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What to wear for ball

GloryField

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Professional school ball, last year I wore a suit, but that suit is way too small. I have a suit separate jacket that is a little bigger but still tight. What do you guys think? Suit vs Cardigan, and lavender tie vs blue tie?

And charcoal gray pants vs black pants?

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If money is tight, just don't button the jacket. The cardigan looks a little like Mr. Roger's neighborhood.
 

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None of the above. Go thrifting. Or take out more loans
 

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The cardigan above is a medium. I exchanged it for a large after taking the pics so it won't be as tight
 

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Go to some thrift stores and find a decent suit. Take it to an alterations tailor and slim the sleeves, body and trousers for cheap.
 

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I haven't been to a ball in ages in anything less than white tie and tails. I guess we don't move in the same circles (or at least we don't go to the same balls).

So I guess it depends on what the invitation says, as well as what other guests will be wearing.
 

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I was gonna suggest some Air Jordans!!! Thought you were going to hoop!

 

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Originally Posted by GloryField
Professional school ball, last year I wore a suit, but that suit is way too small. I have a suit separate jacket that is a little bigger but still tight. What do you guys think? Suit vs Cardigan, and lavender tie vs blue tie?

And charcoal gray pants vs black pants?

http://img28.imageshack.us/g/46614580.jpg/


I would suggest black pants. A "ball" is usually attended in white tie and suits with "tails" so I would not bring any new colors. I would stick to black or white for all your clothing items.
 

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