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3 Ball Gown Tips for Service Members' Dates Attending the Military Ball November 7, 2017

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3 Ball Gown Tips for Service Members' Dates Attending the Military Ball, Leominster, Massachusetts

With military ball season in full swing, it’s never too early to start shopping for a dress for this special night. If you’ve never attended one before and are going as a service member’s date, there are several etiquette guidelines when it comes to your attire. The professionals at Chic Sport Tailor in Leominster, MA, have over 30 years of experience providing their customers with ball gowns and dress alterations for special events. With their expert knowledge, they can help you navigate your purchase. 

How to Select a Ball Gown or Dress for a Military Ball 

Choose the Appropriate Length

Most military ball attendees choose a floor length dress due to the formal nature of the event. Even though knee-length dresses are appropriate, if your date is wearing their blue service uniform and medals, you’ll want to be as formal as possible.

Don’t Show Too Much Skin

Ball GownWhile it isn’t offensive to display your shoulders if you have a spaghetti strap or sleeveless dress, you should be mindful of how much skin you’re showing. To be safe, stay away from dresses with deep slits, cutouts, or short hemlines. If you can’t comfortably dance or move around, it’s likely not appropriate for the military ball.

Go for Modest Colors

Since the focus of the event should mostly be on your service member spouse or date, it’s best to forgo flashy hues. Your dress doesn’t have to be a shade of black or white, but you should steer clear of neon prom dresses with too many details or patterns. Muted colors, such as lavender or dusty blue, are excellent options. 

You can look amazing as a service member’s date at a military ball and still adhere to a few etiquette guidelines. Whether this is your first time at one of these events or you’ve attended several, Chic Sport Tailor has a broad variety of ball gowns perfect for the occasion. Visit their website to see what they have in stock or give them a call at (978) 840-6960 for questions. 

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