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What on earth do I wear to a piano concert?

(17 Posts)
Roseberrry Mon 01-Feb-16 11:48:29

Going to see a well known piano player in March but I don't have the slightest clue what would be the right thing to wear. I'm very much a jeans and hoody girl, will occasionally wear a skater dress if going out but I'm guessing that wouldn't be the done thing.

I'm 5"4, size 10-12 and have no boobs whatsoever, if anyone fancies helping me out I would be very happy smile

mumsnit Mon 01-Feb-16 12:27:17

I think you'd be absolutely fine in either jeans or your skater dress tbh! If you really won't feel comfortable then maybe a dressier top and cardi with jeans? My mum is a musician so I go to concerts a lot and anything goes (especially popular is the White Stuff kind of look) smile

polyhymnia Mon 01-Feb-16 13:30:59

As said, anything goes. No need to dress up or go for a try hard look. Jeans and top fine.

polyhymnia Mon 01-Feb-16 13:31:54

Skater dress also fine but doesn't need to be 'dressed up'.

Katisha Mon 01-Feb-16 13:42:23

Seriously, classical music does not need special clothes. Jeans are fine.

Sgtmajormummy Mon 01-Feb-16 13:46:20

People are more likely to be looking at you in the foyer, so your nicest coat is a good idea. Once the lights go down nobody can see you anyway!

Themodernuriahheep Mon 01-Feb-16 13:53:34

Jeans fine, unless you are in a box and it's a black tie do ! There will be lots of others in jeans, work clothes, wherever they have come from.

Roseberrry Mon 01-Feb-16 13:53:46

Thank you, I've never been to anything like this and was worried it would be really fancy.
Think I will go with smart jeans and a nice top in that case.
How long does it usually last by the way?

Roseberrry Mon 01-Feb-16 13:55:32

How will I know if it's a black tie do?? It's Ludovico Einauidi we are going to see. Dp is very excited!

Sallyingforth Mon 01-Feb-16 14:10:35

If you wear jeans/trousers and a smart top you'll be fine. That's what I wear to classical concerts.

INeedNewShoes Mon 01-Feb-16 14:14:47

I've been to all sorts of classical concerts. Regardless of venue there's always a good range of dress: from evening dress (tends to be older audience members) to jeans etc.

It's really not a big deal so just wear whatever you fancy and enjoy the music smile

Squiffy01 Mon 01-Feb-16 14:19:32

I'm going to this too, I went to one of his shows in Oxford and didn't see anyone hugely dressed up mainly jeans nice tops, casual dresses etc.
I'm going straight from work so will just be in work clothes.
Hope you like it. I'm so excited.

Pixa Mon 01-Feb-16 14:25:01

I went to see Einaudi last year at Blenheim Palace. I wore a really casual dress because it was a lovely summers evening. Jeans would have been fine though.

Enjoy it, he puts on a great show.

polyhymnia Mon 01-Feb-16 15:34:03

It would only be black tie if it was a special gala, fund-raiser or the like - in which case it would be specified on the tickets/ invitations. Have never seen black tie at an 'ordinary! concert.

polyhymnia Mon 01-Feb-16 15:35:34

On how long it lasts, I'd expect to be out of a classical concert earlier than the average theatre performance.

polyhymnia Mon 01-Feb-16 15:36:52


Roseberrry Mon 01-Feb-16 18:57:40

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it more now knowing I don't have to dress up!
It's not really my cup of tea but I can appreciate his talent all the same, I'm just glad to be away from the kids for the night smile

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