If you've never been to the opera, it can be hard to decide what to wear. Is there a dress code? Am I too dressed up? Or not enough? These are some questions that are likely to run through your mind while getting ready. And to help answer those questions, we decided to put together a series that highlights the looks (and the pieces) you can always lean on when in doubt.
We've already talked about the ballet-friendly looks, and we've covered everything that one can wear to a Broadway show. A night at the opera, however, can be one of the trickiest outings to get dressed for. Though there aren't any strict dress codes, it's best to wear something on the formal side. Things to definitely keep out of the opera house? Sweatpants, casual sneakers, or distressed jeans. Keep on reading for our favorite opera looks…
An elegant satin skirt outfit
A satin skirt is an investment piece you can wear forever. Style it with an elegant top or oversize knit for the opera.
The stunning maxi skirt is great for winter.
Try a satin miniskirt for some edge.
The perfect winter green.
Check the texture on this one.
A velvet dress outfit
The easiest, chicest opera look there ever was. A velvet dress looks instantly luxe without much effort.
The detailing on this one is amazing.
This color, though.
Wear this velvet dress all winter long.
An elegant pick you can wear on New Year's Eve, too.
A fun, feather-embellished piece
Have some fun and try working a feather-embellished piece into your opera outfit.
Add in black strappy pumps and an elegant shawl.
Staud can do no wrong.
An elevated LBD.
We'll take this one.
An easy way to work the trend into your opera outfit.
A statement coat outfit
Have fun with a statement coat at your next opera outing.
This one is seriously memorable.
We'll rock the tapestry trend.
A warm, cozy pick to wear in the chilly opera house.
An edgy coat that's so on-trenf.
A jacket coat for royalty.
A chic white blouse outfit
You can't go wrong with an elegant white blouse. Pair it with wide-leg trousers or sleek black skinnies for a simple yet chic opera outfit.
You can never own too many wrap blouses.
We love the corset-style waist on this one.
Next up, what to wear a wedding reception.