14 May 2024

What to Wear to the Theatre: 4 Stylish Outfit Ideas for 2024

When it comes to the theatre, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to how you should dress. While some people view it as the ultimate night out and want to get super glam, others have come from a day of sightseeing and are therefore more casual. With this in mind, here are five stylish outfit ideas that’ll help you to look and feel good for a theatre trip in 2024.

An Effortless Dress

Trying to find the perfect trouser-top combo can be more stress than it’s worth. Sure the top might look good, but does it go with the bottoms? This debate can be scrapped by throwing on an effortless yet elegant dress that’ll look fabulous without too much fuss. The dress you choose will depend on your body shape, but team it with tights, a jacket and the shoes of your choice. If you plan on doing a lot of walking then some stylish trainers or pumps might work well. If you want to turn the glam factor up a notch then add a pair of heels into the mix. 

A Jumpsuit 

West End shows are designed to be enjoyed in comfort. So scrap the tight waistbands and belts for a loose fitting jumpsuit. These can be full length or three quarter length depending on your preference and the time of year, but always look fabulous. Again, a jump suit can be styled up or down with the jacket, shoes and accessories of your choice. If you’re heading out afterwards for dinner and cocktails, simply add a slick of bright lipstick and you’ll be ready to go.

Jeans, Blazer and Trainers 

If you want to rock the smart casual look then team a straight leg jean with a bodysuit and a blazer. There are many different blazers on the market that can completely transform your look. So opt for a leather option if you’re feeling funky or perhaps choose a bright colour with matching lipstick and accessories. When you’re sitting down in your seat you’ll look effortlessly glamorous, with your kicks hiding underneath the chair. 

The jeans, blazer and trainer look also works well for men and is a great option if you’re continuing the evening in a restaurant or bar where a smart/casual look is appropriate.

Jumper Dress 

West End musicals for families lend themselves to a fun day of adventure. So if you plan to explore before heading to the theatre and have kids running around your feet, a smart yet comfortable outfit is a must. Jumper dresses are ideal as they can be worn with leggings and trainers or boots and look smart without much effort.

If the weather is warmer, swap wool dresses for lighter cotton alternatives and style in the same way. Add scarves, bags and a jacket as appropriate.  There’s something delightful about the buzz of West End shows. Tickets are on sale today, so browse the KX Tickets ‘What’s On’ page and book something that takes your fancy.