quickly becomes essential.
    I'm just happy to have a smart watch now that isn't hideous.

    All of that said, I think the outfit really need to have a modern look for a square watch like this to fit into it.
  18. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Women can stretch fashion more than men so probably could get away with white or black rubber band. Other rubber band colors I think would be tacky at a formal occasion. Men typically could not get away with a rubber band at a conventional formal event. Of course if it's a hipster wedding all bet are off.:D. But rubber bands and dress up seem to not feel right to me. Ultimately though, it's a watch. Really doesn't matter unless it makes you feel underdressed.

    I have a dress watch and will continue to use it for formal occasions. (My AW is a SG w/BSB.)
  19. DononyG2 macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2011
    I think a Milanese band would look good with any attire..however the black sport band, not so much.
  20. abluehaze macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2008
    The ML can look very formal. I would not be ashamed to wear a SS ML with a tux.
  21. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I think it's worth noting that not only is Anna Wintour wearing an AW at a formal event, she's wearing a white sports band, the band doesn't match (you might even say it clashes with) the slightly off-white color on the dress, and her nails aren't done.

    Fashion isn't about following rules. It's about reflecting your personal style. Anna Wintour knows she can wear whatever the F she wants. So can you. If you think the watch reflects your personal style, go for it.
  22. seamor0512 macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2015

    ...or Apple paid her to wear it.
  23. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    Nah...formal wear gets my Breitling........
  24. dandrewk macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    San Rafael, California
    I doubt Anna has had to pay for a single article of clothing in decades.


    That's a pretty serious accusation to make without proof. I'd believe she's been given the watch to wear at her discretion. But a person in her position, where she SETS fashion trends, would never accept a bribe to wear something.

    From what I know about her, if she thought something was ugly she wouldn't hesitate to say so. And here she is, WEARING the thing.

    Just wondering though, if Wintour is on the take, any others? Turlington? Lagerfeld? The entire fashion industry?
  25. Eorlas macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Lagerfeld has a custom Edition watch with gold link bracelet.

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