Personal Shopper: Semi-Formal Cruise Dresses for Naomi

Naomi wrote,"Hello! Love your blog! Would you be so kind to help me find an affordable (less than $70) dress for a Carnival cruise formal/semi-formal dinner night? I'm about a size 6/8 with a bit of a tummy so I don't want anything that is too tight (so I can still gorge on the delicious food), nor anything that is too frumpy. I also want it to pack easily so anything that wrinkles easily is out of the question. Hope you can help! Naomi"

Aw, lucky you, Naomi! That sounds like so much fun! Luckily, a great crop of semi-formal cocktail & evening dresses are currently on sale, thanks to wedding season, so you've got some great options. We recommend packing your evening dress in a Travel Space Bag ($15 for set of 2) to reduce wrinkles, then, once you arrive on ship, hang your dress up in the bathroom: the steam from your shower will help relax the wrinkles. The on-board concierge should be able to help you get any remaining crinkles out.

1 - Maggy London Bow Detail Chiffon Dress ($76 on sale)

2 - Beaded Georgette Dress ($45 on sale, in 2 colors)

3 - Beaded, Pleated Empire-Waist Dress ($49)

4 - London Times Sleeveless Ruched Empire Waist Dress ($69 on sale, in 4 colors)

5 - Beaded Mesh Empire Dress ($79 on sale)

Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Send us a request and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!



Posted on 07.13.10 at 10:47 AM

thanks so much!!


Posted on 07.13.10 at 3:39 PM

Be careful with Newport News though, the shipping and handling is KILLER, they don't offer free returns (generally), the sizes are often a bit wonky and the customer service is poor. I usually go to Amazon since they carry the brand to check for feedback from customers there first.

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