Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Military Ball

So we're an eclectic bunch here in the military right? A big ol' melting pot o' craziness. Anyone who's spent time living on a post knows this. And, whenever you got to a new post you re-learn just how awkward it can be sorting through "the crazies" (as I call them) getting to "normal" peeps and creating friendships. However, it never ceases to amaze how class-less people can be.

The other day I was perusing the Facebook page of my husband's troop, and saw a thread about the ball. Someone asked "Are you wearing a long or short dress to the ball?" I bit my tongue (so that I could later complain here), because my momma taught me if I didn't have anything nice to say (to say it behind their backs) to say nothing at all. Yet, all I found myself wanting to say was this is formal you moron, show some decorum!!

Military balls have long standing tradition of being formal events. We don't drop upwards of $400 on a uniform for my husband so that I can wear this:
Pinned on Pinterest with the caption:
"military ball?

Or this:
On Pinterest with the caption:
"ball dress, what ya think?"

Here's what I think: NO! Get some class people. This isn't a trashy club or your boudoir for christ's sake. This is a formal function with people your husband works with, PROFESSIONALLY. Show so class. I'm not saying you have to look like your granny. But you need to know better. Honor the tradition that comes before you. Act right and get some class. Grrrr!

Here are some of my favorite selections:

My Fav:

Am I totally off base here peeps?


Mrs.B said...

AMEN! I totally agree. If I'm representing my husband in front of ALL his bosses, I want to look classy.

Becca said...

I agree whole heartedly! I have still, yet to attend a military ball but have the perfect dress sitting in my closet...The style is along the lines your talking about (in a good way) LOL. The first time I was to attend, my grandfather passed away so drove from Ga to Pa for that instead. The second time, one year apart, my Gran passed so did that drive again. Hopefully one of these years I'll get to go and use that dress! It won't be this year because I won't fit in it being 8 months preggo and all:p And next year Rob will be deployed...Maybe 2013, if I'm lucky? Awesome dress choices!!!

Lin said...

Not at all! I think you're totally correct. There are some classless people out there for sure. Of course, without them we wouldnt have anyone to make fun of the next day ;)

I love the blue dress w/the slit. Sexy & classy.

Hannah said...

Please wear that blue dress - it will pop next to your husband and you will look beautiful! You are right on target and its going to be perfect!