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How many evening outfits do you take with you on a 2 week break?

(31 Posts)
TheRealMrsJohnSimm Wed 22-Jul-09 20:13:28

Off to Greece on Monday.

Day time is always easy for me: 3 kaftans, 4 bikinis and a couple of sundresses where more covered up daytime dressing is required.

Trying not to overpack blush. I usually end up taking 7 evening outfits and wearing each one twice <<don't get out much so want to make the most of it emoticon>>. However, always seem to fall in love with a particular look and then feel bad I don't wear the other things.

How many outfits do you pack?

scienceteacher Wed 22-Jul-09 20:15:00

I am taking two on my 3 week holiday.

I don't have seven!

IotasCat Wed 22-Jul-09 20:16:20

None

I don't do dressing up holidays

Pennies Wed 22-Jul-09 20:25:58

7 here.

diedandgonetodevon Wed 22-Jul-09 20:27:05

14 blush

more Wed 22-Jul-09 20:27:46

One maybe, if there is space in the suitcase.

TrinityRhinoHasASillyStepson Wed 22-Jul-09 20:29:27

I would take one maybe two

I'm guesing, I've never been on holiday

hf128219 Wed 22-Jul-09 20:29:50

Probably 10.

mollyroger Wed 22-Jul-09 20:29:55

envy my evening outfits consist of an extra jumper, a hat and perhaps the addition of a pair of long socks if I'm feeling extra saucy...

Can you tell we only go camping/festivals etc?

morningpaper Wed 22-Jul-09 20:30:58

I take 3 evening outfits

By 'evening outfits' I mean pyjamas

<sob>

LynetteScavo Wed 22-Jul-09 20:31:38

Evening outfits on holidays?

Haven't done that since pre DC's, and probably wont again untill they leave home. LOL!

morningpaper Wed 22-Jul-09 20:33:42

nor me Lynette

Tell me about what your EVENINGS involve?

So I can do this envy

IdrisTheDragon Wed 22-Jul-09 20:33:47

Can't remember when I last took an evening outfit on holiday. Some time pre-children anyway.

Rachmumoftwo Wed 22-Jul-09 20:50:28

I take 4 dresses that can be worn daytime or evening and a couple of pretty tops to wear with my cropped trousers. A pretty necklaces lipgloss, mascara and tinted moisturiser and I am as glam as I get on holiday!

hf128219 Wed 22-Jul-09 20:56:51

Going out to dinner/for a drink in a swanky restaurant/bar. Gotta look your best!

shouldweorshouldntwe Wed 22-Jul-09 20:57:05

Wouldnt dream of taking an 'evening outfit' (whatever that might be) on holiday!

Ceebee74 Wed 22-Jul-09 21:00:58

Pre-DC I used to take 14 blush - I would have 7 skirts and then 14 tops (and about 5 pairs of 'evening' sandals)....but in my defence, I used to wear quite short skirts which didn't take up much room in the suitcase grin and I am a complete clothesaholic.

Haven't been on holiday since having DS1 3 years ago sad but feel that if we did, I would have to curtail this a little!!

KristinaM Wed 22-Jul-09 21:06:44

4 tops and 2 bottoms

some nice earrings / necklaces

coulndt one of your sundresses do double duty with a pair of heels?

or a kaftan and some leggings?

CHOOGIRL Wed 22-Jul-09 21:09:44

14 + shoes blush + a couple of lunch outfits just in case. I am a virgo and like to be prepared smile

morningpaper Wed 22-Jul-09 21:17:59

envy

At what stage in my parenting life can I expect to require an "evening outfit" again?

LynetteScavo Wed 22-Jul-09 21:19:24

When your DC's go to Uni.

morningpaper Wed 22-Jul-09 21:20:24

That IS what I'm expecting

Perhaps I am confused by the posting-on-mumsnet element of the situation

janeite Wed 22-Jul-09 21:22:22

We had two weeks in Greece last summer and I took six. One skirt remained unworn because I decided linen was too itchy.

Have a lovely time!

CHOOGIRL Wed 22-Jul-09 21:32:39

My DD is 3 and I still have evening outfits. She has evening outfits too although not 14 of them smile.

hf128219 Wed 22-Jul-09 21:35:43

My dd is only 18 months so pretty portable at the mo. Maybe I better save for a holiday nanny!

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