“Concert black” — these two words are so freeing, but so intimidating. It can be tough to find a black dress that’s flattering, yet still allows you to sing freely or accommodate your instrument.
The trouble is, most typical concert dresses are…well, ugly. They have weird, high necklines and unflattering shapes. Why? They’re usually made by companies that supply dresses for large groups — which means that they need to fit a huge variety of shapes and sizes.
Do you have the freedom to choose your own outfit? First, congratulations on not having to wear those terrible “concert” dresses. Second, yay! It’s time to go shopping. Amazon, with its fast shipping and affordable price options, is the perfect place to shop for a new outfit. (Especially at the last minute!)
Need more ideas for concert dresses for singers?
Many of our Theater Love team members sing in choirs and play in ensembles; we’ve done everything from chamber choir to jazz band to symphony orchestra. We know how challenging it can be to find the perfect dress for your concerts — one that makes you look fantastic when you’re performing solo, but that also fits in and doesn’t pull focus when you’re performing with a group.
Need some help? Here are our favorite concert black options for women! We’re including affiliate links — that just means that if you buy through the link, we might get a small commission (this does not affect your purchase price) to keep Theater Love going. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.
1. Make a statement on stage in this eShakti FX Sash dress
eShakti is known for its gorgeous, ultra-feminine dresses, and this FX Sash dress is no different. It features a full skirt and a fitted sash to make your waist look tiny. The wrap-style bodice features short dolman sleeves; they’re loose-fitting, so you can lift your instrument or your folder of music. We think this would be beautiful when you’re soloing with an orchestra, thanks to the gleaming dupioni fabric.
2. Stand out as a soloist in this WOOSEA ruffled mermaid dress
Whether you’re singing or playing an instrument, you need a concert dress that’s comfortable. That’s why we love this gorgeous WOOSEA dress. It’s super elegant, but don’t let it fool you — it’s made from a thick, stretchy knit fabric that allows you to sit or breathe without feeling restricted. The long, ruffled split hem adds a super-feminine touch, so this knit dress is gorgeous when you’re singing a solo or performing with a group. The price is great, too!
3. The most flattering attire for concerts: XJLY chiffon V-neck
With its fitted V-neck bodice, defined waist, and elegant skirt, this XJLY dress looks beautiful on a range of body types. We love the full skirt, which leaves plenty of room for your legs to move — it’s particularly great for cello players! Made from chiffon, this dress moves beautifully as you walk across the stage. The best part? The back features a lace-up corset closure, so it’s easy to get the perfect fit. And, it’s one of those items that looks much more expensive than the actual price.
4. For musicians who like attire that covers their arms on stage: VFSHOW lace dress
Do you like to keep your arms covered? Are you performing in the winter? This VFSHOW lace dress is the perfect fit. It features elbow-length lace sleeves and a modest neckline, so you can feel feminine but not over-exposed. A sweetheart-cut bodice peeks out from under the lace, and the full lining creates an impossibly elegant stye. With its floor-length hem, this dress is low-key enough to fit in to a choir, but beautiful enough for a solo performance. Or, opt for a similar plus-size version.
5. An affordable concert black dress for any body type: Koh Koh flowy cocktail gown
This dress, which is surprisingly affordable, is destined to become the workhorse of your concert attire wardrobe. The wrap top and loose-fitting short sleeves provide plenty of coverage, and the full skirt skims over your lower body — it’s definitely full enough for instrumentalists. The best part, though, is the fabric. Made with a two-way stretch, it the sort that allows you to breathe comfortably for the best possible performance. Plus, it’s impossibly comfortable!
6. Dress for a winter concert in this black lace Fortric dress
Proud of your curves? Show them off onstage in this formal Fortric dress. It’s fitted from the bodice to the knees; then, it flares out to create a gorgeous movement. The split skirt shows a hint of leg — plus, it gives your legs room to move when you’re sitting down or standing on a choir riser. The sleeves and yoke are made from sheer lace to give this dress a beautiful, elegant finishing touch.
7. Dominate the stage in this Kate Kasin sequined dress
Are you performing a big solo with an orchestra or a big band? You need to search for formal concert dresses that keep all eyes on you — and this Kate Kasin dress delivers, big time. It features a wrap bodice for a formal, super-flattering fit, as well as a nipped-in waist. The skirt falls in soft folds to the floor. The real magic is in the dark sequins that cover every inch of this dress. You might not want to spend much time sitting in it, but it will make you the center of attention as soon as the stage lights hit you!
As any singer or musician knows, clothing plays a big role in a performance. With these gorgeous concert concert options, you’ll look beautiful and feel comfortable.