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What to wear to the BBC Proms

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The BBC Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events at the Royal Albert Hall in central London. With over 90 concerts, displaying a variety of music including classical orchestral greats, to opera, jazz, and even electro-dance we’re sure you’ll find something to suit you!

From July to September people from all different backgrounds come together to enjoy the music on offer and celebrate the musical talent. The ‘Last Night Celebrations’ are held across four parts of the UK and really bring the party atmosphere to the forefront!

Although there is no formal dress code for the BBC Proms many people like to attend in a smart casual attire. Opting for garments that are comfortable will help you enjoy the delights on offer. Although when you hear ‘comfortable’ do not assume this means choosing baggy, laid back garments – you want to ooze confidence and style so choosing tailored items will ensure a perfect fit that complements your body shape.

Layering your clothes is a great way to deal with the temperature changes at any proms-related outdoor event, so taking a blazer with you in textured wool will ensure a smart but not too formal look. This versatile jacket will work well with many trouser options.

For that smart casual look, a well-tailored pair of chinos are lightweight and canportray a positive impression in any colour. If you’re feeling bold, a light colour will brighten up the outfit. Match these with either a classic Oxford shirt or even a smartpolo shirt but be sure to stick with the basics only – anything more daring will throw the smart casual look you are trying to achieve out the window.

Loafers, suede brogues and boat shoes all work well with the smart casual theme. Make sure you choose a design that is comfortable for you – for many of the concerts there is a lot of queuing and standing so be aware!

Accessorise your outfit with a belt that matches your shoe colour and a classic watch can always bring an outfit to life. These little touches show that you pay attention to detail.

And if you happen to be attending the prestigious Last Night of the Proms, then go formal. A smartly tailored tuxedo will give you all the Pomp and Circumstance you need for the occasion!

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