For the theater, you’re obviously styling a look for a night out that’s social and fun, but you’ll also want to elevate that look to avoid side-eye glances from ushers and the regular theater patrons in the third row. It’s a night out, but one with decorum—style accordingly. I tend to opt for a cocktail-esque dress in a deep tone, preferably with a fun element or two to enjoy. I think I’ve found just the thing.
Here, I’m wearing the Floral Embellished V-Neck Long-Sleeve Midi Dress by Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion. It’s a dream in green, let’s discuss.
Obviously I live for a blouson sleeve, but these are made extra special by the fact that they’re actually sheer, and adorned in the most charming floral accents, as is the whole dress. It has a stunning V-neck and falls below the knee, so it’s incredibly appropriate for any venue. Your favorite sandal and clutch or evening bag are the way to go here—all these embellishments mean that over-accessorizing will bring you dangerously close to “too busy” territory.
Keep it elevated, but bring in fun elements where you can. After that, all that remains is to enjoy the show. Below, shop several ways to achieve theater-going elegance in frock form.