Theatre dress code23.08.2023
Theatre dress code
Going to the theatre is always an event that is prepared for in advance. And one of the questions that inevitably arises before the spectator: what to wear to the theatre? In recent years, the rules have become more democratic, but still the theatre dress code still exists, and it should not be neglected.
Going to the theatre is a special event for most people. And this means that everyday clothes for such an outing will not work. After all, it's not only you who is watching in the theatre, but you are also being looked at.
Depending on the interior
Choosing clothes for a trip to the theatre, it is worth considering in which hall you will watch the production.
A chamber theatre with a spartan interior does not require diamond glitter and floor-length dresses. For visiting such a theatre hall, quite simple but elegant clothes will do. Small theatres do not always have soft comfortable seats, so take into account that you should be comfortable sitting in your outfit.
Suitable dress style: bohemian chic
A theatre with a modern interior. If you are going to the theatre right after work, a business suit or a slip dress will do just fine. A slightly boring business wardrobe can be diluted with a large piece of jewellery, a bright neckerchief (for men - a tie) or an elegant shawl.
Suitable dress style: elegant casual
A theatre with a historic interior. This is the case when the environment obliges. Luxurious baroque or rococo, mosaics, stucco, gilding and crystal glitter - such an interior must be appropriate. True, even in this case it is not necessarily required evening dress. But the business style is not exactly what you need. The outfit should look exquisite: expensive fabrics, elegant jewellery and evening make-up.
Suitable dressing style: feminine new-look
Depending on the genre
Not only the architecture of the theatre, but also the genre of the production plays a role when choosing a theatrical wardrobe.
Immersive theatre. This genre involves involving the viewer in the theatrical action. Simple and comfortable casual clothes, which can be diluted with interesting bright details, are suitable for attending such a production.
Classic play. To classical productions should be selected elegant, but quite simple clothes, giving preference to dark shades.
Musical. At these performances, spectators come to relax: light music, well-known plots, bright scenery. For such a performance is suitable democratic style in clothes.
Opera or ballet. These are the most conservative genres that require special attention to wardrobe. Here will be appropriate flowing dresses and elegant trouser suits, large jewellery.
For all occasions
There are several general rules that will allow you to look appropriate in any theatre and at any performance.
To begin with, it is worth excluding those things that you should not wear to the theatre under any circumstances.
Sportswear: tracksuits, sweatshirts, T-shirts, t-shirts, tights and shorts are better left for the gym and morning jogs.
Ripped jeans: any clothing with rips, even if they are conceived by the designer, is taboo for the theatre.
Transparent and revealing clothes: too tight or transparent dresses and tops, naked parts of the body - in such clothes you will undoubtedly attract attention, but most likely it will be surprised looks. The theatre is a conservative place.
What universal things are best for going to the theatre:Women
A little black dress is a win-win option. The main thing is that it should not be too small: the length of the dress should reach the knee.
Dress-futlar: quite elegant and appropriate in any interior. If the dress has no sleeves, to cover the shoulders will help shawl of a harmonious shade.
A trouser suit is an excellent choice: it looks elegant and comfortable.
Silk blouse: whether with trousers or with a skirt, a silk blouse can ennoble any image.
Heeled shoes: it's not necessarily about stilettos, but shoes even with a small, stable heel make the look more feminine and elegant.
Suit: a classic suit in dark colours is always a good choice.
Jeans: this is an acceptable option for any genre, except for the most conservative - opera and ballet. Jeans should be combined with a classic long sleeve shirt and blazer.
Leather shoes or loafers are the optimal choice. Most importantly, avoid trainers and trekking boots.
Whatever outfit you prefer, it's important that you feel comfortable in it. After all, you came to the theatre to enjoy the art and have fun.