Cruise formal nights..The Outfits!

Who doesn’t love getting dressed up to the nines every once in a while?! Before going on the cruise I was actually most looking forward to the formal nights where the dress code is smart for formal night.

On my first cruise I have never seen so many gorgeous dresses in my life, it definitely gave me some food for thought for my next cruises.

During my 2 week Royal Caribbean cruise, here is what I wore…

The preparations
Scala dress/Biba Clutch/Primark heels

My favourite dress I wore was my Scala sequinned dress, Scala USA sells some gorgeous dresses which are perfect for cruise formal nights if you want something with wow factor.

It is an American brand but I purchased mine in a boutique in Exeter and I know that there are many other stockists in the UK.

It was an expensive dress which I originally bought for my 18th birthday, but it’s one of those dresses that is timeless and can be worn again and again as long as you have a special occasion to wear it for.

Red Herring dress/Biba Clutch

The dress I wore on the final formal night was this red number, and this was from Red Herring in Debenhams.

This was also purchased a few years ago and it again is fancy without being too in your face. The feather clutch I wore this with is from Biba, I saw this clutch in House Of Fraser a few months ago and it was love at first sight! Sadly looking at the price tag it was £180, definitely out of my price range. However, a few weeks later it had been reduced to £49.50 i couldn’t believe my luck, so naturally, that one was mine!

Lipsy dress/Vintage clutch

This purple dress is from Lipsy and is a nice simple backless dress which I teamed with a vintage handbag which my grandma passed down to me, it’s something that you couldn’t buy nowadays and she purchased it for a mere 12 shillings and 8 pence in Malta which is roughly 75p, bargain!!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my formal dresses from my first cruise, I’m sure I’m going to have to up the stakes on each cruise I go on now, right?

Have you been on a cruise before? Do you have a favourite formal night outfit?