What to Wear to the Opera

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…