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    Formal Dresses

    I think it would be sensational to attend a formal event, wearing a beautiful gown and all the accoutrements. I would want to spend the day getting ready, hair, makeup, nails .... Dress to the Nine's

    So, if you were to begin planning such an outing what type of venue or event would you look for to attend?
    What style or type of dress?

    In the fog,

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    Probably a Cross dresser event or a Imperial court event in the gay community. I went to one of those years ago and talk about gowns They were just amazing
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    Except for "the day getting ready" part of it, been there, done that.

    The Gala Ball on Saturday night of the Keystone Conference is just that.

    Plus, my DC CD social group usually does that for our Christmas meetup.

    Tonight, the theme is the Kentucky Derby (derby hats suggested).
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    A prom, quinceanera or wedding dress. I prefer any type of ball gown with a large hoop skirt.

    Heck, I will bring them all for a long photo shoot in a picturesque park setting.

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    its gonna depend on how formal and what kind of event. Daytime events will differ from nighttime. Different types of events will call for different outfits. ”Formal” is pretty relative. For some going out to the theatre could be formal, for others it’s the ball or nothing...

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    Yes, as Sometimes Steffi said, the Gala Ball at Keystone Conference was one of the nights of my life.
    But next year I will be going all out. I felt I wasn’t formal enough.
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    AID Atlanta used to sponsor a charity Cotillion ball complete with a debutante competition. Guests were required to pay a minimum of $75 to attend and were required to dress in female formal attire. There was a strict dress code and guests were warned to be in complete female attire and anyone with facial hair could be turned away.

    I would have loved to have attended an event. I would dress as a debutante myself. You can still find some AID Atlanta Cotillion videos on YouTube.

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    The King's Ball to meet and dance with the Prince, of course!
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    Hi Molly , To me a wedding or a prom comes to mind. >Orchid ...+.
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    If this is what you want ... please do it.... It is possible.

    Live life..

    Sorry I've been thru a lot in the last week.


    I will be attending a very close friend of mine's wedding at the end of the year. I'm making I'm my dress as well as altering the wedding dress.

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    I will be attending such an event this fall, as my authentic self for the first time. It's not ball gown formal, but a smashing cocktail dress will be added to my wardrobe for the occasion. And yes, makeover, hair, nails will consume the day of. Girl clothes aren't usually anything special to me these days, but this will be a little bit so.

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    I haven’t worn a formal gown but I’ve work cocktail dresses and heels to a few semi formal events. Prep time for me is around three hours when I’m getting really dolled up. Bear in mind I’m three years post hormones and I’ve been out full time for 18 months so I may or may not need to do nail polish and I definitely don’t need to use breast forms.

    I’m not quite passable and everyone who knows me knows I’m trans and I’ve never had an issue. Today I went to a Kentucky Derby party in a spring dress and a big sun hat.

    My advice? Find an event where you will have open minded tolerant friends and have a good time.
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    If I was fifty years younger I'd love to do it. I use to think about the different outfits I'd wear as a participant in the Miss America Pageant. I'd love to be attired in a floor length red evening gown.

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    Did the formal gown experience at Sparkle Ball in Manchester a few years ago,wore floor length evening gown felt quite wonderful,was lovely too,seeing all the other ladies in their finery.We all had our formal pictures taken on the grand marble staircase

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    Molly,
    If it's any help my avatar was taken at my social group's Xmas party in a large hotel mixed with with the general public . My first time out was in a full length ballgown for a dinner/dance . It sounds like heaven but the first few times are full of mixed thoughts , there are so many things to think about and you have to expect the unexpected because things do go wrong .

    My ideal outings are the parties and dances where we get to mix with the public , I've danced most of the night with GGs from other party groups . Long ballgowns appear to be on the way out, your choice is dictated very much by your confidence level . Bare arms and shoulders can be a step too far the first time , I dared myself with strapless and did get away with it .

    On my wish list is cruising as Teresa , the evenings are something special , I was so envious seeing the ladies in all their finery .
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    So Kelly,
    I'm gonna be nosey.... Is the event your attending in Houston? Is it a pubic event?
    Just thinking

    Molly

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    Definitely would wear one of my princess or southern belle dresses to a formal ball if I was ever given a chance!

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    My old support group had a Christmas party every year and that's exactly how we dressed.
    Beautiful cocktail dresses, gowns, gorgeous hair and makeup and it was wonderful!

    The first year I found a gorgeous spaghetti strap gown, fire engine red, floor length and it fit perfectly. Strapless bra, waist cincher with garters, sheer black stocking and 4" black stiletto pumps. My wife did my hair and I wore it up with lots of sparkly things she found. Long chandelier earrings and matching necklace and perfect makeup. All we needed was the Red Carpet. It was so much fun.
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    I have a couple really nice dresses waiting for the right occasion. I may have to go out of my way to find a venue to wear them.
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    Molly, I'd love to wear a formal gown. While I tend to dress in cocktail dresses, I have never gotten to wear a gown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Wells View Post
    So Kelly,
    I'm gonna be nosey.... Is the event your attending in Houston? Is it a pubic event?
    Just thinking

    Molly
    Hi, Molly.

    I'm talking about the Transgender Unity Banquet. It most certainly is a public event, held every September "...to acknowledge and honor our allies and advocates."
    Well, somebody has to make up that base of the bell curve that defines "normal".
    https://groups.io/g/gno-houston

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    I can't wait to go out for the first time. I know that day is coming soon. I think I want my first outfit to be a dress but I'm not sure what event or where I would wear it to. Probably just have a normal day and see how that feels.

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    I belong to a charity that has regular black tie fundraising events, raffle, band etc. I love the way the women dress and would love to be like them Managed to get a black sequined long dress from Ebay for <£30. I love wearing it but need an even i am brave enough to wear it.
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