i totaly understand that men wearing tank tops is NOT okay. That wasn't the original point of my question. But in response to my posts, someone had mentioned that tank tops were frowned upon. So, i was just reiterating that i was speaking of dressy tank tops for females.....I think i will be fine....i was mainly asking about jeans, but i feel i will skip the jeans all together Thanks to all for the help.....32 days until our trip!!
I have to say, now that we are here, there is NO dress code! The only thing I have not seen in the ala carte restaurants is bathing suits and cover ups and honestly that may ONLY be because we never eat before 8 pm, and usually later than that.
Women are wearing all sorts of tank tops: dressy and not dressy, plain spaghetti straps and even tube tops. Men wearing "just" t-shirts and cargo shorts are numerous, maybe up to 30%. I have also seen many women wearing all types of shorts whether denim, cotton or "other", as well as denim skirts.
Tonight at the Red Parrot I could count on one hand the number of men wearing long pants. Wearing a dress myself, I cannot say that I felt over dressed, but overall would have to say dd and I were in the minority.
we always wear shorts and tee-shirts to all of the restaurants and have never had anyone tell us it is inappropriate....for guys I would suggest a tee rather than a tank, but girls wear them all the time and nobody hassles anyone. I imagine if you walked in looking like something the cat dragged in you might be told, but otherwise you should be good to go. Even Matilda's has changed their dress code....which is one reason would never go in the past...I'm on vacation and am not gettng dressed up to go out to dinner in the 96 degree heat for anyone !!!!
Even with as casual as people are going to dinner in.....we still have "dinner" outfits that we will wear. We will be in fantastic Aruba and the dinners will be special. I have a few sundresses and some other outfits and the hubby has some "tropical" shirts, nice shorts and a pair of linen pants. Its gonna be a blast!!
....by the way, there is just something weird about eating in a restaurant in just a bathing suit
happycouple, have a fantastic trip! I still highly recommend Lomito Famoso (grilled medallions of beef tenderloin accompanied by a garnish of potatoes, onions, bacon and carrots served with a creamy pepper sauce) and Churasco a Moda (Marinated and grilled sirloin steak served with creamy garlic potatoes, tomato vegetable relish and orange soy barbeque sauce) at the Red Parrot. We also loved the Caesar Salad and Dutch Onion Soup.