- Find a cut and style flattering to everybody. One of the biggest challenges!
- Keep colours simple. Even if bright orange may be your color...a whole choir wearing bright orange may just hurt the audiences' eyes. As always, black is the classic musician color choice
- Uniforms require a decent fit to look polished. I understand (and have worn) church robes are oversized draped at best, but if you want to take your look to an international level, it is all about a trim silhouette
- Find uniforms that travel well. Wrinkling is one of the main woes of a choir uniform on tour...or learn how to fold your uniform to reduce wrinkles.
- Pinch your cheeks before going on stage to give yourself a natural blush
- Match uniform pieces-it's all in the details. This means hosiery (I have seen such a range of black tights in my choral years) and shoes if possible. Having one chorister wear black platforms and another wearing ballet flats is enough of a difference to draw attention.
- Show too much skin. You're not putting on THAT kind of show
- Just throw together random accessories and hope they match. Certain rules must be followed. If you tell everybody to just accessorize with red...you are going to get a lots of different red hues
- Often, less is more. In my more serious choral experiences any excessive makeup, nailpolish, and accessories needed to be removed since the audience is there to listen to choral music and not be distracted by your decadent accessories. So while it may seem like a choir concert is a great arena to showcase your diamond choker under the sparkle of stage lights, it has no place in a choir since it is a group performance not a solo one.
Until then, take care readers!