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Concert Dress

Concert Dress is festive black and white. You may wear dress clothing that is all black, all white, or some mixture.

For those of you new to the choir (and as a reminder to the rest), concert dress is formal. In other words, start looking for something to wear now. Information is listed below for dress or slacks and tuxedo. There are also special instructions for concerts with non-standard dress code. If you have questions that are not answered by the information below, please ask one of the officers.

Do NOT wear:

  • perfume
  • cologne
  • aftershave
  • any scented personal care item

as some people are allergic to such items. Do, however, wear deodorant and anti-perspirant.

Dress or Slacks

If you do not wear a tux, you must wear:

  • black shoes
  • black slacks or a black skirt which is at least knee-length
  • black blouse with some sleeve (short or long, but not sleeveless) and without frills.

Some places close to MIT to buy dress skirts:

Urban Outfitters
Across Newbury Street from former Tower Records (now Virgin Megastore) at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Newbury St.
The Gap, 201 Newbury Street, 267-4055
The Gap, 100 Cambridgeside Plaza, 864-2255
J. Crew, 100 Cambridgeside Plaza, 225-2739
Ann Taylor, 100 Cambridgeside Plaza, 225-2779

In Boston (in roughly increasing order of price):

Filene’s Basement, 426 Washington St., 542-2011
Marianne, 25 Winter St., 426-9407
Contempo Casuals, 11 Winter St., 695-3590
Images, 417 Washington St., 482-0058
In the Corner Mall, second floor.
The Limited Express, 333 Washington St., 227-8264
Filene’s, 426 Washington St., 357-2100
Jordan Marsh, 450 Washington St., 357-3000
The Gap, Market Place Center, 951-9300
In the Corner Mall.
Saks Fifth Avenue, Prudential Plaza, 262-8500
Ann Taylor, 800 Boylston St., 421-9097


Tenors and baritones in particular are encouraged to wear:

  • black dress shoes (not sneakers, closed toe)
  • black socks
  • black tuxedo (pants and jacket without tails)
  • thin black tie
  • white shirt

One convenient place you can go to purchase or rent a tuxedo is Keezer’s, 1738 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge (map).

Special Instructions

For some concerts, we may instead use a "fancy dress" code. This applies to the GLORIA concert on November 10, 2018.

  • Dress should be black and white - no other colors
  • Skirts should be at least knee-length
  • Clothing should be "festive"