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5 Affordable Recital Dresses for Singers

When you’re getting ready for a concert, finding recital dresses for singers can be surprisingly difficult. If you’re a college student, or if you sing frequently, you probably don’t want to break the bank — but you still want to look good!

Here at Theater Love, we perform often, and we’re always in search of cute recital dresses for singers. When we’re choosing concert dresses, this is what we look for:

  • Flattering
  • Affordable
  • Not too much cleavage (obviously)
  • Room to breathe!
  • Not too bridesmaid-y

Can’t find recital dresses for your next singing gig? Don’t worry — we’ve done the work for you. We combed the internet to find affordable, flattering dresses that will help you shine on stage. Best of all? You can order them on Amazon — that way, you can focus on singing. We’ve also included links to each dress. They’re affiliate links, which just means that if you click through and buy, we get a small commission to keep Theater Love running (no extra cost to you). Thanks for helping us share our love of theater!

1. For an Elegant Evening Concert: MUXXN 30s-Style Dress

Bring a little old-world glam to your next singing recital with this MUXXN evening dress, which has a nipped-in waist and a modest neckline. The satin-look material gleams under the stage lights, and the flared hem balances your hips for a stunning hourglass shape. The geometric seaming adds a 30s flare that’s perfect for concerts.

Although the fabric of this recital dress looks like satin, it has just the right amount of stretch. That means that you can breathe easily, and the dress hugs your curves perfectly. We’d definitely recommend a body shaper — this one will show off every seam of your underwear!

2. For a 1920s vibe: the PrettyGuide recital dress for singers

Are you giving a solo recital or performing in an evening concert? This PrettyGuide recital dress for singers is studded with beads and just the right number of sequins — which means that every time you move, it sparkles. The floaty sleeves give you plenty of room to do some staging or hold up music while you sing. This dress has a gentle V-neck that flatters your collarbone without showing off too much. Plus, the fabric is lightweight, so it doesn’t restrict your breathing when you’re singing the high notes. (Reviewers also say that it skims your curves, so it’s flattering but it doesn’t show every lump and bump.)

Best of all? This floor-length recital dress looks gorgeous on singers with a wide variety of body types. Check out the customer review photos — everyone looks amazing! The dress comes in a variety of colors (we love the black with gold accents, too) and sizes, and it’s super affordable.

Want a dress that’s just as dramatic, but has a little more arm coverage? We also love this PrettyGuide concert dress.

3. A Recital Dress No One Else Will Have: Grace Karin peacock dress

Shimmering peacock feathers cascade down the bodice of this concert dress, creating a look that will set you apart from the other singers in a recital. The strapless sweetheart neckline is super-flattering, and pairs perfectly with your favorite necklace or chandelier earrings. With its full, flowing skirt, this dress conceals anything you want to hide on the bottom. When you turn around, the lace-up back provides a gorgeous finishing touch.

This recital dress for singers comes in three rich, luxurious colors. You’ll definitely need to steam it before your concert, and if you’re well-endowed, you might want to add straps.

4. When You Want to Feel Like a Diva: Homdor Ball Gown

The second you step out onto the stage in this Homdor ball gown, you will feel like a full-blown diva. The dramatic, full skirt. The leg-baring split (which you could easily sew closed if needed). The off-the-shoulder neckline. Stunning! Somehow, every body type looks perfect in this dress — seriously, check out the customer photos. It’s the perfect choice when you’re singing with a full orchest

With 10+ colors to choose from (we’re partial to the red), it’s a breeze to find this recital dress for singers in a shade that suits your skin tone.

5. For Serious Drama: Angel Fashions Sequin Concert Dress

Everyone here at TheaterLove is dying over this sequin recital dress — but only a few of us are brave enough to pull it off! This sparkly masterpiece is the perfect choice for a big concert hall or recital hall — it brings the drama, and highlights every single curve. We love the one-shoulder design and the floating tulle accent.

The best part? This recital dress is super-affordable, so you can justify wearing it one or two times. The reviews are fantastic, though you might need to remove the included bra cups and use your own strapless bra for comfort. A strapless body shaper or a strapless slip could also smooth things out (and keep you in place) during a recital.

We love these recital dresses for singers! Have you found any other concert dresses on Amazon? Let us know in the comments or tag us on Instagram!