What to wear for dinner???

Feb 7th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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What to wear for dinner???

Hi Everyone!

All right I have checked weather.com and I know what the average lows and highs are but I am wondering what to pack to wear for dinner (sort sleeves, long sleeves, sundress, skirt, pants, etc) b/c I'm not sure when the temp starts to drop in the evening.

I've been to the Caribbean and Mexico several times, but I've never seen lows quite as low as Hawaii.

We leave in 10 days!

Thanks for any info you can provide.

Nancy
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Feb 7th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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I am a guy that doesn't consider myself particularly hardy, and we do spend almost all our time outside when in Hawaii, but after several trips, I have the wardrobe down to taking 1 pair of long pants (only wear on plane, the rest of the time wear shorts), no long sleeve shirts, no jacket, 1 sweat shirt (wear on plane, mostly). Unless you are going up Haleakala, or get caught in a lot of rain, you don't need too much more, we find, even when out on the ocean, and you can do layers, if need be. And men do not have to take even a tie and jacket, you can go anywhere with nice shorts and short sleeved shirts, and for the ladies, dressy casual is fine. As for your tolerance of "the lows", it does not get that low, in my mind, but its much a personal preference issue. And if you go in the winter, and are used to below freezing temperatures, well, the island temperatures are absolutely perfect!
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Feb 7th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Nancy, I have often found restaurant and lounges in Hawaii to be very chilly due to the airconditioning. I would take some kind of a sweater you could slip on with ease. Never had the same problem in Mexico btw.
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Feb 7th, 2006, 02:27 PM
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We're having an unusually cold winter here in the islands this year -- not cold by mainland standards, but darn chilly for us with thin blood. We've had a few days this week where daytime temps are stuggling to reach 75; overnight temps are a solid 65 or so.

So sad to see visitors wandering around in shorts and tank tops...with a beach towel worn as a shawl! 8-)

Bring a light jacket or something -- and definitely at least one pair jeans or long pants for each of you.
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Feb 7th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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I always take one lightweight knit jacket or silk cardigan for Hawaii. Usually wear it over on the plane.

I'm just not a dress or skirt person myself, so always take nice rayon or silk print pants and sleeveless tops, with nice sandals for dinners out.

As mentioned above, I rarely use any kind of cover up in Mexico but often do in Hawaii (evenings, storms, breezes, air con).
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Feb 7th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Anything you want. Casual dress,capri slacks,skirts, dresses & carry a light jacket, sweater or layer a blouse over a tank top. I never needed the extra layer unless I was a little too sunburnt & the a/c was too cold. However, the warm breezes feel soooooo good at night. Enjoy & Have Fun!
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Feb 7th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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I was on Maui & Kauai in Feb a few years back. Maui was warm, Kauai was similar to what your experiencing now. I had a rain jacket and knit cardigan. So I was fine. We got past 70 here in Northern, CA today. A hot spell.
 
Feb 7th, 2006, 09:49 PM
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For dinner?? It depends on where you're planning to go for dinner. Are you planning to go to any fancy places??
The weather is always warm and humid there, even at night. You might get some breezes at night, but it's not really cold at all, at least not to me.
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Feb 8th, 2006, 12:04 AM
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The weather has been really weird here lately. The morning is chilly (62 degrees F) and the afternoon is hot (80). Then in the evening it gets cool again. I think a nice shorts and top is fine in most places. I would recommend a light jacket. If you're planning to go to a nice restaurant, you will need a dress or slacks.
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Feb 8th, 2006, 09:41 PM
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>>but I've never seen lows quite
>>as low as Hawaii.

That would be because there are so many microclimates here. Lows at 10,000 feet are going to be a lot lower than the lows at sea level. But forget about weather.com. Their info is way to general. Check out Mauiweathertoday.com, select your island and then click on which part of the island you'll be staying for a more accurate idea of what to expect. Then do take into consideration when it says lows of 55 to 65, that you are dealing with elevation differences.

It has been cold here on Maui this past week, so much so that I wore a pair of pants to go out last night. For me it was a treat since I rarely get to wear those pants. And when I say cold, I mean in the 60's. Generally, unless you are spending time upcountry, a light wrap for evening is all you need.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Thank you for all your wonderful responses!

We are planning on an upscale dinner a night or two and plan a luau one night and Warren and Annabelle's another night. We may do a sunset cruise or a sunset dinner cruise on yet another evening.

I live in Pennsylvania where we are now having a cold spell. The high today was in the 20's so 65 sounds wonderful!

Thank you again for all the responses...

Nancy
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