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Halp! I don't know what to wear

This is the dress I originally got to wear: 

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But then I found this one today and like it too:

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Between a night out after he gets home, my brother's wedding this fall, and random other things I'm sure they'll both get worn eventually so that's not an issue.  And as far as "dress code" for this "event" ::wink wink:: you see everything from shorts and t-shirts (with soldiers' faces on them sometimes, it's hysterical), to business dress, to church clothes, to club wear... it's kind of a free-for-all, but a semi-dressy event for most people.  Both dresses would be appropriate IMO. 

And please excuse my crap-tastic bathroom mirror pictures.  Yeah, that. 

(And after years on this site I still have no idea how to do a clicky poll.  I think I figured it out once.  Maybe.  LOL) 

Re: Halp! I don't know what to wear

  • I like the black one alot!!!
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  • They are both beautiful, but #1 is HOT! Wear that one. :)

    Orrrr, have his face screen printed onto it. It would be super awesome and extra klassy.

    ETA: Extra klassy because it would be on a formal dress. I won't knock how anyone celebrates their loved one coming home if they have a face on a t-shirt!

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  • imagemrs_kelly1014:

    They are both beautiful, but #1 is HOT! Wear that one. :)

    Orrrr, have his face screen printed onto it. It would be super awesome and extra klassy.

    SOLD!

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  • imagemrs_kelly1014:

    They are both beautiful, but #1 is HOT! Wear that one. :)

    Orrrr, have his face screen printed onto it. It would be super awesome and extra klassy.

    ETA: Extra klassy because it would be on a formal dress. I won't knock how anyone celebrates their loved one coming home if they have a face on a t-shirt!

    This is genius!  Of course it would have to be the first dress, because his red hair would clash with the colors in the second.  ;) 

    And I only laugh at the ones who have their soldier screen printed onto their shirts because OMG how embarrassing would that be if you were the one returning?!  Better yet, at his ceremony for the second deployment homecoming, there was a group of like 15 people all wearing the same bright yellow shirts with some soldier's face on it.  That.  was.  AWESOME. 

  • I love them both and I hate your skinny asss.
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  • I think that they both look great! I really like the second one.
  • I like them both a LOT - I say wear the second one for what we are discussing and the first one for a fancy night with just the two of you. If you wear the black one for what we're talking about he's not going to be able to stop looking at you long enough to remember to hug and kiss the duo and that will make them grumpy.
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  • imageakalutts:
    I like them both a LOT - I say wear the second one for what we are discussing and the first one for a fancy night with just the two of you. If you wear the black one for what we're talking about he's not going to be able to stop looking at you long enough to remember to hug and kiss the duo and that will make them grumpy.

    This is what I was thinking in the dressing room this afternoon, while I was trying to justify getting another dress.  The first part anyway.  The second part is hilarious, mainly because there's no way Riley would let him get away with forgetting a hug.  I'm actually betting she'll worm her way up there to get the first hug.  Ok, really I'll be surprised if she doesn't get away from me and end up all over the middle of the formation calling "Daddy?  Daddyyyyyy?" during the speeches.  Hahahaha

  • imageleslie13510:

    imageakalutts:
    I like them both a LOT - I say wear the second one for what we are discussing and the first one for a fancy night with just the two of you. If you wear the black one for what we're talking about he's not going to be able to stop looking at you long enough to remember to hug and kiss the duo and that will make them grumpy.

    This is what I was thinking in the dressing room this afternoon, while I was trying to justify getting another dress.  The first part anyway.  The second part is hilarious, mainly because there's no way Riley would let him get away with forgetting a hug.  I'm actually betting she'll worm her way up there to get the first hug.  Ok, really I'll be surprised if she doesn't get away from me and end up all over the middle of the formation calling "Daddy?  Daddyyyyyy?" during the speeches.  Hahahaha

    I think as long as it doesn't get anyone in trouble the kids should totally be allowed to do this. Somehow, I'm thinking it would be frowned upon or otherwise discouraged. I have to tell you, I am getting anxious waiting, so I can't even begin to imagine how utterly excited you are.

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  • It would mass effin' chaos if they let all the kids in the formation.  I'm thinking the number of kids would actually come close to outnumbering the soldiers, and it would be insane.  When they release them and it becomes a free for all to find your family, it's so crazy, so they try to keep things somewhat calm for the few minutes of formality they have. 
  • I say the 2nd one
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  • I agree with Aka. The 2nd one would be cute for the actual homecoming festivities, and the black dress would be HOT for a night out, just you and your H. I am so excited for you guys!
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  • imageleslie13510:
    It would mass effin' chaos if they let all the kids in the formation.  I'm thinking the number of kids would actually come close to outnumbering the soldiers, and it would be insane.  When they release them and it becomes a free for all to find your family, it's so crazy, so they try to keep things somewhat calm for the few minutes of formality they have. 

    I figured. At least it sounds like they keep the formality to a minimum. That would be torture to the families to have to sit there and wait an hour or more.  

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  • imageakalutts:

    imageleslie13510:
    It would mass effin' chaos if they let all the kids in the formation.  I'm thinking the number of kids would actually come close to outnumbering the soldiers, and it would be insane.  When they release them and it becomes a free for all to find your family, it's so crazy, so they try to keep things somewhat calm for the few minutes of formality they have. 

    I figured. At least it sounds like they keep the formality to a minimum. That would be torture to the families to have to sit there and wait an hour or more.  

    Oh no, the longest that I think we've ever had to sit and wait through people talking after they came in was maybe 10 minutes.  And that was when we had a very long-winded SCO.  Usually it's "here they are!" get in formation, someone does a quick minute long "welcome home you did great over there!" speech, the chaplain says a prayer, and then they're released.  Hopefully it will be that way this time because I have no idea how I'm going to be able to keep the duo still for longer than a minute or two after they know DH is in the building.  Hahaha

  • I vote #2
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  • imageDC2London:
    imageakalutts:

    imageleslie13510:
    It would mass effin' chaos if they let all the kids in the formation.  I'm thinking the number of kids would actually come close to outnumbering the soldiers, and it would be insane.  When they release them and it becomes a free for all to find your family, it's so crazy, so they try to keep things somewhat calm for the few minutes of formality they have. 

    I figured. At least it sounds like they keep the formality to a minimum. That would be torture to the families to have to sit there and wait an hour or more.  

    I guess this shows how ignorant I am, but I had no idea there were formalities.  I totally thought it was like on Lifetime when the soldiers walk off a plane and their families are there to greet them in the airport.  Now that I'm thinking about it, that makes no sense.  But making family wait through any formalities before seeing each other after a deployment seems...cruel

    This is what I'm thinking too. I love the 1st one!

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  • Love them both, but ditto pp's and use #2 for this event, and #1 for a hot sexy date. 
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  • imageExcitedtostart:
    Love them both, but ditto pp's and use #2 for this event, and #1 for a hot sexy date. 

    Ditto!

    And when is the big day?? 

    ETA: and I apologize if that's a stupid "I can't tell you that moron" kind of question.  I didn't think of that.

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    imageExcitedtostart:
    Love them both, but ditto pp's and use #2 for this event, and #1 for a hot sexy date. 

    Ditto!

    And when is the big day?? 

    ETA: and I apologize if that's a stupid "I can't tell you that moron" kind of question.  I didn't think of that.

    LOL, yeah it's pretty much one of those questions, but SOOOOOOON! 

  • imageleslie13510:
    image+diana82+:

    imageExcitedtostart:
    Love them both, but ditto pp's and use #2 for this event, and #1 for a hot sexy date. 

    Ditto!

    And when is the big day?? 

    ETA: and I apologize if that's a stupid "I can't tell you that moron" kind of question.  I didn't think of that.

    LOL, yeah it's pretty much one of those questions, but SOOOOOOON! 

    Woohoo!  Yea as soon as I hit send I realized how dumb that was.  Embarrassed

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  • I love the first one, but I agree w/ pp who said wear #2 for the homecoming and save #1 for a formal event (maybe the wedding).

     And a random question: my cousin just returned from deployment and his wife put it all over fb when he was coming home. Is it different based on the deployment?

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  • imageMrsVonKikabee:

    I love the first one, but I agree w/ pp who said wear #2 for the homecoming and save #1 for a formal event (maybe the wedding).

     And a random question: my cousin just returned from deployment and his wife put it all over fb when he was coming home. Is it different based on the deployment?

    Some units are more strict than others, but just in general you're not supposed to give dates, times, names on the manifest, unit movements, locations, etc.  I try to give very generic timelines on FB (my page is private), not really even that here, and nothing specific until wheels are down here (and really I don't even do that until after the ceremony itself). 

  • imageleslie13510:
    imageMrsVonKikabee:

    I love the first one, but I agree w/ pp who said wear #2 for the homecoming and save #1 for a formal event (maybe the wedding).

     And a random question: my cousin just returned from deployment and his wife put it all over fb when he was coming home. Is it different based on the deployment?

    Some units are more strict than others, but just in general you're not supposed to give dates, times, names on the manifest, unit movements, locations, etc.  I try to give very generic timelines on FB (my page is private), not really even that here, and nothing specific until wheels are down here (and really I don't even do that until after the ceremony itself). 

    It was nothing that specific. More like "he's on a plane home". Nothing while he was gone at all. 

    I can see how putting info on FB is different than here.

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  • I luuuuuurve the 2nd one.
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  • I vote 2nd one for the homecoming, but they are both hawwwwt!
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  • They are both hot, but I vote for the second one for homecoming.
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