Winter Ball?

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I bought my girlfriend and myself tickets to my school's winter ball, which is coming up this Friday. I've never been to a school dance...ever...and yes I'm a high school senior. What goes on at a school dance? What should I wear, my girlfriend will be wearing a nice dress, I should probably wear something equally as nice, right? I'm not a very good dress up person. Should I wear a tie? I hope not, because I hate wearing ties. Any other tips?

    I'm so nervous. :)
     
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    A suit and tie would be your safest bet. But if you dance a lot, you can be sure you'll take your jacket off and loosen your tie when you get there. Depending on how fancy your girlfriend is dressing, you might be able to pull off no tie instead. Also, if you don't have a suit, you can go with a nice shirt, a tie or no, a blazer, and a pair of slacks. But this is a little less dressy and again, you want to make sure you're not vastly underdressing in comparison to your date.

    I don't own a three-piece, but as you can see from above, some people like the vest no jacket look.

    Avoid a blazer and jeans. It can be a cool look, but it's not appropriate for a winter ball unless you're a (successful) 80s punk rocker.

    You and your girlfriend, as I've alluded to above, should probably just check with each other to see what you're going to wear, so that you're in the same general tier of dressiness. Also, try to avoid matching with each other, unless you want to be Mr. and Mrs. Tool. :D

    But make sure your shoes are comfortable enough for you to dance--because as has been said, that is the whole freaking point. Personally, I'm just fine dancing in nice dress shoes, but not everyone is. Your girlfriend has the advantage that she can take off her heels and that is socially acceptable; you cannot do this. But don't wear sneakers. You'll look like a scrub.
     
  3. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    This sounds like the equal to winter formal at my high school. All you need to do is wear dress shoes, dress pants, a dress shirt and a tie. You may also want to match color wise with your girlfriend. That is what I'm going to do in a couple of weeks when this rolls around. BTW at a school dance, you do in fact dance, its not like middle school when everyone just stands there and just talks. :cool:
     
  4. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Which middle school did you go to? All my friends always danced.

    Then again, now that I think about who my friends are, we're probably the exception. :p
     
  5. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Where did you go to? In middle school most people talked but we had the gym open to play basketball as well...
     
  6. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like one of our dances (that i was forced to go to all the time :() but sorry seems as though you are going to have to wear a shirt and tie. However, ask your girlfriend what she wants you to wear, that is what I always did. :)

    haha I don't do my own laundry or dress myself :p
     
  7. adk macrumors 68000

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    You'll save yourself a lot of trouble if you just wear whatever your girlfriend tells you to wear :p
     
  8. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That would mean I'd be wearing a kilt. :eek:
     
  9. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Why would your girlfriend want you to wear a kilt? :confused:
     
  10. Prof. macrumors 601

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    That's what you should wear!
    [​IMG]

    No, that is not me or anyone I know
     
  11. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's a very good question.
     
  12. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    There are a few things I can think of but I'm for sure you can't say things like what I'm thinking right now here on this forum... ;)
     
  13. halfprep455 macrumors regular

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    The first thing you should do is ask the girl that your taking what she is wearing and what she wants you to wear. Thats definitively your safest bet. If you're going to an after party, you should definitively bring another change of clothes with you.(You will know what I'm talking about if you do go to one) Just relax and enjoy yourselfs. I would tell you what else you should bring especially if you go to an after party but I can't on this forum(I think you get the message. lol).
     
  14. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I know what ur thinking and no, you can't say those type of things.:p
     
  15. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    I'm just wondering, why not just go back to the car and do that instead of in front of everyone at the dance? :eek:
     
  16. Prof. macrumors 601

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    It's more fun if you do it where ppl can see you:D:p
     
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    I don't want to wait for our lives to be over,
    I want to know right now what will it be.



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  18. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't like where this conversation is going. :eek:


    I don't get it. :|
     
  19. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Clearly you've never been up a windy mountain with a Scotsman
     
  20. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Aw, c'mon mate, just trying to spice things up a bit:D:p
     
  21. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Maybe if I was drunk enough (I don't drink), but I still doubt it. :(
    Well, everyone is just trying to figure out why your girlfriend would want you to wear a kilt. :cool:
    No I haven't, and I don't plan to. :)
     
  22. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Now would be a good time to learn to wear a suit without the suit wearing you.

    And learn to appreciate ties. A good tie is timeless and classy.
     
  23. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Because she thinks it will be funny. :mad:

    Anyway, I'm going to get an outfit together within the next couple days.
     
  24. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Do you have to dress up like it were prom? Or can you just get away with wearing a button down shirt, tie and slacks?
     
  25. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have no idea. I don't think it's as formal as prom but I still should probably dress up nice. :)
     

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