Monday 6 March 2023

What I wore - to the Theatre

Is there a dress code for the theatre? 

There doesn't seem to be a dress code guide these days other than smart/casual, black tie, dress down day.

This is what I usually wear to work ( or similar)

Boots - Lakeland Leather

Trousers - M&S

Blouse - M&S

Jacket - Quiz

I own 4-5 blouses from M&S and Primark, 4 jumpers from TK Max, 2 pairs of cords and several jackets that are suitable for work in the winter.

The rest of my wardrobe is more suited for spring, summer and autumn with dresses and heels, but mainly 3/4 length trousers, sandals and t-shirts. 

I own several dresses worn for weddings and I would wear them for brunch on Fridays in Dubai, but they all feel too formal for events in the UK, including the theatre. 

So what did I wear to the theatre? I swopped my trousers for a pair of jeans and changed my boots after work and put on my 'going out' coat.

Boots - Doc Martin

Jeans - Tom Tailor

Blouse - M&S

Coat  - Ted Baker

Bag - Coach

Cape - Irish Woollen Shop

Hat - M&S

Gloves - Lakeland Leather

I added some jewellery mainly Pandora and Kate Spade to my outfit, refreshed my make up and I was ready for my night at the Theatre.

What do you think? I felt comfortable and I guess that is the main thing.


  1. Very smart. If I was going to the theatre I think I would wear the same. I think feeling comfortable is a big thing. x

    1. I'm glad I wore my jeans now, no one else was dressed up

  2. Suzanne, I was wondering what people in the UK are wearing to the theatre these days. I still dress up a bit for it once in a while, but usually go pretty casual, maybe dressing up some jeans with a blazer or nice top. Thank you for hosting #PoCoLo.

  3. PS That was me. I forgot to fill in my info!

    1. People don't tend to dress up anymore these days in the UK. It was still a nice dress and heels in Dubai 3 years ago

  4. I don't think there is a dress code for the theatre anymore. I guess people wear whatever makes them feel comfortable. I would probably wear 'smart jeans', tucked into boots, and more jewellery than I wear day to day. Also, lots of layers at the moment! #pocolo

    1. There doesn't seem to be a dress code for anywhere these days. I was comfortable though