There will be fair bit of hanging around without robes on, and actually I want to look good for that bit too. So it does matter what I'm wearing under the robe (plus you feel better if it's something nice)
I have a lovely black silk dress but it's quite formal and not edgy.
Accessories - right, if you are not a big jewellery wearer, suggest you stick to perhaps a necklace and/or some bangles. If you don't normally wear earrings don't bother, you will only get sore ear lobes! Waitrose and (don't laugh) Sainsburys do really good, cheap jewellery which you won't mind losing or breaking in the excitement. I reckon a chunky, silvery necklace and matching bracelets will look cool.
Shoes - have you got anything you could wear? Is probably not the best idea to wear new shoes if you are standing in a choir, what with all the rehearsals you will probably be on your feet a lot. If you do need to buy new ones, I would stick to ballet flats. They do some really nice ones in accessorise which have jewelled/sequinny bits on so are dressy. I wuld avoid new high heels like the plague.
Make up - do you normally wear any? I imagine you will get very hot so would be best to avoid trowelling it on. Take some with you in your bag to top up during the evening. I would have the following: Foundation - you can spend a fortune, Rimmel and Maybelline do good cheap ones. Also get a book of press on powders from Body Shop - they suit all skin tones and take the shine off your skin, ideal when you;re under hot lights. Neutral eyeshadow Waterproof mascara Cream blush - Tesco Make Up is really good Lip gloss
Hair - I would go to hairdresser on the day and ask her to do it for you, I am useless with my hair and for special occasions this is what I would do
What an amazing opportunity doggie, there aren't many things I would envy the experience of but this may be one of them.
I would keep things simple and 'elegant' or you might not feel comfortable. I am not sure about hair as I don't have much myself, but something you don't have to worry about so you can focus on enjoying the evening. Mmm...hair 'up' with simple dangly earrings? Lots of the low price clothes shops have truck loads of costume jewellry that could be co-ordinated fairly inexpensively.
I would pick a celeb that has similar features/hair like yours and trawl images for a picture of her that you like and try to emulate that.
Thank you all - I'm sorry I missed you last night. Had to get off puter.
My vitals. I am 5'7", not fat but not slim, pale with mid brown hair and brown eyes. My hair is a short bob with a fringe.
The robes are black and shapeless but we get to wear a scarf - bright jewel colours, I normally choose purple, I think it goes best with my colouring
The thing about shoes is that ballet flats look terrible with the robes. It's like you're wearing a nightie or something. But it will be a lot of standing around and obv our feet will not actually be visible during the performance
Make up and jewellery tips are brilliant - I will start looking around. The good thing is that I have a bit of time - it's at the end of Sept.
It is a brilliant opportunity and we are all so excited about it - apparently we are doing backing vocals but we don't know yet who we're performing with
If you are wearing a purple scarf, perhaps you could get some dense, sparkly purple eyeshadow (urban decay are good, but so are superdrug ). With pale skin a sweep of dramatic eye make-up would look stunning.
Statement cuff? Wallis had some marvellous sparkly ones in the summer.